Flameres15's Mock Draft


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Updated: 6/23/14 1:15 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Jabari Parker

  1. Cleveland | Jabari Parker | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | Duke | 23

The Cavs need to take the best prospect available. Embiid was injured again and Wiggins could be a justifiable pick, but Parker is the best available player risk-to-reward. Current NBA Player Comparison: Carmelo Anthony
Dante Exum

  2. Milwaukee | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 196 | PG/SG | Australia | 22

Exum is not the ideal prospect here, but Wiggins does not fill a need like Parker or Embiid would. Exum could be a great player, but he will need a few years. Exum could be the best player out of this draft, if he is implemented into a system that matches his needs. The Bucks will have a good core in Exum, Knight, Antetokounmpo, and Henson. They will not be good enough to move out of the lottery and pick one of the numerous options of big men. Current NBA Player Comparison: Shaun Livingston/ Greivis Vasquez mix
Andrew Wiggins

  3. *Philadelphia | Andrew Wiggins | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 23

Wiggins is an athletic monster, and fits well on the 76er's team. Wiggins is all about the full court and fast break, but he did make more 3's than Parker last year. While that could be due to positioning, Wiggins can take another step in his shooting, but Parker may not become a defensive player. If Wiggins can learn to shoot the three ball, Wiggins should have no trouble transitioning to the NBA. DeMar Derozen's second year in the NBA is comparable to Wiggins college career. (except Wiggins 3 point percentage is higher than Derozen's was). Current NBA Player Comparison: DeMar Derozen
Noah Vonleh

  4. Orlando | Noah Vonleh | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Indiana | 22

Vonleh is a 6'10" power forward with a 7'4" wingspan. He also had the largest hands at this years combine. What exactly does that all mean? It means Vonleh has tremendous defensive potential. Vonleh is developing offensively, and has garnered comparisons to Chris Bosh. Vonleh would fit in perfectly to the Magic. Vucevic plays more offense and rebounds, while Vonleh would take the harder defensive match ups and contribute in rebounding and spacing the floor. With two lottery picks, the Magic should choose a power forward first, and a floor general later. Current NBA Player Comparison: Chris Bosh/ Tristan Thompson mix
Joel Embiid

  5. Utah | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 24

The Jazz will use this pick as trade bait. If they can package the 5th pick, Derrick Favors, and Alec Burks or the 23rd pick, they may have enough to move up to select Parker or Wiggins. Current NBA Player Comparison: Jonas Valanciunas/ Emeka Okafor
Aaron Gordon

  6. *Boston | Aaron Gordon | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 22

The Celtics have promised Gordon the pick, and if that's what they want then that's what they'll get. Gordon is a great defensive player, but the Celtics must hope Gordon turns out to be a 3 because Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk are more valuable and proven than Gordon. Current NBA Player Comparison: Shawn Marion/ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Marcus Smart

  7. LA Lakers | Marcus Smart | 6-3 | 227 | PG | Oklahoma State | 24

The Lakers need a true floor general and player with a ton of potential. Smart could usher in the next generation after Kobe. Current NBA Player Comparison: Tony Allen (based upon college stats) with more ball handling.
Julius Randle

  8. Sacramento | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 23

Randle is the best player available at this point. The Kings will have to decide if they want to keep Randle to play along side DeMarcus Cousins, or use the pick as trade bait. Randle was a beast when he played down low, but became ineffective when he tried to handle the ball or take an outside jumper. One important thing to say is that Randle does not fit into the Kings system. He would be in a better fit if he fell to the 76ers or Timberwolves. Current NBA Player Comparison: A more athletic version of David Lee
Nik Stauskas

  9. *Charlotte | Nik Stauskas | 6-6 | 207 | SG | Michigan | 24

Stauskas is a great shooter, and could be the next Klay Thompson. The Hornets need someone to consistently hit the 3 point shot, and Stauskas fits the role. McDermott may be tempting here, but he is an average athlete and many fear he peaked in college. Stauskas is younger by two years and more teachable. Current NBA Player Comparison: Klay Thompson/ J.J. Redick
Zach LaVine

