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5 Bold Predictions for 2013 NBA Draft

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5 Bold Predictions For 2013 NBA Draft

Jerry Lai-USA Today Sports

With all of this talk that the 2013 NBA Draft lacks talent, it's time to spice it up a bit and give you five crazy predictions for Thursday Night.

Who's the best player in the draft?

Who's will be a bust?

Just who will be No. 1 overall?

These questions and more are answered in our bold predictions segment here at Rant Sports, as we dive into some possible, yet crazy, scenarios that could just occur on Thursday night.

Which team will make a move into the top ten?

Is Michael Carter-Williams a better point guard prospect than Trey Burke?

Well, let's find out and take a look at the answer to these questions in our five bold predictions for the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Shabazz Muhammad Will Be Best Player in Draft

Kyle Terada-USA Today Sports

NBA teams complicate the draft by not simply taking the best guy available -- listen, Shabazz Muhammad will be the best player in this draft class -- by a long shot. I guarantee that in ten years we'll look back at 2013 and think "Why, did so many squads pass on Shabazz?"

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Michael Carter-Williams > Trey Burke

Daniel Shirey-USA Today Sports

Let's go back to the Final Four, but this time the Syracuse Orange are getting the edge. Michael Carter-Williams has more length and is just more NBA ready than Trey Burke, and despite his Player of the Year trophies, Burke is going to slide and Carter Williams will get drafted before the ex-Wolverine.

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Alex Len and Nerlens Noel Will Go 1,2

Anthony Gruppuso-USA Today Sports

The center position is somewhat dying in the NBA, but the first two picks on the draft will be seven-footers. Everyone is familiar with Nerlens Noel, but it's Alex Len who is climbing up the draft boards, so we're going with a one-two punch here to start things.

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Could Ben McLemore Be Headed to the Big Apple?

Peter G. Aiken-USA Today Sports

It just isn't a draft without a head-scratching trade. This year, I think the New York Knicks make a move to jump into the top ten in hopes to give Carmelo Anthony a fellow scorer and get younger. At pick No. 24 the Knicks are going to wheel and deal, so keep an eye on a guy like Ben McLemore heading to the Big Apple via trade.

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Anthony Bennett Will Be a Bust

Kelley L. Cox-USA Today Sports

Anthony Bennett should enter the draft on Thursday with a big "Don't Draft Me" tattoo on his forehead. This guy has bust written all over him, so don't buy into the hype and don't be surprised when he is out of basketball in five years.