Welcome to The Ringer's 2023 NBA Draft Guide. From now through draft night on June 22, this will be the hub for everything you need to know. For the seventh year in a row, we’re featuring Kevin O’Connor’s Big Board, in which he extensively breaks down each of the top prospects’ strengths, weaknesses, and closest NBA comparisons. Below, you’ll find in-depth scouting reports of the best players in this class. In addition, we have our first mock draft with projections from KOC, plus a team needs section where Michael Pina analyzes the biggest decisions facing each team before the trade deadline and the draft.
If you’re curious about any aspect of this class, we have it covered. Who will define this draft? Which players could surge into the lottery? And how could this year's draft affect the future of the league? Find out by returning here often.
Mock Draft By Kevin O'Connor
You’re reading Kevin O’Connor’s mock draft, his forecast for how the first 30 picks could unfold on June 22. While it’s widely believed that Victor Wembanyama will be selected first, the rest of the first round is as open as can be. Using the draft order as of March 14, let’s get to his latest mock.