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Updated: 6/25/14 10:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Andrew Wiggins

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

i wanted to place joel here for obvious reasons but just could not bring myself to use the top pick on a stacked draft on someone with injury questions to be answered and his rawness. it was then left to either andrew or jabari and i went with the better defensive player because thats what the bucks need more. if you follow their games, might be difficult i know, you'll see that they are okay in putting the ball in the basket. they have decent spacing and shooting capabilities to score in the 100's consistently. the problem lies is that its just to easy to score on them even when sanders was healthy. i believe wiggins will be able to address the biggest need in milwaukee
Jabari Parker

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

milwaukee put up a ton of a points last season, problem was that they allowed more. it makes no wonder that the bucks are interested in embiid. but with his camp refusing to share his medical record with the bucks, it would be negligent for the bucks to take a player who is clear that he doesnt want to go there as well as someone who they cant clear medically. enter jabari parker and arguably the most nba player in this extremely deep draft class. he would give them a go to scorer since and his presence should help their other offensive options who would benefit from parker being the main focus of opposing team's defense.
Dante Exum

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

i think exum could be a good starting 2 guard eventually for the jazz. he's a tall combo guard with very promising slashing potential that would pair up nicely with trey burke and gordon hayward's outside shooting. however, i think utah's best option is to trade him. either to the bucks who are rumored to be very high on him for everyone's dream scenario of mormon jabari parker. or to the hawks for a proven star player in al horford. either case would be a great move for the jazz who im expecting to be in or at the very least in contention for the play-offs already next season.
Noah Vonleh

  4. Orlando | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 19

with most mocks have orlando taking dante exum, i believe they would rather shore up their pf spot with a natural 4 instead of a hybrid, and more importantly, someone who could be a defensive anchor for his team. pairing vonleh next to vucevic should give orlando a dominating rebounding duo as well as two bigs who can stretch the floor with their jumpers.
Aaron Gordon

  5. Utah | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 19

i was very tempted to place julius randle here since the kings seem to like more offensive talented players in the draft. however, the new coaching staff seem to prefer athletes over bull strong players. and although the kings already have another athletic former wildcat tweener on the team in derrick williams, he does not posses the same defensive abilities gordon already has. sacramento also liked pairing cousins next to reegie evans last season which leads me to believe that they dont really see a need to another strong offensive option at the 4 next to cousins.
Marcus Smart

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

marcus smart offers a great pick-up to the celtics because of his ability to play either back-court position. he can either play next to rondo, or if rajan decides to bolt in free agency be the lead guard for brad stevens. he used a points guard in jordan crawford in the start of the season and got some early season wins that was unexpected, that type of point might be a better to brad's system.
Julius Randle

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

this would clearly be the biggest drop in the draft so far, but would give the timberwolves a a great insurance policy if love leaves in free agency. it would also make potentially trading love easier since they wouldnt be needing to find positional replacement. and even if they keep love, randle can be a great bench big who will provide energy and offense in the post from the bench.
Joel Embiid

  8. Sacramento | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

philly takes joel and would have no qualms about it. brown appears to be a good mentor to young players and will be able to help joel expand his game on both ends of the court. embiid and noel could form a very formidable front court, certainly one of the more athletic ones in the league.
Nik Stauskas

  9. *Charlotte | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 20

with the premium the NBA has placed on dead eye shooters, stauskas has a large chance on being taken in the mid-first. the funny thing is, i honestly believe that he'll continue to get better at his strengths as a passer and ball handler. im not saying he'll be a true point, but i do see a lot of steph curry in his game, both the bad and the good. i am very intrigued to see brad stevens coach nik and watch his development. giving him more freedom with the ball in his hands the same way he placed it in hayward in butler or even to jordan crawford early in the season
Jusuf Nurkic

  10. *Orlando | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 20

idealy, i feel that ainge would prefer taking an athletic shot blocking big man to plug up as his center next to sullinger. nurkic may not be the lean long high jumping shot blockers we're more used to, but he does posses great size but more importantly, unique mobility and quickness with that size. he's a decent shot blocker due to his size although a little foul prone. his per minute production is off the charts and is similar to drummonds and blair's in their rookie years. he posses great hands and coordination and could catch and finish a ton of passes from rondo's drives.
Elfrid Payton