  10. *Orlando | Zach LaVine | 6-6 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 23

LaVine had an excellent combine, and proved to everyone that he belongs on a team. Not just any team, but a team that values the fast break and 3-point shooting. LaVine needs to work on his outside stroke, but his ability to run the fast break is no doubt insane. LaVine impressed the Lakers at his workout, and they may look to reach for LaVine earlier rather than later, but he could fall a bit. His college numbers were underwhelming and his combine will only push him so far. Expect LaVine to have an Andre Drummond type of draft slide. Everyone didn't think Drummond was good, so he fell to the 9th pick. Expect everyone to wish they had drafted him sooner. The 76ers will be glad that he is still around at the 10th pick. Current NBA Player Comparison: Gerald Green/ Russell Westbrook
Doug McDermott

  11. *Chicago | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 26

Denver needs a two guard to handle the ball and score. McDermott is not much of a passer, but he does score especially from deep. McDermott did prove that he can play the 2, at least athletically wise. Current NBA Player Comparison: Kyle Korver
Tyler Ennis

  12. *Philadelphia | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 23

With the Magic selecting Vonleh with the 4th pick, they will have a hole at point guard. It will come down to Elfrid Payton and Ennis, and Ennis is the better fit. Ennis is a pass-first point guard, with an average jumper. Ennis has been compared to Jrue Holiday and George Hill, but Ennis sees himself as a Tony Parker point guard. Payton could fit here, but there should be concerns about his ball handling ability (3.6 TO) to Ennis's (1.7 TO). Both players are similar in age, and in lack of a jump shot, but Ennis is too talented to pass up. Current NBA Player Comparison: Tony Parker (look at his first season and compare it to Ennis's college career)
Gary Harris

  13. *Minnesota | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 205 | SG | Michigan St. | 23

The Timberwolves have many options at the draft, and one might be the combo guard Garry Harris. Harris is a defensive player, but also has a good offensive skill set. He would play either the 1 or 2. This could fix the lack of 3pt talent on the team, and add a good defensive wing. Current NBA Player Comparison: Avery Bradley/ OJ Mayo combination
James Young

  14. *Phoenix | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 22

Young is an explosive athlete who can play the 2 or 3, and defend the first three positions. He would be a bit undersized at the 3, but the Suns have been playing with a 6'5" P.J. Tucker at small forward all year. Young's game will need some time to adjust, but a high octane offense should be perfect for Young to learn. Young fits into the team because the Suns are similar to the 2013-2014 Wildcats. Bledsoe and Dragic are better versions of the Harrison brothers. Markief Morris is not Julius Randle, but they do have some similarities, and Miles Plumlee can be similar to Dakari Johnson. Current NBA Player Comparison: James Harden (This may be a reach, but in the right system he has the potential to be a similar player)
Kyle Anderson

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

Anderson is a 6'9" point forward with tremendous skill and potential. The Hawks had trouble moving the ball with only 16.9 assists per game (16th in the league). Anderson himself adds 6.5 assists himself. He also is a fairly good 3 point shooter at 48%. Anderson could become like Nic Batum if he learns to play defense. The Hawks will choose between Hood, Anderson, and Saric and Anderson has the best fit for the team. Current NBA Player Comparison: Boris Diaw (Little known fact: Boris Diaw played the combo guard in his first season for the Hawks.)
Rodney Hood

  16. *Denver | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 208 | SF | Duke | 25

The Bulls have a few offseason needs and one of them is to draft a young 3-point specialist. While Hood is older than most in the draft, he would still be younger than Mike Dunleavy and Kirk Hinrich, their only viable perimeter options. Whether Hood plays the 2 or the 3, his defense should not be a problem. Jimmy Butler would be the other forward/guard next to Hood, and Butler does everything Hood doesn't. Hood is hard to compare anyone to, as he played next to Jabari Parker the whole year. Current NBA Player Comparison: a combo guard version of Rashard Lewis
Dario Saric

