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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Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt School/Country
Round 2 1 (31) Portland Trail Blazers Allen Crabbe SG 6'6 197 California
Allen Crabbe

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: In case gifted shooter Sergey Karasev doesn't pan out, the Cavs nabbed another guard with deep range 12 picks later. Cal's Allen Crabbe averaged 40 percent 3-point shooting his first two seasons in college before his percentage dipped a bit last season as he was asked to do more offensively.


Note: from Cavs via Magic
Round 2 2 (32) Oklahoma City Thunder Alex Abrines SG 6'5 190 Spain

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Oklahoma City's third and final pick of the night likely won't come stateside anytime soon. Alex Abrines, a talented but raw shooting guard, is expected to remain in his native Spain for the next couple years, saving the Thunder money and a roster spot.


Note: from Bobcats via Thunder, Celtics and Rockets
Round 2 3 (33) Cleveland Cavaliers Carrick Felix SG 6'6 203 Arizona State
Carrick Felix

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Having already landed the most talented forward in the draft and a pair of sweet-shooting wings, Cleveland addressed its defense with its fourth pick of the night. Arizona State's Carrick Felix is a long, athletic perimeter stopper capable of choking off passing lanes and scoring in transition.

Round 2 4 (34) Houston Rockets Isaiah Canaan PG 6'0 188 Murray State
Isaiah Canaan

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Isaiah Canaan's reward for returning to school for his senior season was missing the NCAA tournament at Murray State, falling out of the first round and getting selected during a commercial break. Tough break for a combo guard who will have to prove he has point guard skills to complement the deep range and ability to finish at the rim he showcased regularly at Murray State.


Note: from Suns
Round 2 5 (35) Washington Wizards Glen Rice SF 6'6 211 Georgia Tech
Glen Rice

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Dismissed from the team at Georgia Tech in March 2012, Glen Rice Jr. spent a year in the D-League hoping to play his way back onto the NBA's radar. It worked, and now the son of sweet-shooting former Miami Heat star Glen Rice will have a chance to play his way onto the 76ers' roster.


Note: from 76ers via Pelicans
Round 2 6 (36) Sacramento Kings Ray McCallum PG 6'2 191 Detroit
Ray McCallum

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Sacramento validates Ray McCallum's decision to leave his father's program and turn pro a year early. The Detroit guard led the Titans to the NCAA tournament in 2012 and continued to show a knack for getting to the rim and creating for himself or his teammates last season.

Round 2 7 (37) Detroit Pistons Tony Mitchell PF 6'9 236 North Texas
Tony Mitchell

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Many thought raw but athletic Tony Mitchell would be a lottery pick before the season. Instead he falls all the way into the mid-30s, a product of North Texas' disappointing record and his inability to make a consistent impact. Mitchell has NBA-caliber size and athleticism, but the former Missouri signee is a classic second-round project at this point.

Round 2 8 (38) Philadelphia 76ers Nate Wolters PG 6'5 196 South Dakota State
Nate Wolters

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Perhaps seeking some insurance in case Michael Carter-Williams doesn't pan out or can't make an impact right away, Philadelphia traded to obtain South Dakota State's Nate Wolters. Granted Wolters isn't the prospect Carter-Williams is, but it's possible he's a better player at this moment. His range and ability to create off a pick and roll give him a chance to stick in the NBA.


Note: from Wizards
Round 2 9 (39) Portland Trail Blazers Jeff Withey C 7'0 222 Kansas
Jeff Withey

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: With the first of two straight picks in the second round, Portland nabs a rim protector. Kansas center Jeff Withey will provide depth up front with his ability to score with his back to the basket and of course, block shots.


Note: from Timberwolves via Cavaliers and Celtics
Round 2 10 (40) Oklahoma City Thunder Grant Jerrett PF 6'10 232 Arizona
Grant Jerrett

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Grant Jerrett made a mistake leaving after a freshman season in which he averaged only 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds, but at least the Arizona forward didn't go undrafted. To catch on with the Blazers, he'll need to develop other aspects of his game to go with a nice outside shot.


Note: from Trail Blazers for cash
Round 2 11 (41) Memphis Grizzlies Jamaal Franklin SG 6'5 191 San Diego State
Jamaal Franklin

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Few college players filled up a stat sheet better last season than San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin, who finished in the top three in the Mountain West in scoring, rebounding and steals and the top seven in assists, blocked shots and field-goal percentage. The athletic 6-foot-5 wing took advantage of freedom to play through mistakes awarded to him, blossoming from an under-the-radar recruit into his team's unquestioned star. The lone knock on Franklin is his woeful 28 percent 3-point shooting, but remember this: Ex-Aztec Kawhi Leonard improved his shot once he got to the NBA, and Franklin has a reputation for being just as hard a worker.


Note: from Raptors
Round 2 12 (42) New Orleans Pelicans Pierre Jackson PG 5'10 176 Baylor
Pierre Jackson

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Even though Pierre Jackson is undersized, the former Baylor standout does a lot of things well enough to make an NBA roster. He is especially effective creating via a pick-and-roll, whether it's pulling up for a jump shot or attacking a defense off the dribble.


Note: from 76ers in trade involving Nerlens Noel, Jrue Holliday and a 2014 draft pick.
Round 2 13 (43) Dallas Mavericks Ricky Ledo SG 6'6 197 Providence
Ricky Ledo

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Had Ledo been eligible to play in his lone collegiate season at Providence, the highly touted wing had lottery potential. He's a risky pick because of questions about his off-court maturity, but he's also a good gamble for Dallas in the middle of the second round.