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

Elfrid Payton here can come into charlote and be their best defender at the point position right away. the soon to be hornets currently have ridnour to back-up kemba walker which is a step down defensively, thats saying much since walker isnt really a known defensive stopper at his position. with the increasing number of scoring point guards out there, charlote would need to have someone on their team that can keep pace or at the least make them work harder to get their points.
Zach LaVine

  12. *Philadelphia | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

zach has been what a lot of people expected after declaring for the draft, a work out wonder. lavine put up less than stellar numbers this past season for the bruins, but their is little doubt that lavine is very talented and has one of the highest ceilings in the draft, arguably the most after the top 3. philly would make a could fit since they like to play fast as well as not mind going through some growing pains with their young talent. lavine can come in camp as their best long range shooter and will have a legit chance at the starting off-guard spot if he's able to give consistent production from down town. he'd also be a very good outlet option for a team that loves to run and go for steals. brett brown could also develop him the way the spurs developed manu ginobili, as a play making, sweet shooting off-guard. only with less flare on his handle but more hops in his game.
Doug McDermott

  13. *Minnesota | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 22

Dougie has been one of the hottest names attached to the hortnets in the draft process. although doubters are saying that charlote should have learned from drafting adam morrison, doug brings to the table charlote's biggest need, elite level outside shooting.
Dario Saric

  14. *Phoenix | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

Dario's stock has really sky rocketed from last year by improving in all aspects of his game in europe. he may be the first "surprise" pick of the draft, but dario's star potential and natural feel for the game would make laker followers be reminded of one of their former pfs of not too long ago. no not pau gasol, dont think he's the same caliber of a scorer, but rather lamar odom. his ball handling for his size is exceptional in any continent in the world and his play making ability is that of a vet player. with the franchise's history of attracting marquee free agents, i think getting a player like dario who could lead without needing to be the go to scorer would go along ways in developing a complete team.
Kyle Anderson

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

kyle anderson is one of the better distributors in the country and has a lot of point guard qualities in his small forward body. i know the magic already have tobias harris and mo harkless as SF's, and even have them taking julius randle with their top pick, but with no clear successor to jameer, i can see them taking a flyer chance on anderson and pairing him with oladipo and afflalo in the back-court. anderson would serve as their facilitator while oladipo and afflalo would be guarding the back-court of oppositions and neither having to force playing point
Gary Harris

  16. *Denver | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 20

this is part of my thought of the hawks trading horford and their pick to the jazz for exum and kanter. i think harris is the ideal 2 guard to place between trey burke and gordon hayward since he's excellent as an off-ball guard and would be a very good and active defender. but even if the deal doesnt happen, harris would still be an excellent fit for the hawks and their penchant of stretching the floor with shooters. his above par defensive capabilities would be great to have. on an absolutely best case scenario, he and schroeder would be a back-court in the simillar mold of washington's john wall and bradley beal.
Clint Capela

  17. *Boston | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 20

Capela could very much rise above the draft board after all the work outs are done. if he doesnt though, i think he would be very happy to be drafted by the clipps. he'll most certainly have to pay his dues to get minutes, but there are worse teams to be with than those that have chris paul for a point guard and doc rivers for a coach. clint capela seems to be the kind of player that would be a good fit with those two.
Jerami Grant

  18. *Phoenix | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 20

jerami grant may not have much range now, but this athletic marvel is bursting with potential with his combination speed, length, mobility, athleticism and feathery touch near the basket. if developed correctly, he can be a defensive stopper in pj tucker's level or possibly even higher. something that phoenix might need since he's the only good quality perimeter defender theyve got.
Adreian Payne

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

Payne would fit in houston's desire of adding floor spreaders on their rotation. payne wouldnt be the only stretch four the rockets have with dontatas still signed to his rookie deal, but payne offers better athleticism and looks to have more bulk. he'll be coming in as a pretty polished player and can contribute in the rotation right away as a post defender and outside threat if terrence gets into foul trouble so that parsons wouldnt have to be playing stretch 4
Tyler Ennis

