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In a draft that we actually really like a number of the top prospects, there will obviously be a few players that fail to live up to expectations. On Thursday we took a look at 5 underrated prospects. Here are 5 prospects who we feel are overrated. This list is not five players who we think will be busts, as a few of these guys are good bets to be solid pros. But for where they are being projected to be drafted, we feel they are overrated.
Aaron Gordon, PF Arizona
Needs: Point guard, power forward
Picks: 4, 12
This edition of Face Off probably hits a little closer to home for the Orlando Magic. Had Marcus Smart declared for the 2013 draft, there’s a very good possibility he would have been selected 2nd by Orlando. It’s not every day a team gets a second chance to nab their guy, but with International Man of Mystery, Dante Exum, throwing his name in the hat, things get a bit more complicated. With an aging Jameer Nelson hitting the free agent market next summer, the Magic are looking for a backcourt mate for Victor Oladipo.
With the 2014 NBA draft less than a week away, and a shake up at the top with Joel Embiid's foot injury, here is our sixth look at the first round.
The 2014 draft has a great deal of second tier talent oozing with All-Star potential sitting right outside the top three. Two of the top power forwards, Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh, represent opposite ends of the oft asked question, production or potential?
Needs: Everything except point guard
Picks: 1, 33
A high profile wing with franchise changing potential doesn’t come around every day. It’s already been four years since Paul George was scooped up at a bargain price in 2010, and a rail thin kid, named Kevin Durant, dawned a Seattle Supersonics cap close to a decade ago.