cuseflynn10's Mock Draft


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Updated: 6/25/14 4:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Andrew Wiggins

  1. Cleveland | Andrew Wiggins | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 23

With the Embiid injury and rumors of Parker tanking his workout in Cleveland, Wiggins is the only logical choice. Cleveland could pick him and keep him, or if they were sold on Embiid, they could trade down to Philly's #3 pick, but I'm starting to think Cleveland will keep Wiggins for themselves.
Jabari Parker

  2. Milwaukee | Jabari Parker | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | Duke | 23

Milwaukee's pick just became the easiest in the draft with the Embiid injury. All they have to do is pick whoever is on the board between Parker/Wiggins. They could field an offer from Orlando or Utah here to trade back a couple spots and hope to land Exum, but Antetokounmpo and Parker would give Milwaukee an exciting and versatile SG/SF and SF/PF combo depending on the lineup they use.
Joel Embiid

  3. *Philadelphia | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 24

Philly could draft Dante Exum here, especially with Brown's Australian background, but they can't pass up the final member of the big three here. The rebuilding process takes at least three seasons, and this is only year two. By picking Embiid, Philadelphia is pretty much ensuring they will be back in the lottery again next year, so a core of MCW, Noel, and Embiid will get a nice 2015 prospect to pair up with as well.
Dante Exum

  4. Orlando | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 196 | PG/SG | Australia | 22

Orlando wanted Marcus Smart last year, and they could potentially swing a trade with Boston down to #6 to grab Smart and additional pieces. But Exum is getting high praises at all his workouts, even getting a young Kobe comp. That's a lot to pass up on at #4, especially when you need a franchise PG.
Noah Vonleh

  5. Utah | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 22

Utah needs defenders at the PF and C position. Vonleh has the tools to be a good two way player. He's a versatile offensive player and his size and length make him an attractive piece defensively.
Marcus Smart

  6. *Boston | Marcus Smart | 6-3 | 227 | PG | Oklahoma State | 24

The rumor of Boston being "locked in" on Aaron Gordon appears to be a smokescreen to me. They still could draft him, but let's be honest, one of two things will happen. Boston will either have traded this pick for K-Love or they will have kept this pick and started to shop Rondo for a full rebuild. I'm thinking they'll take Smart here as Rondo's replacement and trade Rondo for McLemore, #8, and a future pick if possible.
Julius Randle

  7. LA Lakers | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 23

If the Lakers went for the home run pick in Zach Lavine, I would not be surprised. But it's tough to pass up a national title runner up who had 24 double doubles and is an athletic freak of nature. It still appears to be a long rebuild unless LA can be major players in free agency this summer, but Randle is a step in the right direction.
Aaron Gordon

  8. Sacramento | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 22

If Boston trades for this pick, they are still able to land the player they are "locked in" on in Aaron Gordon. I actually like the idea of building around high energy, charismatic players in Smart and Gordon. Both have high ceilings, and in a couple seasons could be right back in contention. And if this is Sacramento's pick come Thursday, here are the PFs on Sacramento: Derrick Williams, Royce White, Carl Landry, Quincy Acy, and Reggie Evans. I think Aaron Gordon could come in and get some serious minutes as a compliment to Cousins.
Doug McDermott

  9. *Charlotte | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 26

Charlotte is likely between Stauskas and McDermott now. I'd prefer Stauskas if I were the GM, but McDermott seems to think the Hornets will be picking him. You can't fault them for wanting to add the most dynamic offensive weapon in college basketball last season.
Nik Stauskas

  10. *Orlando | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 24

Philadelphia needs a swingman for ROTY, Michael Carter-Williams. They would prefer a long, athletic shooter here. Stauskas measures in at 6'6, has sneaky athleticism, and is definitely a shooter. He fits the bill here.
Dario Saric

  11. *Chicago | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 24

Saric could be a good fit on any number of teams. Rumors say he may have a promise from Denver (whether he likes it or not). The rumor makes sense as Denver management has said they feel they are a playoff team when healthy. Saric will be stashed for two seasons and then brought over when he is needed.
Rodney Hood

