2014 NBA Mock Draft 1.1



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2014 NBA Mock Draft 1.1
Chad Ford updates his first 2014 mock draft -- Wiggins, Randle  remain on
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In September, we launched our first Mock Draft of  2014. 
Yes, it's a bit absurd to try to project players to teams when  we haven't
even played a game. 
But this isn't any draft, and teams are already paying close  attention. 
The NBA season just got underway, and the college season is just  around the
corner. 
Teams have started practicing, and scouts have been out in  force trying to
get an early read on players. 
Based on that intel, plus an updated ESPN Forecast to project  the upcoming
season and a big Wizards-Suns trade that netted the Suns a  potential No. 4
pick in the first round, we thought it was worth making a few  tweaks to the
Mock Draft based -- let's call it Mock Draft v. 1.1: Preseason  edition. 
Editor's  note: The online version  of Mock Draft 1.1 will differ slightly
from the print version on newsstands due  to the Marcin Gortat-Emeka Okafor
trade in late October. 
 
MORE DRAFT CONTENT:
_2014 Top 30 Big Board_
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2014/story/_/id/9559829/2014-nba-draft-
incredible-depth-make-2014-best-ever)  | _Ford's Top 100_
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/top100/_/year/2014/set/1) 

  
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1
 
Andrew Wiggins
Philadelphia 76ers


 
COLLEGE: Kansas
AGE: 18
HT: 6-8
WT: 195
POS: SG



 
 
Sixers' forecast record: 16-66 | 25 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: I've been very bullish on the 76ers  this summer; having the best 
shot at Wiggins is why. Wiggins is one of the best  prospects to come into 
the draft in a decade. He has NBA size, elite athletic  ability and does 
just about everything well. Yes, he's already getting  criticized for not 
living up to the hype from some of the same people who hyped  him in the
first 
place. But scouts who have been watching him still think he's  the best 
prospect in the draft. He might not put up the biggest numbers, but the
potential 
is so tantalizing, they'll be willing to be patient. With young  anchors in 
the middle (_Nerlens Noel_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2991280/nerlens-noel) ) and at the point
guard position (_Michael Carter-Williams_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2596108/michael-carter-williams) ), the 
Sixers could add an uber-athletic wing to the mix. Combined with  the No. 11

pick (see below), they suddenly have one of the most exciting young  cores
in 
the NBA. Even if the Sixers don't win the lottery, a player like _Julius 
Randle_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=19902) , _Dante Exum_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=19974)  or _Jabari Parker_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=19899)
  would add another potential star to the  team. 

_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19900/andrew-wiggi
ns) 




 
 
 
2
 
Julius Randle
Phoenix Suns


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 18
HT: 6-9
WT: 225
POS: PF



 

Suns' forecast record: 19-63 | 19.9 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: Like the 76ers, the Suns feel they have  their big man (_Alex 
Len_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2596107/alex-len) ) and their point

guard  (_Eric Bledsoe_
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4238/eric-bledsoe) 
) of the future.  Randle would be a perfect complement to Len on the front 
line. He's the type of  versatile 4 that most teams covet. He possesses 
virtually every attribute scouts  look for in a prospect. The Suns have two
other 
first-round picks (Nos. 18, 25)  to fill out the team and are also 
optimistic about the long-term future of _Archie Goodwin_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2991281/archie-goodwin) . While I don't
like  the baseline talent 
quite as much as I like Philly's, the Suns could end up  easily rivaling 
Philly as the best young team in the NBA in another  year. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19902/julius-randl
e) 



 
 
 
3
 
Marcus Smart
Orlando Magic


 
COLLEGE: Oklahoma St.
AGE: 19
HT: 6-4
WT: 225
POS: PG



 

