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: June 26, 2014.

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

  1. 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 is a proven winner and would be a great option behind Derrick Rose.


  2. Boston Celtics: Zach LaVine, SG, UCLA, 6-5, Fr.
    Despite his recent ridiculous vertical, LaVine is nowhere near NBA ready, and I'm not sold on him at all. With that being said, he is an intriguing prospect due to his athleticism. A team like the Celtics that has two first-rounders can take a chance on him in the late lottery or mid-first round and hope they hit the jackpot in a couple of years.

    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: Adreian Payne, PF, Michigan State, 6-10, Sr.
    Adreian Payne is an inside/outside threat and would be a potential replacement in Phoenix for free agent Channing Frye.

    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: Rodney Hood, SF, Duke, 6-8, Soph.
    The Bulls sorely need some scoring help on the wing, and Rodney Hood has a smooth outside shot and is also athletic at the rim. I think people are sleeping on him in this draft class.

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


  5. Toronto Raptors: Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse, 6-2, Fr.
    Kyle Lowry is an unrestricted free agent, and Greivis Vasquez is a restricted free agent, so the Raptors could use another point guard option. Tyler Ennis could be a big dropper on draft night, but is a good value here for Toronto.


  6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Clint Capela, PF, Switzerland, 6-10, 1994
    With a pair of first-round picks, the Thunder likely take at least one draft-and-stash option. The Swiss native looks the part, but he needs grooming in most areas of his game and must add physicality.

    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.
    There is talk of the Toronto Raptors trading into this pick with hopes of selecting Capela. If the Grizzlies keep this pick, they need a small forward since Tayshaun Prince is nowhere near what he used to be and Mike Miller is a free agent. T.J. Warren is a very efficient scorer who is at his best when attacking the basket.




  8. Utah Jazz: P.J. Hairston, SG, North Carolina, 6-5, Jr.
    Since the Jazz went big with its lottery pick, the team needs to find some depth in its backcourt. P.J. Hairston has solid size and strength to be an NBA off guard, yet also displays a pretty stroke from the perimeter.

    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: Jordan Clarkson, G, Missouri, 6-5, Jr.
    With the majority of their team becoming free agents, the Heat are searching for depth all across their roster. Jordan Clarkson is a versatile combo guard who should be able to play either guard position at the next level.

    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: Cleanthony Early, SF, Wichita State, 6-8, Sr.
    Cleanthony Early is a physical, athletic small forward who can step out and knock down perimeter shots. He could step in right away and become a role player off a Rockets bench that didn't have a whole lot of depth this past season.


  11. Miami Heat: Jusuf Nurkic, C, Bosnia, 7-0, 1994
    A wide body in the paint (280 pounds), the Bosnian is a developing low post presence and could go as high as the late lottery. The Heat need a big body down low, and Nurkic would be a great value here since he could go as high as the late lottery.




  12. Phoenix Suns: 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 Suns could use him as a draft-and-stash option with their third and final first-round pick.

    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: Mitch McGary, C, Michigan, 6-10, Soph.
    The Clippers don't have much depth up front behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Mitch McGary missed most of this past season with a back injury, but he is an aggressive, physical player who has a non-stop motor.


  14. Oklahoma City Thunder: K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson, 6-6, Jr.
    With Thabo Sefolosha a free agent, the Thunder could use a perimeter defender on the wing. K.J. McDaniels is extremely athletic and terrific on the defensive end.


  15. San Antonio Spurs: Damien Inglis, SF, France, 6-9, 1995
    Damien Inglis has the prototypical size for a NBA small forward and could sneak into the late first round. The Spurs do a tremendous job of evaluating and developing talent, and Inglis will need some grooming before he is ready to contribute at the next level.



