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NBA Mock Draft: OKC Thunder Selects Cody Zeller From Indiana

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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 twelfth pick in the 2013 NBA Mock Draft with Welcome to Loud City selecting Indiana forward Cody Zeller.


NBA Mock Draft Pick #12 -- Cody Zeller, Forward, Indiana

SB Nation's Thunder blog Welcome to Loud City explains the pick:

The Thunder will draft Cody Zeller! Zeller, being a 7 foot tall white center from the Midwest, evokes bad memories of Cole Aldrich, a center who the Thunder traded some significant assets to get. But Zeller looks a bit different. While Cole Aldrich was known for his quiet demeanor, agility, post moves, and ability to finish on the break, Cody Zeller is known for exactly the same things. But seriously, Zeller is more offensively sound than Aldrich was, and the Thunder desperately need some scoring in the post right now. He's also known as a total team player, which is something that the Thunder seriously value. Because of his knowledge of the game and consistent play, he's simply the least likely to bust at this point. I know the draft is all about potential, but with the Thunder looking to win now, they need a sure thing.

SB Nation Scouting Report: Cody Zeller

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
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