2014 NBA mock draft: Draft day

2014 NBA mock draft: Draft day
2014 NBA mock draft: Draft day
Cleveland
Cleveland

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jabari Parker, Duke, SF, 6-8, 241, Fr. – The Cavs don't care whether or not Parker wants to play in Cleveland. They'll still take him.



Milwaukee
Milwaukee

2. Milwaukee Bucks: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, SG-SF, 6-8, 197, Fr. – The Bucks have ruled out taking Joel Embiid because of his injury concerns. They'll take his Kansas teammate instead.



Philadelphia
Philadelphia

3. Philadelphia 76ers: : Joel Embiid, Kansas, C, 7-0, 240, Fr. – Embiid tweeted he's going to the Lakers, then quickly erased it. The Sixers aren't scared off by his injuries.



Orlando
Orlando

4. Orlando Magic: Noah Vonleh, Indiana, PF-C, 6-9, 247, Fr. – The Magic get the power forward of the future they quietly coveted to go alongside talented young center Nikola Vucevic.



Utah
Utah

5. Utah Jazz: Aaron Gordon, Arizona, PF, 6-9, 220, Fr. – Utah really liked Vonleh and Gordon. Gordon's athleticism, work ethic and high motor put him in position to reach his potential.



Boston
Boston

6. Boston Celtics: Dante Exum, Australian Institute of Sports, PG-SG, 6-6, 196 – The Celtics are probably surprised the Australian landed here, but his light body of work scared teams.



Los Angeles
Los Angeles

7. Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle, Kentucky, PF, 6-9, 250, Fr. – The Celtics were probably turned off by Randle declining a second workout. Randle is very happy to land with the Lakers.



Sacramento
Sacramento

8. Sacramento Kings: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette, PG, 6-4, 185, Jr. – Sacramento badly needs a point guard and is higher on Payton than Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.



Charlotte
Charlotte

9. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit): Doug McDermott, Creighton, SF, 6-8, 218, Sr. – The Hornets have been searching for shooting and opt to take McDermott over Michigan's Nik Stauskas.



Philadelphia
Philadelphia

10. Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans): Dario Saric, Croatia Cibona Zagreb, SF-PF, 6-10, 223 – Saric said he will play in Turkey the next two seasons, but his talent is too much to pass on him.



Denver
Denver

11. Denver Nuggets: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St., PG-SG, 6-3, 227, So. – The Nuggets will be disappointed Saric didn't fall to them, but also surprised if they can get Smart, a combo guard.



Orlando
Orlando

12. Orlando Magic: Zach LaVine, UCLA, SG, 6-6, 181, Fr. – LaVine has major upside and his athleticism is too much to ignore. NBA teams will regret passing on him one day.



Minnesota
Minnesota

13. Minnesota Timberwolves: Adreian Payne, Michigan State, PF, 6-10, 239, Sr. – The T'wolves are high on Payne, who could end up being Kevin Love's replacement.



Phoenix
Phoenix

14. Phoenix Suns: Nik Stauskas, Michigan, SG, 6-6, 207, So. – Stauskas is regarded as the draft's best shooter. The Suns have been linked to Stauskas since draft talk began heating up.



Atlanta
Atlanta

15. Atlanta Hawks: Jusuf Nurkic, Croatia Cedevita Zagreb, C, 6-11, 280 – Nurkic has a buyout to leave Europe and will play in the NBA next season, CAA told Yahoo Sports.



Chicago
Chicago

16. Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte): Gary Harris, Michigan State, SG, 6-4, 205, So. – There has been some talk that the Bulls made a draft promise to Harris, whose mom was a hoops star.



Boston
Boston

17. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn): Kyle Anderson, UCLA, SF, 6-8, 220, So. – Anderson gives Boston versatility at small forward, but was surprisingly not invited to the draft's green room.



Phoenix
Phoenix

18. Phoenix Suns (from Washington): T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, SF, 6-8, 220, So. – He surprisingly got invited to the green room, and a source said Phoenix gave him a promise.



Chicago
Chicago

19. Chicago Bulls: Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, PG, 6-1, 175, Sr. – The Bulls are said to be hot on Napier, but the Miami Heat are also intrigued by him because LeBron James is a big fan.



Toronto
Toronto

20. Toronto Raptors: Tyler Ennis, Syracuse, PG, 6-2, 182, Fr. – The Canadian gets picked by his hometown team. The Raptors have two free-agent point guards in Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez.



Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

21. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas via Houston and Los Angeles Lakers): Rodney Hood, Duke, SG-SF, 6-8, 208, So. – The Thunder land an athletic wing player who can also shoot well. A solid backup for Kevin Durant.



Memphis
Memphis

22. Memphis Grizzlies: Jordan Adams, UCLA, SG, 6-5, 209, So. – The Hornets are disappointed Adams didn't fall two more spots. Memphis also has had strong interest in him all along.



Utah
Utah

23. Utah Jazz (from Golden State): K.J. McDaniels, Clemson, SF, 6-6, 196, Jr. – McDaniels would add a defensive wing presence and serve as insurance if restricted free-agent forward Gordon Hayward leaves.



Charlotte
Charlotte

24. Charlotte Hornets (from Portland): James Young, Kentucky, SG-SF, 6-7, 213, Fr. – Young's stock dropped after he missed some workouts for personal reasons, a source said.



Houston
Houston

25. Houston Rockets P.J. Hairston, D-League Texas Legends, SG, 6-5, 229 – The former D-Leaguer would give the Rockets another shooter who can stretch the floor. Possible trade bait.



Miami
Miami

26. Miami Heat: Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado, PG-SG, 6-6, 205, Jr. – Dinwiddie would be selected higher if he was not recovering from knee surgery. Mario Chalmers is a free agent.



Phoenix
Phoenix

27. Phoenix Suns (from Indiana): Clint Capela, France Chalone, PF, 6-11, 222 – If the Suns use their first two picks, this one could be traded or used for an international player who could be kept overseas.



Los Angeles
Los Angeles

28. Los Angeles Clippers: Mitch McGary, Michigan, C, 6-10, 263, So. – The Clippers add size, rebounding and a physical presence behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.



Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Glenn Robinson, Michigan, SF, 6-7, 211, So. – Robinson's potential is too much to pass on. One scout said Robinson could also eventually play shooting guard.



San Antonio
San Antonio

30. San Antonio Spurs: Walter Tavares, C, Spain Gran Canaria, 7-3, 265 – He's an enormous center who has showed promise as an elite shot-blocker. Limited on the offensive end.

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