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Way-Too-Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting All 60 Picks for 2023

Jason Radowitz can't wait for the 2023 NBA season, so he put together a way to early 2023 NBA mock draft. Which NBA prospects made his list?
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Way-Too-Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting All 60 Picks for 2023

I know the 2023 NBA season hasn't even started yet. But I'm super excited for the next wave of prospects already. I've put together a full 2023 NBA mock draft. The draft order will not be the same as I have listed below. But we won't know the draft order until the draft lottery next year. So we'll use this.

1. Rockets: Victor Wembanyama, C, France

Wembanyama will be the top prospect in 2023. He's extremely long and versatile. At 7-2, there's nothing like him in the NBA. He's the guy everyone wants with the first pick.

2. Magic: Pistons: Scoot Henderson, PG, G League

Henderson is already running up my draft board, He's impressed as a teenager and has so many qualities that NBA teams are looking for in a point guard. Henderson averaged nearly 15 points per game while also adding nearly five rebounds and five assists in 31.5 minutes per game as a 17-year-old in the G-League Unite. He'll be playing one more year in the league and even if he doesn't increase his stats, he'll still be a top-five pick.

3. Nick Smith, G, Arkansas

Once Nick Smith puts Arkansas on the map, he's going to be a top-3 pick in the NBA. Smith is expected to bring a ton of energy to Arkansas. He's a flat-out scorer.

4. Thunder: Anthony Black, PG, Arkansas

There's a reason why Smith will play so well. Black will be the other player in the backcourt with Smith. He handles the ball well and is a great passer. But he's also 6-7 and can shoot while also playing as a wing. The versatility is huge.

5. Blazers: Cameron Whitmore, SF, Villanova

6. Spurs: Dariq Whitehead, SF, Duke

7. Kings: Gregory Jackson, PF, South Carolina

8: Pacers: Ausar Thompson, SG, Overtime Elite

9. Wizards: Amen Thompson, SG, Overtime Elite

10. Knicks: Keyonte George, SG, Baylor

11. Pelicans: Jarace Walker, PF, Houston

12. Hornets: Jordan Walsh, SF, Arkansas

Yep. Another Arkansas player going into the lottery. Maybe we should consider Arkansas' future bets at this point. Walsh has a very smooth game and can stand out on both ends of the floor.

13. Clippers: Dillon Mitchell, SF, Texas

14. Hawks: Terquavion Smith, G, NC State

15. Pacers: Kel'el Ware, C, Oregon

16: Lakers: Cason Wallace, SG, Kentucky

17. Nets: Amari Bailey, SG, UCLA

18. Timberwolves: Chris Livingston, SF, Kentucky

19. Magic: Arthur Kaluma, PF, Creighton

20. Nuggets: Leonard Miller, SF, G League Unite

21. Jazz: Baba Miller, SF, Florida State

Miller had a little growth spurt in Spain and is now signed with Florida State for this season. FSU always has interesting prospects who maybe don't produce much in college but are always NBA-ready.

22. Raptors: Dereck Lively, C, Duke

23. 76ers: Kansas Kyle Filipowski, PF, Duke

24. Knicks: Kris Murray, PF, Iowa

25. Thunder: Caleb Love, SG, UNC

If UNC has the year that everyone is expecting in 2022-23, Love's draft stock could increase even more.

26: Rockets: Grady Dick, SG, Kansas

27: Celtics: Matthew Cleveland, SG, FSU

28: Suns: Marcus Sasser, PG, Houston

29. Grizzlies: Ousmane N'Diaye, PF, Senegal

30. Warriors: Julian Strawther, SF, Gonzaga

31. Rockets: Armando Bacot, C, North Carolina

Armando Bacot can really boost his draft stock with another big season for North Carolina this year.

32. Magic: Brandon Huntley, PF, Louisville

33. Pistons: Jordan Hawkins, SG, UConn

Whitehead won the McDonald's Game MVP and is a two-way player coming out of Duke.

34. Thunder: Trayce Jackson-Davis, PF, Indiana

The Thunder always find so much value no matter where they're drafting.

35. Pacers: Baba Miller, SF, FSU

36. Pacers: Sidy Cissok, SF, G-League

37: Kings: Seth Trimble, PG, North Carolina

38: Lakers: Ryan Rupert, SG, France

39. Spurs: Terrence Shannon, SG, Illinois

40. Wizards: Jalen Wilson, SF, Kansas

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41. Knicks: Azulas Tubelis, PF, Arizona

42. Clippers: Brandon Miller, SF, Alabama

I've seen Brandon Miller really high in some places. We'll see how he develops this season with Alabama.

43. Hornets: Nimari Burnett, SG, Alabama

44. Cavaliers: Efe Abogidi, C, G-League

45. Pelicans: Adam Miller, PG, LSU

46. Hawks: Dawson Garcia, PF, North Carolina

47. Nets: Devan Cambridge, SF, Auburn

48. Bulls: Eric Gaines, PG, UAB

49. Timberwolves: Adam Flagler, SG, Baylor

50. Raptors: Oscar Tshiebwe, C, Kentucky

51. Nuggets: Courtney Ramey, PG, Arizona

52. Jazz: Tre Mitchell, PF, Texas

53. 76ers: Jaime Jaquez, SF, UCLA

54. Bucks: Drew Timme, PF, Gonzaga

55. Celtics: Keion Brooks, SF, Washington

56: Mavericks: Malcolm Cazalon, SG, France

57: Heat: Emoni Bates, SF, Eastern Michigan

58: Warriors: Baylor Scheierman, SG, Creighton

59. Grizzlies: Isaiah Wong, PG, Miami

60. Suns: Kyle Lofton, PG, St. Bonaventure


Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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