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The8thDeadlySin's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/18/14 12:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Joel Embiid

  1. Cleveland | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

Cleveland needs to take a serious look at trading this pick.. However, I think that if they do make the selecetion, they need to take Embiid. They have great youth at almost every position but center. Verjao deserves to play for a ring again so I assume they will be looking to trade him if they cant move the pick. There is a chance to get a franchise changing player at the most depleated position in basketball. A young core that includes Irving, Thompson, and the "next Hakeem" should be enough to make the Cavs a serious francise for a while. If they could sure up their other spots with role players that can defend and grow with the team, they could see the playoffs in 2 years. I do think that Waiters and Verajo could be moved for more steady guys. Also, I think that last years #1 pick can become a Paul Milsap clone. If all that happens, they look good for the future and may just be enough to keep Kyrie in town for another contract.
Andrew Wiggins

  2. Milwaukee | Andrew Wiggins | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 19

The Bucks seem to be having problems out of Sanders but that is all speculation. If he comes back commited to playing, this could be an exciting team next season. Wiggins is the obvious choice because they seem to be all in on Gannis. Wiggins, in the right situation, can become a nice lead scorer but the situation has to be a place where he doenst have to be the best defender on the floor. Milwaukee can be that place. A lineup of Sanders, Henson, Greek Freak, Wiggins, and Knight is exciting. Everyone should be an above average defender and all are decent enough on offense to get it done. If the Bucks plan to keep Mayo, he can come off the bench and provide 17 points to help their scoring problems. The right coach can make this team work well.
Jabari Parker

  3. *Philadelphia | Jabari Parker | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | Duke | 19

This 76ers team seems to have a nice plan in place. If this is how the top 3 plays out, they will have won the draft. Parker seems to be a guy that can score close to 20 points a game, on efficent shooting, as a rookie. That is exactly what the 6ers need. They need a guy they can lean on to just go get points. Dont have to worry about much. Give it to him in the post, on the wing, or spotting up for 3 and this guy can get it done. If Noel comes back healthy and is close to the defender everyone expects him to be, they will have 3 nice pieces going forward and their roles will be clear. MCW - Distribute and defend, score when open. Parker - Leading scorer. Noel - Defend and rebound.
Dante Exum

  4. Orlando | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 196 | PG/SG | Australia | 19

This seems to be a sure thing.. Exum looks like a PG and the Magic need one. Im not a huge fan of this pick because I think they need to make sure picks instead of risky ones. However, it I a good gamble.. Exum could be great.
Noah Vonleh

  5. Utah | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 19

The Jazz seem to have lost faith in Kanter.. Rumor is Kanter has been working to expand his game to fit better with Favors. Regardless, Vonleh is a good fit. The Jazz struggled through Marvin Williams as their PF and Vonleh should be better than playing a SF as your PF..
Aaron Gordon

  6. *Boston | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 19

Boston has said all along that they are commited to Rondo. Well, this draft will tell us if thats true or not. If they truly think that Rondo is their future, Gordon would be a great pick. He gives Rondo a player, that many compare to Blake Griffin, that can thrive in a pick and roll situation. He can defend his position well because at Arizona, they thrived on D. He has an amazing motor and would thrive with Stevens there drawing up creative ways to get him points. Lobs, dunks, 1 on 1 attacks, rolls, pops, he is just very versatile and with Rondo in town, he will always get the ball in the right spots for him.
Julius Randle

  7. LA Lakers | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 19

The Magic, like the 76ers, seem to have a nice plan. They also have gotten lucky on a couple things. Drafting Vucavic and him turing into a walking double-double was lucky. Getting Harris for nothing because the Bucks were tired of him was lucky. Oladipo looking like he will be a good player is lucky. Now they need to be smart. They dont need to gamble on an erratic PG like Smart or Exum (mystery). They need to take a guy that is going to be a sure thing. IMO, Randle wont be a bust. He may not be an All-Star but he will, at the very least, be a starter in the league for a long time. Pairing him with Harris and Vucavic sures up your front line for a long time. Dipo, Nelso, and Aflallo at the guard spots should be enough to keep this team afloat for the season.
Marcus Smart

  8. Sacramento | Marcus Smart | 6-3 | 227 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

This seems like a weird choice with Burke in town and looking very good but the Jazz need a dynamic guard. Hayward is a nice palyer but he is a SF. Smart can play the SG on this team and fit in well. Having Burke, Hayward, and Smart on the floor gives the Jazz 3 guards that can run the offense, score the ball, and play off the ball. Smart has some potiental to cause trouble but in Utah, its hard to get in much trouble. They can also move him along slowly because they have some vets there that can play while he figues himself out.
Zach LaVine

