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Updated: 4/17/14 9:33 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Joel Embiid

  1. Milwaukee | Joel Embiid | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kansas | 20

Milwaukee needs help everywhere, the only players who resemble anything of a future core is Giannis Antentokounmpo, who has flashed some serious upside at the SF, and John Henson. If Embiid joels them in the frontcourt, they would be scary defensively. The combination of length, size, agility and athleticism would cause some havoc defensively.
Andrew Wiggins

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

The Sixers have Michael Carter-Williams, the frontrunner for rookie of the year, and Nerlens Noel at PG and C respectively. Next they need a wing, and Andrew Wiggins upside is too much to pass on. Him and MCW would be a lethal duo in transition as the Sixers rebuild their identity as an athletic running team.
Dante Exum

  3. Orlando | Dante Exum | 6-6 | 188 | PG/SG | Australia | 18

Danny Ainge isn't as high on this draft as some, but rumors are he's a fan of Exums upside. Their biggest need is a center to pair with Sullinger and Olynyk, but no center outside of Embiid is worth a top 10 pick. With that they take Exum, a combo guard who could either pair with Rondo is the backcourt, or replace him for the future. His versatility gives the Celtics options.
Jabari Parker

  4. Utah | Jabari Parker | 6-8 | 235 | SF | Duke | 19

Orlandos building blocks include Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Their biggest need is clearly the PG to run the team, and so they could take a slight reach on Exum or Smart here, but when it comes down to it you have to take BPA, and Parker is probably the safest bet in this draft. Harris would become a hybrid stretch four while Parker steps in and instantly becomes one of this teams most lethal scoring option.
Marcus Smart

  5. Boston | Marcus Smart | 6-4 | 220 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

The Jazz are probably looking for a wing, and Wiggins and Parker would be ideal. If they don't land a top 3 pick, they could certainly consider taking Gary Harris here. But Smart is the best player available, and would give Utah the perimeter defender is so desperately needs. At 6'4 220, Smart has enough size where he could pair with Burke in the backcourt as an Oladipo type player, though he'd need to improve his shooting. Still, even if they do fall to seventh, Smart is a very solid player who will bring the work ethic and leadership needed in Utah.
Julius Randle

  6. *LA Lakers | Julius Randle | 6-9 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 19

Lakers could use help at almost any position. This team, with Kobe coming back next year, likely won't rebuild but simply retool. If Vonleh or Smart are on the board, they should seriously consider both, but I think Randle helps more now, which is what LA will likely be after, and Marshall has shown some promise this year and is still pretty young. With that, they take a dominant post presence that will work well with Kobe, Randle will once again play under the bright lights of a storied franchise.
Noah Vonleh

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

The Kings could nab their PG of the future here, but Thomas has taken a huge step this year, and they should continue to see if he can work in that role. After drafting a SG with upside last year, they should look for a post player to fit with Cousins, and none fit better then Noah Vonleh. His defensive upside is higher then Randles, he's a pretty low maintenance high character guy that the Kings need, and on top of that he's flashed some range on his jumper, which will allow Cousins to continue to dominate the paint.
Gary Harris

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

Likely the best player outside the top 7, Harris has shown some good improvement this year, and would give Denver a backcourt mate for Ty Lawson. An underrated defender as well, Harris certainly could replace what Aaron Afflalo used to do for this team years ago. If Utah ops for a more pure SG in Harris at 7, Smart could probably play a similar role, and would be a bit of a steal at 8.
Rodney Hood

  9. Cleveland | Rodney Hood | 6-8 | 215 | SF | Duke | 21

The Cavaliers need a SF, and they have for a while. With Deng likely gone this offseason, look for them to replace him with Hood if they can't sign LeBron. Hood gives Cleveland a reliable outside shooter at a position of need, and a player with some upside.
Aaron Gordon

  10. *Philadelphia | Aaron Gordon | 6-8 | 220 | PF | Arizona | 18

The most debated prospect, Gordon is as high as 7 in some mocks, while as low as 20 in others. Gordon could certainly fall a bit with tweener concerns, but I think his hype could carry him into the lottery at least, and would be worth a gamble here at 11. His work ethic and defense are better then expected, and adding him and Wiggins in the same draft at the forward positions would easily make Philly one of the most athletic teams in the league, and dangerous in transition. With Noel joining them in the frontcourt, and Gordon and Wiggins having some defensive promise, this team would compliment each other nicely, and the Sixers would have an identity moving forward.
Nik Stauskas

  11. *Denver | Nik Stauskas | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Michigan | 20

Dario Saric

  12. *Orlando | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

Doug McDermott

  13. *Minnesota | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 225 | SF | Creighton | 22

Memphis is set at the big man spots, with Randolph, Gasol, Ed Davis, Kosta Koufos and even Jon Leuer. They've also got some point guards with Conley and Nick Calathes playing well this year. Clearly they're in need of some wing help, and more specifically, floor spacing so they can operate in the post. So if the man who's often been compared to Kyle Korver fell into their laps at 14, it'd be the perfect fit. McDermott would help their shooting and scoring woes, wouldn't be expected to do too much outside of shooting, and wouldn't be picked so high where expectations would exceed him (like Adam Morrison or Jimmer).
Kyle Anderson

  14. *Phoenix | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 20

James Young

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

A slight reach, Young's size and all around offensive game will translate well to the NBA. The Hornets still struggle to create offense outside of Jefferson, Walker and sometimes Henderson. Young could step in besides Henderson and play some SF, as well as the SG as Charlotte isn't sold on Gerald Henderson as their SG of the future. He'd also fill their desperate need for outside shooting.
Zach LaVine

  16. Chicago | Zach LaVine | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | UCLA | 19

Tyler Ennis

  17. *Boston | Tyler Ennis | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Syracuse | 19