Magic's forecast record: 24-58 | 15.6 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: This will be a tough call for the  Magic. They'll likely grab a 
point guard if they're drafting here and will have  their choice of _Dante 
Exum_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=19974) , _Marcus Smart_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=19805)  or_Andrew Harrison_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&pla
yerId=199
01) . Exum  has been rocketing up boards this summer, and scouts are 
already beginning to  peg him as a rival to Wiggins for the overall No. 1
pick. 
Harrison was ranked as  the top high school point guard in 2013, and the
Magic 
would have selected him  with the No. 2 pick if Smart had declared for the 
draft last season. But the  odds remain in Smart's favor. Orlando loves his 
combination of toughness,  defense and energy. Imagine having to play 
against a _Victor Oladipo_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2527963/victor-oladipo) -Smart
backcourt?  They'll terrorize the league. Obviously, if Smart 
doesn't improve his jump shot  and handle this season, he'll move out of the

picture. But for now, it's Smart's  spot to lose. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19805/marcus-smart
) 




 
 
 
4
 
Joel Embiid
Boston Celtics


 
COLLEGE: Kansas
AGE: 19
HT: 7-0
WT: 250
POS: C



 

Celtics' forecast record: 26-56 | 11.9 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: GM Danny Ainge may be tempted to  grab Jabari Parker here. He's 
actually a great fit for the Celtics. With a  super-skilled frontcourt of 
_Jared Sullinger_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6624/jared-sullinger)

and _Kelly Olynyk_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2489663/kelly-olynyk)
, 
and an  athletic backcourt of _Rajon Rondo_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3026/rajon-rondo)  and _Avery Bradley_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4240/avery-bradley) , Parker fits well
in  between.However, the buzz 
surrounding Embiid has been enormous. There are scouts  who say he has
Hakeem 
Olajuwon-like potential and that -- while he's unlikely to  dominate as a 
freshman -- he has the potential to be the best big man to come  into the
draft 
in a long time. That much potential in a 7-1 frame might be too  much for 
Ainge to pass on. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19997/joel-embiid)





 
 
 
5
 
Dante Exum
Charlotte Bobcats


 
COUNTRY: Australia
AGE: 18
HT: 6-6
WT: 188
POS: PG



 

Bobcats' forecast record: 27-55 | 8.8 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: Draft after draft, the Bobcats continue  to miss their shot at a 
real franchise talent. That should change in 2014. I  expect they'll be 
praying for Exum if they miss out on Wiggins. They need an  explosive
scoring 
guard in the worst way, and Exum's ability to play both the  point and the 2

makes him a perfect fit in Charlotte. With _Michael Kidd-Gilchrist_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6601/michael-kidd-gilchrist) , _Kemba
Walker_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6479/kemba-walker)  and _Cody Zeller_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2579258/cody-zeller)  already in place, 
adding Exum finally  would give the Bobcats a player worth getting excited
about. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19974/dante-exum) 




 
 
 
6
 
Jabari Parker
Sacramento Kings


 
COLLEGE: Duke
AGE: 18
HT: 6-8
WT: 241
POS: SF



 

Kings' forecast record: 29-53 | 6.3 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: The Kings' two building blocks right  now are big man _DeMarcus 
Cousins_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4258/demarcus-cousins)  and 
athletic 2-guard _Ben McLemore_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2578213/ben-mclemore) . Adding Parker
would  give the team a skilled small forward -- 
something the Kings desperately need.  And Parker might be the most skilled 
forward in the draft. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19899/jabari-parke
r) 




 

 
 
7
 
Aaron Gordon
Utah Jazz


 
COLLEGE: Arizona
AGE: 18
HT: 6-8
WT: 210
POS: PF



 

Jazz's forecast record: 30-52 | 4.3 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: The Jazz drafted their point guard of  the future, _Trey Burke_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2579260/trey-burke) , in June. They
have 
great young anchors on the front line with _Derrick Favors_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4257/derrick-favors)  and _Enes Kanter_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6447/enes-kanter) . And_Gordon Hayward_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4249/gordon-hayward)  can play both the
2 and the 3. 
Gordon  might be another great fit. He is an explosive player who excels in 
the open  court. He's trying to make the transition from the 4 to the 3 this

year at  Arizona. If he improves his handle and jump shot, he could be a 
lethal combo  forward in the NBA and give the Jazz another elite young
prospect 
to build  around. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19905/aaron-gordon
) 




