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The UnderKanter's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/26/14 1:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Andrew Wiggins

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

Paul George/Kawhi Leonard: I had Embiid #1 ever since the lottery was finalized. Now with the injury, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. The Cavs want to get Lebron back, but I think they more just want to win and finally make the playoffs. Parker is said to have the upper hand right now, but the Cavs just had Parker in for a workout and he didn't shoot or play as well as Embiid and Wiggins did. Yes, the Cavs liked him and it was still a stellar workout but apparently not as steller as the Wiggins or Embiid workouts were. Wiggins brings stellar D, along with incredible athelticism, and an improving jumpshot. I think after Embiid, Wiggins is the best prospect in this draft. Also the Cavs still like Embiid even with the injury concern. I think they may trade this pick to the Magic for the 4th and 12th picks, and Aaron Afflalo. The Cavs should not do this trade and just keep the pick but I think the Cavs are just stupid enough that they will do the trade.
Jabari Parker

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

Paul Pierce/Carmelo Anthony: The Bucks are said to be very high on Parker and Exum. Yes, its possible Exum will go #2, but I doubt it especially with the Bucks needing to hit a home run for new ownership. Parker is a 3 as is the Greek Freak, so there might be a log jam, but both Parker and the Greek Freak are versatile, and can play multiple positions so somehow I think the Bucks will make it work.
Noah Vonleh

  3. *Philadelphia | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 18

Many people are saying Embiid or Exum for the Sixers at 3. I don't like either of those picks. Yes, the Sixers tanked this year, but Hinkie picked a good year to tank. There are so mnay players that could end up being stars/franchise players in this draft that even if he doesn't land Wiggins or Parker (those two being the top 2 ) he could still get a star. Exum or Embiid could very well end up being the pick, but I don't think those two fit with the Sixers build, and here's why. Embiid is injured and more of a banger/bruiser. The Sixers just draft an injured banger/ bruiser last year in Noel. Do you really think Hinkie will risk tanking another year, select the injured Embiid who is also a banger/bruiser, and then tank again just to select Jahlil Okafor or Emmanuel Mudiay? It didn't this year (when they tanked to get Wiggins or Parker) why will work next year? Just develop like the Thunder did, tank on year, get your star, then build around the nuclues that you have. Exum shouldn't be the pick either because he (Exum) strongly believes he is a PG. He is an excellent passer, yet gets his points by driving to the basket because he is not an outside shooter. He's 6'6 and very athletic. Too me that sounds a lot like MCW, who the Sixers drafted last year as well as Noel.Will a bad shooting backcourt really work in today's NBA? No, of course not. Yes, the Sixers could trade MCW and stick with Exum, and a deal has been discussed with the Lakers, but then again MCW just won ROY. Why not stick with what you have and develop him and Noel? Why not select your star this that fits with the nucleus that has already been developed? I think that would be a very smart thing for Hinkie to do. The player that I think can still become a star and fits the Sixers nucleus very well is Noah Vonleh. He is young, has long wingspan, and I think he is still growing. Could grow to be 6'11 or 7ft. (Right now he's 6'10 in shoes) He uses his ridiculous wingspan to block shots and shoot jumpers over the outstretched arms of opposing teams big men (Much like Durant does) He plays like a young Chris Bosh or Lemarcus Aldridge. So Hinkie can still get his dream of a twin towers with Noel and Vonleh, yet also gets a player who can hit outside shots and make 3's, therefore not clogging up the middle where Noel will do his work. I hope Hinkie is smart and grabs Vonleh instead of Embiid or Exum.
Joel Embiid

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

Patrick Ewing: As mentioned before I think the Cavs are just stupid enough to do deal with the Magic and get Embiid at 4. Cavs wanted Embiid all along even before his medical report came out, and are still thinking about it even though there are medical signs of problems. Magic take advantage of Cavs stupidity and get rid of an expiring contract in Afflalo get a star in Wiggins, and continue to delight as they watch this team grow. Embiid might work out in Cleveland, and his injury concerns might not turn to be that bad as some think. I don't think the Cavs should do this but they were stupid enough to get Thompson, Waiters and Bennet in years past with very high lottery picks so what's to keep them from doing another stupid thing and get a medically reported center and a SF who is ultimately not as explosive as Wiggins is billed to be?
Aaron Gordon

