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Updated: 6/26/14 8:15 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Andrew Wiggins

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

I think you could justify any of the top 3 players here, but I think Wiggins will ultimately be the pick. Upside is best in the draft and won't be asked to be the go-to-guy with Kyrie already there. If Deng resigns, he'll probably take over as the starting 2 and move Waiters to the bench, where he is best suited IMO.
Jabari Parker

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

The 76ers need somebody who can get there own buckets and Jabari is exactly that guy. I think he could easily put up 18 ppg for them and a core of MCW, Noel, and Parker would be a nice trio going forward.
Dante Exum

  3. *Philadelphia | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 196 | PG/SG | Australia | 19

Struggled with this pick but I think Exum is a good fit here. He's long and quick and him and Giannis would be deadly on the fast break. Both have ways to go but that is an impressive combo going forward. I don't think Embiid gets drafted here with his back concern and talks about his agent not wanting him to work out in Milwaukee. Parker is enticing but I think Exum fits in well here.
Joel Embiid

  4. Orlando | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

This would be a home run for the Jazz. They would add a rim protector and offensive threat to a frontcourt that already has a potential all star in Derrick Favors. This would free them up to move Kanter and potentially snag a veteran small forward.
Noah Vonleh

  5. Utah | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 18

Exum seems to be the popular pick in this spot but I think Vonleh is the better fit. Exum isn't a true PG and adding another combo with Oladipo doesn't equal one PG. While the defense and athleticism combination of Dipo and Exum is enticing, the lack of a consistent outside shot is concerning. Vonleh gives them a young PF who will take time to develop, but has stretch 4 potential and is also a good defender and great rebounder. A frontcourt of Harris, Vonleh, and Vukacic would be versatile offensively and would be dominant on the glass.
Marcus Smart

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

Smart seems like a great fit for Sacramento. Competitve PG who defends and hustles. Hopefully his intensity could rub off on his teammates, especially Boogie. Also allows to move Thomas to the bench where he could thrive in scoring PG role off the bench.
Elfrid Payton

  7. LA Lakers | Elfrid Payton | 6-4 | 185 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

With Rose being a constant injury concern and Augustin likely leaving in free agency, Elfrid would be a quality backup who could potentially develop into a starter if Rose's career doesn't continue on the track it was a few years ago. Also is a strong defender who could thrive under Thibs
Julius Randle

  8. Sacramento | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 19

The Lakers need somebody in the front court who can contribute immediately and help out Kobe. While I don't think Randle is going to solve all their problems, his rebounding ability and offensive skill set should be a good fit in LA. Randle also seems like a guy who would look good in a Lakers jersey/embrace the Lakers and LA.
Doug McDermott

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

McDermott can contribute immediately and is a knock down shooter. Seems like two needs for Sota.
Aaron Gordon

  10. *Orlando | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 18

While people love to focus on what Gordon doesn't bring to the table (shooting, lack of true position), I think he'll have a great NBA career. He's a guy who can be an elite defender and stat sheet stuffer. His energy and intangibles will help any team. Plus he's the youngest player projected to go in the first round and has plenty of time to develop into a 3 and D SF. As a C's fan, I think he is the best option at this point of the draft.
Jusuf Nurkic

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

Potential to be a stud with his offensive skill set and size. Conditioning is apparently a concern, but that is something that can be fixed. Could be C's answer at center
Gary Harris

  12. *Philadelphia | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 19

Denver is in desperate need of a SG and while they would probably prefer a knockdown shooter like Stauskas, Harris still fits in. He's very similiar to Avery Bradley in my opinion- big time defender and solid spot up shooter. Harris is the age of many freshman and definitely has time to develop.
Zach LaVine

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

LaVine is a big time risk/reward prospect. Elite athlete and good shooter. Fits into PHX uptempo offense and provides some insurance if Bledsoe ultimately leaves.
Nik Stauskas

  14. *Phoenix | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 20

Stauskas would be a good fit for Philly. They could use floor spacers to maximize the skill sets of MCW and Parker. Plus his ball handling and creating skills help take some pressure off MCW.
TJ Warren

  15. *Atlanta | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 20

I love TJ here. Unorthodox game but provides OKC with a great scorer off the bench, something they sorely lack.
Shabazz Napier

  16. *Denver | Shabazz Napier | 6-0 | 175 | PG | UConn | 23

Chalmers 2.0? Clutch PG who doesn't dominate the game but could kill you if you don't respect his game.
Dario Saric