  12. *Philadelphia | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 25

Orlando needs forward depth and perimeter scoring. Enter Rodney Hood. Hood attempted 169 three point attempts and made 71 for a great three point percentage of 42%. He also has a good midrange game from what I've seen and excelled working the high post. He has good athleticism, and could potentially start from day one. Probably won't ever be a star, but he could be a glue guy on a playoff contender.
Zach LaVine

  13. *Minnesota | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 23

Minnesota may have given Lavine a promise. Lavine says he is open to playing PG, SG, or combo guard. I feel he wants to be a PG, but he'll definitely be used as a combo to start, and likely will settle in as a SG. But whatever happens, he could do some exciting things as running mates with Rubio.
Gary Harris

  14. *Phoenix | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 23

Gary Harris could develop into a good 3-and-D SG at the next level. His height may limit his potential, but that shouldn't cause him to fall too far in the draft. He'd likely come off the bench for Phoenix assuming Bledsoe is back, but that is just a testament to how deep this team is becoming.
Kyle Anderson

  15. *Atlanta | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 24

Atlanta needs forwards and it's tough to pass up on a 6'9 point forward here. He could come in and start right away at the SF and could even get a chance to showcase his PG skills behind Jeff Teague. He has worked out for Atlanta twice, so the fit goes both for the team and the player.
Elfrid Payton

  16. *Denver | Elfrid Payton | 6-4 | 185 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 24

I'm a believer in Elfrid Payton. Even though he didn't play in a power conference, it's tough to argue against a 19-6-6-2 stat line no matter the competition. At 6-4 he has good size for a PG and his two steals a game make him an intriguing two way player for Thibs' system. He could thrive in a sixth man role backing up Derrick Rose.
Jusuf Nurkic

  17. *Boston | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 23

Unlike past drafts, this draft has a lot of potential pieces being moved. The first pick, Love, Rondo, Afflalo, among other trade chips. But whatever the rumor, Boston seems to be in the middle of it. If they do trade Rondo and start over with Smart, McLemore, and Gordon, they could target Nurkic here. Nurkic is a prototypical back to the basket type player and could be a threat in the pick and roll with Smart.
Adreian Payne

  18. *Phoenix | Adreian Payne | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Michigan St. | 27

Phoenix needs forward depth with a couple of their forwards hitting the free agent market. Payne is likely destined to a role as a third big in the rotation, but he'll bring energy on both ends of the floor and can space the floor a bit as well. He'd fit into Phoenix's system.
James Young

  19. *Denver | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 22

James Young shot 35% from three this past season, which is good, but there is room for improvement. He has the athleticism and potential to become a starter and if he reaches his ceiling, he's a fringe all star type player. This is as good a pick as Chicago can ask for at 19.
Tyler Ennis

  20. Toronto | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Ennis led the Orange to a 25-0 start with an assist to turnover ratio around 4:1 and scoring 13 ppg with 3 rebounds to boot. With all of the Toronto PGs potentially entering free agency, Toronto may want to brace for the worst case scenario and pick the local product out of Brampton.
Clint Capela

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 24

Capela is an athletic freak of nature. He's just under 7'0, has a massive wingspan, and is mobile. He'll need to refine his skills still, but in time, he could be a steal for OKC who picks him here for not only his upside, but also because they do not want to add two rookie contracts this season I don't think.
TJ Warren

  22. Memphis | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 24

Memphis has James Johnson, Quincy Pondexter, and Tayshaun Prince putting up less than 20 ppg combined from the SF spot. TJ Warren was the player of the year in the ACC and put up 25 ppg. Maybe he could provide the spark form the SF spot for Memphis.
Jordan Adams

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

Utah may have given Jordan Adams a promise. Adams did play with Favors way back when they were 12 years old and Favors reportedly couldn't even make a layup. But Adams fits the need for wing depth, especially in the event that Gordon Hayward goes elsewhere.
Jerami Grant

