Now that we are two days removed from the lottery and the 2014 NBA Draft is just over a month away, more and more mock drafts are going to pop up. The crew over at Basketball Insiders, Joel Brigham, Yannis Koutroupis, Steve Kyler and Alex Kennedy offer their latest fearless predictions on Thursday.
All but one of the four have the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting former Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Andrew Wiggins with the first-overall pick. Koutroupis, however, projects Wiggins’ former Jayahwks’ teammate, center Joel Embiid, to be the first pick.
With the second pick, they are split. Koutroupis has the Milwaukee Bucks selecting Wiggins while Kennedy projects Embiid to go second (which is the same top two I had in my mock draft released Tuesday night. You can check that out here). Both Brigham and Kyler like former Duke Blue Devils’ small forward Jabari Parker to go second.
With the third pick, three of the writers have the leftover from the perceived top three (Wiggins, Parker and Embiid) while Brigham surprisingly has the Philadelphia 76ers taking Australian point guard Dante Exum, leaving the Orlando Magic to take Joel Embiid with the fourth-overall pick. The rest of the group projects the Magic to select Exum.
You can check out their entire mock draft here.