  17. *Boston | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

Saric could come in right away and contribute to the Hornets. I think he could step in for McRoberts as PF and duplicate his distribution while also offering scoring and high potential.
Adreian Payne

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

I think Payne would do really well in the Suns system and would take over for Frye once he leaves.
Rodney Hood

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

Hood slips in my mock and would provide Toronto with an offensive threat off the bench (or possibly unseed Ross)
Tyler Ennis

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

Ennis tested well athletically, proving he has the athleticism to defend NBA athletes. He could back up Nelson next year and eventually take over for him. I also think Ennis and Oladipo would be a good defensive combo because of their high steal numbers.
Kyle Anderson

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 20

Anderson has too much talent to drop out of the first round and I think he would be a good pickup here. Lots of talent offensively, but could be a liability defensively on an already weak defensive team.
James Young

  22. Memphis | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 19

Atlanta needs a wing and I think Young would be a great fit. Good shooter and has the potential to be steal at this point.
Jordan Adams

  23. *Utah | Jordan Adams | 6-5 | 209 | SG | UCLA | 20

Strong offensive player who should capitalize on the focus put on James, Bosh, and Wade.
PJ Hairston

  24. *Miami | PJ Hairston | 6-5 | 228 | SG | USA | 21

Boston needs shooting in a bad way and they like to shoot the 3 a lot. Hairston would stretch the floor and challenge Bradley for the starting 2 spot. A sleeper here is Porzingis, who would provide them with a shot blocking center who can stretch the floor, if he develops.
Jarnell Stokes

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

Mitch McGary

  26. Charlotte | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 22

Clint Capela

  27. *Phoenix | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 20

Chicago could use some help up front and Capela is the best option at this point. If they bring over Mirotic, they could probably leave Capela overseas and let him develop and strengthen his body.
Jordan Clarkson

  28. LA Clippers | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 22

KJ McDaniels

  29. Oklahoma Cty | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 21

Charlotte doesn't have many shooters on their roster and KJ is one of the best available. His athleticism and defensive abilities should help out Charlotte.
Bogdan Bogdanovic

  30. San Antonio | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 22

Walter Tavares

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

Glenn Robinson III

  32. *Philadelphia | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 20

Cleanthony Early

  33. *Cleveland | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Athletic shooter who could probably play both 3/4. Any defensive limitations can be masked by Dwight and Asik.
Patric Young

  34. *New York | Patric Young | 6-10 | 247 | PF/C | Florida | 22

Spencer Dinwiddie

  35. *Memphis | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 21

CJ Wilcox

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

Damien Inglis

  37. *Toronto | Damien Inglis | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | France | 19

Vasilje Micic

  38. Detroit | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 20

Artem Klimenko

  39. *Philadelphia | Artem Klimenko | 7-0 | 245 | C | Russia | 20

Jerami Grant

  40. *Minnesota | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Memphis doesn't have anyone who is a long term answer at the 3 and Grant provides great value at this point. Jumpshot away from being in the lottery.
Semaj Christon

  41. Denver | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 21

Joe Harris

  42. *Houston | Joe Harris | 6-6 | 215 | SG/SF | Virginia | 22

Nick Johnson

  43. Atlanta | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 21

Markel Brown

  44. *Brooklyn | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Alessandro Gentile

  45. Charlotte | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 21

DeAndre Daniels

  46. *LA Lakers | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 22

Nikola Jokic

  47. *New Orleans | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 19

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  48. *Atlanta | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22

Johnny O'Bryant

  49. Chicago | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 21

Deonte Burton

  50. Phoenix | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 193 | PG/SG | Nevada | 23

Khem Birch

  51. *New York | Khem Birch | 6-9 | 209 | PF | UNLV | 21

CJ Fair

  52. *Philadelphia | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 22

Russ Smith

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

Jabari Brown

  54. *San Antonio | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Jahii Carson

  55. *Charlotte | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 21

DeAndre Kane

  56. *Orlando | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 25

Sean Kilpatrick

  57. Indiana | Sean Kilpatrick | 6-4 | 220 | SG | Cincinnati | 24

James McAdoo

  58. *Philadelphia | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

Dwight Powell

  59. *Brooklyn | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 23

Roy Devyn Marble

  60. *Brooklyn | Roy Devyn Marble | 6-6 | 192 | SG | Iowa | 21