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GBB Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #13 TRADE ALERT

Kevin Love is no longer a Minnesota Timberwolf.

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport
Previous Picks: #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12
Team and Draft Order Representative GM Player Selected
#1 Cleveland Cavaliers Chris Faulkner Andrew Wiggins
#2 Milwaukee Bucks Kwhittington Joel Embiid
#3 Philadelphia 76ers KellyMelvina Jabari Parker
#4 Orlando Magic BluesCityJoe Dante Exum
#5 Philadelphia 76ers (from UTA) KellyMelvina Aaron Gordon
#6 Boston Celtics Dekebarron Noah Vonley
#7 LA Lakers Tonyallenismyhomeboy Marcus Smart
#8 Chicago Bulls (from SAC) Chip Williams Julius Randle
#9 Charlotte Hornets Andrew Ford Nik Stauskas
#10 Utah Jazz (from PHI) Jmxisnext Adreian Payne
#11 Denver Nuggets VancouverGrizz Gary Harris
#12 Atlanta Hawks (from ORL) Matt Hrdlicka Dario Saric

Note: Hope everyone is keeping up ... there's a lot of moving pieces these days in the GBB Mock Draft Land.

We have a Kevin Love trade!

Here's the skinny on what went down with Minnesota (DontKillJohn) and Phoenix (Adam Rubrum):

Minnesota receives:

  • 14th pick
  • 27th pick
  • Goran Dragic
  • Markieff Morris

Phoenix receives:

  • Kevin Love
  • 13th pick

With that now done, the Phoenix Suns, with the 13th pick & represented by Adam Rubrum, select:

13) Rodney Hood, SF, Duke University

A lanky shooter who can move around fairly well with the ball (and efficiently, just a 10% turnover ratio at Duke), Hood has the shooting chops (42% from three and a technically sound high release) to make him a very solid grab at #13. His limited wingspan and half-throttled motor could make him a defensive liability in the NBA, but Hood comes out of his two years in college as a mature 21-year-old who should be able to mentally acclimate to a more demanding role in a defensive sense.

Adam will have a more detailed explanation for his thought process on the Kevin Love acquisition when he picks again at #18.