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NBA Mock Draft Results: ‘Experts’ Are Bad (But Better Than Us And That Spanish Dude)


NBA Mock Draft 2013 Accuracy ESPN DraftExpress

Yesterday, I spent about 20 minutes making a 2013 NBA Mock Draft, sans knowledge and expertise. I used only one morsel of logic that I found lodged in a piece of Orbit under my desk. I planned to compare mine against some experts’, and a Spanish dude who is more of an experto than myself. I expected to lose, and I hoped you would make fun of me, as well as the experts. Mock Drafts suck and are hard.

Here are the results, using NBADraft.net’s scoring system. The first number is the total score. The second number is the number of exact predictions that hit. Because mock drafting is hard, you get points for being close. Mock drafting is like horseshoes and hand grenades, unlike all other things.

The max possible score is 150.

DEAD LAST) Chad Ford, ESPN: -150 (0)

Because ESPN sucks and put his draft under a paywall. I will show them how to properly use payment. By granting them last place, for eternity. They are now Bobcats of Mock Draft Competitions.

6) Matt Rudnitsky, Born Yesterday, SportsGrid: 53 (1)

53 might sound impressive to you. It’s not. I’d like to give a shout-out to Kiwi Adam Morrison for getting me one correct pick.

5) Matt Moore, CBS Sports: 55 (0)

An impressive result, given the fact that he got zero exact picks. So, not impressive.

4) Some Spaniard, Solobasket: 58 (3)

Spain did not make the podium.

3) Gary Parrish, CBS Sports: 59 (3)

He Parrished the competition. Except for the two guys that beat him.

2) Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: 65 (2)

I have nothing to say.

1) Jonathan Givony, Draft Express: 66 (3)

I installed Givony as the favorite, which makes me a genius. Except that I was awful, and I’m not a genius. I tried.

Also, Givony updated his draft at 7:27:42. Asterisk, given.

Conclusion: Mock Drafts are fun, hard and stupid. We’re all losers. Especially me.


  • Bob

    Why an *? The draft didn’t start until 7:30 and the first pick wasn’t until… 7:35 maybe? 7:27:42 seems pretty reasonable if these guys are getting information down to the minute. Do the other mock drafts post their last updated time?

    Also, you’re using nbadraft.net’s scoring system, but you didn’t score them. Would they have come in first?

    Cool idea for an article though.

  • Anonymous

    The asterisk was a joke, just because Givony was updating his mock all day long, even right before the draft (as he should!). I spent 20 minutes on mine and didn’t update it as news and rumors came out.

    NBADraft.net isn’t as well-regarded as these other guys, so I didn’t include them. I wanted it to be an “experts” vs. me thing. I’m not an expert, at all.

    Thanks for reading.


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