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

denver here would be taking a young ready to play point guard and serve as their insurance policy in case lawson misses games again next year. playing for a month with a point guard cost the nuggets the play-off hunt this season and its something they will look to address. the fact that ennis fits brian shaw's philosophy just makes this pick so much easier. hard nose d, controlling the tempo, getting teamates involved and scoring when needed. if ennis even performs better than expected, i wouldnt be surprised if the nuggets do a blockbuster deal that would send ty lawson out since his trade value is pretty high and would allow the nuggets to get something nice in return
Rodney Hood

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 21

i had hood dropping all the way to the 20's due to his lack of any defensive qualities. this wont be the first time the thunder will take advantage of a lotto talent sliding on draft night. hood offers good size for the small forward position and great shooting. he also has underrated court vision and passing abilities. if hood can improve his play on the other end of the court before roberson learns how to shoot, he can overtake him in the depth chart much sooner
TJ Warren

  22. Memphis | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 21

i feel though that the grizzlies will be looking for an upgrade in their small forward department. warren's cuts to the basket will be utilized with marc gasol's passing ability. im sure they wish his outside shot would be more consistent, but with repetition, i believe he can get it to a respectable level, just look at mike conley's improvement from his rookie season to now.
Jordan Adams

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

adams is a safe pick here. he doesnt offer the same type of upside of other prospects, but he's a very team guy who knows his role and does it well. he will serve as a shooter role player for the jazz, hopefully one who can refine his strengths and be a good 3rd/4th scorer for the team like jeff hornaceck was back in the 90's. his steals numbers in college look very good, but they are mostly based of reading passing lanes and would have to refine his on ball defensive technique more to have a chance on being a starter.
KJ McDaniels

  24. *Miami | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 21

averaging more than one 3 a game but shooting only 30% from deep doesnt really show that McDaniels would fit with Miami's intention of spreading the floor with shooters. he does however bring with himself defensive abilities better than rashard lewis, ray allen, james jones and michael beasley. with shane battier getting a year older, entering free agency and possibly retirement, i would like the heat to take perimeter stopper so that they would have more than just lebron. someone they can mold into battier's role. and since its always easier to hone a shooting ability more than a defensive one, McDaniels gets my vote. if the heat want a more ready to contribute player though they could go with CJ Fair, but im not sure how he would react on man to man match-ups instead of syracuse' zone defense.
James Young

  25. Houston | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 19

i honestly thought that young would go earlier, possibly even lotto with his showing in the championship game, but other sg's just had better strengths that other teams could prefer. ie, phoenix choosing lavine for his higher ceiling, gary harris being a stand out two way player. i think young could carve out a good role on the bulls though if he's actually able to maximize on his physical tools and become a better defender as well as hone his best weapon,his outside jumper, to a very high level. im hoping in a few seasons he can be a better version of who bellineli was for the bulls last season
Shabazz Napier

  26. Charlotte | Shabazz Napier | 6-0 | 175 | PG | UConn | 23

napier's stock has sky rocketed due to his team winning the chamnpionship in the biggest stage in college ball. shabazz has now become a bubble lotto pick and although i have him falling just short, i believe his fit with the bulls could not get better. playing for coach thibs who has a history of making scoring point guards look better has got to favor napier and being the third PG on the team behind rose and either hinrich or augustine could mean that he may get minutes early in his career
PJ Hairston

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

although SG is the position of the rockets' best player, its also the position they have the least amount of depth in. PJ can come in and play right away, serving as a back-up 2 guard who can spike up the offense. having him means that jeremy lin wouldnt have to guard opposing two guards when harden sits down. he's also the type of scorer that compliments dwight howard's post game very much
Jarnell Stokes

  28. LA Clippers | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

Worst Case Scenario: Marcus Fizer Best Case Scenario: Danny Fortson
Jordan Clarkson

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 22

jordan clarkson here would serve as insurance in case the thunder feel that reggie jackson would be too expensive for them to keep beyond his rookie deal. clarkson has great size for the point position and although he's not a real one, he has the ball handling ability to play the position and okc doesnt seem to field score first pgs
Vasilje Micic

  30. San Antonio | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 20

Worst Case Scenario: Marko Jaric Best Case Scenario: Greivis Vazquez
Mitch McGary

  31. Milwaukee | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Zaza Pachulia Best Case Scenario: Nick Collison
Bogdan Bogdanovic

  32. *Philadelphia | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Zoran Planinic Best Case Scenario: Doug Christie
Glenn Robinson III

