1. Cleveland — Nerlens Noel, 7-0, C, Kentucky: Uncertainty abounds as Cleveland considers offers for No. 1. There is no guarantee Noel will be the first player chosen, nor that it will be the Cavaliers doing the choosing.
2. Orlando — Victor Oladipo, 6-4, SG, Indiana: Widely considered the best athlete in the draft, which might make him a candidate at No. 1, depending on who makes a trade with the Cavaliers. A superb defender.
3. Washington — Otto Porter, 6-9, SF, Georgetown: A hometown Hoya getting drafted in the same town is an obvious fit, both on the floor and at the gate. If Porter is not available, Anthony Bennett is backup pick.
4. Charlotte — Alex Len, 7-1, C, Maryland: Perhaps the most intriguing candidate in the draft, ranking from No. 1 to No. 7. Bobcats have hired Patrick Ewing as an assistant. Might as well start with a post project.
5. Phoenix — Ben McLemore, 6-5, SG, Kansas: McLemore and Oladipo are viewed by many as interchangeable. Oladipo is probably the better player at the moment, but in time it'll be McLemore because of his shooting.
6. New Orleans — Trey Burke, 6-1, PG, Michigan: The best point guard in this year's class, Burke is a terrific floor leader/facilitator who can score, which is something the Pelicans need, a la former Hornet Chris Paul.
7. Sacramento — Anthony Bennett, 6-7, PF, UNLV: If Kings don't think they'll work out an extension with Tyreke Evans, they might select Lehigh's C.J. McCollum here. Bennett could pair up with or replace DeMarcus Cousins.
8. Detroit — C.J. McCollum, 6-3, PG, Lehigh: Pistons were one letter away from a hometown kid at point guard. Ray McCallum Jr. played at Detroit (Mercy), but Lehigh's McCollum is viewed as the better prospect.
9. Minnesota — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 6-6, SG, Georgia: Improved immensely during his sophomore season with the Bulldogs. Was named SEC Player of the Year, despite playing on a poor team (9-9; 15-17).
10. Portland — Steven Adams, 7-0, C, Pittsburgh: Scouts are gawking at this kid's potential, and the Trail Blazers are due some good fortune at the position after what happened with Sam Bowie/Greg Oden.
11. Philadelphia — Cody Zeller, 7-0, C, Indiana: The best player in a basketball family, Zeller could contribute immediately if put in the right situation. Hard worker, can rebound and runs the floor extremely well.
12. Thunder (from Toronto via Houston) — Gorgui Dieng, 6-11, C, Louisville: Only started playing the game six years ago. Barely knew the rules as a freshman, but has tremendous potential, particularly on defense.
13. Dallas — Sergey Karasev, 6-7, SF, Russia: Though only 19 years old, is still considered the most NBA-ready swing man in the draft. Versatile with a great catch-and-shoot rhythm. Patient and a superb passer.
14. Utah — Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, PG, Syracuse: Seen by some as the stiffest threat to Burke as the draft's top point guard. Tall and lanky, he has good vision, is a good passer and is a quality defender.
15. Milwaukee — Shane Larkin, 5-11, PG, Miami: Only player under 6-foot who is expected to get drafted in the first round. The son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin is outstanding off the pick-and-roll.
16. Boston — Dennis Schroeder, 6-2, PG, Germany: Viewed as the second coming of Rajon Rondo, the Celtics certainly wouldn't mind if that were true. Only 19, Schroeder is quick and loves to penetrate.
17. Atlanta — Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, SF, UCLA: Though undeniably talented, Muhammad is widely viewed as the biggest risk in the first round because of tumultuous past and a tendency to think only of himself.
18. Atlanta (from Houston via Brooklyn) — Mason Plumlee, 7-0, C, Duke: Unquestionably benefitted from staying in college the full four seasons. Improved each season. Averaged a double-double last year.
19. Cleveland (from LA Lakers) — Reggie Bullock, 6-7, SF, North Carolina: Shot 43.6 percent from 3-point range last season. Though seen more as a small forward, he is versatile and also a good ballhandler.
20. Chicago — Jamaal Franklin, 6-5, SG, San Diego State: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would fall in love with Franklin's defensive presence and determination. A good potential sidekick for Derrick Rose.
21. Utah (from Golden State via Brooklyn) — Rudy Gobert, 7-2, C, France: Gobert is a project who has slipped down the board in recent weeks, but his wingspan is still 7-foot-8 1/2 and his standing reach is 9-foot-7.
22. Brooklyn — Tim Hardaway Jr., 6-6, SG, Michigan: Though he has been praised as a shooter and scorer, Hardaway often struggles with his overall scoring efficiency and his assist-turnover needs to improve.
23. Indiana — Kelly Olynyk, 7-0, C, Gonzaga: The most offensively prolific big man in the draft has an array of post moves. Olynyk also is the weakest defender in the post, but the Pacers already have Hibbert.
24. New York — Erick Green, 6-3, PG, Virginia Tech: This year's ACC Player of the Year is a combo guard who could play either the point or the wing. At either position, he can be incredibly efficient offensively.
25. Los Angeles Clippers — Lucas Nogueria, 7-0, C, Brazil: Ranked as the No. 2 international prospect behind Gobert, the 20-year-old “Bebe” is ready to shine after popping up on the radar three years ago.
26. Minnesota (from Memphis via Houston) — Jeff Withey, 7-0, C, Kansas: He was perhaps the best defensive center in collegiate ball and has improved immensely, but needs to have a bigger offensive presence.
27. Denver — Tony Mitchell, 6-9, PF, North Texas: Compares himself to Kenneth Faried, so why not immediately pair them together with the Nuggets? Mitchell loves to be physical, which will make a good fit.
28. San Antonio — Livio Jean-Charles, 6-9, PF, France: As if this team needs any more of an international flavor, Jean-Charles and his 7-foot-2 1/2 wingspan could become the next foreigner to fill a role with the Spurs.
29. Thunder — Giannis Adetokunbo, 6-9, SF, Greece: The Thunder could save some money by drafting this highly touted 18-year-old and then making him play overseas until he's better prepared for the NBA.
30. Phoenix (from Miami via Lakers and Cleveland) — Glen Rice Jr., 6-6, SF, Rio Grande Valley (D-League): Suns need small forward presence. Rice is a solid all-around player with D-League experience.
Second-round order: 31. Cleveland (from Orlando); 32. Thunder (from Charlotte); 33. Cleveland; 34. Houston (from Phoenix); 35. Philadelphia (from New Orleans); 36. Sacramento; 37. Detroit; 38. Washington; 39. Portland (from Minnesota via Boston and Cleveland); 40. Portland; 41. Memphis (from Toronto); 42. Philadelphia; 43. Milwaukee; 44. Dallas; 45. Portland (from Boston); 46. Utah; 47. Atlanta; 48. LA Lakers; 49. Chicago; 50. Atlanta (from Houston); 51. Orlando (from Golden State via Denver and New York); 52. Minnesota (from Brooklyn); 53. Indiana; 54. Washington (from New York); 55. Memphis; 56. Detroit (from LA Clippers); 57. Phoenix (from Denver via LA Lakers); 58. San Antonio; 59. Minnesota (from Thunder); 60. Memphis (from Miami).