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Updated Jun 27, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Uncertainty reins on draft day for Suns, others

One can certainly make the argument that there has never been this much uncertainty surrounding the NBA Draft.

Not only is the consensus that this draft doesn’t have too many game-changing players in it, but nobody seems to have any inkling what order those players will be picked.

In ArizonaSports.com’s Mock Draft Tracker, 20 of the foremost draft experts have given their predictions. The majority (13) of the panelists have Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel being the top overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But other panelists have Maryland’s Alex Len, Kansas’ Ben McLemore and Georgetown’s Otto Porter as the number one selection.

The uncertainty trickles all the way through the first round, according to the experts.

The Phoenix Suns have two first-round draft picks in this year’s event. The experts have five different possibilities for the Suns with the number five overall pick. Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo is the most popular pick, with eight panelists projecting he’ll be the Suns’ pick. McLemore showed up on seven mock drafts, Len on three and Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett showing up on one each.

Think that’s uncertainty? The experts have 16 different possibilities for the Suns with their second first-round pick — 30th overall.

Kentucky shooting guard Archie Goodwin shows up on three mocks, and San Diego State wing Jamaal Franklin and Glen Rice, Jr. of the NBA D-League via Georgia Tech each show up on two.

Chad Ford - ESPN.com Alex Len, C, Maryland Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech
ESPN Experts Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse Ryan Kelly, PF, Duke
David Aldridge - NBA.com Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Giannis Adetokunbo, SF, Greece
Scott Howard-Cooper - NBA.com Alex Len, C, Maryland Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan
Chris Mannix - SI.com Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Allan Crabbe, SG, California
Sean Deveney - Sporting News Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Tony Snell, SG, New Mexico
Joe Kotoch - Sheridan Hoops Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Mike Muscala, C, Bucknell
NBADraft.net Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State
Matt Moore - CBS Sports Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Jeff Withey, C, Kansas
Gary Parrish - CBS Sports Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Glen Rice Jr., SG, Georgia Tech
Draft Express Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor
Joel Brigham - Hoopsworld Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV Ricky Ledo, PG, Providence
Yannis Koutroupis - Hoopsworld Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Colton Iverson, C, Colorado State
Steve Kyler - Hoopsworld Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State
Alex Kennedy - Hoopsworld Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Nate Wolters, SG, South Dakota State
Aran Smith - Hoopshype Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State
Steve Alexander - Rotoworld Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky
Kris Habbas - NBA Draft Insider Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky
Adi Joseph - USA Today Alex Len, C, Maryland Glen Rice Jr., SG, Georgia Tech
Mitch Lawrence - NY Daily News Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky

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