If the Magic grab a forward with the first pick, expect them to look at their big hole at PG with their second. If Ennis fell into their laps at 12 they'd be ecstatic. A surprisingly good freshman, Ennis' poise and maturity would allow him to step in and contribute from day one. He also wouldn't be taxed with carrying a huge load early, and could be eased in as a pure point guard, with Parker, Vucevic, Oladipo and Harris all being capable of scoring, and Parker and Oladipo possessing some playmaking ability as well. It'd be a great fit for both player and team.
Adreian Payne

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

Jusuf Nurkic

  19. Chicago | Jusuf Nurkic | 6-11 | 280 | C | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 19

TJ Warren

  20. Toronto | TJ Warren | 6-8 | 225 | SF | NC State | 20

Cleanthony Early

  21. *Oklahoma Cty | Cleanthony Early | 6-8 | 220 | SF/PF | Wichita State | 23

Jerami Grant

  22. Memphis | Jerami Grant | 6-8 | 210 | SF | Syracuse | 20

Jerami Grant would give the Timberwolves some defense and athleticism on the wings, something they could certainly use. He'd be able to learn from Mbah a Moute, the perfect mentor for such things, and would present a higher offensive ceiling then Mbah a Moute ever did. Here Grants lack of ability to create offense for himself wouldn't be a problem, as Rubio would get him the ball where's he's needed to be effective, and with Love, Martin and Pekovic all under contract, he could focus on defense, where I think he'd be most effective early.
Elfrid Payton

  23. *Utah | Elfrid Payton | 6-3 | 190 | PG | Louisiana Lafayette | 20

Shabazz Napier

  24. *Charlotte | Shabazz Napier | 6-1 | 185 | PG | UConn | 22

Glenn Robinson III

  25. Houston | Glenn Robinson III | 6-6 | 220 | SF | Michigan | 20

Aaron Harrison

  26. Miami | Aaron Harrison | 6-5 | 218 | SG | Kentucky | 19

Clint Capela

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

Andrew Harrison

  28. LA Clippers | Andrew Harrison | 6-5 | 215 | PG/SG | Kentucky | 19

Vasilje Micic

  29. Oklahoma Cty | Vasilje Micic | 6-5 | 200 | PG | Serbia | 20

DeAndre Daniels

  30. San Antonio | DeAndre Daniels | 6-8 | 195 | SF | UConn | 22

Jordan Clarkson

  31. Milwaukee | Jordan Clarkson | 6-5 | 195 | PG/SG | Missouri | 21

PJ Hairston

  32. *Philadelphia | PJ Hairston | 6-4 | 230 | SG | USA | 21

Markel Brown

  33. *Cleveland | Markel Brown | 6-3 | 190 | SG | Oklahoma State | 22

Jarnell Stokes

  34. *Dallas | Jarnell Stokes | 6-8 | 260 | PF | Tennessee | 20

Semaj Christon

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

Deonte Burton

  36. *Milwaukee | Deonte Burton | 6-1 | 190 | PG/SG | Nevada | 22

CJ Fair

  37. *Toronto | CJ Fair | 6-7 | 215 | SF | Syracuse | 22

Walter Tavares

  38. Detroit | Walter Tavares | 7-3 | 260 | C | Spain | 22

Cory Jefferson

  39. *Philadelphia | Cory Jefferson | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Baylor | 23

LaQuinton Ross

  40. *Minnesota | LaQuinton Ross | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Ohio State | 21

Nick Johnson

  41. Denver | Nick Johnson | 6-3 | 200 | PG/SG | Arizona | 21

James McAdoo

  42. *Houston | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

CJ Wilcox

  43. Atlanta | CJ Wilcox | 6-5 | 195 | SG | Washington | 23

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  44. Minnesota | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | 6-7 | 215 | SG/SF | Greece | 21

Johnny O'Bryant

  45. Charlotte | Johnny O'Bryant | 6-9 | 256 | PF/C | LSU | 20

Jabari Brown

  46. Washington | Jabari Brown | 6-4 | 215 | SG | Missouri | 21

Xavier Thames

  47. *Philadelphia | Xavier Thames | 6-3 | 195 | PG | San Diego St. | 23

Kendall Williams

  48. *Milwaukee | Kendall Williams | 6-3 | 180 | PG | New Mexico | 22

Melvin Ejim

  49. Chicago | Melvin Ejim | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Iowa St. | 23

Jordan McRae

  50. Phoenix | Jordan McRae | 6-5 | 180 | SG | Tennessee | 23

Justin Cobbs

  51. Dallas | Justin Cobbs | 6-2 | 190 | PG | California | 23

Fuquan Edwin

  52. *Philadelphia | Fuquan Edwin | 6-6 | 215 | SG/SF | Seton Hall | 22

DeAndre Kane

  53. *Minnesota | DeAndre Kane | 6-4 | 200 | PG/SG | Iowa St. | 24

Juvonte Reddic

  54. *Philadelphia | Juvonte Reddic | 6-9 | 250 | PF | VCU | 21

Sean Kilpatrick

  55. Miami | Sean Kilpatrick | 6-4 | 210 | SG | Cincinnati | 24

Bogdan Bogdanovic

  56. *Denver | Bogdan Bogdanovic | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Serbia | 21

Lamar Patterson

  57. Indiana | Lamar Patterson | 6-5 | 225 | SG/SF | Pittsburgh | 22

Russ Smith

  58. LA Clippers | Russ Smith | 6-0 | 165 | PG/SG | Louisville | 23

Patric Young

  59. *Toronto | Patric Young | 6-8 | 240 | PF/C | Florida | 22

Alessandro Gentile

  60. San Antonio | Alessandro Gentile | 6-7 | 230 | SG/SF | Italy | 21