 
 
 
8
 
Andrew Harrison
Milwaukee Bucks


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 18
HT: 6-5
WT: 207
POS: PG



 

Bucks' forecast record: 32-50 | 2.8 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: If the Bucks somehow can get their  hands on one of those top 
three point guards, they'll do it. The team  acquired _Brandon Knight_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6448/brandon-knight)  in a trade this
summer, 
but he doesn't  have the long-term potential of Exum, Smart or Harrison. 
Harrison has as much  talent as Smart and Exum but slides a bit because of 
questions about his  attitude. If John Calipari can get him to mature --
remember 
when _John Wall_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4237/john-wall)  had 
all the same questions surrounding  him before he played for Calipari at 
Kentucky? -- then the Bucks could  potentially land the best point guard
prospect 
in the draft. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19901/andrew-harri
son) 




 
 
 
9
 
Dario Saric
Toronto Raptors


 
COUNTRY: Croatia
AGE: 19
HT: 6-10
WT: 223
POS: SF



 

Raptors' forecast record: 35-47 | 1.7 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: The Raptors' biggest hole is at the 4  and Saric could be a very 
interesting fit. Once again, he was dominant in summer  tournament play and 
is widely regarded as the top young prospect in Europe. A  point power 
forward, he shows off remarkable court vision and is a terrific  rebounder.
His 
so-so jump shot and lack of elite quickness keep him from being  an elite 
prospect at the 3, but he could complete a very big front line  alongside 
_Jonas Valanciunas_
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6477/jonas-valanciunas)  
and _Rudy Gay_ (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3005/rudy-gay) . 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19811/dario-saric)





 
 
 
10
 
Glenn Robinson III
Los Angeles Lakers


 
COLLEGE: Michigan
AGE: 19
HT: 6-6
WT: 210
POS: SF



 

Lakers' forecast record: 36-46 | 1.1 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: At some point the Lakers are going to  have to start rebuilding, 
and if our Summer Forecast voters are correct, it's  going to start this 
season. The team really needs help everywhere. There isn't a  young building

block at any position. Robinson has drawn some positive reviews  from 
observers the past few weeks. He should be carrying a big part of the load
for 
Michigan this season and will gain valuable experience. If he can prove he
has 
a reliable jumper, he'll have a long pro career. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19863/glenn-robins
on-iii) 




 
 
 
11
 
Montrezl Harrell
Philadelphia 76ers (via New Orleans Pelicans)*


 
COLLEGE: Louisville
AGE: 19
HT: 6-8
WT: 235
POS: PF



 

Sixers' forecast record: 38-44 (for Pelicans) | 0.8 percent to  win lottery 
Analysis: Putting Harrell on a team that already  includes Noel, 
Carter-Williams and, if they win the lottery, Wiggins is just  plain greedy.
Harrell 
is a bouncy energizer who would be a great fit in Philly.  He has a terrific

motor and is an excellent rebounder, and he proved this summer  that his 
offensive game is coming along nicely. If he has a big sophomore year  at 
Louisville, he might not be around at No. 11. But if he is, he'd be another

great building block for the Sixers. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19917/montrezl-har
rell) 




 
 
 
12
 
Willie Cauley-Stein
Portland Trail Blazers**


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 20
HT: 7-0
WT: 220
POS: PF



 

Trail Blazers' forecast record: 39-43 | 0.7 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: The Blazers actually are trying to make  the playoffs in a very 
crowded Western Conference. But if they don't, the draft  is the upside. 
Cauley-Stein hasn't even begun to realize his potential. He was  very raw at

