NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Select Sergey Karasev From Russia

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading their "team's" pick. We continue with the nineteenth pick in the 2013 NBA Mock Draft with Fear the Sword selecting Sergey Karasev from Russia.

NBA Mock Draft Pick #19 -- Sergey Karasev, Forward, Russia

SB Nation's Cavs blog Fear the Sword explains the pick:

The Cavs were tempted to go with Steven Adams with this pick, but having drafted a young, raw big man with the 1st pick, they simply had to pass. Instead, they fill another huge need with Karasev. He's got a sweet shooting stroke and great size for SG or SF. He'll never be a superstar, but at #19, they don't think him to be. They need a solid role player who can knock down the open shots that Waiters and Irving create. Karasev can shoot and has the size to get his shots off against long defenders. After drafting Noel first overall, the Cavs feel great about addressing their two biggest areas of need: rim protection and 3-point shooting.

SB Nation Scouting Report: Sergey Karasev



More: Full NBA Draft Coverage

Updated 2013 NBA Mock Draft Board:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: NERLENS NOEL
2. Orlando Magic BEN MCLEMORE
3. Washington Wizards OTTO PORTER
4. Charlotte Hornets ALEX LEN
5. Phoenix Suns VICTOR OLADIPO
6. New Orleans Pelicans TREY BURKE
7. Sacramento Kings ANTHONY BENNETT (for Philly)
8. Detroit Pistons C.J. MCCOLLUM
9. Minnesota Timberwolves KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE
10. Portland Trail Blazers RUDY GOBERT (For Phoenix)
11. Philadelphia 76ers MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS (For Sacramento)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder CODY ZELLER
13. Dallas Mavericks SHABAZZ MUHAMMAD
14. Utah Jazz DENNIS SCHROEDER
15. Milwaukee Bucks SHANE LARKIN
16. Boston Celtics GORGUI DIENG
17. Atlanta Hawks GIANNIS ADETOKUNBO
18. Atlanta Hawks MASON PLUMLEE
19. Cleveland Cavaliers SERGEY KARASEV
20. Chicago Bulls
21. Utah Jazz
22. Brooklyn Nets
23. Indiana Pacers
24. New York Knicks
25. Los Angeles Clippers
26. Minnesota Timberwolves
27. Denver Nuggets
28. San Antonio Spurs
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. Phoenix Suns

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