Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) celebrates after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft 2014: Updated first round and lottery projections


In this latest version of our mock draft, we have yet another change at the NO. 1 pick. While it’s believed that Joel Embiid still has a chance to be the top pick and Julius Randle’s status is rising, Andrew Wiggins is bound to enter the conversation again and the Bucks have wanted him all year long.

This could then create a scenario where the Celtics watch Jabari Parker fall into their laps, assuming he declares and leaves Duke before the deadline next week.

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 4.2
Pick Team Player Pos. College
1  Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Wiggins SF Kansas
2 Philadelphia 76ers Julius Randle PF Kentucky
3 Boston Celtics Jabari Parker SF Duke
4  Orlando Magic Joel Embiid SF Kansas
5  Utah Jazz Aaron Grodon PF Arizona
6 L.A. Lakers Dante Exum PF Australia
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 Phoenix Suns [f] Montrezl Harrell PF Louisville
17 Chicago Bulls [e]
James Young SG Kentucky
18  Boston Celtics [g] Rodney Hood SF Duke
19  Chicago Bulls T.J. Warren SF N.C. State
20  Toronto Raptors Zach LaVine SG UCLA
21  Phoenix Suns  K.J. McDaniels SF Clemson
22  OKC Thunder [h]  Jusuf Nurkic C Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 Miami Heat  Nick Johnson SG Arizona
27 Phoenix Suns [k] Willie Cauley-Stein C Kentucky
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

  • Swabb

    You guys need to stop disrespecting Shabazz Napier. 30th pick? Really?

    • John

      A lot of drafts do not even have him in the first round.

      • John

        Sorry that is no mocks have him in the first round. There is a reason why. He needs to grow and be a lot more athletic.

  • hello2458

    I forgot Embiid was a small forward. Pretty legit..

  • 1gr8jazzfan

    What you need to do is actually put the right positions for the athletes. Exum PF? Embiid SF?

  • Josh Johnson

    Might want to look over the positions

  • RC5000

    Embiid is a center, Exum is a PG combo guard. And it is Aaron Gordon, not Grodon. Proofread it, how the frick are you an “editor”?

  • Thomas Klein

    How can you put out a mock draft and not know the positions that the players play, it has a lot to do with what player a team will select with their pick.