  9. *Charlotte | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

Nik Stauskas

  10. *Orlando | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 21

Philly, if they get Parker, Stauskas would be an obvious chocie with his fantastic shooting. He also has the ability to make plays for others and score in different ways too. If the 76ers are commited to building through the draft and not bringing in vets, Nik instantly fills a role as a shooter. At 6'6 he as good size for the 2 guard spot and that would also fit well with their 6'6 PG.
Gary Harris

  11. *Chicago | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 20

Rodney Hood

  12. *Philadelphia | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 22

James Young

  13. *Minnesota | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 19

Doug McDermott

  14. *Phoenix | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 22

Kyle Anderson

  15. *Atlanta | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 21

Elfrid Payton

  16. *Denver | Elfrid Payton | 6-4 | 185 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

Cleanthony Early

  17. *Boston | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Jordan Clarkson

  18. *Phoenix | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 22

Adreian Payne

  19. *Denver | Adreian Payne | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Michigan St. | 23

Tyler Ennis

  20. Toronto | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 20

Dario Saric

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

If MJ has done his homework, this will be an easy choice. Saric is a young and improved version of Josh McRoberts, whom they loved this season. Saric has McRoberts size, vision, and shooting ability but seem to be a better ball handler and a more focused rebounder. Saric supposedly can play PG on offense and the flip to PF/C on defense. With Kemba on this team, being a dynamic scorer, it would be nice to have a guy that can run the offense for a few plays while Kemba trys to get into scoring position. Saric can play PF and SF which is also a good fit with MKG because they basically play him at PF and McRoberts at SF. Saric would be a hand in glove fit..
Shabazz Napier

  22. Memphis | Shabazz Napier | 6-0 | 175 | PG | UConn | 23

CJ Wilcox

  23. *Utah | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 201 | SG | Washington | 23

Glenn Robinson III

  24. *Miami | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 20

TJ Warren

  25. Houston | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 21

Jerami Grant

  26. Charlotte | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Jusuf Nurkic

  27. *Phoenix | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 20

Jordan Adams

  28. LA Clippers | Jordan Adams | 6-5 | 209 | SG | UCLA | 20

PJ Hairston

  29. Oklahoma Cty | PJ Hairston | 6-5 | 228 | SG | USA | 21

Clint Capela

  30. San Antonio | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 20

KJ McDaniels

  31. Milwaukee | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 21

Spencer Dinwiddie

  32. *Philadelphia | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 21

Vasilje Micic

  33. *Cleveland | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 20

Bogdan Bogdanovic

  34. *New York | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 22

Markel Brown

  35. *Memphis | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Walter Tavares

  36. *Milwaukee | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Nick Johnson

  37. *Toronto | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 21

Mitch McGary

  38. Detroit | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 22

DeAndre Daniels

  39. *Philadelphia | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 22

Khem Birch

  40. *Minnesota | Khem Birch | 6-9 | 209 | PF | UNLV | 22

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  41. Denver | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22

Jarnell Stokes

  42. *Houston | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

Dwight Powell

  43. Atlanta | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 23

Semaj Christon

  44. *Brooklyn | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 21

Johnny O'Bryant

  45. Charlotte | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 21

James McAdoo

  46. *LA Lakers | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

CJ Fair

  47. *New Orleans | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 23

Deonte Burton

  48. *Atlanta | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 193 | PG/SG | Nevada | 23

Cameron Bairstow

  49. Chicago | Cameron Bairstow | 6-10 | 252 | PF | New Mexico | 23

DeAndre Kane

  50. Phoenix | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 25

Jabari Brown

  51. *New York | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Alessandro Gentile

  52. *Philadelphia | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 21

Nemanja Dangubic

  53. *Minnesota | Nemanja Dangubic | 6-8 | 195 | SG | Serbia | 21

Alec Brown

  54. *San Antonio | Alec Brown | 7-1 | 231 | PF/C | Wisconsin Green Bay | 22

Ojars Silins

  55. *Charlotte | Ojars Silins | 6-9 | 210 | SF | Latvia | 21

Andre Dawkins

  56. *Orlando | Andre Dawkins | 6-5 | 205 | SG | Duke | 23

Jahii Carson

  57. Indiana | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 22

Cory Jefferson

  58. *Philadelphia | Cory Jefferson | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Baylor | 23

Axel Toupane

  59. *Brooklyn | Axel Toupane | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | France | 22

Isaiah Austin

  60. *Brooklyn | Isaiah Austin | 7-1 | 220 | PF/C | Baylor | 21