Note: from Bucks
Round 2 14 (44) Dallas Mavericks Mike Muscala C 6'11 230 Bucknell
Mike Muscala

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Can Bucknell's Mike Muscala join Lehigh's C.J. McCollum as players who went from the Patriot League to the NBA? It's definitely possible. Muscala has the talent to make the NBA but needs to get stronger and prove he can handle the physicality in the paint.


Note: from Hawks in trade involving Jared Cunningham, Lucas Nogueira and Shane Larkin.
Round 2 15 (45) Portland Trail Blazers Marko Todorovic C 6'11 240 Montenegro
Marko Todorovic

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: A sure sign 6-foot-11 Marco Todorovic won't be coming over from Spain anytime soon: He averaged 2.8 points per game this past season. Surely he'll continue to improve, but he has a long way to go.


Note: from Celtics
Round 2 16 (46) Denver Nuggets Erick Green SG 6'3 178 Virginia Tech
Erick Green

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: On a young, shorthanded Virginia Tech team that lacked any other notable scoring options, Erick Green still led the nation in scoring and did so in a fairly efficient manner. He's more of a combo guard than a true point guard, but he has decent size, good range as a shooter and a knack for pulling up off the dribble, which should bode well for his ability to thrive in a pick-and-roll system.


Note: from Jazz
Round 2 17 (47) Atlanta Hawks Raul Neto PG 6'2 179 Brazil

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Atlanta may soon have some samba flair on its roster. Point guard Raul Neto is the second Brazilian the Hawks have taken, joining countryman Lucas Noguiera.

Round 2 18 (48) Los Angeles Lakers Ryan Kelly PF 7'0 228 Duke
Ryan Kelly

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: You know it had to pain North Carolina alum Mitch Kupchak to draft a Duke product. Ryan Kelly missed part of his senior season with a foot injury, but he's a versatile forward capable of scoring via pick-and-pop jumpers or on the low block.

Round 2 19 (49) Chicago Bulls Erik Murphy PF 6'10 240 Florida
Erik Murphy

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: One of the best pick-and-pop shooters in the nation this past season, Murphy shot from 3-point range as well as any big man in this draft class. The trouble is he may not do enough other things well to make an NBA roster.

Round 2 20 (50) Miami Heat James Ennis SF 6'7 201 Long Beach State
James Ennis

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Ennis' chances of making an NBA roster increase dramatically by going to the Heat. The 6-foot-7 Long Beach State product is an athletic wing at his best when in transition -- exactly the style Miami favors.


Note: from Hawks via Rockets
Round 2 21 (51) Orlando Magic Romero Osby PF 6'7 230 Oklahoma

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Romero Osby becomes the fourth Oklahoma player drafted in the past five years, but he'll have to wow Orlando this summer not to meet the same fate as jettisoned ex-Sooners Tiny Gallon and Willie Warren. Is Osby's work ethic, grit and craftiness enough to earn him a roster spot? It won't be easy.


Note: from Warriors via Nuggets, Knicks
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 23 (53) Indiana Pacers Colton Iverson C 7'0 263 Colorado State
Colton Iverson

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: The biggest reason Colorado State was one of the nation's top rebounding teams this past season was the addition of Minnesota transfer Colton Iverson. He has a chance to be a serviceable backup big man for Indiana.

Round 2 24 (54) Philadelphia 76ers Arsalan Kazemi PF 6'8 225 Oregon
Arsalan Kazemi

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Iranian-born Arsalan Kazemi excelled in his lone season at Oregon after transferring from Rice, helping lead the Ducks to a Pac-12 tournament title and a Sweet 16 berth. He rebounds extremely well, but will that be enough for him to crack the 76ers' roster?


Note: from Wizards via Knicks
Round 2 25 (55) Denver Nuggets Joffrey Lauvergne PF 6'11 240 France
Joffrey Lauvergne

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Those with knowledge of European basketball suggest 6-foot-11 Joffrey Lauvergne has good speed in the open floor, a quick first step to the rim and an ability to finish lobs. I'm more curious how he got his first name.


Note: from Grizzlies
Round 2 26 (56) Detroit Pistons Peyton Siva PG 6'1 181 Louisville
Peyton Siva

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: A second member the national champion Louisville comes off the board. The point guard was a savvy leader for Louisville last season, but his lack of size or elite athleticism will make it difficult for him to make a roster.


Note: from Clippers
Round 2 27 (57) Phoenix Suns Alex Oriakhi PF 6'9 238 Missouri

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: It wasn't a surprise that a Missouri player went in the second round of the draft. The shock was that it was Alex Oriakhi and not Phil Pressey who never heard his name called Thursday night. Oriakhi has NBA size and strength at power forward, but it will be an uphill battle for him to carve out a niche in the league.


Note: from Nuggets via Lakers
Round 2 28 (58) San Antonio Spurs Deshaun Thomas PF 6'7 220 Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: Ohio State's streak of having a player drafted every year since 2007 remains alive -- but barely. Questions about Deshaun Thomas' athleticism and all-around game caused him to slip to the bottom of the second round, but the one thing the Ohio State forward can definitely do is score in a variety of ways. A player who averaged 19.8 points per game in the nation's toughest conference should have gone sooner.

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
Round 2 30 (60) Memphis Grizzlies Janis Timma SF 6'7 226 Latvia

Mike Huguenin's Analysis: The last pick of the draft is Janis Timma, a 6-foot-7 Latvian small forward whose blonde locks seem better suited for surfing than hoops. Anyone know how to say "Mr. Irrelevant" in Latvian?


Note: from Heat

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