By Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NBA draftstarted Thursdayat 7:30 ET on ESPN. USA TODAY Sports' Adi Joseph will keep you updated with pick-by-pick grades and analysis.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: PF Anthony Bennett, UNLV
The draft's first stunner came ... on the draft's first pick. No one expected Bennett to go first. But he's a great fit for the Cavaliers, if he can get his weight down. Though Bennett is a power forward, he should fit well next to Tristan Thompson because they're both athletic and slightly undersized. Together they will rebound well. Bennett has as much upside as anyone in this class, though his weight and defense are concerns. Still, if he was going to be the target, the Cavaliers might have tried to trade down. Grade: B-

2. Orlando Magic: SG Victor Oladipo, Indiana
The Magic reportedly were targeting a shooting guard for most of the draft process. Oladipo isn't as skilled as Ben McLemore, but he has unending energy and plays tough defense. He's the kind of player who could be an asset for a rebuilding team, as long as he's not expected to be its best player on offense. This pick echoes last year's No. 2, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. With Nerlens Noel still on the board, though, there's definitely a sense of surprise. Noel might have been a better fit and has more upside. Grade: B

3. Washington Wizards: SF Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Everyone has been suggesting this pick, of the local kid, since the Wizards slid up in the draft lottery. He's the perfect fit next to John Wall and Bradley Beal, but the Wizards still have big holes down low to fill. Again, Noel would have been a solid choice here. But Porter may be the most put-together player in this draft, ready to contend for rookie of the year. This was the right pick for the Wizards to improve now and contend later. Grade: A-

4. Charlotte Bobcats: C Cody Zeller, Indiana
Zeller was the presumed top pick entering this season. Then he got picked to shreds by analysts. He's a terrific athlete with a 7-foot frame and great skill. Still, Zeller will have to improve his toughness a lot if he expects to man the center position. He may be a better fit at power forward initially as a result. Zeller is the best offensive center in this draft, but he doesn't have as much upside as Noel or Alex Len, making this a surprise. That's not necessarily a bad thing, particularly in a draft without guaranteed stars. Grade: B

5. Phoenix Suns: C Alex Len, Maryland
The Ukrainian big man has tremendous potential because of his great touch around the basket and his defensive awareness despite not playing basketball for very long. His upside hinges on that point, that as he learns the game he might become dominant. The Suns were able to take the best available player here, and they graded Len above Noel. McLemore's scoring ability could have been valuable, but the centers had too much potential. Did Phoenix take the wrong one? Grade: B-

6. Philadelphia 76ers (via New Orleans Pelicans): C Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
UPDATE: The Philadelphia 76ers are getting Noel and a 2014 first-round pick in exchange for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and the 42nd pick, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt report. The 76ers may be overpaying for Noel, but they obviously are prioritizing getting a center in place after their Andrew Bynum trade failed last season. Of course, knee injuries were the problem for Bynum, and Noel has the same issue lingering. Holiday was the best player on the 76ers last season, and now he's a Pelican. Grade: C- (because of the trade)

7. Sacramento Kings: SG Ben McLemore, Kansas
McLemore may be the best prospect in this draft based on natural talent. He fills an often overlooked role as a shooter, and his quiet personality and occasional disappearing acts led some to question his future. But McLemore's upside is way too high to pass up at this point. The Kings are a bit of a mess right now, with new owners, a new front office and a new coach. But McLemore is an important building block, albeit one in need of more stability around him. Grade: A

8. Detroit Pistons: SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
Caldwell-Pope is a prototype shooting guard. He is a marksman from deep and can drive well enough to keep defenders honest. He also has the size to play the position and is really smooth with and without the ball. He's the replacement for Richard Hamilton the Pistons have needed for years. But an even bigger need was at point guard, where the local kid who was the best college player in the country, Michigan's Trey Burke, would have been a great fit. Caldwell-Pope should be a good player, but he doesn't have the upside of Burke and doesn't fit the team's biggest need. Grade: B

9. Utah Jazz (via Minnesota Timberwolves): PG Trey Burke, Michigan
UPDATE: The Timberwolves traded this pick to the Utah Jazz for the Nos. 14 and 21 picks, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick reports. Burke is the best playmaker in this draft, but his size made teams hedge. He's a great fit for a team that desperately needed to improve at point guard and has a stable frontcourt. Is he worth two first-round picks? In a draft like this one, he may be. Burke could have gone in the top five without any fuss. Here, he'll get a lower starting salary and a chance to start. Grade: A

