2014 NBA Mock Draft: Picks No. 21-30
2014 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 21-30
Finally, here's a look at the last 10 picks in the 2014 NBA draft. Picks 21-30 are usually teams that already have solid rosters. So these teams pick the best prospect available; it is not always a case of whether or not the player will fill a need or not. However, because of the depth of this draft class, even the contending teams will be able to acquire players who can contribute right away or in the near future.
Highlight players selected in picks 11-20 included: Doug McDermott, Tyler Ennis, James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein. Now it is time to see which players will fill out the rest of the draft.
Many players selected in the 21-30 range could easily be in the top 20. Players like Glenn Robinson III, Montrez Harrell, Adreian Payne and Wayne Selden could be top 20 talents. They could actually be in top 10 or 15 in any other draft, but of course, this isn't like a lot of other drafts.
These players aren't just roster fillers, but players who can make their respective teams even better. Contending teams should be extremely excited to be able to fill their needs through the bottom of the draft.
Let's take a look at which players the next few teams will select at the bottom of the draft.
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21. Phoenix Suns: F Clint Capela
Capela is a strong finisher and one of the best athletes in the 2014 draft. The Suns, who have plenty of draft picks, should add some depth at the four. Capela is full of potential and could be something special
22. Oklahoma City Thunder (Via Dallas): SF Glenn Robinson III
Glenn Robinson is a quick, explosive athlete who has star potential. He's competitive and fearless when attacking the rim. He's a solid defender and compares to Andre Iguodala. The Thunder could use a nice scoring option like GRIII off the bench.
23. Utah Jazz (Via Golden State): F/G Wayne Selden
Selden is a classic slasher and excellent finisher at the rim. He's strong, athletic, and his jump shot is gradually developing. He would be a solid option off the bench. Utah took Noah Vonleh with their first pick, and a solid wing player like Selden would be good value at No. 23.
24. Houston Rockets: PF Adreian Payne
The Rockets lack power forward depth, and Adreian Payne would be a perfect fit because of his perimeter shooting ability and athleticism. He's the right type of player to play next to Dwight Howard. Payne could contribute with Houston right away.
25. Los Angeles Clippers: PF Montrezl Harrell
If Harrell is available at No. 25, then the Clippers are receiving a gift from the basketball gods. He's a strong, powerful, above-the-rim type player who works hard on the glass and brings energy each and every play. He runs the floor and has soft touch on his mid-range jumper. He's extremely raw in the post, but is a perfect fit with lob city.
26. Charlotte Bobcats (Via Portland): SF Sam Dekker
The Bobcats could use perimeter scoring on their roster, especially after drafting Aaron Gordon at No. 10. Dekker and his outside shooting ability would make the Bobcats' draft a success in 2014. He might not be able to contribute his rookie season, but certainly could develop into a solid role player.
27. San Antonio Spurs: F James McAdoo
The Spurs simply need more big-man depth. McAdoo is undersized, but makes up for it with his 7-foot-1 wingspan, leaping ability and strength. He's an all-around, physical player with good technique and athleticism. McAdoo's hard worker with great character who would thrive under coach Popovich.
28. Miami Heat: F T.J. Warren
T.J. Warren is the best scorer available at No. 28 and he does best what the Heat do best: run the floor and score fast-break points. Warren is a terrific transition scorer. He also attacks the basket and finishes, has solid offensive-post skills and gets a lot of put-backs off the offensive glass.
29. Oklahoma City Thunder: SG Markel Brown
Markel Brown knows how to put the ball in the basket, and that is exactly what the Thunder need. He drives to the hoop and is an efficient outside shooter. At 6-foot-3, Brown's undersized for the 2-spot and has limited point guard skills. But, he's a hard worker and has a relentless attitude. He's similar to Avery Bradley.
30. Phoenix Suns (Via Indiana): PG Andrew Harrison
Harrison hasn't lived up to expectations this year. However, I feel his performance this season is not an accurate reflection of how good Harrison can be. Harrison is strong point guard who imposes his will in the paint. He makes things happen when he drives to the basket. He will be a solid player in the NBA one day. The Suns, after drafting Dario Saric and Clint Capela, need to draft a guard. It would be quite humorous if Phoenix was able to draft Andrew's twin brother Aaron Harrison in the second round. Then, the Suns would have two sets of twins on their team.