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NBA Mock Draft: New Orleans Pelicans Select Trey Burke From Michigan

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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 sixth pick in the 2013 NBA Mock Draft with At The Hive selecting Michigan guard Trey Burke.

Andy Lyons

NBA Mock Draft Pick #6 -- Trey Burke, Guard, Michigan

SB Nation's Pelicans blog At The Hive explains the pick:

The Pelicans take Trey Burke with the #6 pick. Greivis Vasquez had a great offensive season in his first year starting, but New Orleans is far from good enough at this stage to draft for need rather than top talent. Between his multiple end of season Player of the Year awards, NCAA leading pure point ratio, and dominant statistical line, Burke likely represents the best player available at the spot. Two extra factors working against Vasquez are the Pelicans' timeline for contention -- likely two or three years down the road -- versus his age, and his frankly horrendous, upright defense. Burke's ceiling is far higher offensively, and his collegiate proficiency in the pick and roll projects to mesh nicely with Anthony Davis' skills.

SB Nation Scouting Report: Trey Burke



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
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Oklahoma City Thunder
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
15. Milwaukee Bucks
16. Boston Celtics
17. Atlanta Hawks
18. Atlanta Hawks
19. Cleveland Cavaliers
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