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Rafter's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/26/14 4:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Andrew Wiggins

  1. Cleveland | Andrew Wiggins | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 19

Embiid's injury makes it a two-horse race and the Cavaliers can't really lose either way. Wiggins is a prodigy and one of most gifted athletes to ever get drafted, pre-season expectations were high for the Canadian phenom and although he didn't meet the considerable hype, (meeting the hype was almost impossible) he had a highly productive season with flashes of his immense promise. Wiggins is not a finished product and should develop into the go-to guy down the line, the Cavaliers are rebuilding and already have a star in Irving, which should deflect some of the attention off of Wiggins, which should allow him to develop into the player he's promised to be.
Jabari Parker

  2. Milwaukee | Jabari Parker | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | Duke | 19

Milwaukee could go with Wiggins for a freakish pairing of 'Canadian Sensation' and 'Greek Freak' however Parker's skill makes him a safe pick and a legitimate go-to scorer for the Bucks. Parker is a scoring savant and can score in a variety of different ways, which is why he's the favourite for ROY because many believe he can carry his team offensively wherever he lands. Parker is a great kid and has an old head on young shoulders and has the potential to be a fine player on and off the court, a fabulous acquisition that will make the Bucks relevant for the first time in a long, long time.
Joel Embiid

  3. *Philadelphia | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

Sam Hinkie has shown to be betting man, he's gambled on Noel (giving up his All-star Point Guard Jrue Holiday) and gambled on Bynum, the jury is still out on the former, however the latter failed, here's hoping the old adage "third times a charm" comes off for a team, either way is guaranteed more high draft picks in the future and Embiid is worth rolling the dice on. It's hard to find a Center this athletic with this kind of feel for the game, as highlighted in his one and only season at Kansas, "JoJo" got better and better while showing signs of being a dominant physical presence on both ends. Embiid can have an immediate impact as a defensive anchor and could be a force on both ends for the next decade, if healthy.
Dante Exum

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

Exum could be taken at 3 due to the foot injury suffered by Embiid. Exum has bags of potential and is somewhat mysterious due to the competition he faced. A backcourt tandem of the exciting Oladipo and Aussie Exum is a partnership Magic fans are salivating over, and for good reason. Exum can play either guard position, is a great athlete and driven to succeed, he is more comfortable with the ball in his hands however sharing the rock with Victor should not be a problem and Exum can play off him and vice versa.
Aaron Gordon

  5. Utah | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 18

Aaron Gordon is the youngest player in the draft, but has a man's body that is only going get better as he matures, Gordon physically can impact the game in a variety of different ways due to his relentless motor and desire. His shot needs work, but it's not broken. He's a highly articulate individual and self-aware enough to work on his deficiencies.The Jazz have the flexibility to hold off Gordon and ease him in due to having Kanter and Favors.
Marcus Smart

  6. *Boston | Marcus Smart | 6-3 | 227 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

What does Marcus Smart offer Boston? A winning mentality, size and strength for his position, defense and an appetite to get better. He took the risk of returning to OS, a risk because mainly the 2013 was weaker and returning prospects are scrutinized heavily, Smart improved his scoring output while demonstrating how well-rounded he is across the board. There were some concerns about the infamous incident in Texas, but concerns about his character were chalked up to as heat of the moment and hasn't impacted his stock because it was an isolated incident.
Julius Randle

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

The Lakers are in a position to add a potential star at seven. Julius Randle, simply put was a man amongst boys at Kentucky and is the best player available. For some reason, Randle became the forgotten man because he was on-par with Wiggins and Parker at the start of the season and slowly fell down the boards in favour of more athletic and versatile options. Randle has been called a tweener because he's undersized and scouts feel that he'll struggles against length in the NBA and there are question marks about his intensity on the defensive end.
Elfrid Payton

  8. Sacramento | Elfrid Payton | 6-4 | 185 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

Sacramento may trade this pick however if they keep it, word is that Payton absolutely dominated his peers in workouts and has risen up the boards. He offers length, 6-4 with a 6-9 wingspan at the PG position and can play off the ball and siege the paint with ease, and is a better long-term prospect to Thomas. Payton started off as an unknown, but with success stories like Lillard and McCollum and a good showing in workouts he has improved his stock.
Doug McDermott

