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2014 DraftExpress NBA Extended Mock Draft
updated on June 24, 2014
 
1. Andrew Wiggins
SF (Kansas - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'8" | 197 lbs
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The uncertainty revolving around Joel Embiid's right foot, uncovered by Cleveland's doctors in their medical examination, will certainly have an impact on Cleveland's decision here. If they feel like Embiid's growing injury history is too much to ignore, then Andrew Wiggins becomes a lot more attractive here. Wiggins is an easy fit alongside all of Cleveland's many high draft picks the past few years, sliding easily between Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson to provide athleticism and scoring from the shooting guard and small forward positions.
2. Jabari Parker
SF/PF (Duke - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'8" | 241 lbs
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While Dante Exum is seemingly a sleeper at this spot (or possibly a little lower if the Bucks decide to move down), Jabari Parker is currently the favorite to get picked second overall here according to most reports we've received. Parker looks like he could be a terrific fit next to Giannis Antetokounmpo, as his skill-set is very compatible and he could be cross-matched nicely at the forward spot with the tall Greek wing. Parker has expressed no qualms about playing in Milwaukee, just up the road from his hometown of Chicago.
3. Joel Embiid
C (Kansas - PRO)
20.6 years old | 7'0" | 240 lbs
Joel Embiid 2013 Scouting Video
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With Joel Embiid's long-term health in question, the 76ers will have to decide if they are willing to roll the dice once again after drafting Nerlens Noel last year. Sam Hinkie is reportedly strongly considering taking Embiid despite the concerns of him missing the entire season, as he is under no pressure to win immediately and does not want to pass on arguably the most talented player in the draft due to short-term thinking.
4. Dante Exum
PG/SG (Australian Institute of Sport - PRO)
19.2 years old | 6'6" | 196 lbs
Dante Exum Preseason Scouting Report
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Though Victor Oladipo played on the ball for stretches last season, Dante Exum would give the Magic two long, athletic guards and plenty of flexibility moving forward. Should Exum be picked by Philadelphia, Embiid is reportedly the next player in line here.
5. Noah Vonleh
PF (Indiana - PRO)
19.1 years old | 6'9" | 247 lbs
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With the Jazz recently publicly acknowledging that the organization views Derrick Favors as more of a center than a power forward, it's increasingly clear that the team will be looking strongly at the group of power forwards on the board here, in addition to the guard crop. Vonleh is viewed as having the potential to stretch NBA defenses eventually with his outside shooting ability, which is a major need of the team and one coveted by incoming head coach Quin Snyder.
6. Marcus Smart
PG (Oklahoma State - PRO)
20.6 years old | 6'3" | 227 lbs
Marcus Smart 2014 Scouting Report
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With Avery Bradley a free agent and Rajon Rondo entering the final year of his contract, the Celtics will be looking to address their guard rotation, which is looking increasingly shallow. Marcus Smart can theoretically play alongside either of those two, as he is big enough to defend both point guards and shooting guards alike, or as the primary ball-handler if Boston's rebuilding plan takes them in another direction. His toughness and competitiveness will be appreciated in Boston.
7. Julius Randle
PF (Kentucky - PRO)
19.9 years old | 6'9" | 250 lbs
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With the Lakers frontcourt rotation potentially in flux this offseason, Julius Randle would provide them with a long-term answer at the power forward position as Pau Gasol hits unrestricted free agency. Randle is one of the few players in this draft who is physically ready to step in and play in the NBA from day one, and is probably too talented to fall any further than this.
8. Aaron Gordon
PF (Arizona - PRO)
19.1 years old | 6'9" | 220 lbs
Aaron Gordon 2014 Scouting Video
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While Aaron Gordon doesn't fit much of a positional need and won't do much to address Sacramento's lack of offensive spacing, he is one of the best athletes in the draft and has serious long-term potential. The Kings should be able to be patient as he attempts to improve his shooting range and become a more consistent scorer, as they are still in an early stage of their rebuilding process, and he would immediately become one of their best defenders.
