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2014 NBA Mock Draft: Round One - Picks 16-30


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2014 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 1-15
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Updated: April 23, 2014.

Team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account with this mock draft.

  1. Chicago Bulls: James Young, SG, Kentucky, 6-6, Fr.
    Since they dealt Luol Deng, the Bulls could use another wing scorer. James Young has great size for an NBA two guard and lottery talent due his smooth stroke from the outside.


  2. Boston Celtics: Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan, 6-6, Soph.
    The Celtics need backcourt depth and a capable outside threat to possibly play alongside Rajon Rondo. The Michigan sophomore can absolutely stroke it from deep, but he is also underrated in terms of his bounciness at the rim.

    Boston owns the Hawks' pick (via Brooklyn) from the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  3. Phoenix Suns: Clint Capela, PF, Switzerland, 6-10, 1994
    With three first-rounders, the Suns can roll the dice on a project big man. The Swiss native looks the part, but he needs grooming in most areas of his game and must add physicality.

    Phoenix owns the Wizards' pick from the Joe Johnson trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.




  4. Chicago Bulls: Shabazz Napier, PG, Connecticut, 6-1, Sr.
    Since the Bulls dealt Marquis Teague and both Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin are free agents, Chicago could use some depth at the point guard position. Shabazz Napier proved that he is a big-time player in helping lead Connecticut to another National Championship.

    Chicago owns the Hornets' from the Tyrus Thomas trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  5. Toronto Raptors: Jordan Clarkson, G, Missouri, 6-5, Jr.
    Kyle Lowry is an unrestricted free agent and Greivis Vasquez is a restricted free agent, so the Raptors could use another point guard option. Jordan Clarkson really opened some eyes after transferring to Missouri from Tulsa and is capable of playing either guard position.


  6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jerami Grant, SF, Syracuse, 6-7, Soph.
    In need of depth on the wing and at forward, the Thunder turns to Jerami Grant who is long and extremely athletic at the rim. His outside shot does need to improve.

    Oklahoma City owns the Mavericks' pick (via Houston, via L.A. Lakers) from the James Harden trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  7. Memphis Grizzlies: T.J. Warren, SF, N.C. State, 6-8, Soph.
    Tayshaun Prince is nowhere near what he used to be and Mike Miller is a free agent after this season, so the Grizzlies could use some depth on the wing. T.J. Warren is a very efficient scorer who is at his best when attacking the basket.




  8. Utah Jazz: K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson, 6-6, Jr.
    Gordon Hayward is a restricted free agent, so the Jazz needs options at small forward. K.J. McDaniels is extremely athletic and a terrific defender.

    Utah owns the Warriors' pick from the Richard Jefferson/Andris Biedrins trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  9. Charlotte Hornets: Aaron Harrison, SG, Kentucky, 6-5, Fr.
    Andrew Harrison is still weighing his options as to whether he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, but I am assuming the Wildcats' tourney run will accelerate his path to the NBA. With Luke Ridnour entering free agency, the Bobcats need a backup to Kemba Walker.

    Charlotte owns the Trail Blazers' pick from the Gerald Wallace trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  10. Houston Rockets: Aaron Harrison, SG, Kentucky, 6-5, Fr.
    Aaron Harrison has yet to make a decision about turning pro as well, but if he declares, he would be a nice addition to a Rockets' bench in need of depth and scoring punch on the wing.


  11. Miami Heat: Cleanthony Early, SF, Wichita State, 6-8, Sr.
    Cleanthony Early is a physical, athletic forward with good range on his jumper. The Heat will be in need of depth all over since most of the roster is entering free agency.




  12. Phoenix Suns: Zach LaVine, SG, UCLA, 6-5, Fr.
    The UCLA freshman has bits of Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook to his game, but is LaVine nowhere near being NBA ready. The Suns could take a late gamble on him and hope it pays off in a couple of years.

    Phoenix owns the Pacers' pick from the Luis Scola trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2014 NBA Draft Trades.


  13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jusuf Nurkic, C, Bosnia, 7-0, 1994
    A wide body in the paint (280 pounds), the Bosnian is a developing low post presence, and the Clippers don't really have any depth inside behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.


  14. Oklahoma City Thunder: Bogdan Bogdanovic, G/F, Serbia, 6-6, 1992
    A versatile threat, the Serbian can play the one, two, or three and does a little bit of everything to help his team. The Thunder could use him as a draft-and-stash option with the team's second first-round pick.


  15. San Antonio Spurs: Nick Johnson, G, Arizona, 6-3, Jr.
    The Pac-12 Player of the Year is a combo guard who doesn't have a true position at the next level. Still, Johnson's all-around ability would fit on in San Antonio, and he could develop into a decent role player.



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