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

Josh Smith/Andrei Kirilenko: The Jazz are said to have this choice down to Exum or Vonleh. Vonleh is gone in this situation so you would think they would go with Exum instead but I think Exum is very similar to Alec Burks. Burks is also an underrated passer just as Exum. Burks can also play PG for stretches just as Exum. (As a matter of fact Burks played backup PG for Colorado in his college days while also starting at the 2 guard) He's also more athletic than some people might think just as Exum. He's 6'6 a little big for a PG, yet normal size for a SG, so is Exum. And Burks just had an outstanding 3rd year in the League and should start next year with new Jazz coach Quin Snyder. They already have an outstanding young point guard who came in 3rd place for ROY last year and help the Jazz miraculously improve from a horrendous season where they lost like 13 straight, I think, to start the year! Why clog up the backcourt for Trey and Alec? There are other needs. Yeah, Trey's a little small but he's young, is looking a lot like a young Mike Conley. And that's working out for the Grizzlies so just stick with Trey and Alec instead of trying something new in Exum. They have other more pressing needs than a bigger PG. Their big man combo down low is really struggling to play D. Opposing teams had a field day down when both Kanter and Favors were in. So just get a 4 that can play terrific D, and really understands the concept of team basketball in Aaron Gordon. He is super athletic, which gives the Jazz something they have never had. He may not shoot that greatbut his shot is improving, as is his free throw shooting. He can also play small forward which the Jazz might be a need if Hayward's inevitable offer can't be matched. I don't expect this to happen but it might so better to prepare just in case. Hayward can also play the 2, so drafting Gordon also allows the Jazz to use a bigger more defensive lineup in Burke, Hayward, Gordon, Favors, and Kanter with Burks backing up Hayward as the 6th man. He's very athletic and thus allows the Jazz to compete with Blake Griffin who is also in the west. Yet he uses his athleticism on defense instead of offense (which I think is the smarter way to do so). I think Gordon can be the Jazz's version of Andrei Kirilenko. I think Gordon is being massively underrated for no reason. He had a great workout in Salt Lake and shot very well. Jazz should take Gordon and pass on Exum who would clog up the backcourt, but Gordon would massively improve their defense. Something that the Jazz need to do if they hope to make the playoffs next year. (I do think this is possible if the Jazz draft Gordon, but not possible if they draft Exum instead)
Dante Exum

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

Penny Hardaway: Here's a slide that I don't think most people are seeing. I just have a feeling that Danny Ainge and the Celtics will take advantage of the surprising Exum slide and take him at 6. He seems to fit into the Celtics make up very well. It looks like Love is not coming to Boston and might just stay in Minny for another year as they try to make the playoffs again. (Which I also think will happen if they are smart and draft well as well as start Love down low next to Dieng and deal Pekovic instead. They'll be a low seed but at least they will finally make the playoffs) So because the Celtics lose out in the Love race (love the pun) they decide to start their rebuild and trade Rondo. He is no stranger to trade rumors. (There has been talk of him going to Sacramento) The Celtics already have a small backcourt with Rondo and Bradley. Yet they want to deal Rondo and rebuild. So why not use the small backcourt of Bradley and get a big PG in Exum? Exum can orchestrate the offense and bring the ball up the court while Bradley defends the PG on defends and Exum guards the shooting guard. It might just work and you won't have to deal with the disadvantage of having small 6'3, and 6'2 combo guard lineup in the backcourt. Its a win win for Celtics, a very Danny Ainge thing to do.
Julius Randle

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

Zach Randolph: Randle had a great workout in LA and proved a lot of doubts wrong about his inserts in his foot. The Lakers like him, and they have a very underwhelming frontcourt. Gasol is getting old and looking like a shell of himself. He might not be on the team next year as he is a free agent this year. This team really needs to start a rebuild, well Randle can start that process. He can beef up the front court, and help out Jordan Hill down low. Smart is major consideration here who would also work well as their hard working PG. The Lakers haven't had an athletic PG quite like Smart since Magic Johnson. This will be a tough decision for the Lakers, but Randle had an excellent workout with the Lakers, yet I don't think he fits with the Kings (that Randle's basement slide) Yeah they miss out on Smart who could really help them rebuild but Randle will also help the Lakers rebuild and possibly even more so than Smart can. Besides not selecting Smart is not an end all be all. If they are truly starting the rebuilding process this year, then next year they can Mudiay and there you go the Lakers have an even bigger and still strong and athletic PG to build there team around. I think the Lakers are really going to like Randle.
Marcus Smart