9. Doug McDermott
SF/PF (Creighton - PRO)
22.8 years old | 6'8" | 218 lbs
Doug McDermott 2014 Scouting Video
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Charlotte ranked as one of the worst perimeter shooting teams in the NBA last year, and will be looking to address this issue in a major way this offseason. At one point this may have felt high for McDermott, but with the way he's been working out lately, it's not even a guarantee that he'll be here. The skill-set McDermott brings is highly in demand these days, and it's difficult to find someone who fits so seamlessly with what the Hornets are looking to add to their roster. McDermott can contribute right away and help spread the floor for Al Jefferson and co.
10. Nik Stauskas
SG (Michigan - PRO)
21 years old | 6'6" | 207 lbs
Nik Stauskas 2014 Scouting Video
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Very few people have a great handle on what Philadelphia is thinking here, but it's very likely that Nik Stauskas will be coming off the board somewhere in the 9-11 range of the draft, which makes him a safe pick here. Philadelphia needs outside shooting in a major way to help spread the floor for their non-shooting lottery picks from last season, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, something their analytically savvy front office will surely look to address sooner or later.
11. Elfrid Payton
PG (La Lafayette - PRO)
20.6 years old | 6'4" | 185 lbs
Elfrid Payton 2014 Scouting Video
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Denver could go in a few different directions here, with their roster featuring some of the best depth in the league, but devoid of clear-cut hierarchy. The Nuggets will be drafting the best talent available with this pick according to what we're told, and won't worry about positional overlap. Elfrid Payton has moved up as much as anyone in the draft through the workout process as he intrigues teams quite a bit with his physical attributes, budding point guard instincts and defensive potential. Trading down could also be an option here.
12. Jusuf Nurkic
C (Cedevita - PRO)
20.1 years old | 6'11" | 280 lbs
Jusuf Nurkic 2013 International Scouting Report
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Having drafted a point guard with their earlier pick, the Magic could look to bolster their frontcourt situation. Nikola Vucevic is a terrific rebounder but Orlando doesn't have a back to the basket target like Nurkic on their roster at the moment. Jusuf Nurkic can help any team with his scoring instincts and offensive rebounding prowess and is considered by most the clear-cut second best center in the draft.
13. Zach LaVine
SG (UCLA - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'6" | 181 lbs
Zach LaVine 2014 Scouting Video
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The Timberwolves front office has reportedly fallen hard for the spectacular athleticism of UCLA's freshman, and sees him as a likely star in the making. Look for the Timberwolves to go into next season with mostly the same roster as last year and try and convince Kevin Love to stay in Minnesota with a playoff run.
14. Gary Harris
SG (Michigan State - PRO)
20.1 years old | 6'4" | 205 lbs
Gary Harris 2014 Scouting Video
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The Suns could look to add some depth to their wing rotation, which will be necessary considering P.J. Tucker is a free agent and Gerald Green is entering the last year of his contract. Gary Harris is a two way player who brings solid perimeter shooting, defense and passing ability.
15. T.J. Warren
SF/PF (N.C. State - PRO)
21.1 years old | 6'8" | 220 lbs
T.J. Warren 2014 Scouting Report
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Demarre Carroll was surprisingly adequate as Atlanta's small forward for much of the season, but continuing to add depth on the wing is something the Hawks will look to address either in the draft or free agency. T.J. Warren is one of the best scorers in this draft class and has been very strong throughout the workout process, solidifying himself in the top-20 and possibly even as a lottery pick.
16. Rodney Hood
SF (Duke - PRO)
22 years old | 6'8" | 208 lbs
Rodney Hood 2014 Scouting Video
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Small forward is a position of need for Chicago, as 33-year old Mike Dunleavy enters the final year of his contract. Rodney Hood could be one option here. As good as the Bulls are defensively, they could use some help offensively, and Hood was one of the best shooters in college basketball last season.