10. Portland Trail Blazers: SG C.J. McCollum, Lehigh
McCollum now pairs with the player some expect him to follow, Damian Lillard. Like Lillard, McCollum is a high-scoring guard from a very small school who missed some time because of injury in college. Unlike Lillard, a point guard, McCollum plays shooting guard and relies on his deep shooting and quick handles. McCollum could be an asset off the bench for the Blazers or free them up to trade Wesley Matthews.Grade: B+

11. Philadelphia 76ers: PG Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
Given that they just traded Holiday for Noel, the 76ers needed a point guard. Now they take a young, talented passer. Carter-Williams is 6-5 and long and can guard shooting guards, but his primary skill is passing. He has wonderful court vision but does not shoot or score very well and often forced it last season for Syracuse. That must change at the NBA level. Carter-Williams and swingman Evan Turner are similar players, so the Sixers may want to add a quicker guard to the mix. Still, he is a good value here and fits a new need. Grade: B+

12. Oklahoma City Thunder: C Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
The New Zealander didn't do much in his one season at Pitt, but he has tremendous potential because of his 7-foot frame and athleticism. He's very raw but shows tremendous enthusiasm on the court and is a charismatic person off it, meaning he aced the interview process. Adams needs a few years, which makes him a strange pick for a team that needs to win now (and needs help inside now). His potential is tough not to like. Grade: B-

13. Boston Celtics (via Dallas Mavericks): C Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
UPDATE: The Mavericks traded their pick to the Boston Celtics for the No. 16 pick and two second-round picks in 2014, USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt reports. The Celtics needed a big man desperately, so the move makes sense in some ways. But Olynyk might have been available later. Olynyk is the best-shooting big man in the draft and has great height but lacks athleticism and toughness. Grade: C+

14. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Utah Jazz): SF Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
Muhammad is an excellent natural scorer but has a few big question marks, specifically surrounding college controversies along with his upside. He is not an elite athlete and doesn't do much of anything besides score at a high level, but he should be a really nice player off the bench. Being picked this low will help him, as Muhammad has been faced with huge expectations for most of his life. He's one of the 10 best talents in the draft, and with the right fire lit under him, he could be a steal.Grade: B+

15. Milwaukee Bucks: SF Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece
The youngest player in the draft has tremendous potential. But there's not a lot known about him. Antetokounmpo may stay in Greece, as is typical for Greek players, for a few years. He has a great wingspan and is a very smooth athlete. He already has shown great handles and reminds scouts of Nicolas Batum. The Bucks could use help on the wings, but this pick is one for the future, possibly even three or four years down the road. Grade: B

16. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics): C Lucas Nogueira, Brazil
UPDATE: The Mavericks turned around and traded this pick to the Hawks for the No. 18 pick along with Jared Cunningham. Nogueira has a huge afro that quickly overtook any discussions of his game on draft night. That's a shame because he has a great skill set and fits the modern NBA very well. The Brazilian 7-footer is an athletic, active rebounder, shot-blocker and scorer with decent handles for his size. He's a great fit for the Hawks, who can pair him with Al Horford, who will be reminded of former college teammate Joakim Noah. Grade: A

17. Atlanta Hawks: PG Dennis Schroeder, Germany
Schroeder is a hot prospect because of his remarkable speed and athleticism. He is a well-rounded point guard but doesn't have ideal size. He's a perfect fit for the Hawks, though, because Jeff Teague is a restricted free agent. Schroeder could be a perfect backup for Teague or replace him, should Teague end up elsewhere. Grade: A-

18. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta Hawks): PG Shane Larkin, Miami (Fla.)
The Mavericks slid down the draft twice to save money, but Larkin should be a keeper. He's a perfect fit for this team, a strong and athletic replacement or backup for point guard Darren Collison. Larkin, whose father is Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, was one of the best players in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season after being relatively unknown as a freshman. He's short at 5-11 but makes up for it with that athleticism and quickness. He and Schroeder are similar-level prospects at the same position, and they draw similar grades. Grade: A-

19. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Sergey Karasev, Russia
Karasev may be the best shooter in this draft. He's a good but not great fit for the Cavaliers, who probably could have used a defensive-oriented wing at this spot. Karasev may not play in the NBA next season, but his shot is ready for that level. Bennett and Karasev are two very offense-first picks for a young team that already had one of the most dynamic young offensive players in the NBA in Kyrie Irving.Grade: C+