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nips_of_steel (Anonymous Poster)
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hard to argue with any of what you said, my only worry is with Napier because of UConns track record of PGs that can hit the 3 that don't translate to the NBA for whatever reason, and there's been a whole lot over the last decade, Kemba Walker is pretty much the only one that's made the transition.. as a Spurs fan, i'd love to see McGary fall into our laps in the 1st, and Kane in the second round.. can't see Ennis getting by Toronto at 20, and like i said, Napier worries me a bit, the talent and playmaking is there though
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Anonymous (Anonymous Poster)
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Hornets should draft Dougie McBuckets because they get more scoring at the 3 compared to MKG and they 3 point shooting which they lacked this season.
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charles (Anonymous Poster)
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I don't care if the Cave's actually make the pick your trade it away. I just hope they make the RIGHT move. 
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Anonymous (Anonymous Poster)
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If Wiggins and Parker is gone at No. 3, the Sixers should draft julius randle at no. 3 because, then thad young could move down to the 3, he would be a go to scorer for the team, and if sixers draft exum they get a copy of mcw and if they get embiid, they get another center that they have to wait for to be healed. At No. 10 if Nik Stauskas is gone they should draft Gary Harris because they get a shooting gaurd that while be a little undersized for defending his position makes up for it with hustle, speed, and determination.<br />
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Anonymous (Anonymous Poster)
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<p>The Sixers taking two backcourt players, the Kings getting another interior player and the Nuggets getting a player whose skillset in VERY similar to Gallinari's. Rondo-Bradley-Green-Gordon... Do the Celts plan to have someone who can actually shoot the ball?</p><p>Oh, and the Lakers will take a player ready to contribute, they cant afford to stink up the joint for anther year.</p>
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Will G (Anonymous Poster)
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Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are both 6'9". Parker measured at 6'9" exactly in shoes and Wiggins measured 6'8" 3/4. 

Marcus Smart is also 6'3", as he measured in at 6'3" 1/4 in shoes. 

Cheers

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dahoops (Anonymous Poster)
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Hey, I included this mock draft in the  big table.

See how it compared to others: nbadraft.dahoops.com

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sixersfantasydraft (Anonymous Poster)
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Here are a couple of moves I think the sixers should explore. 

First

The Bulls. The Bulls want Anthony and need to clear space

Boozer, Dunleavy picks 16, and 19 for picks 39, 54 and Jason Richerson

Bulls clear 14 million in this deal

Second

The Rockets who also want Anthony

Asike and 25 for pick 32

Rockets clear 9 million

Third Sac

Sac is looking to deal the 8th pick

Sac 8th pick for Dunleavy and pick 16 and 25

Sac gets the vetern who can shoot plus two later picks to add more assets

Fourth 

Lakers want to dumb Nash

Lakers give Nash and pick 7 for pick 10 and Thad Young

Fifth

Cle

clev 1st for 3-19,47,52 and a future 1s sixers get there guy in wiggins

They still have the 7th and 8th pick. Maybe package to move up or take two. 

The sixers biggest assets  in this draft is 30 million in cap space. In these trades they take on 19 million. Boozer is one year deal. So they'll gain cap space back next year. All teams win except maybe the sac trade may be a stretch

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BullsFan (Anonymous Poster)
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That Bulls scenario doesn't make any sense, Boozer can be amnestied to save that money, they don't need to send away picks on top of it.. 
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lt roastabotch (Anonymous Poster)
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Your bulls tades make even less sense because boozer has huge value now because he is in the final year of that contract and he can still play so almost every team will take him to clear cap space.
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jasonD (Anonymous Poster)
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I hate to tell you but the no.1 pick is worth more than what the 76ers have this year and NO they don't want thad young soit would take 3 and 10 plus 2 unprotected first round picks.
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The Marco Islander 6 Posts (15 )
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Sorry Walter but the 76ers don't have 6 2nd rounds picks, thwey have 5.
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SOX 88 Posts (81 )
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It says this mock was updated today, June 20th, yet you still have Joel Embiid being picked first. He is going to be out 4-6 months. He will not be the first overall pick. Damnit, Walter, come on.
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asdasd (Anonymous Poster)
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Why does it say that you posted new scouting reports in the previous days but aren't any? Well except for 6/20 with Bachynski. Maybe was it a glitch or they were just unposted by accident?
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nycsportzfan 31 Posts (4 )
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These are the Underrated prospects in my opinion.

DeAndre Kane PG Iowa St- This kids a beast. He might be alittle older but so what. He can flat out score, and is a good distributor. Without him, Iowa St. dosen't have nearly the success they had this past yr.