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

Baron Davis: The Kings have a been needing a leader for quite sometime. Especially with the band of misfits they have. While they have gotten better by trading Evans to the Pelicans as well as trading for Gay and Derrick Williams, I still think they need a leader at point. Smart should instill some much needed leadership with the Kings. A role which he was praised for while at Oklahoma State. Drafting Smart (pun intended) is the best way to go for the Kings. This also allows the Kings to bring Thomas off the bench as their 6th man. A role which I think fits him better than the starting PG. Smart could also go to the Lakers because of his leader and hard work mentality. Kobe would love playing next to him, and he would have to appreciate how hard he works. If that happens, then I could see the Kings selecting Randle and doing a trade with the Sixers to get McDermott at 10. I'm not quite sure why the Kings see McDermott fitting with Gay already playing his position and quite well, but I guess my opinion doesn't matter when it comes to the Kings.
Doug McDermott

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

Danny Granger/Wally Szerbiak: The Hornets are one of the few lottery teams who are not rumored to be trading their pick. They surprisingly made the playoffs and would like to build on their success. They made the playoffs because of strong play from big Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker. They need more offense, they have plenty of defense in MKG, Biyombo, and Henderson. MKG is more of an energy player and should be used off the bench. McDermott is a high scoring 3 in the mold of Adam Morrison (who the Bobcats drafted in I believe 2005) but don't worry I think McDermott will more success than Morrison did. McDermott is a coach's son so I think he has the smarts to succeed where Morrison did not. Stauskas is also a thought here, but I think MJ wants to pick McDermott over Stauskas.
Nik Stauskas

  10. *Orlando | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 20

JJ Reddick: So you got a big PG who is a very good passer, yet not a very good outside shooter in MCW. He mainly gets his points by driving to the basket. The sixers would be wise to add to their backcourt with their second lottery pick and get the hot outside shooting Stauskas. Now the backcourt and the frontcourt are not clogged up. All four young players (MCW, Noel, Vonleh, and Stauskas) are free to develop and get their points on offense just as they usually do. A very smart and methodical rebuilding process by Sam Hinkie.
Elfrid Payton

  11. *Chicago | Elfrid Payton | 6-4 | 185 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

Reggie Jackson/Patrick Beverly: The Nuggets were very close to making the playoffs this year and probably would have done so if the injury bug didn't decide to hit key players like Ty Lawson, and Danilo Gallinari. The Nuggs are rumored to be shopping this pick and trade down. So I have the Nuggs selecting a player that is quietly rising up draft boards that a lot of teams are going to call and offer enticing trades. The Magic might be one of those teams. I already have them doing a trade with the Cavs and get Wiggins as well get rid of their expiring contract in Aaron Afflalo, yet the Magic have a need for PG. They like Payton and might opt to rebuild with him instead. They have another expiring contract in Jameer Nelson. Maybe the trade him and future 1st for Payton.
TJ Warren

  12. *Philadelphia | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 20

Jarvis Hayes: This pick has been dealt to the Cavs along with Arron Afflalo and the 4th pick for the first pick (Wiggins). The Cavs rolled the dice and risked picking the medically reported Embiid with the 4th pick, so they need to fill the wing spot. TJ Warren is a bit of a suprise in the lottery but I heard on draft media day for Doug McDermott that him and Warren competed against each other in a lot of team workouts. They had very close competition between the two. Warren is scoring magnet like McDermott but he gets his points by shooting two's while McDermott gets his by shooting 2's and 3's. Warren can still play a little D, but is not as athletically gifted as Wiggins. Ultimately I think this trade by the Cavs and Magic is stupid for the Cavs, and smart for the Magic, but I think the Cavs are just stupid enough to do it. Who knows it might end up working out for them in the end.
Gary Harris

  13. *Minnesota | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 19

Aaron Afflalo: The Wolves seem to like shooters next to Love. Kevin Martin is getting old and looking a shell of himself. Its time the Wolves find a replacement for Martin. Shabazz Muhammed may already be that guy, but I don't see Harris slipping any further. They also don't want Saric because he won't come over for at least 2-3 years. They want to make the playoffs next year and need to in order to keep Love. They really needed defense last year. Harris is a great two-way player. So this might be the best defensive player to pick that can still shoot well too.
Zach LaVine

  14. *Phoenix | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

Jamal Crawford: LaVine slips a little bit in my mock. But I think he slips no lower than 14. He has so much athleticism is young and thus has a lot of potential that the Suns can't pass up this chance to shore up their backcourt and continue to bring Goodwin off the bench as their 6th man. I don't who the Suns will chose as their PG but I don't think it will be LaVine. I think he will be their two but he will some point along with either Dragic or Bledsoe.
Dario Saric

