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Updated: 4/19/14 2:41 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Jabari Parker

  1. Milwaukee | Jabari Parker | 6-8 | 235 | SF | Duke | 19

Smart kid and a strong competitor, a hard worker with a good mid range game. After the Combine and workouts I think he'll become the consensus #1 pick again. He's the go-to scorer/franchise player that the Bucks need. *Carmelo Anthony
Andrew Wiggins

  2. *Philadelphia | Andrew Wiggins | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 19

Arguably the highest touted prep player since LeBron, but he's struggled this season and showed that he's not a fully polished player. The Sixers are in full-on rebuild mode and need a potential star to pair with MCW and Nerlens Noel. *Rockets era T-Mac (total best case)/Rudy Gay (realistic)
Joel Embiid

  3. Orlando | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

Despite his potential and great season, I think Embiid will drop due to concerns about his back. The guy's been a dominant force all season so he won't fall out of the top 5. His potential is too much for the Magic to pass up here. They form a Twin Towers front court pairing Embiid with Vucevic moving to the 4. *Hakeem Olajuwon (best)/Andrew Bynum (worst)
Dante Exum

  4. Utah | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 188 | PG/SG | Australia | 18

Exum is a versatile combo guard who uses his height to dominate opposing PGs. Coming from the Oak Hill of Australian high schools, AIS. My Jazz's starting 5 is set so they can afford to go BPA here. Exum would actually be a great fit on Utah. His versatility would be a great asset, he'd start at the 2 while Alec Burks moves to the bench to PG the 2nd team offense. *Penny Hardaway
Julius Randle

  5. Boston | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 19

Randle is a huge player, a solid rebounder with a good touch on his shot. The Celtics are looking for size in this year's draft. With Embiid off the board, Randle is the next best player for Boston. He gives them a true PF of the future to pair with Sully. *Chris Webber
Marcus Smart

  6. *LA Lakers | Marcus Smart | 6-4 | 220 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

A very solid combo guard, a versatile scorer and natural playmaker. The Lakers' biggest weakness is not in the frontcourt anymore, but at PG. Steve Nash's retirement is inevitable, Steve Blake was just traded, and Kendall Marshall's reliability is questionable. Smart gives them a legit franchise PG to move forward into the post-Kobe era. *Chauncey Billups
Noah Vonleh

  7. Sacramento | Noah Vonleh | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Indiana | 18

Vonleh's got a good motor and bangs on the glass, very physical on both sides of the floor. Surprisingly strong, he can hold his own against players much bigger than him. Some scouts like him more than Julius Randle. Vonleh joins DMC in the Kings' frontcourt of the future. *Otis Thorpe
Gary Harris

  8. *Detroit | Gary Harris | 6-4 | 210 | SG | Michigan St. | 19

Joe D is gone, which means the new regime might give up on the disappointing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Harris would give this young Detroit team a go-to scoring option if Monroe is traded. *O.J. Mayo/Bradley Beal
Doug McDermott

  9. Cleveland | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 225 | SF | Creighton | 22

McDermott has good size for his position, can shoot the lights out, and has improving ballhandling skills. An excellent leader and a coach's son. Doug would be a nice safe pick for the Cavs' new regime. He'd give them a go-to scoring option after Kyrie and replace Luol Deng. *Wally Szczerbiak
Nik Stauskas

  10. *Philadelphia | Nik Stauskas | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Michigan | 20

Stauskas had a breakout season as Michigan's star player after Trey Burke's departure and Mitch McGary's injury, leading the Wolverines to the Final Four. In Philly he'd replace Evan Turner as the team's scoring punch off the bench. *Kyle Korver
Kyle Anderson

  11. *Denver | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 20

Has SF size but PG-like ball handling skills. Struggles to create his own shot. One of the best rebounders in college basketball. The Nuggets revamp their wing position, Anderson replaces impending free agent Wilson Chandler and injury prone Danilo Gallinari. *Jalen Rose (eventually)/Shaun Livingston (popular comparison)
Zach LaVine

  12. *Orlando | Zach LaVine | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

