Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as NBA commissioner David Stern (right) , deputy commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon speak on stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Big Board 2014: Top 50 prospects

After months and months of waiting and evaluation, the day has finally arrived where some of the best amateur basketball prospects will be finding out with which teams they will be beginning their professional basketball journey as the NBA Draft is set to get underway Thursday evening in New York City.

This year’s class is considered to be one of the deepest classes in the event’s history, and when you take a look up and down the list of names, you can definitely see why that is.

Because of the deep talent in the group, this also brings upon a lot of uncertainty as teams up front are more willing to oblige a trade request from someone behind them, knowing that even if they move down they could still get a solid player on their board.

Such is even the case for the team that holds this year’s no. 1 overall pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Reportedly, the Cavs were very much interested in selecting Kansas’ Joel Embiid with the top pick, however, following his recent foot injury and subsequent surgery, they are torn at the moment.

So, as is the case in these situations, they have been fielding trade calls all week from a plethora of teams looking to get in their spot and grab one of the players –presumably Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid– that they don’t desire as much.

Moving down, the Cavaliers would have a ton of other talent to select from since that can’t have the man they’ve wanted all along.

With that, let’s have a look at just how deep Thursday night’s class is as we delve into our final Top 50 Big Board of the year.

FanSided 2014 NBA Draft Big Board

Player Name
Position
School
Jabari ParkerForwardDuke
Andrew WigginsSmall ForwardKansas
Joel EmbiidCenterKansas
Dante ExumPoint GuardAustralia
Noah VonlehPower ForwardIndiana
Aaron GordonForwardArizona
Julius RandlePower ForwardKentucky
Marcus SmartPoint GuardOklahoma State
Doug McDermottForwardCreighton
Nik StauskasShooting GuardMichigan
Gary HarrisShooting Guard Michigan State
Tyler EnnisPoint GuardSyracuse
Zach LaVineGuardUCLA
Jusuf NurkicCenterBosnia
James YoungSmall ForwardKentucky
P.J. HairstonShooting GuardTexas Legends
Dario SaricCenterBosnia
Adreian PaynePower ForwardMichigan State
Elfrid PaytonPoint GuardLouisiana-Lafayette
Clint CapellaPower ForwardSwitzerland
Rodney HoodForwardDuke
T.J. WarrenForwardNorth Carolina State
Kyle AndersonForwardUCLA
Jordan AdamsShooting GuardUCLA
Jerami GrantForward Syracuse
Jarnell StokesPower ForwardTennessee
Shabazz NapierPoint GuardConnecticut
Cleanthony EarlyForwardWichita State
KJ McDanielsSmall ForwardClemson
Bogdan BogdanovicShooting GuardSerbia
DeAndre DanielsSmall ForwardConnecticut
Mitch McGaryCenterMichigan
Johnny O'BryantPower ForwardLSU
Russ SmithPoint GuardLouisville
Spencer DinwiddieShooting GuardColorado
Nick JohnsonShooting GuardArizona
Jahii CarsonPoint GuardArizona State
Patric YoungCenterFlorida
Deonte BurtonPoint GuardNevada
Markel BrownShooting GuardOklahoma State
Corey JeffersonPower ForwardBaylor
C.J. WilcoxShooting GuardWashington
Jabari BrownShooting GuardMissouri
Dwight PowellPower ForwardStanford
Nikola JokicCenterSerbia
Jordan ClarksonPoint GuardMissouri
Thanasis AntetokounmpoSmall ForwardDelaware 87ers
Walter TavaresCenterCape Verde
Lamar PattersonShooting GuardPittsburgh
C.J. FairForwardSyracuse

 

 

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