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

Danilo Gallinari: Saric has decided to stay in Europe for another 2-3 years which really sends his stock plummeting. This is a little surprising to me that Saric doesn't go to a team that has multiple first round picks like the Suns, Celtics, Thunder, Magic, Jazz, or Sixers. But apparently the Hawks have a promise to Saric. Maybe they think he can come over in a few years and they'll have a very good combo with him and Horford. I don't know. I know they are trying to mold their team like the Spurs so maybe they think Saric can be their version of Boris Diaw while Horford is like a poor man's Tim Duncan? I don't know, the only thing I do know is if the Hawks keep their supposed promise they will draft and stash him overseas for 2-3 years. But I guess like to draft international players like the Spurs do. They drafted Noguiera and Shroeder last year so why stick with plan and draft another international player in Saric.
Adreian Payne

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

Robert Horry: Payne has been talked about as player that could move into the late lottery, but for me I don't think he makes it there. This draft is so deep that there are other players that are younger, have more potential, and therefore should be lottery picks to include Payne also. Regardless, he is still quite a get for the Bulls. They need a 4 after Boozer is set to leave via amnesty or trade and Gibson will be starting next year. Mirotic is said to come over, but I think he'll play more of a 3 instead of a 4 and could be starting if they can't get Melo or Love to come to Chicago. So the backup big man is a huge need. They can't hope to compete with Nazr Mohammed being the first big man off the bench. Payne would bring nice shooting off the bench, and he could start if Gibson or Noah get hurt.
Jusuf Nurkic

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

Anderson Varejao/Nikola Pekovic: The Celtics missed out on their dream prospect Center in Embiid with their earlier lottery pick so here they select Nurkic who is also slowly rising up draft boards. He went a little lower then this site has him, and I think the Celtics will love this pick. They promised Sullinger back in 2011 that they would draft a center so he could PF instead his more true position so now they finally make due on that promise by selecting Nurkic. He has a similar build to Pekovic, and I think the Celtics will have a pretty young up and coming team with Exum, Bradley, Sullinger, and now Nurkic.
Rodney Hood

  18. *Phoenix | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 21

Danny Granger/Rashard Lewis: At 14 Suns took advantage or LaVine slipping a little bit and shored up their backcourt. They also have needs at SF and PF. Hood is a hot shooting SF with a little bit of old style to his game. He reminds me a bit of Danny Granger. He doesn't play much D, but the Suns don't mind that. They always seem to try and outshoot their rather than grind it out in a defensive game. Hood just fits with the Suns.
Shabazz Napier

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

Darren Collison: The Bulls have an injured Rose. They really struggle when he's hurt. They still make the playoffs because of Thibs being an excellent coach, but they need to find a PG that can still play well when Rose is hurt. Opponents will run all over the Bulls if Heinrich or Augustin is starting when Rose is hurt. Its time the Bulls find a better PG to back up Rose. One that can be a decent starter when Rose is hurt. Napier could be that guy. His poise he showed in the tourney this year could really help the Bulls win more playoff games when Rose is hurt.
Tyler Ennis

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

Mike Conley/Trey Burke: The Raptors might lose Lowry or Vasquez to free agency. Both were pretty vital players last year. So if they lose one of them they need a cerebral player to replace them. Ennis is perfect for that. And he's from Canada, so how can the Raptors pass on the local product?
James Young

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 18

JR Smith: Someone always slips from the late lottery to mid first round pick. I can see him going 9th, 11th, or 13th, but I also can't justify letting McDermott, Harris, or Stauskas slip out of the lottery, so in the end Young slips out of the lottery and into the mid first round. (Still he won't go as low as 24 like this site does, smh.)
Clint Capela

  22. Memphis | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 20

Kurt Thomas/Serge Ibaka: Here's another trade that I see happening, Grizzlies trade Prince and the 22nd pick to the Raptors for Salmons and 37th pick. Raptors are big winners in this trade but Grizzlies win some too. Capela fills a need for the Raptors they could use a 4 to back up Amir Johnson or possibly start if he develops into the next Serge Ibaka. I heard the Raptors are targeting Capela with this pick and the Spurs were hoping he would slide to 30. Oh well Spurs, looks like you'll have to settle for Mitch McGary instead.
Jordan Adams