Slim frame but excellent height for his position, needs to bulk up on the next level though. He's pretty raw, I don't buy him as an immediate impact player. Give him a few years, wish he would've stayed in school. The Magic hold the option on Jameer Nelson's contract but with the new regime firmly in place and a couple good young building blocks in place, you have to think they'll let him sign elsewhere. LaVine becomes Orlando's PG of the future. *Russell Westbrook (PG)/John Starks (SG)
Dario Saric

  13. *Minnesota | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

A point forward who was a projected lottery prospect in the 2013 draft, but withdrew at the last minute because he wasn't a top 10 lock. The Wolves found their longterm backup for Pekovic in Gorgui Dieng, but they still need a backup for Love. Saric will reportedly enter the draft sometime this week. *Andrei Kirilenko
Clint Capela

  14. *Phoenix | Clint Capela | 6-11 | 222 | PF | Switzerland | 19

This guy's a huge enigma. All we know is he's a freak athlete, pretty good rebounder, and has skyrocketed up draft boards in recent weeks. This long lanky forward would replace Channing Frye and backup Markieff. *Amir Johnson
James Young

  15. *Atlanta | James Young | 6-6 | 215 | SG | Kentucky | 18

Young can make shots with a defender in his face and creates separation from the defender. Had an excellent March Madness, showed off his athleticism and slashing ability with two highlight dunks in the Final Four and Title Game. Atlanta gets a true go-to scoring option, something they've missed since trading Joe Johnson. *Michael Redd/Wayne Ellington
Tyler Ennis

  16. Chicago | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 19

A smooth, mature guard with a good skill set of passing, creating, and scoring. The Bulls get a great value to develop as D Rose's backup of the future. *Mike Conley, Jr.
Glenn Robinson III

  17. *Boston | Glenn Robinson III | 6-6 | 220 | SF | Michigan | 20

A smooth, athletic scorer who has a good feel for the game with solid perimeter skills and can get to the basket. He hasn't improved the way most people (including me) had hoped he would this season but he could've pulled a James McAdoo and gotten worse returning for a 3rd season. P.J. Tucker will likely not be re-signed, the Suns get an athletic young wing with much more potential to replace him.
Jerami Grant

  18. *Phoenix | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 210 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Has the size, length and frame to guard multiple positions at the college level. A tenacious defender but a work in progress offensively. The Celtics officially replace Paul Pierce.
Rodney Hood

  19. Chicago | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 215 | SF | Duke | 21

Mississippi State transfer who's an athletic, lanky forward who can put the ball on the floor. A slasher who's not afraid to take a turnaround shot. Hood becomes the Bulls SF of the future, replacing Luol Deng and complementing Jimmy Buckets on the wing. *Michael Finley
Shabazz Napier

  20. Toronto | Shabazz Napier | 6-1 | 185 | PG | UConn | 22

Has a good shooting form, thrives in catch-and-shoot situations. Operates well out of pick-and-roll plays. His stock rose to the first round after leading UConn to its second National Championship in his college career. Kyle Lowry probably won't be re-signed because Masai Ujiri wants to rebuild this team HIS way with his own choice at PG. *Trey Burke/Tyronn Lue
Jusuf Nurkic

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 19

Nurkic is a prototypical European big man. He can knock opponents around in the paint with a strong back-to-the-basket game, but isn't very athletic. Seems like just the kind of guy OKC would develop overseas and bring over to replace the disappointing Kendrick Perkins. *Timofey Mozgov
PJ Hairston

  22. Memphis | PJ Hairston | 6-4 | 230 | SG | USA | 21

Well his college career is over now, but he's proving his potential in the D League right now. With good pre-draft workouts, I could see him regain his stock as a potential lottery pick. Bench scoring is the Grizzlies' biggest weakness. *Michael Redd/Jordan Crawford
Adreian Payne

  23. *Utah | Adreian Payne | 6-10 | 245 | PF | Michigan St. | 23

Payne has a developing back-to-the-basket game, great athleticism. Somewhat thin to play the 5 in the NBA. My Jazz get a longterm backup for Derrick Favors. Jeremy Evans is an impending free agent and hasn't done much so far in his career anyway. *Channing Frye
Aaron Gordon

  24. *Charlotte | Aaron Gordon | 6-8 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 18