Kentucky last season, but when he got it going, everyone could  easily see 
great things to come. The Blazers don't really need another center,  but 
Cauley-Stein's versatility might allow him to back up _LaMarcus Aldridge_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2983/lamarcus-aldridge) . 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19853/willie-caule
y-stein) 




 
 
 
13
 
Wayne Selden
Charlotte Bobcats (via Detroit Pistons)#


 
COLLEGE: Kansas
AGE: 19
HT: 6-5
WT: 230
POS: SG



 

Bobcats' forecast record: 40-42 (for Pistons) | 0.6 percent to  win lottery 
Analysis: Selden has received raves from scouts  all summer, and he has 
been one of the fastest risers on our Board. He's the  sort of scoring,
power 
guard who can get his shot off from anywhere, which is  what the Bobcats 
lack. In short, he's a long-term upgrade over _Gerald Henderson_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3993/gerald-henderson) . 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19986/wayne-selden
) 




 
 
 
14
 
James Young
Phoenix Suns (via Minnesota Timberwolves)***


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 18
HT: 6-7
WT: 200
POS: SF



 

Suns' forecast record: 42-40 (for Wolves) | 0.5 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: Young is the true wild card of the  draft. Scouts have been 
raving about him in Kentucky's practices, and if he ends  up dominating this

season the way he has in the preseason, he'll probably move  another 10
spots up 
the board. If he plays more of a supporting role, he lands  here. Adding 
Randle, Harris and Young to a young core that has Eric Bledsoe at  the point

and Alex Len at center gives the Suns an amazing young talent base to  
rebuild on. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19903/james-young)





 
 
 
15
 
Chris Walker
Cleveland Cavaliers


 
COLLEGE: Florida
AGE: 18
HT: 6-9
WT: 195
POS: SF



 

Cavaliers' forecast record: 40-42 
Analysis: The Cavs' biggest need right now might  be at the 3 and adding 
Walker would be a nice fit. However, his stock has slid a  bit as he has 
struggled to earn academic eligibility at Florida. Walker has  lottery
talent -- 
so he'd be a steal if he lands here. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19988/chris-walker
) 




 
 
 
16
 
Gary Harris
Phoenix Suns (via Washington Wizards)&


 
COLLEGE: Michigan St.
AGE: 19
HT: 6-4
WT: 210
POS: SG



 

Suns' forecast record: 42-40 
Analysis: Harris isn't as accomplished as some of  the other prospects 
here, but he quietly put together one of the best freshman  seasons in the 
country last season, and he did it with an injured shoulder. A  great
athlete, he 
can defend and shoot with range. He could end up in the  lottery if he ever 
gets healthy. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19801/gary-harris)





 
 
 
17
 
Sam Dekker
Atlanta Hawks


 
COLLEGE: Wisconsin
AGE: 19
HT: 6-8
WT: 215
POS: SF



 

Hawks' forecast record: 41-41 
Analysis: Statheads are in love with Dekker. So  are teams that value 
athletic wings who can shoot. Dekker had a very solid  freshman season, and
teams 
are expecting a breakthrough campaign. A savvy,  stat-centric team like the 
Hawks are sure to pounce on him -- especially  with _Kyle Korver_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2011/kyle-korver)  as the only real
3-man on the 
roster at  the moment. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19857/sam-dekker) 




 
 
 
18
 
Mario Hezonja
Dallas Mavericks


 
COUNTRY: Croatia
AGE: 18
HT: 6-6
WT: 200
POS: SF



 

Mavericks' forecast record: 39-43 | 0.5 percent to win  lottery 
Analysis: Donnie Nelson, the Mavs' president of  basketball operations, has 
always loved international players and probably will  be bummed if Saric is 
off the board. But not too bummed. Many scouts and fans in  Croatia say 
Hezonja might actually be the better long-term prospect. A number of  scouts
I 
spoke with have Hezonja ranked as a top-10 player in this draft. The  small 
forward could be a long-term solution to a hole at the  3. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19973/mario-hezonj
a) 




 
 
