NBA mock draft 2013: Pistons will take a point guard, says (almost) everyone

Mike Ehrmann

Five out of seven experts agree: the Pistons will take a point guard in the upcoming NBA draft, perhaps signaling the end of the Brandon Knight experiment and discounting Detroit's chances of re-signing Jose Calderon.

It's not just SB Nation predicting the Pistons will take a point guard -- in the following roundup of seven mock drafts, five of them have Detroit going with Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams or Lehigh's C.J. McCollum. The lone outliers? ESPN's Chad Ford, who predicts the Pistons will take UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett, and Sports Illustrated, who predicts Shabazz Muhammad. (See DBB's scouting report on Bennett.)

PICK SB Nation Draft Express NBA.com ESPN Sports Illustrated CBS Sports NBADraft.net
1. Cavaliers Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Ben McLemore
2. Magic Ben McLemore Ben McLemore Ben McLemore Trey Burke Ben McLemore Ben McLemore Nerlens Noel
3. Wizards Otto Porter Anthony Bennett Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter Anthony Bennett Otto Porter
4. Bobcats Anthony Bennett Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo Ben McLemore Victor Oladipo Alex Len Victor Oladipo
5. Suns Alex Len Otto Porter Anthony Bennett Victor Oladipo Anthony Bennett Victor Oladipo Anthony Bennett
6. Pelicans Trey Burke Alex Len Trey Burke Alex Len Trey Burke Trey Burke Trey Burke
7. Kings Shabazz Muhammad Trey Burke Cody Zeller Michael Carter-Williams Cody Zeller Otto Porter Cody Zeller
8. Pistons Michael Carter-Williams C.J. McCollum Michael Carter-Williams Anthony Bennett Shabazz Muhammad Michael Carter-Williams C.J. McCollum
9. Wolves Victor Oladipo Shabazz Muhammad Shabazz Muhammad C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum Alex Len
10. Blazers Cody Zeller Rudy Gobert Alex Len Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Alex Len Cody Zeller Dario Saric
11. 76ers Rudy Gobert Cody Zeller Mason Plumlee Cody Zeller Kelly Olynyk Steven Adams Kelly Olynyk
12. Thunder (via Raptors) Gorgui Dieng Kelly Olynyk Kelly Olynyk Steven Adams Dario Saric Kelly Olynyk Dennis Schroeder
13. Mavericks Dennis Schroeder Michael Carter-Williams C.J. McCollum Dario Saric Michael Carter-Williams Shabazz Muhammad Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
14. Jazz C.J. McCollum Dennis Schroeder Dennis Schroeder Shabazz Muhammad Jamaal Franklin Shane Larkin Michael Carter-Williams
15. Bucks Sergey Karasev Sergey Karasev Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Allen Crabbe Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Steven Adams
16. Celtics Tony Mitchell Steven Adams Rudy Gobert Dennis Schroeder Gorgui Dieng Rudy Gobert Shabazz Muhammd
17. Hawks Allen Crabbe Mason Plumlee Dario Saric Mason Plumlee Mason Plumlee Jamaal Franklin Mason Plumlee
18. Hawks (via Rockets) Mason Plumlee Jamaal Franklin Gorgui Dieng Jamaal Franklin Dennis Schroeder Mason Plumlee Lucas Nogueira
19. Cavaliers (via Lakers) Reggie Bullock Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Sergey Karasev Rudy Gobert Tony Mitchell Giannis Antetokoumpo Tony Snell
20. Bulls Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Gorgui Dieng Jeff Withey Gorgui Dieng Steven Adams Allen Crabbe Giannis Antetokoumpo
21. Jazz (via Warriors) Giannis Antetokoumpo Tony Mitchell Steven Adams Shane Larkin Shane Larkin Archie Goodwin Shane Larkin
22. Nets Dario Saric Jeff Withey Giannis Antetokoumpo Jeff Withey Allen Crabbe Sergey Karasev Rudy Gobert
23. Pacers Kelly Olynyk Shane Larkin Archie Goodwin Kelly Olynyk Sergey Karasev Dennis Schroeder Tim Hardaway Jr.
24. Knicks Erick Green Dario Saric Lucas Nogueira Glen Rice Jr. Rudy Gobert Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng
25. Clippers Kenny Kadji Allen Crabbe Glen Rice Jr. Pierre Jackson Jeff Withey Dario Saric Allen Crabbe
26. Wolves (via Grizzlies) Jackie Carmichael Glen Rice Jr. Tony Mitchell Sergey Karasev Reggie Bullock Jeff Withey Tony Mitchell
27. Nuggets Steven Adams Reggie Bullock Allen Crabbe Tim Hardaway Jr. Tony Snell Ricky Ledo Erick Green
28. Spurs Brandon Davies Lucas Nogueira Deshaun Thomas Lucas Nogueira Glen Rice Jr. C.J. Leslie Sergey Karasev
29. Thunder Jamaal Franklin Giannis Antetokoumpo Alex Abrines Giannis Antetokoumpo Archie Goodwin Deshaun Thomas Deshaun Thomas
30. Suns (via Heat) Shane Larkin Archie Goodwin Jamaal Franklin Reggie Bullock C.J. Leslie Tony Mitchell Jamaal Franklin

The table originally appeared at SBNation.com.

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