17. Dario Saric
PF (Anadolu Efes - PRO)
20.5 years old | 6'10" | 223 lbs
Dario Saric 2014 Scouting Video
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At this stage in the draft, the Celtics can afford to take a swing on a player like Saric, who is at least two years away from joining their roster after signing a three year contract with Anadolu Efes, which includes a comfortable 800k USD buyout after the second year. Danny Ainge has the type of job security and patience needed to make this kind of pick, which could reap serious rewards down the road.
18. Adreian Payne
PF (Michigan State - PRO)
23.6 years old | 6'10" | 239 lbs
Adreian Payne 2014 Scouting Video
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Phoenix's high-powered offense is efficient in no small part due to the excellent spacing they enjoy. Adreian Payne's ability to shoot from the perimeter should help him fit seamlessly into their system, and his 7-4 wingspan and four years of experience under Tom Izzo will help him contribute in other ways as well. With Channing Frye opting to test free agency this week by declining his player option, Payne could be a nice backup plan.
19. Tyler Ennis
PG (Syracuse - PRO)
20.1 years old | 6'2" | 182 lbs
Tyler Ennis 2014 Scouting Video
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The Bulls have been rotating point guards for a while in the wake of Derrick Rose's injuries, and still don't have a great long-term solution if Rose stumbles out of the gates. Ennis is a great insurance policy who can also see some time alongside Rose in a two point guard lineup like Chicago already liked to run with Kirk Hinrich. He has been drawing some lukewarm reviews in workouts recently, which is causing his stock to slip somewhat, but that's not all that surprising considering he's not really a “workout guy.”
20. Clint Capela
PF/C (Chalon - PRO)
20.4 years old | 6'11" | 222 lbs
Clint Capela 2014 Scouting Video
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The Raptors are looking to add length and athleticism to their frontcourt, which does not feature much in the way of rim protection. Clint Capela has terrific physical attributes with his 7-5 wingspan and explosive athleticism, and could emerge as a major find after a year or two in the weight room.
21. Shabazz Napier
PG (Connecticut - PRO)
23.2 years old | 6'1" | 175 lbs
Shabazz Napier 2013 Scouting Video
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With Derek Fisher electing to retire, the Thunder will likely look at backcourt options either in the draft or in free agency. Shabazz Napier has terrific range and no fear of the moment whatsoever, as he showed in the NCAA Tournament this past spring. He should be able to contribute early on in his career thanks to his excellent perimeter shooting ability, which will come in handy alongside OKC's ball-dominant stars.
22. James Young
SG/SF (Kentucky - PRO)
19.1 years old | 6'7" | 213 lbs
James Young 2014 Scouting Video
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Although Young is talented enough to get picked much higher than this, concerns around his off-court habits and NBA readiness have tempered some of the enthusiasm around his draft stock as other prospects have risen for different reasons. Wing players Tayshaun Price and Mike Miller are both in their mid-30's, and Memphis has long struggled to space the floor adequately for Mike Conley and their big men, which could make Young's outside shooting ability and long-term upside attractive here.
23. P.J. Hairston
SG (Tex Legends - PRO)
21.8 years old | 6'5" | 229 lbs
P.J. Hairston 2014 Scouting Video
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Utah ranked as one of the worst perimeter shooting teams in the NBA last year, and will be looking to address this issue in a major way this offseason. Enter Hairston, who already has NBA range on his jumper to go along with the confidence to make shots from anywhere on the floor. Off-court concerns are holding his stock back, but with the type of culture the Jazz already have in place, they can probably afford to roll the dice here.
24. Jordan Adams
SG (UCLA - PRO)
20.2 years old | 6'5" | 209 lbs
Jordan Adams 2014 Scouting Video
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Outside shooting has long been a concern for Charlotte, one of the least prolific 3-point shooting teams in the NBA this season. Adams has terrific scoring instincts and can help provide depth at a position of need for the Hornets.