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

Wesley Matthews: I hear the Jazz have promised Jordan Adams with the 23rd pick. They could use a back up 2. Burks will likely start next year and Brandon will be leaving this year. Adams is hot shooting 2 guard who also picks up all the intangibles. I like this pick too. He reminds me of Wesley Matthews who the Jazz picked up after he went undrafted back in 2010 I believe and then quickly lost him to the Blazers because they didn't pick up his option. They ended up losing big time in that deal, but now make up for it nicely by getting Adams.
PJ Hairston

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

Nick Young: I've heard that Charlotte wants to pick up McGary here, but that makes no sense to me. Yeah they lose Josh McRoberts to free agency but didn't they draft Cody Zeller last year? He's a big, he can shoot from the outside and bang down low like McRoberts, Just insert Zeller into his spot and problem solved. Instead I think the Hornets should use their second pick to get another scorer in PJ Hairston. Henderson would probably be better served as a backup. Yes, Hairston has a little maturity issues being kicked off the Tarheel team and having to continue to develop in the D-league, but I think he's learned from his young mistakes. Charlotte has a somewhat young team, but also have some veterans at key positions. Al Jefferson can take Hairston under his wing and help him with his maturity issues. Hopefully MJ will see past Hairston's maturity issues and select him here instead of going for McGary who just creates a logjam down low.
Kyle Anderson

  25. Houston | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 20

Lamar Odom/Boris Diaw: I did not expect Anderson to slide this much. I actually like him, and think he could be like Boris Diaw or a poor man's Lamar Odom. But he slides because the Hawks decided to go international, and other teams don't want his slow footing on their team. I don't think Anderson slides any lower than 25. The Rockets may lose Parsons to free agency soon. He is a restricted free agent this year so the Rockets can match his offer, but they may not have the money to do so because they are strapped for cash with Lin, Harden, and Howard. (They also had Asik but they just cleared up that cap space by dealing him to the Pelicans) Anderson would good insurance in case Parsons doesn't return. He also sees the floor very well so he can play a little PG too since it looks like Lin and Beverley are not working out as their starting PG.
Jordan Clarkson

  26. Charlotte | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 22

George Hill: Word is that Clarkson is killing it in workouts and his stock is rising accordingly. He should go higher (around 20-23) but in my mock he slips a little bit because he is a combo guard and a bit small for the 2. He could turn out very similar to bigger Jason Terry. Miami wanted Napier but couldn't find the right pieces to trade up for him and the Bulls weren't willing to up their prized backup/insurance pick to the oft injured Rose. Miami compensates and picks up Clarkson here instead. I think this is a good pickup for the Heat because Clarkson is still not a bad passer and I think is more skilled than Chalmers and/Cole. He reminds me a little of George Hill.
Jarnell Stokes

  27. *Phoenix | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

Paul Millsap: Finally the Suns fill up their hole at PF. Stokes is a nice pickup who could turn out to be a steal for the Suns. Although I'm not quite sure he fully fills up the PF slot for the Suns and I expect them to once again pick up a 4 next year in what looks to be big man draft.
Spencer Dinwiddie

  28. LA Clippers | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 21

Rodney Stuckey: I really like Dinwiddie and I don't think he'll be available in the second round. Clippers need a PG with Collison leaving via free agency. Dinwiddie can also play SG. Crawford is getting older and his body may give out on him soon. So I think Dinwiddie has the upper hand over Christon in that respect.
Cleanthony Early

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Shawn Marion/Caron Butler:Yet another slide. I like Early too, and I thought he'd go higher because of the Shockers undefeated season but instead he slips because he went to a small school. Another first round sleeper pick up for the Thunder. I think he'll fit nicely with the Thunder. Can't let him slip anymore.
Mitch McGary

  30. San Antonio | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 22

Kosta Koufus: Spurs were hoping Capela would be available at 30 but instead the Raptors snatched him up at 22 in a trade with the Grizzlies sending Salmons and the 37th pick to them for Prince and the 22nd pick. Spurs compensate and pick up McGary. McGary plays an old bruising style game down low. He would have went lottery this year had he not gotten hurt 8 games into Michigan's season. He may have injury issues but Spurs can't McGary to slip to round 2. He slips a little because of the injury but not out of the first round.
CJ Wilcox

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

Jeff Hornacek: Sleeper 2nd round pick up. Wilcox should have gone first round but somehow slipped to round 2. Probably because of him being 23 and thus almost reached his prime.
Glenn Robinson III

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

Trevor Ariza: Another sleeper 2nd round pick up. He would have gone first round if he would have contributed more at Michigan this season instead of deffering to Stauskas, LaVert, and Burke and Hardaway JR last year.
Jerami Grant

