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NBA Mock Draft: Boston Celtics Select Gorgui Dieng From Louisville

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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 sixteenth pick in the 2013 NBA Mock Draft with CelticsBlog selecting Gorgui Dieng from Louisville.

Andy Lyons

NBA Mock Draft Pick #16 -- Gorgui Dieng, Center, Louisville

SB Nation's Celtics blog CelticsBlog explains the pick:

After weighing several offers to trade down or out of the draft, we felt that the best value was sitting right there at pick 16. Dieng is a favorite of staff because he offers a lot of growth without being too raw from the start. He joins Fab Melo as another defensive minded project big man that will have time to develop (hopefully under the watchful eye of Kevin Garnett). Dieng adds depth at a need position and could win time from Doc by standing out on defense. If he continues to develop his elbow jumper, he could be an excellent addition to the rotation.

SB Nation Scouting Report: Gorgui Dieng

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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
15. Milwaukee Bucks SHANE LARKIN
16. Boston Celtics GORGUI DIENG
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