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Experts NBA mock draft

Who did our experts take No. 1 in their mock draft? USA TODAY Sports

With the 2013 NBA draft a mere week away, Insider gathered five of its experts to draft the first round: Dave Telep, Kevin Pelton, Fran Fraschilla, David Thorpe and Amin Elhassan. They drafted in snaking order and here's how the first round turned out.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

The pick: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Wildcats

When you're picking No. 1 and thinking of taking a guy with a major injury, "Sam Bowie" comes to mind. The thought here was to take the top shot blocker and pair him with Kyrie Irving, whose passing ability instantly makes Noel a better offensive player. -- Dave Telep