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June 20th, 2014
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.
By Rick Fois
Top International Prospects
We took the 3 1/2 hour trek away from Treviso through Slovenia to Drazen Petrovic Arena in Zagreb, Croatia (one of the true temples of basketball in Europe) to watch Dario Saric against Jusuf Nurkic after the first day of Eurocamp in the A-1 Liga final with Cibona against Cedevita. We've included these players in the report.
Dario Saric, 6'10, PF/SF (Croatia) 1994, Cibona Zagreb
Here we are again. The Heat versus The Spurs. The implacable consistency of San Antonio against the superstar chemistry of Miami. Two all-time great teams, with two potentially all-time great coaches -if Spoltra's initial success is maintained at even some smaller percentage- and two all-time great GMs, battling for their right to leave an indelible legacy upon the league.
Needs: Wing players, talent in general
Picks: 3, 10, 32, 39, 47, 52, 54