  33. *Cleveland | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 20

Worst Case Scenario: Rasull Butler Best Case Scenario: Matt Barnes
Cleanthony Early

  34. *New York | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Worst Case Scenario: Eduardo Najera Best Case Scenario: Leon Powe
Deonte Burton

  35. *Memphis | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 193 | PG/SG | Nevada | 23

Worst Case Scenario: Will Bynum Best Case Scenario: Kyle Lowry
Spencer Dinwiddie

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

Worst Case Scenario:Jon Barry Best Case Scenario: Eric Piatkowski
Damien Inglis

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

Worst Case Scenario: Ndudi Ebi Best Case Scenario: Gerald Wallace
CJ Fair

  38. Detroit | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 23

Worst Case Scenario: Jumaine Jones Best Case Scenario: Eric Williams
Semaj Christon

  39. *Philadelphia | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Xavier | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Derrick Zimmerman Best Case Scenario: Reggie Jackson
DeAndre Daniels

  40. *Minnesota | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 22

Daniels' surprising wingspan and hand measurement makes up for his lack of height as a power forward. im not particularly high that much on daniels as a small forward because i believe he posses average at best quickness and foot speed with the usual wing men of the NBA. the positive numbers show though that he could carve out a career as a stretch 4 who hustle hards ala Walter McCarty. i expect doc rivers to utilize daniels exactly that way, to give griffin a breather here and there.
CJ Wilcox

  41. Denver | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 201 | SG | Washington | 23

Worst Case Scenario: Anthony Morrow Best Case Scenario: Marco Bellinelli
Dwight Powell

  42. *Houston | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 23

James McAdoo

  43. Atlanta | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Marcus Haislip Best Case Scenario: Thadeus Young
Jabari Brown

  44. *Brooklyn | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Allan Anderson Best Case Scenario: Quintin Richardson
Nick Johnson

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

Worst Case Scenario: Travis Best Best Case Scenario: Avery Bradley
DeAndre Kane

  46. *LA Lakers | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 25

Worst Case Scenario: Aaron McKie Best Case Scenario: Andre Miller
Markel Brown

  47. *New Orleans | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Fred Jones Best Case Scenario: Jordan Crawford
Alec Brown

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

Worst Case Scenario: Nikoloz Tskitsvilli Best Case Scenario: Primoz Brezec
Walter Tavares

  49. Chicago | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Peter John Ramos Best Case Scenario: Shaun Bradley
Andre Dawkins

  50. Phoenix | Andre Dawkins | 6-5 | 205 | SG | Duke | 23

Worst Case Scenario: Quintin Ross Best Case Scenario: Courtney Lee
Artem Klimenko

  51. *New York | Artem Klimenko | 7-0 | 245 | C | Russia | 20

Worst Case Scenario:Mario Kasun Best Case Scenario: Timothy Mozgov
Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  52. *Philadelphia | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-6 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Stanley Robertson Best Case Scenario: Andrei Kirilenko
Isaiah Sykes

  53. *Minnesota | Isaiah Sykes | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Central Florida | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Landry Fields Best Case Scenario: John Salmons
Nikola Jokic

  54. *San Antonio | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 19

Worst Case Scenario: Pero Antic Best Case Scenario: Spencer Hawes
Javon McCrea

  55. *Charlotte | Javon McCrea | 6-8 | 250 | PF | Buffalo | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Draymond Green Best Case Scenario: Kenny Thomas
LaQuinton Ross

  56. *Orlando | LaQuinton Ross | 6-8 | 240 | SF | Ohio State | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Reggie Williams Best Case Scenario: Bobby Simmons
Aaron Craft

  57. Indiana | Aaron Craft | 6-2 | 192 | PG | Ohio State | 22

Worst Case Scenario: Anthony Carter Best Case Scenario: Eric Snow
Cory Jefferson

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

Worst Case Scenario: DJ White Best Case Scenario: Etan Thomas
Jordan Bachynski

  59. *Brooklyn | Jordan Bachynski | 7-2 | 248 | C | Arizona St. | 25

Khem Birch

  60. *Brooklyn | Khem Birch | 6-9 | 209 | PF | UNLV | 21

Worst Case Scenario: Joey Dorsey Best Case Scenario: Ben Wallace