  9. *Charlotte | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 22

Charlotte are eyeing either McDermott or Stauskas at this pick, gone are the days of this franchise taking shots on young, raw upside guys and they're opting for a more conservative drafting approach. "McBuckets" will fit in seamlessly and provide a genuine scoring weapon and the Hornets could use another shooter for Al Jefferson to kick out to and McDerrmott and Stauskas are the best shooters available.
Noah Vonleh

  10. *Orlando | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 18

There are words that Vonleh isn't in the greatest of shape in the workouts, it's not a concern as teams can get him in NBA shape however, when you consider his draft peers are in shape, this means he slides hard to the 76ers Noah Vonleh boasts a staggering physical profile that you can't help but fall in love with. Vonleh led the Big-10 in rebounding in his Freshman season at Indiana and will need some time to figure it out on the offensive ends, but he has all the makings to be a hell of a player in time.
Nik Stauskas

  11. *Chicago | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 20

Jusuf Nurkic

  12. *Philadelphia | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 19

Zach LaVine

  13. *Minnesota | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

Gary Harris

  14. *Phoenix | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 19

Dario Saric

  15. *Atlanta | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

Rodney Hood

  16. *Denver | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 21

TJ Warren

  17. *Boston | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 20

Adreian Payne

  18. *Phoenix | Adreian Payne | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Michigan St. | 23

Jordan Clarkson

  19. *Denver | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 22

Tyler Ennis

  20. Toronto | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 19

Shabazz Napier

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Shabazz Napier | 6-0 | 175 | PG | UConn | 23

KJ McDaniels

  22. Memphis | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 21

James Young

  23. *Utah | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 18

Kyle Anderson

  24. *Miami | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 20

Clint Capela

  25. Houston | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 20

Jarnell Stokes

  26. Charlotte | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

PJ Hairston

  27. *Phoenix | PJ Hairston | 6-5 | 228 | SG | USA | 21

Cleanthony Early

  28. LA Clippers | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Mitch McGary

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 22

CJ Wilcox

  30. San Antonio | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 201 | SG | Washington | 23

Spencer Dinwiddie

  31. Milwaukee | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 21

Jordan Adams

  32. *Philadelphia | Jordan Adams | 6-5 | 209 | SG | UCLA | 20

Walter Tavares

  33. *Cleveland | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Bogdan Bogdanovic

  34. *New York | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 21

Vasilje Micic

  35. *Memphis | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 20

Glenn Robinson III

  36. *Milwaukee | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 20

Jerami Grant

  37. *Toronto | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Dwight Powell

  38. Detroit | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 23

DeAndre Daniels

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

Artem Klimenko

  40. *Minnesota | Artem Klimenko | 7-0 | 245 | C | Russia | 20

Khem Birch

  41. Denver | Khem Birch | 6-9 | 209 | PF | UNLV | 21

Damien Inglis

  42. *Houston | Damien Inglis | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | France | 19

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  43. Atlanta | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22

Nikola Jokic

  44. *Brooklyn | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 19

Nick Johnson

  45. Charlotte | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 21

Jabari Brown

  46. *LA Lakers | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Johnny O'Bryant

  47. *New Orleans | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 21

Semaj Christon

  48. *Atlanta | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 21

Patric Young

  49. Chicago | Patric Young | 6-10 | 247 | PF/C | Florida | 22

Jahii Carson

  50. Phoenix | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 21

Joe Harris

  51. *New York | Joe Harris | 6-6 | 215 | SG/SF | Virginia | 22

Deonte Burton

  52. *Philadelphia | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 193 | PG/SG | Nevada | 22

Russ Smith

  53. *Minnesota | Russ Smith | 6-1 | 160 | PG/SG | Louisville | 23

James McAdoo

  54. *San Antonio | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

Sim Bhullar

  55. *Charlotte | Sim Bhullar | 7-5 | 360 | C | New Mexico St. | 21

Ioannis Papapetrou

  56. *Orlando | Ioannis Papapetrou | 6-9 | 233 | SF | Greece | 20

Markel Brown

  57. Indiana | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Alec Brown

  58. *Philadelphia | Alec Brown | 7-1 | 231 | PF/C | Wisconsin Green Bay | 22

Nemanja Dangubic

  59. *Brooklyn | Nemanja Dangubic | 6-8 | 195 | SG | Serbia | 21

Leo Westermann

  60. *Brooklyn | Leo Westermann | 6-6 | 190 | PG/SG | France | 21