25. Kyle Anderson
SF (UCLA - PRO)
21 years old | 6'8" | 230 lbs
Kyle Anderson 2014 Scouting Report
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The Rockets have left no stone unturned in their search for a wing player who can help space the floor, cycling through countless options at this point. Anderson is a favorite of every analytics model with his tremendous steal-rate, efficient scoring numbers, terrific passing metrics, and young age.
26. Jarnell Stokes
PF (Tennessee - PRO)
20.7 years old | 6'8" | 263 lbs
Jarnell Stokes 2014 Scouting Video
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The Tennessee big man has had a slew of extremely strong workouts that have helped elevate his stock solidly into the first round as of late. With Chris Andersen turning 36 this summer, the Heat might consider drafting a frontcourt player who can bring them physicality and rebounding, which are Stokes' specialties.
27. Jerami Grant
SF (Syracuse - PRO)
20.6 years old | 6'8" | 214 lbs
Jerami Grant 2014 Scouting Video
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While it seems unlikely that Phoenix will keep all three of their first round picks, Ryan McDonough is in a position to draft the best talent available here. A rangy forward with size and defensive versatility is something the Suns could be looking for, as the team had a difficult time getting stops at times this past season. Jerami Grant is a corner 3-point jump-shot away from being a very valuable contributor, and has plenty of upside to grow into with his tremendous physical tools. His 7-3 wingspan could come in handy in trying to slow down the many star players the Suns encounter at the small forward and power forward positions in the Western Conference.
28. Jordan Clarkson
PG/SG (Missouri - PRO)
22.3 years old | 6'5" | 186 lbs
Jordan Clarkson 2014 Scouting Video
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Backup point guard Darren Collison possesses a player option on his contract this summer that would make him a free agent, and considering how well he's played this season relative to his salary (1.9 million), it would be surprising to see him not opt out. With that said, the Clippers could look to address what could become a position of need soon. Clarkson is big enough to play both guard positions and can hopefully be a consistent enough shooter to space the floor adequately for the Clippers' ball-dominant stars.
29. K.J. McDaniels
SF (Clemson - PRO)
21.7 years old | 6'6" | 196 lbs
K.J. McDaniels 2014 Scouting Video
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Wing depth has long been an issue the Thunder have been looking to address, and a long and athletic small forward like McDaniels could be attractive late in the first round. McDaniels has the type of defensive versatility the Thunder seem to covet, and is a jump shot away from being a very solid NBA player.
30. Mitch McGary
C (Michigan - PRO)
22.3 years old | 6'10" | 263 lbs
Mitch McGary Preseason Scouting Video
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The Spurs are always on the lookout for quality frontcourt depth, and pending the results of his physical, McGary could be an intriguing option for them. He would have been picked much higher a year ago, and is the type of player who is willing to do the dirty work and play a role next to the established scorers the Spurs already have on their roster.