  33. *Cleveland | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute/Al Farouq Aminu: Grant slips to the second round because of his poor shooting. Cleveland needs defense now after opting to be stupid and make the trade with the Magic to get Embiid and Warren at picks 4 and 12 while trading Wiggins and picking up Afflalo in the process. Cavs compensate for their stupidity and get a defensive wing to help out Warren. Another sleeper 2nd round pick up.
Dwight Powell

  34. *New York | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 23

Mason Plumlee. Stanford ran the triangle offense a lot last year, and Powell did quite well there. Phil Jackson, the new GM, is trying to build a team that can run the Triangle. They just dealt Chandler and Felton to the Mavs for Dalembert, Calderon, Larkin, and Ellington to get this pick as well as the 51st pick. So the Zen master picks up triangle instructed Powell with the 34th pick. (And is smiling very happy his first year in the Big Apple.)
KJ McDaniels

  35. *Memphis | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 21

Corey Brewer/Tayshaun Prince: I like McDaniels too and I thought he would have gone in the first round, but I've heard teams want to him to be able to shoot more so he slips because of his low shooting percentage, Personally I like him more than Jerami Grant because he was Clemson leading scorer this year. So even though he can play pesky D, he can still score when he has to on the offensive end. I think the Jazz scored big time on defense by picking up Gordon, Adams and McDaniels in this draft. Hello playoffs next year. Finally my Jazz make it back there. Yeah they'll be a low seed like the Wolves will but I see promise in them unlike I do for the Wolves.
Bogdan Bogdanovic

  36. *Milwaukee | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 21

Damien Inglis

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

The Raptors traded this pick to the Grizzlies along with Salmons for Prince and the 22nd pick. Grizzlies need a 3 now that Prince is gone according to the trade I just predicted. Grizzlies were hoping GR3 would somehow be available with this pick but instead have to settle for Inglis. I've heard him being compared to Nicolas Batum. (I have never seen Inglis so I'm not even gonna try and compare him to some player.) Maybe Inglis were workout for the Grizzlies.
Semaj Christon

  38. Detroit | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 21

Devin Harris
Nikola Jokic

  39. *Philadelphia | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 19

Nick Johnson

  40. *Minnesota | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 21

Jerryd Bayless: Another sleeper 2nd round pick who I think will help make up for the underperforming JJ Barea and thus help the Wolves finally make the playoffs in what will end up being K. Love's last year in Minny.
Vasilje Micic

  41. Denver | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 20

Jose Calderon: Micic probably should have gone in the first round but I think he slips because of his poor shooting. Nuggets pick up a nice backup PG to Lawson who got injured this year. If that happens again, Nuggets will be okay because of this pick up.
Khem Birch

  42. *Houston | Khem Birch | 6-9 | 209 | PF | UNLV | 21

Jabari Brown

  43. Atlanta | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  44. *Brooklyn | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22

Markel Brown

  45. Charlotte | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Tony Allen/Avery Bradley
DeAndre Daniels

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

Marvin Williams
Walter Tavares

  47. *New Orleans | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Sean Bradley/Rudy Gobert
Deonte Burton

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

Toney Douglas
CJ Fair

  49. Chicago | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 22

Gerald Green
Alessandro Gentile

  50. Phoenix | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 21

Alec Brown

  51. *New York | Alec Brown | 7-1 | 231 | PF/C | Wisconsin Green Bay | 22

Cory Jefferson

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

Glen Davis
Jahii Carson

  53. *Minnesota | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 21

JJ Barea
Nemanja Dangubic

  54. *San Antonio | Nemanja Dangubic | 6-8 | 195 | SG | Serbia | 21

Sean Kilpatrick

  55. *Charlotte | Sean Kilpatrick | 6-4 | 220 | SG | Cincinnati | 24

Johnny O'Bryant

  56. *Orlando | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 21

Cameron Bairstow

  57. Indiana | Cameron Bairstow | 6-10 | 252 | PF | New Mexico | 23

Patric Young

  58. *Philadelphia | Patric Young | 6-10 | 247 | PF/C | Florida | 22

Amir Johnson
DeAndre Kane

  59. *Brooklyn | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 25

Iman Shumpert
Andre Dawkins

  60. *Brooklyn | Andre Dawkins | 6-5 | 205 | SG | Duke | 22

Danny Green: Popovic will love Dawkins. Dawkins just makes too much sense to me for the Spurs to not pick him.