2014 NBA Draft

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Winners and losers

Kentucky and Anthony Davis made a big splash in the 2012 NBA draft, while Perry Jones III and Jared Sullinger took the hardest falls.   

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Rank Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College / Country Round Pick Tm

2014 NBA Draft Tracker

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Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt School/Country
Round 1 14 (14) Minnesota Timberwolves Shabazz Muhammad SF 6'6 222 UCLA
Shabazz Muhammad

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: The knock on Ricky Rubio has been he doesn't look for his own shot. The knock on Shabazz Muhammad has been he looks only for his own shot. Pair them together, and perhaps Minnesota might have something. Muhammad averaged 18 points per game at UCLA by overpowering players around the rim, demonstrating good body control in transition, and shooting better than expected from the perimeter. He isn't ultra-athletic, he doesn't have much of a right hand off the dribble and he probably isn't going to be able to overpower NBA small forwards the way he did in high school or college, but he can still be an effective NBA scorer. There isn't much else he does at an NBA level yet, though.


Note: picked by Jazz before trade involving Trey Burke and Gorgui Dieng.
Round 1 21 (21) Minnesota Timberwolves Gorgui Dieng C 6'11 230 Louisville
Gorgui Dieng

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Thanks to its decision to trade back from No. 9, Minnesota now has a perimeter scorer in UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and a rim protector in Louisville's Gorgui Dieng. The 7-footer averaged 2.5 blocks and 9.4 rebounds for the national champs last season and he's a better offensive player than most people think. He's a decent passer, an excellent screener and an underrated mid-range shooter.


Note: from Jazz via Warriors and Nets
Round 2 22 (52) Minnesota Timberwolves Lorenzo Brown PG 6'5 189 N.C. State
Lorenzo Brown

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: If Minnesota had to draft yet another point guard, at least the Timberwolves got good value late in the second round. Lorenzo Brown is more of a combo guard than a true point guard but the 6-foot-5 N.C. State standout has good size and an ability to create his own shot off the dribble.


Note: from Nets
Round 2 29 (59) Minnesota Timberwolves Bojan Dubljevic C 6'10 242 Montenegro

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Two thoughts on Dubljevic: He supposedly shoots well for a player of his size and with a last name that tricky, Timberwolves announcers are surely hoping he remains in Europe a while before trying to make the roster.


Note: from Thunder

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