  17. *Boston | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 24

Saric should not fall too far, but he will fall this far. Saric said he will not come to the NBA unless it is to the Celtics or Lakers, and neither will choose him with their top pick. If Saric does not want to go to the team that drafts him, he will not go the NBA and will be a waste of a pick. Saric can be Jeff Green's replacement if he adapts correctly. Current NBA Player Comparison: Danilo Gallinari
Jusuf Nurkic

  18. *Phoenix | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 23

The Suns could go any direction here, but Nurkic is the best pick available. Nurkic can be a draft and stash or an actual contributor. If Nurkic develops on defense, he could be a Marcin Gortat type of player. Dragic and Bledsoe need a big to pass to, and Alex Len hasn't worked out very well. Current NBA Player Comparison: Marcin Gortat
Elfrid Payton

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

If Rose never heals over his injuries, Payton could be a valuable replacement option. Payton plays a similar game to Rose, as he is an attacking point guard (9.5 free throws per game). Payton may need a few years to develop into the Derrick Rose type of skill level, but that should not make the Bulls look twice about drafting him. Current NBA Player Comparison: Rajon Rondo/ Jeff Teague mix
Adreian Payne

  20. Toronto | Adreian Payne | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Michigan St. | 27

The Raptors need immediate talent. Payne fits that role. Payne is older than most players, but his talent is worth the pick. Payne won't need a more than half a year to adjust. Current NBA Player Comparison: Terrence Jones
TJ Warren

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 220 | SF | NC State | 24

TJ Warren has perfected the mid range jumper. He may not be a 3pt shooter yet, but that jumper is beautiful. He was a big time scorer in college, and could be one off the bech in OKC. Warren would also have Reggie Jackson to set up his shots, so he doesn't have to worry to much about shot creation. He would probably be a role player for a few years, but he could start sooner than later. Current NBA Player Comparison: Caron Butler
Cleanthony Early

  22. Memphis | Cleanthony Early | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 27

Early has the same problem Payne does, he is older than everyone else. That shouldn't hinder the Grizzlies from drafting him, though. He is undersized at the 4, but could be a valuable combo forward. Early upped his accuracy by 3.5% and attempts per game by 1.7. The only question going forward should be his ability to play the 3 in a half court offense. If Early gravitates towards the rim, they should look elsewhere. Early would be an upgrade over Prince, if they chose to go that way. Current NBA Player Comparison: Tobias Harris
Jordan Clarkson

  23. *Utah | Jordan Clarkson | 6-4 | 186 | PG/SG | Missouri | 26

With the Jazz selecting Embiid with their first pick, they have their perimeter to upgrade. Trey Burke is the starting point guard for now, but it would be smart to put some pressure on him to lead the team. Clarkson was fairly average in his Junior year, but he did provide some offense. Clarkson would fit in well with Alec Burks coming off the bench. Current NBA Player Comparison: poor man Jameer Nelson
Clint Capela

  24. *Miami | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF/C | Switzerland | 24

The Hornets need post defense with size. Biyombo is going to be up for an extension, which he will probably not get. Capela could be an instant starter, or a draft and stash. Capela has a bucket load potential, and with Stauskas they will fill their offensive needs. Current NBA Player Comparison: Serge Ibaka/ Amir Johnson
Jerami Grant

  25. Houston | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 214 | SF | Syracuse | 24

Due to his lack of a position, and really a lack of a specific talent, Grant should be ready to fall in the draft. He plays both forward positions, but is too small to play the 4. Should he prove that he has a decent jump shot, the Rockets could use him as a role playing 3. However, Grant will probably turn out like Terrence Jones and play the 4 instead. Current NBA Player Comparison: Derrick Williams
Shabazz Napier

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

The Heat will be looking for a player to add to their championship team. Chalmers will most likely not be on the team next year, and Napier would be a great back up. He has two titles in four years, and is a leader. Current NBA Player Comparison: Pre-Memphis Jerryd Bayless/ CJ McCollum
Glenn Robinson III

  27. *Phoenix | Glenn Robinson III | 6-7 | 211 | SF | Michigan | 24

Robinson is an athletic player and would fit in off the bench of the Suns roster. With three first round picks, the Suns should be looking towards the future instead of experience. Robinson will probably never be a first option, but he could be a decent starter and scorer. Current NBA Player Comparison: Gerald Henderson
Mitch McGary