  24. *Miami | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 24

Steve Clifford says he wants a defender with size that he can put out on the perimeter. Jerami Grant is around 6'8 with a wingspan about 7'4. He is exciting on the offensive end with his athletic ability to finish around the rim, though he needs to refine his shot and handle. But defense could become his calling card at the next level.
Vasilje Micic

  25. Houston | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 24

Houston didn't pick up the option on Parsons signaling a potential sign and trade this summer. They also just traded Asik's poison pill contract for a top 20 protected pick. I don't see how Houston would go away from their cost cutting ways here and pick a rookie that will be given a guaranteed first round contract. They'll pick Micic, stash him, and then bring him over to replace Jeremy Lin.
Shabazz Napier

  26. Charlotte | Shabazz Napier | 6-0 | 175 | PG | UConn | 26

I've had Napier to Miami before the reports came out. A lot depends on where other PGs go in the draft. If the top PG prospects plus Payton and Ennis are off the board before Toronto's pick, then Napier could get picked somewhere in the top 20. But 26 is probably the lowest he goes. He has a winning pedigree and LeBron wants him, so Miami will do whatever they can to get him.
KJ McDaniels

  27. *Phoenix | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 25

McDaniels flew under the radar at Clemson. He averaged 17ppg and 7rpg while only scoring under 10 three times (and one was because he played only 18 minutes in a blowout). His size may be a knock on him, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for with energy. He can be a feisty, lock down defender and be the type of hustle player every team needs off the bench.
Mitch McGary

  28. LA Clippers | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 26

McGary has run into some injury and off court problems, but he's still got the athleticism and body to at least provide a role off the bench if he can bring it all together. The Clippers could use him with Griffin, Jordan, Davis, and Hollins as the only true bigs on their roster.
Cleanthony Early

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 27

OKC needs depth on the bench. Early can play either forward position, and give the Thunder energy off the bench. He has the skill to score and rebound at the next level and should be NBA ready at the age of 23 and being battle tested coming out of Wichita State.
Bogdan Bogdanovic

  30. San Antonio | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 25

Bogdanovic has similar physical characteristics and play style to Manu Ginobli. Both are 6'5-6'6 and around 200-210 lbs. Both are crafty passers and can score, but both are best used as the second scoring option rather than the go-to-guy. I'm not saying Bogdanovic will be Manu because those are big shoes to fill, but he has a similar game and could use a year under Ginobli's wing to pattern his game after Manu and learn from him. I've had Bogdanovic here since my first mock, and with rumors he has a promise from San Antonio, I won't be changing anything here.
CJ Wilcox

  31. Milwaukee | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 201 | SG | Washington | 27

Milwaukee wants shooters. CJ Wilcox averaged 18-4-3 his senior season with a 39% 3PT% with 230 attempts. He's a great shooter to bring off the bench. His upside may be limited at 23 years old, but he's the type of player who has mastered his craft and can ride his 3 point shooting as his meal ticket.
Jarnell Stokes

  32. *Philadelphia | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 24

Stokes had a great season at Tennessee, averaging 15-11-2. Philadelphia needs more big bodies to contribute behind Noel and Young. And with Thad potentially in his last year in Philadelphia (he has a player option in 2015-16), Stokes provides some much needed PF depth.
Jordan Clarkson

  33. *Cleveland | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 26

Cleveland could use Clarkson as their fourth guard behind Irving, Waiters, and Jack, and depending on how this upcoming season plays out, he could find himself as the third guard if there is a trade involving one of Kyrie and Dion.
PJ Hairston

  34. *New York | PJ Hairston | 6-5 | 228 | SG | USA | 25

Hairston put up 21.8 ppg on 45.3 FG% and 35.8 3PT% to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in the D-League. I think his 3PT% could go up with more seasoning. Now it's just a matter of him proving he can keep his head on straight and becoming a team player. He has first round talent, but I think it is possible he falls to the second if teams don't want to give him the guaranteed money in the first round. New York has expressed interest in him and they now have two picks to go after him.
Glenn Robinson III

