2013 NBA Mock Draft: Would James Michael McAdoo Suit the Denver Nuggets?


North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo is projected to be the highest drafted Tar Heel if any decide to withdraw early to join the NBA. The question is, where does McAdoo really fit at in the NBA?

Bleacher Report just posted their most recent mock draft for the 2013 NBA Draft yesterday. They have the Denver Nuggets selecting McAdoo, should he leave school early, with the twenty-seventh overall pick in the first round.

Of all of the mock drafts, this one seems to one of the more likely scenarios. Of course this is all depending on McAdoo’s decision. Alex Kay writes that:

McAdoo killed his stock in 2012-13 by showing little improvement from his freshman year and making numerous head-scratching decisions. But he’ll still be able to get minutes in the NBA.

He’s big in size and can play even bigger, as evidenced by his role as the center in the Tar Heels’ small-ball lineup.

I think anyone who has watched him play this year can agree with Kay.

McAdoo exploded in his freshman season when John Henson was hurt and McAdoo really turned some NBA scouts heads at his ability. This season…he killed it. He really struggled with his shot selection. I found him shooting way out of his range through-out the season even when he was playing his power forward position.

Which team does McAdoo suit best should he join the NBA this year? Let us know in the forums!

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