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

McGary fills the biggest need of the Clippers: a big man. McGary has had some off the court issues, and injuries, but Chris Paul and the crew should be able to keep him in line and offer some support. He will become more mature with more time and leadership. Current NBA Player Comparison: Miles and Mason Plumlee
Vasilje Micic

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Vasilje Micic | 6-6 | 202 | PG | Serbia | 24

The OKC Thunder need an experienced guard to run the two-guard. They need a back up point guard if they decide to start Jackson and Westbrook. At this point in the draft, the Thunder will be looking for a player with skill and talent and not potential. Micic can also be a draft-and-stash player, and come over to the NBA when there are a less guards on the OKC team. Current NBA Player Comparison: Greivis Vasquez/ Jose Calderon
Walter Tavares

  30. San Antonio | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 26

Tavares is a huge player that will spend a few years in Spain. In a very Spurs like fashion, Tavares will probably be a 25-27 year old rookie, when he makes the jump to the NBA. He is a big body, and will probably need guidance in his rookie season, so if Duncan is still around, Tavares should learn from him. Current NBA Player Comparison: Rudy Gobert
PJ Hairston

  31. Milwaukee | PJ Hairston | 6-5 | 228 | SG | USA | 25

CJ Wilcox

  32. *Philadelphia | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 201 | SG | Washington | 27

KJ McDaniels

  33. *Cleveland | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 196 | SF | Clemson | 25

Jarnell Stokes

  34. *New York | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 24

Jordan Adams

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

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

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

Nick Johnson

  37. *Toronto | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 198 | SG | Arizona | 25

Spencer Dinwiddie

  38. Detroit | Spencer Dinwiddie | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Colorado | 25

Aaron Craft

  39. *Philadelphia | Aaron Craft | 6-2 | 192 | PG | Ohio State | 26

Dwight Powell

  40. *Minnesota | Dwight Powell | 6-11 | 235 | PF | Stanford | 26

DeAndre Daniels

  41. Denver | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 26

James McAdoo

  42. *Houston | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 25

Bogdan Bogdanovic

  43. Atlanta | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 25

Cory Jefferson

  44. *Brooklyn | Cory Jefferson | 6-9 | 220 | PF | Baylor | 27

Markel Brown

  45. Charlotte | Markel Brown | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oklahoma State | 26

Deonte Burton NV

  46. *LA Lakers | Deonte Burton NV | 6-1 | 193 | PG/SG | Nevada | 26

Jahii Carson

  47. *New Orleans | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 25

Jabari Brown

  48. *Atlanta | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 25

Johnny O'Bryant

  49. Chicago | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-8 | 257 | PF/C | LSU | 25

Patric Young

  50. Phoenix | Patric Young | 6-10 | 247 | PF/C | Florida | 26

Andre Dawkins

  51. *New York | Andre Dawkins | 6-5 | 205 | SG | Duke | 26

Nikola Jokic

  52. *Philadelphia | Nikola Jokic | 6-11 | 255 | PF/C | Serbia | 23

CJ Fair

  53. *Minnesota | CJ Fair | 6-8 | 218 | SF | Syracuse | 26

Alessandro Gentile

  54. *San Antonio | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 25

DeAndre Kane

  55. *Charlotte | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 29

Russ Smith

  56. *Orlando | Russ Smith | 6-1 | 160 | PG/SG | Louisville | 27

Damien Inglis

  57. Indiana | Damien Inglis | 6-9 | 240 | SF/PF | France | 23

Sean Kilpatrick

  58. *Philadelphia | Sean Kilpatrick | 6-4 | 220 | SG | Cincinnati | 28

Ioannis Papapetrou

  59. *Brooklyn | Ioannis Papapetrou | 6-9 | 233 | SF | Greece | 24

LaQuinton Ross

  60. *Brooklyn | LaQuinton Ross | 6-8 | 240 | SF | Ohio State | 25