  35. *Memphis | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 24

Whether Hayward is back in Utah next year or not, GR3 could be a good pick. Assuming Hayward is back, GR3 could be a combo SG/SF off the bench to rotate with Hayward, Adams, and Burks and would have pre-existing chemistry with Trey Burke which would also make him a good fit. He once was a projected lottery talent, but he has slipped a bit without a consistent jump shot.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  36. *Milwaukee | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 25

Milwaukee already has one Greek freak. Thanasis may not ever reach his younger brother's level, but he can be a piece off the bench for a young and developing team. He has good defensive potential and could actually surprise some people even in his brothers shadow.
Dwight Powell

  37. *Toronto | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 26

One of Toronto's biggest needs is a rebounding PF who has the ability to stretch the floor for DeRozan and Ross. Powell averaged 14-7-3 at Stanford his senior season, and although he won't be stretching the floor to the 3 point line in the NBA a lot, he definitely has the mid range game to rely on. Add in the fact that he is a Toronto native, and it looks like a win-win for both parties.
DeAndre Daniels

  38. Detroit | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 26

With a wingspan over 7 feet and shooting percentages of 47%-42%-79%, Daniels is a steal for anyone looking for a bench shooter. He's long and athletic, but more importantly he can shoot and give immediate contributions. Detroit gave him a workout yesterday, so they'll have him fresh in their minds, and with last seasons log jam of Drummond/Monroe/Smith, they want to see a shooter put in the 3 ball every now and again.
CJ Fair

  39. *Philadelphia | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 26

CJ Fair averaged 37.8 minutes per game this past season. You could tell that fatigue was coming in to play and affecting his offensive game a bit towards the end of the season, but he still averaged 16.5 ppg and 6.4 rpg. He's got a deadly midrange jumper and he says at least three teams are giving him serious consideration in the first round. Fair is the hard working type of player you want to bring into your system, even if its as a bench player.
Jabari Brown

  40. *Minnesota | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 25

Brown can flat out score. He averaged 19.9 at Missouri this past season. He would provide another big guard with a good stroke from deep as he shot 41% this past season. He'd be a great asset to bring off the bench in Minnesota.
Spencer Dinwiddie

  41. Denver | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 25

Dinwiddie was a first round talent before the injury. Denver stashed Saric in the first round, so they'll take a flier on the local product out of Colorado and hope he can bounce back from his injury. If he does he could make a good sixth man I think.
Markel Brown

  42. *Houston | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 26

Houston stashed Micic in the first and now is willing to take Brown with an unguaranteed contract. Houston could use an upgrade behind Harden, and Brown put up 18 ppg last season, so he should be a good bench scorer. I would not be surprised if Houston sold this pick though.
Artem Klimenko

  43. Atlanta | Artem Klimenko | 7-0 | 245 | C | Russia | 24

Klimenko could get some looks in the first round, but is likely a second round pick. He has a 7-4 wingspan and 9-4 standing reach and is mobile and has a developing mid range game. He still needs time to refine his skills, but he has what it takes to be an NBA big. Atlanta would be willing to bring him along slowly after taking recent international players such as Lucas Nogueria and Dennis Schroeder.
Walter Tavares

  44. *Brooklyn | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 26

Minnesota brings in the Spanish giant to pair with fellow countrymen, Ricky Rubio. If Kevin Love is traded, Minnesota might as well go all in and trade Pek as well and let Dieng and Tavares split minutes at center to get experience.
Semaj Christon

  45. Charlotte | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 25

Christon was once a mid-to-late first round pick, but in a loaded draft, he may slip a little based on his NBA position. With the 45th pick he comes with good value as a backup PG to round out a solid draft (McDermott, Grant, Christon).
Nick Johnson

  46. *LA Lakers | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 25

Washington only has one pick, so they'll use it on a combo guard because they lack depth behind Wall and Beal. Nick Johnson was a leader in Arizona and will bring intangibles to the floor in Washington.
Damien Inglis

  47. *New Orleans | Damien Inglis | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | France | 23

Inglis has good length and size at 6'9 240. He needs to improve his shooting, but Philadelphia has time to let him develop and needs to stash a pick here.
Roy Devyn Marble

