MY 2014 NBA MOCK DRAFT 1.0

My approach to a mock draft is to take into consideration what a team’s biggest need is, gather information from as many sources as possible as to what they’re hearing the team might do and then factor in my ratings of the individual players. So it’s a combination of what I think the team should do and what I’m hearing the team might do. It’s not the greatest formula in the world, but then again this is just a mock draft. So if eight of my picks end up matching what the actual draft ends up being, I’ll be thrilled. With that said, here is the first of what will be two mock drafts. One today and then one on draft day, June 26th.

 

1st ROUND

1  Cleveland – JOEL EMBIID – Center – Kansas – 7’1 -255                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Embiid is the pick for the Cavaliers only IF he passes all of the medical tests on his back. If he does, he is the perfect “FIT” for Kyrie Irving and the Cavs defense. He’ll be able to play “Pick n Roll” on offense and be the rim protector the Cavs so desperately need. Plus he may have the most upside of any player in this draft. If he does not pass all the medical tests or there are any red flags, I would then have the Cavs select Andrew Wiggins first overall.

2  Milwaukee – JABARI PARKER – Small Forward – Duke – 6’9 – 241

3  Philadelphia – ANDREW WIGGINS – Small Forward – Kansas – 6’8 – 200

4  Orlando – DANTE EXUM – Point Guard – Australia – 6’6 – 195

5  Utah – NOAH VONLEH – Power Forward – Indiana – 6’10 – 245

6  Boston – AARON GORDON – Power Forward – Arizona – 6’9 – 225

7  LA Lakers – JULIUS RANDLE – Power Forward – Kentucky – 6’9 -240

8  Sacramento – MARCUS SMART – Point Guard – Oklahoma St. – 6’4 – 220

9  Charlotte – DOUG McDERMOTT – Small Forward – Creighton – 6’8 – 220

10 Philadelphia – NIK STAUSKAS – Shooting Guard – Michigan – 6’6 – 205

11 Denver – JAMES YOUNG – Shooting Guard – Kentucky – 6’6 – 215

12 Orlando – GARY HARRIS – Shooting Guard – Michigan St. – 6’4 – 210

13 Minnesota – RODNEY HOOD – Small Forward – Duke – 6’8 – 210

14 Phoenix – ADREIAN PAYNE – Power Forward – Michigan St. – 6’10 – 240

15 Atlanta – ZACH LaVINE – Shooting Guard – UCLA – 6’5 – 181

16 Chicago – TYLER ENNIS – Point Guard – Syracuse – 6’2 – 181

17 Boston – P.J. HAIRSTON – Shooting Guard – UNC/ NBA D-League – 6’4 – 228

18 Phoenix – DARIO SARIC – Small Forward – Croatia – 6’10 -235

19 Chicago –  CLEANTHONY EARLY – Small Forward – Wichita St. – 6’7 – 210

20 Toronto – CLINT CAPELA – Power Forward – Switzerland – 6’10 – 210

21 Oklahoma City – ELFRID PAYTON – Point Guard – Louisiana Lafayette – 6’4 – 185

22 Memphis – T.J. WARREN – Small Forward – North Carolina St. – 6’8 – 220

23 Utah – KYLE ANDERSON – Small Forward – UCLA – 6’9 – 230

24 Charlotte – JERAMI GRANT – Small Forward – Syracuse – 6’8 – 215

25 Houston –  GLEN ROBINSON III – Small Forward – Michigan – 6’7 – 212

26 Miami – JUSUF NURKIC – Center – Bosnia – 6’11 – 280

27 Phoenix –  C.J. WILCOX – Shooting Guard – Washington – 6’6 – 195

28 LA Clippers – K.J. McDANIELS – Small Forward – Clemson – 6’6 – 200

29 Oklahoma City – JARNELL STOKES – Power Forward – Tennessee – 6’8 – 260

30 San Antonio – KRISTAPS PORZINGIS – Power Forward – Latvia – 7’0 – 220

2nd ROUND

33 Cleveland – JORDAN ADAMS – Shooting Guard – UCLA – 6’5 – 210                                                                                                                                                                                                       If the Cavs take Embiid number #1 overall, they will look here to take the best wing player available and that could be Adams if he is still on the board.

 

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2 Responses to MY 2014 NBA MOCK DRAFT 1.0

  1. Andy says:

    Excellent Mock Roadman! If the Cavs do select Embid then I hope that they Aggressively try to move up from #33 to get one of the top wing players.I do like J.Adams at 33 but they MUST try to trade up into the teens to get…McDermott,J.Young,Nik,Hood or Early.That would be an A+ draft! We need shooters!

    • Ray says:

      A must?? I doubt it. This team has already drafted 7 guys since 2011. Add in two more GUARANTEED rookie, and you only allow yourself so many roster spots and cap space for true veteran leaders in free agency/trades. Best possible scenario would be to take a healthy Embiid, then draft the BPA at #33. A high 2nd round pick will be very valuable due to the depth of this draft, and because 2nd rounders do not have guaranteed contracts. Griffin should really look at the next Chandler Parsons in the 2nd round.

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