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The Prospect Post: Pre-Lottery NBA Mock Draft

Fred Katz

Fred Katz averaged almost one point per game in 5th grade, but he maintains that his per 36 minutes numbers were astonishing. Find more of his work at or on ESPN's TrueHoop Network. Follow him on Twitter at @FredKatz.

In last week's top 30 prospect rankings, I said I would wait until after the NBA Lottery to release the first mock draft.

Well, I lied. Or I changed my mind. That's on you to figure out.

Either way, with the lottery coming up tonight, what's more appropriate than releasing the first RotoWire mock draft? Here's the first look at what the first round might look like with longer, more in-depth mocks to come as we near June 27th's NBA Draft:

1. Orlando Magic Nerlens Noel, C, (Kentucky)
2. Charlotte Bobcats Ben McLemore, SG, (Kansas)
3. Cleveland Cavaliers Otto Porter, SF, (Georgetown)
4. Phoenix Suns Victor Oladipo, SG, (Indiana)
5. New Orleans Pelicans Trey Burke, PG, (Michigan)
6. Sacramento Kings C.J. McCollum, SG, (Lehigh)
7. Detroit Pistons Shabazz Muhammad, SF, (UCLA)
8. Washington Wizards Anthony Bennett, PF, (UNLV)
9. Minnesota Timberwolves Alex Len, C, (Maryland)
10. Portland Trail Blazers Cody Zeller, C, (Indiana)
11. Philadelphia 76ers Rudy Gobert, C, (France)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (From Raptors) Gorgui Dieng, C, (Louisville)
13. Dallas Mavericks Michael Carter-Williams, PG, (Syracuse)
14. Utah Jazz Dennis Schroeder, PG, (Germany)
15. Milwaukee Bucks Jamaal Franklin, SG, (San Diego State)
16. Boston Celtics Mason Plumlee, C, (Duke)
17. Atlanta Hawks Steven Adams, C, (Pittsburgh)
18. Atlanta Hawks (From Rockets) Dario Saric, SF, (Croatia)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers (From Lakers) Kelly Olynyk, C, (Gonzaga)
20. Chicago Bulls Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, (Georgia)
21. Utah Jazz (From Warriors) Allen Crabbe, SG, (California)
22. Brooklyn Nets Sergey Karasev, SF, (Russia)
23. Indiana Pacers Shane Larkin, PG, (Miami)
24. New York Knicks Archie Goodwin, SG, (Kentucky)
25. Los Angeles Clippers - Tony Mitchell, PF, (North Texas)
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (From Grizzlies) Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, (Michigan)
27. Denver Nuggets Tony Snell, SF, (New Mexico)
28. San Antonio Spurs Giannis Adetokunbo, SF, (Greece)
29. Oklahoma City Thunder Jeff Withey, C, (Kansas)
30. Phoenix Suns (From Heat) Ricky Ledo, PG/SG. (Providence)