The 2023 NBA Draft is just about here and the drama is increasing with fervor in the lead-up to the anticipated event. In a deep draft full of potential prospects, contendersand have in recent days acquired picks in the 20s and 30s, with the potential idea of adding rotation pieces on rookie deals.
The latest big move came late Wednesday asKristaps Porzingis and a 2024 first-round pick while shipping out Marcus Smart to Memphis. The deal also landed the Wizards pick No. 35, Tyus Jones, Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala, adding to their treasure trove of picks that now includes four in this year’s draft and three in the second round.
There may be more fireworks incoming in the hours leading up to Thursday night’s draft, and of course that movement will be reflected in the mock draft below as we continue to track things. But in the ever-shifting landscape, our last stab at a mock draft — what we think NBA teams will do and how we think the draft order will shake out — can be found below.
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