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NBA Mock Draft 2014: Latest first round and lottery projections


The NCAA Tournament is over and we’ve now gotten our last in-game look at many of the prospects that will be entering the NBA Draft. That’s not just because the Kentucky Wildcats played in the title game and virtually all their starters are NBA bound, rather the entire tournament was filled with future draft picks and teams are starting to sort out the different tiers of prospects.

Here’s a look at the latest reverse standings and who teams could be targeting if the draft ends up shaking out this way.

2014 NBA Mock Draft 4.1
Pick Team Player Pos. College
1  Milwaukee Bucks  Jabari Parker SF Duke
2 Philadelphia 76ers  Julius Randle PF Kentucky
3  Orlando Magic  Joel Embiid C Kansas
4  Boston Celtics Andrew Wiggins SF Kansas
5  Utah Jazz Dante Exum PG Australia
6 L.A. Lakers Aaron Gordon PF Arizona
7 Sacramento Kings Noah Vonleh PF/C Indiana
8 Detroit Pistons [a] Marcus Smart PG Oklahoma St.
9  Cleveland Cavaliers Clint Capela PF Switzerland
10 Philadelphia 76ers [b] Nik Stauskas SG Michigan
11   Denver Nuggets [c]  Gary Harris SG Michigan St.
12  Orlando Magic [d]  Tyler Ennis PG Syracuse
13 Minnesota Timberwolves  Doug McDermott PF Creighton
14 Memphis Grizzlies Dario Saric SF Croatia
15 Atlanta Hawks  Adreian Payne PF Michigan St.
16 Chicago Bulls [e] Montrezl Harrell PF Louisville
17 Phoenix Suns [f]  Willie Cauley-Stein C Kentucky
18  Boston Celtics [g] Rodney Hood SF Duke
19  Chicago Bulls James Young  SG/SF Kentucky
20  Toronto Raptors Zach LaVine SG UCLA
21  Phoenix Suns  Jusuf Nurkic C Bosnia and Herzegovina
22  OKC Thunder [h] T.J. Warren SF N.C. State
23 Utah Jazz [i] Aaron Harrison  SG Kentucky
24  Charlotte Bobcats [j]  Jerami Grant SF  Syracuse
25  Houston Rockets Cleanthoy Early PF  Wichita St.
26 Phoenix Suns [k]  Nick Johnson SG Arizona
27 Miami Heat K.J. McDaniels SF Clemson
28 L.A. Clippers Kyle Anderson PG/PF UCLA
29 OKC Thunder P.J. Hairston PG Texas Legends
30  San Antonio Spurs Shabazz Napier PG UConn

Trades

a – Send to Bobcats if not in Top 8
b – From New Orleans Pelicans (unless in Top 5)
c - From New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony trade)
d – From Nuggets via Knicks
e – From Charlotte Bobcats (Tyrus Thomas trade)
f – From Washington Wizards (Marcin Gortat trade)
g – From Nets via Hawks (Kevin Garnett trade)
h – From Dallas Mavericks
i – From Golden State Warriors
j – From Portland Trail Blazers
k – From Indiana Pacers (Luis Scola trade)

Who do you think your team will draft? Sound off in the comments below and let your opinion be heard.

Tags: NBA Draft 2014

  • Megan H

    Awesome mock draft. I hope Dougy Buckets falls to the Wolves. I thinks Aaron Gordon might fall, it seems people are way too high on him.

  • Alex Shahparnia

    yo Dante is a PG/SG not PF, just to help you out brotha!

  • Jay Kelly

    I have the 76ers taking Andrew Wiggins and either Gary Harris, James Young, or TJ Warren.

  • J Taylor

    Bucks take Parker? – Wiggins is a much better match with the team. AND if it is going to be sold, Wiggins is a better ticket seller. Flip-Flop Wiggins and Parker in this mock and I’ll agree.

    76′ers take Randle? – Bold move and very realistic. (Props for this selection.)

    Magic take Embiid? – Maybe, but they already have a really good young center. Exum would probably be a better fit.
    -

    Wiggins drops to number 4. DOUBTFUL.
    Lakers take a PF when a very solid and proven PG (Smart) is available? And when Love is the hope in 2015? – Maybe…

    After the top 6-7 players, the talent level gets subjective and based on perceived potential. The top 6-7 could be immediate starters, the rest will take a year or more.

    • Josh Johnson

      Exum is a question mark too because of the inferior competition he plays agianst

      • Megan H

        He seems like a Rubio to me. Really cool highlight videos, shitload of hype but then he takes forever to actually be good.

      • Frenfries I like demfrenfries

        I just saw some of his highlights, look like he was playing with kids,,,no offense but white kids

  • Josh Johnson

    you know the 76ers tanked for wiggins, right?… I don’t think anyone thinks Stauskas will get drafted before Gary Harris.

    might wanna fix that typo on exum’s position

  • Drew Grant

    No.1 Wiggens No.2 Parker No.3 Exum Celtics take emiid….but ill take wiggens if he falls that far

  • Drew

    If Wiggins is available for the 76ers, they’re going to take him. Randle would be a waste of a pick since they already have Thad Young at PF. They’ll go for a SF or SF/PF combo, so either Wiggins or Parker, but Wiggins would be higher priority. I think they’d take the best overall player left at 10, though.

  • Landon Marshall

    1.bucks-embiid
    2.76ers-wiggins
    3.magic-exum
    4.celtics-Parker
    5.jazz-randle
    6.lakers-smart
    7.kings-vonleh
    8.pistons-ennis
    9.cavs-McDermott
    10.76ers-Harris
    That’s my top 10 as a celtics fan I would love to see James young or tj warren for the second pick.
    It would be best for lakers to get a pg though and smart has proven himself in my opinion!

  • jjjjj

    76ers like Wiggins

  • Schaumburg Kenny

    1.bucks-wiggins
    2.76ers-Parker
    3.magic-Embiid
    4.celtics-Randle
    5.jazz-Aaron Gordon
    6.lakers-exum
    7.kings-smart
    8.pistons-ennis
    9.cavs-McDermott
    10.76ers-vonleh

    Instead of #16 and #19, I think the Bulls are going to end up with #17 and #20 when everything is said and done. I think they’ll draft their two picks of whomever’s still available in this order:

    #1: C Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky)
    #2: SG Zach LaVine (UCLA)
    #3: SG James Young (Kentucky)
    #4: SG Jordan Adams (UCLA)

    #5: C Isaiah Austin (Baylor)

  • collieuk

    These are reasonable picks for the 76ers. Young is a small PF, and I think they need bulk. Plus Wiggins worries me because he can’t go to his left. I think for the tenth pick they will take the best jumpshooter available, but maybe they will go to Jusuph Nerkic as a development project – after all, they will be rebuilding for a couple of years yet.

  • Lee Washington

    Sixers take Randal over Wiggins AND Embiid,,, Delusional !!