Experts NBA mock draft
Our five Insiders weigh in on which players teams should take in 2013 draft
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.
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
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