 
19
 
Mitch McGary
Denver Nuggets


 
COLLEGE: Michigan
AGE: 21
HT: 6-10
WT: 250
POS: PF



 

Nuggets' forecast record: 43-39 
Analysis: McGary is so tough to place right now.  If he plays the way he 
did in the NCAA tournament last spring, he'll be five to  eight spots higher

on the board. Assuming he comes down to earth just a bit (and  teams do have

concerns about his troubled back), this is his likely range. The  Nuggets 
could really use a low-post scoring option, and McGary's defensive
toughness 
and motor would make him valuable to Denver. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19722/mitch-mcgary
) 




 
 
 
20
 
Isaiah Austin
Orlando Magic (via Knicks)##


 
COLLEGE: Baylor
AGE: 19
HT: 7-0
WT: 215
POS: PF



 

Magic's forecast record: 46-36 (for Knicks) 
Analysis: If the Magic go with a point guard with  their first pick, adding 
another big man to the roster would make sense at No.  20. Austin is 
another player who isn't gathering much consensus at this point.  Some see
him as 
a lottery pick. Others see him in the second round. Given his  size and 
emerging skill set, he might be worth the gamble  here. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19796/isaiah-austi
n) 




 
 
 
21
 
Jerami Grant
Memphis Grizzlies


 
COLLEGE: Syracuse
AGE: 19
HT: 6-8
WT: 203
POS: SF



 

Grizzlies' forecast record: 50-32 
Analysis: _Tayshaun Prince_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/1724/tayshaun-prince)  obviously isn't
the long-term solution  in Memphis, but Grant 
has the potential to be. After a so-so freshman season,  Grant impressed 
scouts this summer while playing in tryouts with Team USA. A  bout of 
mononucleosis kept him from games but scouts expect big things this  season.

_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/20008/jerami-grant
) 




 
 
 
22
 
Doug McDermott
Utah Jazz (via Golden State Warriors)++


 
COLLEGE: Creighton
AGE: 21
HT: 6-7
WT: 210
POS: SF



 

Jazz's forecast record: 51-31 (for Warriors) 
Analysis: The Jazz always could use more  shooting, and McDermott made a 
name for himself this summer with his shooting  display during the Team USA 
national team minicamp. He could become a solid role  player with Utah. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19767/doug-mcdermo
tt) 




 
 
 
23
 
Alex Poythress
Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets)^


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 20
HT: 6-7
WT: 215
POS: SF



 

Celtics' forecast record: 52-30 (for Nets) 
Analysis: Poythress has the potential to be a  high lottery pick. He 
struggled as a freshman at Kentucky, but the natural  athletic abilities and

talent are undeniable. If he can earn a starting spot on  this Kentucky team
and 
assert himself, he could be a steal this late in the  draft. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19807/alex-poythre
ss) 




 
 
 
24
 
Jarnell Stokes
Houston Rockets


 
COLLEGE: Tennessee
AGE: 19
HT: 6-8
WT: 250
POS: PF



 

Rockets' forecast record: 54-28 
Analysis: The Rockets are set at virtually every  position, but Stokes 
could be a good fit at power forward. He is very efficient,  has a soft
touch 
around the basket, and will be one of the more NBA-ready  players in this 
draft. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19850/jarnell-stok
es) 




 
 
 
25
 
Semaj Christon
Phoenix Suns (via Indiana Pacers)+


 
COLLEGE: Xavier
AGE: 20
HT: 6-3
WT: 187
POS: PG



 

Suns' forecast record: 54-28 (for Pacers) 
Analysis: The Suns already are netting a new  power forward, small forward 
and shooting guard in this draft. Why not add a  point guard, too? Yes, Eric

Bledsoe should be the starter for years to come, but  Christon's size and 
toughness could give welcome depth. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19914/semaj-christ
on) 




 
 
 
26
 
Vasilije Micic
Oklahoma City Thunder


 
COUNTRY: Serbia
AGE: 19
HT: 6-4
WT: 185
POS: PG



 