  48. *Atlanta | Roy Devyn Marble | 6-6 | 192 | SG | Iowa | 25

Milwaukee came away impressed from Marble's workout. Even though they added a lot of wing depth, they also needed to address the need on the wings in this draft. They could potentially look to move a veteran they currently have on the wing such as OJ Mayo, or they could use the vets to mentor the young players.
Nikola Jokic

  49. Chicago | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 23

Chicago landed Elfrid Payton and James Young earlier, but don't want a third rookie. They'll go with a stash to save money to use in free agency to target Carmelo Anthony most likely.
Cameron Bairstow

  50. Phoenix | Cameron Bairstow | 6-10 | 252 | PF | New Mexico | 27

Ryan McDonough said he was impressed with Bairstow's knowledge of the game and his physicality when going up against some first round talent. With Harris, Payne, and McDaniels already on board, Bairstow will come in to provide PF depth for now.
Johnny O'Bryant

  51. *New York | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 25

New York gave O'Bryant two workouts the first week of June way back before they even had any draft picks. Now that they have two picks and O'Bryant is still available at 51, they'll take their man in O'Bryant here and hope to rebuild quickly.
Jerrelle Benimon

  52. *Philadelphia | Jerrelle Benimon | 6-8 | 245 | PF | Towson | 26

Philadelphia said they were impressed with Benimon and viewed him as a Boris Diaw type of point forward. He flew under the radar at Towson, but he could be the type of glue guy on the bench that this team needs.
Nemanja Dangubic

  53. *Minnesota | Nemanja Dangubic | 6-8 | 195 | SG | Serbia | 25

Minnesota already took Lavine, Brown, and Tavares. They'll stash Dangubic to avoid bringing too many rookies onto the team.
Bryce Cotton

  54. *San Antonio | Bryce Cotton | 6-0 | 165 | PG | Providence | 25

Cotton has been impressing in his 10+ workouts so far. Philadelphia could use him as a fourth or fifth guard, but then again, they likely won't be keeping all of these second round picks. Someone could try and trade into the 54th pick and a lot of teams have liked Cotton so far, so he could get picked here I guess.
James McAdoo

  55. *Charlotte | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 25

Uncle Bob won't let James fall any further. Miami needs forward depth and McAdoo could use some time to learn from LeBron and Bosh assuming they both are back. If not, look for Bob McAdoo to make James McAdoo the star player in Miami next season.
Ondrej Balvin

  56. *Orlando | Ondrej Balvin | 7-2 | 280 | C | Czech Republic | 25

Denver went stashed Saric, then went for guard depth in the local product, Dinwiddie. Here they'll stash a 7'2 big to round out the draft and avoid bringing in too many rookies.
DeAndre Kane

  57. Indiana | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 29

Indiana needs to bring back Stephenson to ease the scoring load off of George. They also need help from the PG position. DeAndre Kane may be able to come in and compete with Hill at the PG spot as he's already 24 and has good size for a PG. His athleticism testing at the combine was great, so as their only pick, he fits a need in Indiana, albeit likely just as bench depth.
Melvin Ejim

  58. *Philadelphia | Melvin Ejim | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Iowa St. | 27

Ejim had a good season at Iowa St this past year. He averaged 18.1ppg, 8.5 rpg, and 1.8 apg. Not a bad pickup with the 58th pick, especially considering San Antonio needs a backup SF behind Leonard right now.
Alessandro Gentile

  59. *Brooklyn | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 25

Toronto already added Ennis and Powell, so they'll take an international to stash here at 59.
Isaiah Austin

  60. *Brooklyn | Isaiah Austin | 7-1 | 220 | PF/C | Baylor | 24

Isaiah Austin averaged 11ppg - 5.5rpg - 3.3 bpg - 1.4 apg all while standing at 7'1. He was a legitimate NBA draft prospect, and deserves to have his named called on draft night. With the last pick in the draft, San Antonio may bring him down from Waco to let him live out his NBA dream in some position that will not jeopardize his health.