Gordon's a freak athlete who's good at drawing contact and can handle the ball in the open floor. A lot of potential but like LaVine, very raw. I don't see him as a can't-miss future All Star and it wouldn't surprise me if he falls this far on draft day. Bismack Biyombo has been a huge bust so far. Michael Jordan takes another chance on Gordon, stopping his fall. *Derrick Williams
Cleanthony Early

  25. Houston | Cleanthony Early | 6-8 | 220 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Cleanthony Early is one of the most athletic players in the draft, a slashing jack of all trades type who makes his teammates better. Houston gets a versatile, athletic stretch forward who'd complement the rest of the team backing up Chandler Parsons. *Kawhi Leonard
Walter Tavares

  26. Miami | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Like Clint Capela, this guy is a huge enigma. I'm really intrigued by him though, I love his potential. An absolute giant, a monster under the glass, great shot blocker with a hard work ethic. Models his game after Dwight Howard. Tavares is a relative unknown right now, but if he stays in the draft I could see the Heat draft-and-stash him for frontcourt depth. *Rudy Gobert
Mario Hezonja

  27. *Phoenix | Mario Hezonja | 6-7 | 195 | SG | Croatia | 19

Good size for the NBA and freakish leaping ability. The #FreeMario campaign worked, as Hezonja has surprisingly declared for the 2014 draft. The Suns get him for more scoring/wing depth; they lost starters Jared Dudley and Shannon Brown to trades this offseason. *Rex Chapman
Vasilje Micic

  28. LA Clippers | Vasilje Micic | 6-5 | 200 | PG | Serbia | 20

Micic is a true PG with terrific ballhandling skills, ability to change speeds and good footwork. LAC gets another young backup for CP3. *Jose Calderon
TJ Warren

  29. Oklahoma Cty | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 225 | SF | NC State | 20

A pure scorer, can put the ball on the floor anywhere on the court and has excellent size for the SF position. He drops quite a bit in this mock because he only had one year of really good production. The Thunder like his potential and stop his fall, getting another young SF do develop as KD's backup.
Patric Young

  30. San Antonio | Patric Young | 6-8 | 240 | PF/C | Florida | 22

Elite athleticism, does a lot of damage in the post finishing above the rim. Disappointed in his college career as a former McDonald's All-American. The Spurs have to start looking for replacements to groom behind Tim Duncan. Imagine what Pop could develop this kid into after a few years learning from TD. *Jason Maxiell
Markel Brown

  31. Milwaukee | Markel Brown | 6-3 | 190 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

One of the most athletic players in the draft. Has a solid feel for the game and has developed his game in all facets. More scoring depth for the Bucks. They can't get the ball in the basket; that's why they're the worst team in the League. O.J. Mayo was only signed to a 1-year deal. *Avery Bradley/Khalid Reeves
Nick Johnson

  32. *Philadelphia | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 200 | PG/SG | Arizona | 21

A scoring combo guard who's got some tantalizing potential. The Sixers get a legit longterm backup for MCW. *poor man's Shannon Brown
Elfrid Payton

  33. *Cleveland | Elfrid Payton | 6-3 | 190 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

A talented ball handler who can create his own shot in the halfcourt. Excellent in transition with great size for a PG. Wish he would've done more against Creighton in the NCAA Tournament, I was waiting for him to wow me and live up to the hype. This kid is one of my 2014 NBA Draft sleepers. The Cavs get a longterm backup for Kyrie. *Jeff Teague
CJ Fair

  34. *Dallas | CJ Fair | 6-7 | 215 | SF | Syracuse | 22

Not stellar in any one area, a work in progress in most facets of his game. Creates most of his shots off the dribble. One of my 2nd round sleepers. The Mavs are just looking for young talent; Fair makes them younger in the wing position and gives them another young promising player to develop. *shorter/smaller Brandon Bass
Semaj Christon

  35. Utah | Semaj Christon | 6-3 | 190 | PG | Xavier | 21

A slashing PG who needs to work on all aspects of his game, I think he made a mistake coming out this year. Scores most of his points driving to the basket but can't make a free throw worth a damn. At XU he played more of a SG role. The backup PG run continues; my Jazz land a longterm backup for Trey Burke. John Lucas sucks.
Mitch McGary