Thunder's forecast record: 55-27 
Analysis: Oklahoma City is the rare team loaded  with both veteran talent 
and interesting young players at virtually every  position. The Thunder
don't 
really need anything right now, making Micic an  attractive option. Micic 
was terrific in the U-19s this summer and proved he  could hang with some of

the top collegians on Team USA. He might be the headiest  point guard in the

draft and could be a nice long-term fit in  OKC. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/20015/vasilije-mic
ic) 




 
 
 
27
 
James McAdoo
San Antonio Spurs


 
COLLEGE: North  Carolina
AGE: 20
HT: 6-9
WT: 223
POS: PF



 

Spurs' forecast record: 55-27 
Analysis: The Spurs have a way of reclaiming lost  prospects and turning 
them into something special. I could see McAdoo having  that sort of 
turnaround if he lands on a team like the Spurs. He's blessed with  a number
of 
physical tools but looked overwhelmed as a sophomore. If he really  gets it
going 
this season, he won't be around when the Spurs are drafting. But  if he 
continues to struggle, I could see Gregg Popovich helping him turn the
corner. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19654/james-michae
l-mcadoo) 




 
 
 
28
 
Dakari Johnson
Chicago Bulls


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 17
HT: 610
WT: 223
POS: C



 

Bulls' forecast record: 57-25 
Analysis: Johnson isn't even likely to start for  Kentucky this season, but 
that won't stop him from getting mentioned as a  possible first-round pick 
in 2014. He's big, has an NBA body, and likes to mix  it up in the paint. If

he shows any real promise, someone will take the gamble.  The Bulls lack 
real depth in the middle and might be willing to take a shot on  him. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19970/dakari-johns
on) 




 
 
 
29
 
Jahii Carson
Los Angeles Clippers


 
COLLEGE: Arizona St.
AGE: 21
HT: 5-10
WT: 223
POS: PG



 

Clippers' forecast record: 57-25 
Analysis: _Darren Collison_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3973/darren-collison)  will take Eric
Bledsoe's place of in  the Clippers' offense this 
season, but given the tiny deal Collison signed, he  figures to opt out 
next summer. Carson seems like a perfect fit -- a small,  super-quick guard
who 
can light it up from anywhere on the court. If he were a  few inches 
taller, he'd be a lottery pick. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19930/jahii-carson
) 




 
 
 
30
 
Aaron Harrison
Miami Heat


 
COLLEGE: Kentucky
AGE: 20
HT: 6-5
WT: 210
POS: SG



 

Heat's forecast record: 60-22 
Analysis: Harrison often is overshadowed by his  brother Andrew, mostly 
because Andrew is considered a point guard and Aaron  plays a less desirable

position. He has talent and could add a potential big  scoring threat to the

Heat backcourt. 
_PLAYER CARD_ 
(http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/results/players/_/id/19906/aaron-harris
on) 




  
____________________________________

* The Pelicans will send their first-round pick to the Sixers  if it falls 
somewhere from 6-30. 
** The Blazers will send their pick to the Bobcats if it falls  somewhere 
from 13-30. 
# The Pistons will send their first-round pick to Charlotte if  it falls 
somewhere from 9-30. 
*** The Timberwolves will send their first-round pick to  Phoenix if it 
falls somewhere from 14-30. 
& The Wizards will send their first-round pick to Phoenix  if it falls 
somewhere between 13-30. 
## The Nuggets own the Knicks' first-round pick. They have  agreed to send 
the lesser of their own pick or the Knicks' pick to the  Magic. 
++ The Golden State Warriors will send their pick to the Utah  Jazz. 
^ The Nets owe Boston a first-round pick. However, this could  be either 
the Nets' or the Hawks' pick. The Hawks have the right to swap picks.  Given

our forecast, it's unlikely the Hawks will swap picks with the  Nets. 
+ The Pacers will send their first-round pick to Phoenix if it  falls 
somewhere from  15-30.

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