Sean Deveney of The Sporting News has the Portland Trail Blazers selecting UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad with the No. 10 pick in his early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.
With the playoffs underway at long last, the 14 teams who won't be participating in this year's postseason will turn their focus to the offseason, starting with the draft. While this is not supposed to be a draft with overwhelming talent, there will be some good finds among the incoming rookies. Here's a look at how all 30 first-round picks are shaping up:
10. Portland. Shabazz Muhammad, SG, UCLA. Muhammad averaged 17.9 points for the Bruins, but was a little predictable-he isn't a great athlete and will need to diversify his game to score against NBA defenders. But he does have a strong knack for scoring.
Muhammad, 19, no, wait a minute... Muhammad, 20... we're pretty sure... drew headlines earlier this year when Ken Bensinger of the Los Angeles Times reported that Muhammad had been passing himself off as a year younger than his actual age.
Considered one of the top-two prospects in his high school class last year, Muhammad officially declared for the draft last week. He was All Pac-12 first team this year, averaging 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds.
The Blazers officially clinched the No. 10 slot in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery order last week.
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