  36. *Milwaukee | Mitch McGary | 6-10 | 266 | C | Michigan | 21

A bruiser with good touch around the basket. Extremely high motor. His stock plummeted after a season-ending injury. He'd probably be best served staying in school another year so he can get healthy, then restore his stock as a potential 1st rounder. The Bucks get some insurance big man depth after Larry Sanders' disastrous season. *Tyler Hansbrough
DeAndre Daniels

  37. *Toronto | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 22

Daniels emerged as a legit NBA prospect in this Tournament. He's got great height and length for his position, a great touch around the rim. Needs to get stronger and improve his shot mechanics. The Raps grab him to further bulk up their deep wing position. *Cliff Robinson/Boris Diaw
Jarnell Stokes

  38. Detroit | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

I think Stokes could've used one more year to fully refine his rudimentary skills. He needs to lose about 20 lbs. The Pistons get some PF depth for insurance in case Greg Monroe is traded now that Joe D is out. *Zach Randolph (best case/if he loses 20 lbs.)/Michael Sweetney (worst/if he never gains control of his weight)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  39. *Philadelphia | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-7 | 215 | SG/SF | Greece | 21

The brother of impressive Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 15th pick in last year's draft. The Sixers draft some wing depth behind new players Wiggins and Stauskas. Sam Hinkie swings for the fences, hoping Antetokounmpo's notoriety isn't just name recognition. *Jimmy Butler
KJ McDaniels

  40. *Minnesota | KJ McDaniels | 6-6 | 200 | SF | Clemson | 21

A flat out athlete. Excellent court speed and and leaping ability, has a quick but streaky release on his shot. Draws lots of fouls but needs to work on creating off the dribble. The Wolves get some wing depth. Shabazz isn't ready to contribute to the night-to-night lineup just yet. *James White
Ondrej Balvin

  41. Denver | Ondrej Balvin | 7-2 | 280 | C | Czech Republic | 21

A space eater. Massive with a 7'2" 260 lb. frame. The Nuggets get a big man to draft-and-stash until they resolve the JaVale McGee-Timofey Mozgov situation. Who stays, who goes? *Rudy Gobert
Jabari Brown

  42. *Houston | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Oregon transfer who is most productive in catch-and-shoot situations. A strong defensive player with good agility. Moves well off the ball. The Rockets get a steal here in the 2nd round, Brown could have been a surefire 1st rounder in 2015. He's one of my 2nd round sleepers. *Jodie Meeks
Rasmus Larsen

  43. Atlanta | Rasmus Larsen | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Denmark | 19

Larsen will probably start his career as a draft-and-stash but I could see him coming over in a year or two. The Hawks get some more depth behind Al Horford.
Deonte Burton

  44. Minnesota | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 190 | PG/SG | Nevada | 22

Arguably the most athletic PG in the draft, excels in multiple areas. A very good frame for the position. Alexey Shved is more of an undersized 2 guard, so the Wolves get a real backup for Ricky Rubio here. *Jannero Pargo
Jordan Clarkson

  45. Charlotte | Jordan Clarkson | 6-5 | 195 | PG/SG | Missouri | 21

A transfer from Tulsa who's been explosive this season, capable of playing either guard position. Declared for the 2014 draft though I thought he should've stayed in school another year. Michael Jordan's team lands another steal, Clarkson was a projected lottery pick early in the season but other players have jumped him and now here he is being taken in the mid 2nd round. Definitely a sleeper at his position, but I could never find a place for him in those top 20 picks. He'd be Kemba Walker's backup in Charlotte. *Rodney Stuckey
LaQuinton Ross

  46. Washington | LaQuinton Ross | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Ohio State | 21

A versatile offensive weapon, a good perimeter shooter, good in transition. The Wiz drafted Otto Porter, but an early season injury and limited playing time hindered his production. 2013-14 was a lost season for the former Georgetown standout. SF is still the weak spot in Washington's starting 5. Ross would be nice depth behind Trevor Ariza and Porter. *Devin Ebanks
Jordan Bachynski

  47. *Philadelphia | Jordan Bachynski | 7-2 | 248 | C | Arizona St. | 24

Excellent size and above average athleticism for his position. An improving defender, but must get stronger and more aggressive in the low post, where he'll most likely operate in the NBA. The Sixers get a backup of the future for Nerlens Noel. Noel is their center of the future after the Spencer Hawes trade. *Omer Asik
Jahii Carson