Mitch McGary PF Mich- Just a yr ago at this time, people had McGary as a top 10 lock , but Injuries have zapped his prospect status. Well hes gonna heal up, and might take awhile to fulfill his potential but when done, he should be a physical player in the box both offensively and defensively. I see poor mans Kevin Love without the ability to draing the 3.

Tyler Ennis /Shabazz Napier PG's- These 2 are gonna be really good and in Ennis's case, I think his shot becomes more consistent over time. Nappier is flat out a playmaker who can fill it up from 3. Also hes a winner. I love both these players .

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Blazers Fan (Anonymous Poster)
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During this summer league I would really like 2 see will Barton take the next step as a bball player. Starting with his jump shot and three pointer his defense is descent but can be way better he's above average slasher which mean he should work on free throws 2. Myers Leonard work on everything please lol watch splitters games and know u have all the tools and tangible 2 be better then him. CJ like his jump shot will be a great defender in about a year or 2. Trob free throws and low post offence maybe jump shot 10-15ft out.
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Pelicans fan (Anonymous Poster)
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Don't be surprise if Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother Thanisis climbs into the first round.Thanisis is quite the athlete and has decent handles(not like his brother's however)though could stand to improve a few things(like his jump shot)but he's an interesting prospect for between the 24th and 40th pick and I'm willing to bet it'll be a lot closer to 24 than 40.
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Everyone better take notice of Charlotte! The Hornets are about to run wild on the NBA, and Jordon's going to finish his collect of rings, so he'll have one for every finger! BEE aware, BEE prepared...the NBA is about to have a BUZZ that will last a lifetime!

There's enough room on this bandwagon for everybody, so let's all get horny and buzzed!


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buzzcity! (Anonymous Poster)
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Man if the Hornets got McDermott and Ennis I would be stoked! And BTW, love the use of the old Hornets logo, the Buzz is back baby!
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MASE (Anonymous Poster)
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I'd love to see Cleveland draft Wiggins, then in the 2nd rd, get eiher Early (sf witchita  st) or Deandre Daniels (sf UConn), either one can provide much needed scoring off the CAVS bench! Go CAVS!
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just a thought (Anonymous Poster)
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chicago trades noah to the cavs n draft embiid.then trade 16,19, n boozer to minnesota for kevin love.the bulls could extend love n add either mirotic or lance stephenson.starting 5 pg rose pf love sg stephenson sf butler c embiid your welcome
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Your CRAZY!!! (Anonymous Poster)
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Why would Minnesota take two non lottery picks,plus an expensive often injured veteran,who the only thing they can really do is amnesty him,so they still don't have ANYTHING to show for trading Love

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The Chosen One (Anonymous Poster)
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I would love to have those two players come to Dallas!!!
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Roni (Anonymous Poster)
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Because he sucks,,, bad !
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anon (Anonymous Poster)
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Oh lawd if the Cavs get Wiggins and Young.  Those will both be starters.
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Jobu (Anonymous Poster)
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Nope.  Cavs' starting 5 would be:

PG Irving

SG Waiters

SF Wiggins

PF Varejao

C Hawes

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SOX 88 Posts (81 )
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As much as I hate it, it sounds like Hawes won't be back. I don't understand at all why they aren't going after him but it seems like a foregone conclusion that he's gonna be gone.
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geo1113 (Anonymous Poster)
1 years 4 month(s) ago - hide
I thought the Sixers desperately needed help on the wing before trading Turner!
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joeblanch29 (Anonymous Poster)
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Turner takes too many days off.. He can be great, but he takes days off. Good move getting rid of him....keeping Thad who works hard EVERY day was a smart move, he will be a good leader, by example.. I like what 76ers are doing....now we see who falls to number 3...that will help decide who they take at 10.. unless...they move Thad for anoter top 5 draft pick... after going after Love and Lebron in free agency. They could be running at champinonship sooner then most thought possible..
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joeblanch29 (Anonymous Poster)
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Sixers need power forward to go along with the team build up .. Aron Gordan is the man as I see .. unless Embiid falls to us.. than that changes the next pick..then I say Mcdermitt or shooting guard..

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The Marco Islander 6 Posts (15 )
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Stauskas is a better shooter than Young hands down. He shot 44% fro 3 land in his 2 years at Michigan. 76ers will take him over Young.
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