2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players the Portland Trail Blazers Should Target

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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players the Portland Trail Blazers Should Target

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USA TODAY Sports- Jerome Miron

This slideshow is going to be a bit odd, and that is because the Blazers may not have any draft picks this summer. They traded their first round pick for Gerald Wallace, although if the pick landed in the top 12 the Blazers would keep it. Do not think that is statistically possible at this point, so it will stay with the Charlotte Bobcats. They also traded their second round pick a while back for Raymond Felton.

For the sake of fun, we will imagine that the Blazers are willing to move into the draft by trading a young player, and so that will open up a couple options that they otherwise would not have been able to draft.

If you do not like my selections, then I guess we are just not a good fit. Thanks for stopping by all the same though! Had a guy tweet me recently that he read something of mine, which he did not appreciate. I just tweeted back, "thanks for reading". Not sure what else to say when someone is trashing me directly to my face.

Neil Olshey has done such a fantastic job that this was a difficult list to come up with; I really like most of their core and not sure who on the roster I'd be willing to trade. Their starting lineup is pretty much set, so was looking at options to help them fill out their bench even more. We'll just have to see if Olshey stands pat or tries to get into the mix this summer; either way, the Blazers appear to have a bright future.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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5. James Young

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USA TODAY Sports- Jerome Miron

The freshman shooting guard is having quite a nice season for the Kentucky Wildcats, and he should go in the first round of the draft at the very least. The Blazers would have to give up a lot to get him, but he would be a great combination with Damian Lillard.

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4. Jordan Bachynski

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USA TODAY Sports- Jerome Miron

One word: size. At 7'2" Bachynski brings a lot of size to his position, and though he is a bit raw at the moment, you have to wonder what he could develop into down the line. He could be grabbed in the second round if the Blazers wanted to get back into the game.

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3. Chris Walker

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USA TODAY Sports- Craig Mitchelldyer

It is amazing that Walker is only a freshman, and would expect him to be like Bradley Beal and decide that one year was enough. Could be wrong though, because Billy Donovan is the same guy who got Joakim Noah to stay all four years. He would be an amazing fit on the Trail Blazers

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2. Shabazz Napier

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USA TODAY Sports- Craig Mitchelldyer

The Connecticut Huskies senior point guard has had a storied career, and he should be rewarded by a second round selection in this summer's draft. If the Blazers would deal a player like Robin Lopez, then they could probably get back into the mix.

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1. Wayne Selden

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USA TODAY Sports- Craig Mitchelldyer

Everyone wants to talk about Andrew Wiggins, but Wayne Selden is no slouch either. The Jayhawks are my favorite to go all the way this spring, and if Joel Embiid is healthy then the sky is the limit for Bill Self's squad. Hope this slideshow has not disappointed, and believe that in the end Olshey will probably trade back into the second round of this talent rich draft.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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