  48. *Milwaukee | Jahii Carson | 5-11 | 180 | PG | Arizona St. | 21

An excellent ballhandler who's also capable of going hard at the rim, though he can't always finish the job. He needs to work on his shot; he's inconsistent from deep. A high energy defender. The Bucks go BPA after filling all their needs with their first 3 picks. Carson would rotate PT with B Knight and Wolters. *Isaiah Thomas
James McAdoo

  49. Chicago | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

A big athletic forward with strong rebounding and finishing skills. McAdoo has gotten worse in 3 years in Chapel Hill. He started off this season strong but has reverted back to his mediocre play. Thibs tries to develop him as Boozer's replacement. *Derrick Williams
Bogdan Bogdanovic

  50. Phoenix | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 21

A typical European slasher/shooter. The Suns get some more athletic SG/wing depth. *poor man's Marco Belinelli
Cory Jefferson

  51. Dallas | Cory Jefferson | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Baylor | 23

Excellent size and length for his position. One of the most powerful finishers in CBB, has some rudimentary post moves and an improving post game in general. One of my second round sleepers, he'll be a very good player for whatever team drafts him. Jefferson would be a great young player to groom behind Dirk, he'd be going much earlier in this 2nd round if it weren't for his age.
Damien Inglis

  52. *Philadelphia | Damien Inglis | 6-8 | 200 | SF | France | 18

Philly just drafted 3-4 strong future contributors, they can afford to draft-and-stash at least 2 of these picks in the 50s.
Isaiah Austin

  53. *Minnesota | Isaiah Austin | 7-1 | 215 | PF/C | Baylor | 20

One of if not the best shotblocker in college basketball. Has a very inconsistent offensive game. Disappointed in his college career; he had the potential of a top 5 pick when he came to Baylor. The Wolves found their backup C of the future in Gorgui Dieng. They could try and develop Austin into K Love's backup/replacement. *Jonathan Bender

  54. *Philadelphia | Daniel Diez | 6-8 | 216 | SF | Spain | 21

Another draft-and-stash. See my writeup for the Inglis pick. You can't expect Philly to spend all these 2nd round picks on NCAA players who'd come over immediately. Though they need to rebuild their bench, maybe that'd be a good idea...
Jordan McRae

  55. Miami | Jordan McRae | 6-5 | 180 | SG | Tennessee | 23

McRae is a pure scorer, a slasher with good body control in the lane and can create his own shot. The Heat get a young SG to possibly groom as D Wade's successor. *Will Barton
DeAndre Kane

  56. *Denver | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 24

Man did this guy help his draft stock this March or what. You saw him ball it up against the Tar Heels in the Sweet Sixteen, you know what I'm talking about. I buy him as a 2014 NBA Draft 2nd round sleeper after his great March. The Nuggets get a new backup for Ty Lawson, replacing the recently traded Andre Miller. *Mardy Collins
CJ Wilcox

  57. Indiana | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 195 | SG | Washington | 23

Wilcox is an athletic scorer who also excels in catch-and-shoot situations. The Pacers' biggest problem since the All Star break has been chemistry issues. You can't fix that with a late 2nd round draft pick. Wilcox is a great value for Indy. Develop him to replace Copeland if he doesn't re-sign after next season.
Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  58. LA Clippers | Mouhammadou Jaiteh | 6-11 | 250 | C | France | 19

A strong back-to-the-basket type player with a little upside. He won't come to the NBA next season, but give him a couple years and I could see him carve out a niche. The Clips are so deep that they can afford to take 2 draft-and-stashes with their 2 draft picks. Bring Jaiteh over to be Jordan's backup of the future. *Ali Traoré/Greg Smith
Johnny O'Bryant

  59. *Toronto | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-9 | 256 | PF/C | LSU | 20

A big imposing physique. Has one of the best motors of any big man in this draft class. A great rebounder with the potential to be a solid interior scorer in the future. The Raptors have Amir Johnson, but Psycho T is only under contract for one more year.
Philipp Neumann

  60. San Antonio | Philipp Neumann | 6-10 | 245 | PF/C | Germany | 22

The Spurs go draft-and-stash with their last pick. They love doing that, and Neumann would be a good choice as the team looks to replace former frontcourt contributors like DeJuan Blair and impending free agent Matt Bonner.