20. Chicago Bulls: SG Tony Snell, New Mexico
Snell fits a mold that's en vogue right now: He's an excellent shooter who can defend either wing position. The Bulls already have a player like that in Jimmy Butler, but Snell will give them even more depth. He should play well off Derrick Rose and may be a hidden gem in this draft. He needs to improve his efficiency, but a smaller role at the NBA level will force him to do so. Grade: B+

21. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Utah Jazz): C Gorgui Dieng, Louisville
Dieng is a ready-to-play center who also has some potential on the offensive end. He's a step down from Noel as a shot-blocker, but he take over on that end from time to time. Mason Plumlee was still available and is more polished, but the Timberwolves don't need polish as much as they need defense. Dieng offers them that, making this a solid pick. Grade: B

22. Brooklyn Nets: C Mason Plumlee, Duke
Plumlee was the best available player at this point, a great athlete and hard worker who should earn his role in the NBA. He will be a good backup for Brook Lopez because he contrasts with him, all effort and intensity. He also can play power forward. There's nothing flashy, but the Nets didn't need to go big. Plumlee is ready to play now. Grade: B+

23. Indiana Pacers: SF Solomon Hill, Arizona
Hill rose into the first round despite few expecting him to go so high. There are a lot of better-publicized players available, but the Wildcats senior is no slouch. He is tough and versatile. But his skill set would fit better at power forward, and his athleticism is a step below the elite level of a similar player, Jamaal Franklin. There are a lot of wing players who could have been drafted here. Hill might end up better than them, but he probably would have been available 10 to 15 spots lower. Grade: C+

24. New York Knicks: SG Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
The son of All-Star point guard Tim Hardaway, Hardaway Jr. is nothing like his father as a player. He's a long, tall and athletic swingman whose handle is nowhere near his father's legendary dribble. Hardaway needs to improve his shot selection, but that often happens when a player reaches the NBA. The question here is whether he will fit for the Knicks. This draft pick may mean New York has decided against bringing back Sixth Man of the Year Award winner J.R. Smith. He's a good value here, though.Grade: B

25. Los Angeles Clippers: SF Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
Bullock wasn't a star in college, but coming out of North Carolina, that doesn't mean he won't be a fine NBA player. He has a very good jump shot but is mostly limited to catch-and-shoot offense. That would be fine if the Clippers can keep Chris Paul, the NBA's best playmaker off the dribble. But Bullock doesn't have as much upside as similar players still available, such as Glen Rice Jr. and Allen Crabbe. Grade: C+

26. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves):SF Andre Roberson, Colorado
This pick was dealt through two teams before it landed in the Thunder's hands, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick reports. Roberson is a tremendous rebounder for his size but doesn't have much else in his game. His energy makes him a good defender, but he is a better fit at power forward. Roberson's upside could lead him to being similar to Shawn Marion, but he will need to improve tremendously on offense. Grade: C+

27. Denver Nuggets: C Rudy Gobert, France
The biggest player in the draft also is one of the most raw. Gobert has a record-breaking 7-9 wingspan and was the only barefoot 7-footer in the draft. But he's incredibly skinny and lacks developed skills. The Nuggets can afford to take a flier on a project, though, because they are so deep. Gobert definitely could be a steal. Or he could be forgotten. At No. 27, that's a good gamble. Grade: B+

28. San Antonio Spurs: SF Livio Jean-Charles, French Guiana
It's even tougher to grade a pick like this because Jean-Charles is a long-term prospect. He likely won't be playing in the NBA in the next three seasons. Jean-Charles has some potential but is not as touted as Antetokounmpo, the Bucks' pick at No. 15. San Antonio rarely makes mistakes with these types of picks, though, and there's little downside. Grade: B+

29. Phoenix Suns (via Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder): SG Archie Goodwin, Kentucky
The Warriors moved into the draft with the No. 26 pick, then moved back twice, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick reports. The Suns probably didn't need to move up a spot to get Goodwin, who almost assuredly was not a target of the Warriors given their team strengths. The combo guard was an underachiever in his one season at Kentucky, but he was a good recruit. There were more polished players who were more ready to contribute, but the Suns are eyeing the future. Grade: B-

30. Golden State Warriors (via Phoenix Suns): PG Nemanja Nedovic, Serbia
Nedovic made his name as one of Eastern Europe's most athletic guards, but that may not translate to the NBA level. Instead, he'll have to rely on his developing skills. Nedovic plays both guard positions but is a better fit at point guard. At 22, Nedovic should be ready to contribute soon, so he may step in if Jarrett Jack lands elsewhere in free agency. He's an OK pick but might have been available 10 picks later. Grade: C

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