NBA Mock Draft: Spurs land Victor Wembanyama; Blazers jump into top 3
The NBA Draft Lottery results are officially set in our latest NBA Mock Draft.
After months upon months of speculation, the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery is officially in the books. That will now give us some much-needed clarity at the top of the 2023 NBA Draft. As is the case every year, this NBA Draft Lottery had quite the theater.
In the end, though, as is almost the case every year, it was more chalk than chaos. Let’s take a look at how the lottery shook out.
The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery results:
1. San Antonio Spurs
2. Charlotte Hornets
3. Portland Trail Blazers
4. Houston Rockets
5. Detroit Pistons
6. Orlando Magic
7. Indiana Pacers
8. Washington Wizards
9. Utah Jazz
10. Dallas Mavericks
11. Orlando Magic (via Chicago Bulls)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder
13. Toronto Raptors
14. New Orleans Pelicans
Let’s get to our latest NBA Mock Draft, which reflects the official draft order for the 2023 NBA Draft.
1. San Antonio Spurs – Victor Wembanyama, C, France
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft is going to be Victor Wembanyama, and he’s absolutely going to change the dynamic surrounding the San Antonio Spurs heading into the offseason. This is a team’s young core that is going to get dramatically more talented.
Wemby may be the most talented NBA Draft prospect that we’ve seen in decades and quite possibly could be the next superstar to take the league by storm. He’ll likely need some time to hit his stride as an NBA player, but once he figures it out he may be unstoppable.
But this is what we’ve known for a while now, that Wemby is going to be the No. 1 overall pick. You can make the argument that this is where the draft officially begins.