31. Walter Tavares
C (Gran Canaria - PRO)
22.5 years old | 7'3" | 265 lbs
Walter Tavares 2014 Scouting Video
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32. Glenn Robinson
SF (Michigan - PRO)
20.7 years old | 6'7" | 211 lbs
Glenn Robinson III Preseason Scouting Video
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33. Cleanthony Early
SF/PF (Wichita State - PRO)
23.5 years old | 6'7" | 209 lbs
Cleanthony Early 2014 Scouting Video
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34. C.J. Wilcox
SG (Washington - PRO)
23.8 years old | 6'5" | 201 lbs
C.J. Wilcox 2014 Scouting Report
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35. Bogdan Bogdanovic
SG (Fenerbahce - PRO)
22.1 years old | 6'6" | 200 lbs
Bogdan Bogdanovic 2013 Scouting Video
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36. Joe Harris
SF (Virginia - PRO)
23.1 years old | 6'6" | 215 lbs
Joe Harris Pre-Draft Workout and Interview with Draft Express
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37. Damien Inglis
SF (Roanne - PRO)
19.4 years old | 6'8" | 240 lbs
Damien Inglis 2014 Scouting Video
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38. Artem Klimenko
C (Saratov - International)
20.7 years old | 7'1" | 228 lbs
Artem Klimenko 2014 Scouting Video
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39. Vasilije Micic
PG (Bayern Muenchen - PRO)
20.7 years old | 6'6" | 202 lbs
Vasilije Micic 2013 International Scouting Report
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40. Spencer Dinwiddie
SG (Colorado - PRO)
21.5 years old | 6'6" | 205 lbs
Spencer Dinwiddie Preseason Scouting Report
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41. Thanasis Antetokounmpo
SF (Delaware - PRO)
22.2 years old | 6'6" | 205 lbs
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 2014 Scouting Video
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42. Patric Young
C (Florida - PRO)
22.7 years old | 6'10" | 247 lbs
Patric Young Preseason Scouting Report
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43. Nikola Jokic
C (Mega Vizura - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'11" | 253 lbs
Nikola Jokic - 2014 Nike Hoop Summit - Interview
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44. Johnny O'Bryant
C (LSU - PRO)
21.3 years old | 6'8" | 257 lbs
Johnny O'Bryant Draft Combine Interview
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45. Russ Smith
PG (Louisville - PRO)
23.5 years old | 6'1" | 160 lbs
Russ Smith 2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report Video
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46. Nick Johnson
SG (Arizona - PRO)
21.8 years old | 6'3" | 198 lbs
Nick Johnson Draft Combine Interview
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47. Jabari Brown
SG (Missouri - PRO)
21.8 years old | 6'4" | 202 lbs
Jabari Brown Draft Combine Interview
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48. DeAndre Daniels
SF (Perth - PRO)
22.5 years old | 6'8" | 196 lbs
Deandre Daniels 2014 Scouting Video
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49. Deonte Burton
PG (Nevada - PRO)
23.2 years old | 6'1" | 193 lbs
Deonte Burton 2014 Scouting Video
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50. Cristiano Felicio
PF/C (Minas - International)
22.2 years old | 6'9" | 240 lbs
Cristiano Felicio adidas EuroCamp 2014 Highlights
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51. Dwight Powell
PF (Stanford - PRO)
23.2 years old | 6'11" | 234 lbs
Dwight Powell Draft Combine Interview
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52. Devyn Marble
SG (Iowa - PRO)
22 years old | 6'6" | 192 lbs
Devyn Marble Draft Combine Interview
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53. Nemanja Dangubic
SG (Red Star - PRO)
21.5 years old | 6'8" | 193 lbs
Nemanja Dangubic adidas EuroCamp 2014 Highlights
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54. Ioannis Papapetrou
SF (Olympiakos - International)
20.5 years old | 6'8" | 233 lbs
Ioannis Papapetrou adidas EuroCamp 2014 Highlight
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55. Markel Brown
SG (Oklahoma State - PRO)
22.7 years old | 6'3" | 184 lbs
Markel Brown Draft Combine Interview
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56. Khem Birch
PF/C (UNLV - PRO)
22 years old | 6'9" | 209 lbs
Khem Birch 2014 NBA Pre Draft Workout and Interview
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57. Sean Kilpatrick
SG (Cincinnati - PRO)
24.7 years old | 6'4" | 219 lbs
Sean Kilpatrick Pre-Draft Workout and Interview with DraftExpress
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58. Jordan McRae
SG (Melbourne - PRO)
23.5 years old | 6'5" | 179 lbs
Jordan McRae Preseason Scouting Report
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59. Jordan Bachynski
C (Eskisehir - PRO)
25.1 years old | 7'2" | 254 lbs
Jordan Bachynski Draft Combine Interview
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60. Josh Huestis
SF (Stanford - PRO)
22.8 years old | 6'7" | 213 lbs

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