3. Washington – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 6-7, Fr., SF, Kentucky. The Somerdale, N.J., resident will earn immediate minutes with his tenacity on defense. His biggest challenge is developing his perimeter game.
4. Charlotte (proposed trade with Cleveland) – Thomas Robinson, 6-9, Jr., PF, Kansas. He averaged 17.7 points per game and was second in the nation with 463 rebounds (11.9 per game) as clearly the nation's most improved player.
5. Sacramento – Harrison Barnes, 6-8, So., SF, North Carolina. Barnes' motor has been questioned, but he is capable of averaging 20 points per game.
6. Portland – Andre Drummond, 6-11, Fr., PF, Connecticut. Drummond could be an all-star or turn out to be a colossal bust. There is a wide range on him, but Portland, with picks 6 and 11, can afford to roll the dice.
7. Golden State – Perry Jones III, 6-11, So., SF/PF, Baylor. The Warriors have four picks in the two rounds and likely will be dealing at least one. Jones is one of the top athletes in the draft, but has questions about his motor.
8. Toronto - Dion Waiters, 6-4, So., PF/SG, Syracuse. The South Philadelphia product has gained quite a bit of attention for somebody who was a reserve at Syracuse. He is viewed as a player who will be a solid NBA scorer.
9. Detroit – John Henson, 6-11, Jr., PF, North Carolina. The Pistons would love to see Drummond slip to this pick, but that likely won't happen. Henson was the ACC defensive player of the year and is a good fit for a team looking for frontcourt help.
10. New Orleans – Austin Rivers, 6-4, Fr., PG/SG, Duke. Doc Rivers' son became only the third freshman to lead Duke in scoring (15.5 points per game). He has been rising the last few weeks. It's also possible that New Orleans trades this pick.
11. Portland – Damian Lillard, 6-3, Jr. PG, Weber State. Raymond Felton was a disaster at the point and the Trail Blazers are said to like Lillard, who was a scorer (24.5 points per game) more than a traditional pass-first point.
12. Milwaukee – Tyler Zeller, 7-0, Sr. PF/C, North Carolina. The ACC Player of the Year (16.3 points per game, 9.6 rebounds per game) isn't flashy. He could be a solid NBA player for a decade or more.
13. Phoenix – Kendall Marshall, 6-4, So., PG, North Carolina. The Suns likely wouldn't mind seeing Rivers drop to No. 13, but if not, they would be more than happy to get backcourt help from a cerebral player who set the ACC single-season assist mark (351).
14. Houston – Jeremy Lamb, 6-5, So., SG, Connecticut. The Rockets could be trading their two first round picks. Lamb's stock seems to be dropping but his 7-foot wingspan should make him a strong NBA defender.
15. Sixers – Arnett Moultrie, 6-11, Jr., PF, Mississippi State. The Sixers love players with a high motor and Moultrie (16.4 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game) fits this description. Would the Sixers pass up Ohio State's Jared Sullinger if he is there?
16. Houston – Meyers Leonard, 7-0, So., C, Illinois. Leonard led the Big 10 in blocked shots (1.9) and even though he is a raw talent, the NBA is always enamored with size.
17. Dallas – Moe Harkless, 6-9, Fr., SF, St. John's. The Big East Rookie of the Year is far from a finished product, but the Mavericks have to start getting younger in some areas.
18. Minnesota – Terrence Ross, 6-6, So., SG, Washington. Ross may not be here at No. 18. He is considered one of the top shooters in the draft, and possibly somebody the Sixers will look at.
19. Orlando – Will Barton, 6-6, Jr., SG/SF, Memphis. Who knows what the Magic will do concerning Dwight Howard? Barton was Conference USA Player of the Year, and is rising up the charts.
20. Denver – Jared Sullinger, 6-9, So., PF, Ohio State. Recent concerns about his back seems to have dropped a player who was considered a potential Top 3 pick in the preseason.
21. Boston – Royce White, 6-8, So., SF, Iowa State. White's fear of flying has dropped his value, but he has talent to be in the lottery.
22. Boston – John Jenkins, 6-4, Jr., SG, Vanderbilt. If Ray Allen doesn't return to Boston, the Celtics need a perimeter threat and Jenkins, who shot 43.9 percent last season from beyond the arc, is among the top shooters in the draft.
23. Atlanta – Andrew Nicholson, 6-9, Sr., PF, St. Bonaventure. Temple, St. Joseph's and LaSalle's know how good this Atlantic Ten Player of the Year is. He has a strong perimeter game (43.4 percent from three-point range) and can also score inside.
24. Charlotte (proposed trade with Cleveland) - Terrence Jones, 6-8, So., SF/PF, Kentucky. Jones averaged 1.8 blocked shots and 1.3 steals for the NCAA champions and his defensive ability could earn him immediate playing time.
25. Memphis – Fab Melo, 7-0, So., C, Syracuse. Teams will always gamble on size, although Melo's offensive game isn't NBA ready. He could be a factor as a shot blocker.
26. Indiana – Quincy Miller, 6-10, Fr., SF, Baylor. Indiana can afford to be patient and Miller, who only averaged 4.9 rebounds per game, needs time to develop, but has NBA athleticism.
27. Miami – Festus Ezeli, 6-11, Sr., C, Vanderbilt. He is a true project, but then again, the Heat don't need a rookie to do more than carry LeBron James' luggage.
28. Oklahoma City – Jeff Taylor, 6-7, Sr., SF/PF Vanderbilt. Taylor is considered among the better defenders in the draft. It would be pretty impressive if Vanderbilt had three first-round picks.
29. Chicago – Tony Wroten, Jr., 6-5, Fr., PG/SG, Washington. Wroten has the potential to be a solid defender and can play either guard position.
30. Golden State – Marquis Teague, 6-2, Fr., PG, Kentucky. Again, Golden State may trade this pick, but Teague, has NBA intelligence. But his offensive game needs plenty of refinement.