NBA Mock Draft 2014 2.0: Complete First Round Post-Jabari Parker Announcement

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2014 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

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The NBA draft is coming up and it's never too early to start speculating about where each player will end up and which teams will grab their ideal player. With most of the draft positioning basically set -- pending the lottery -- it's time to start looking at each team's need and the player who will fill that.

Since Jabari Parker just announced his decision to declare, let's look at the latest NBA mock.

1. Milwaukee Bucks: Jabari Parker, Duke

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1. Milwaukee Bucks: Jabari Parker, Duke

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Jabari Parker finally declared after weeks of consideration about staying at Duke. However, the young phenom is my choice to be the top pick in the draft because of his high ceiling and ability to grasp every aspect of the game. Smartest guy in the class with the most potential.

2. Philadelphia 76ers: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

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2. Philadelphia 76ers: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

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Andrew Wiggins is arguably the most talented player in the class, but he showed too many inconsistencies this season and that's not something that will earn you a top spot in the NBA draft. He will be an elite scorer at the next level and potential NBA All-Star, though.

3. Orlando Magic: Julius Randle, Kentucky

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3. Orlando Magic: Julius Randle, Kentucky

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Julius Randle is my favorite big man in the entire class. He has yet to declare for the draft, but my guy feeling is that he's as good as gone. Randle has an NBA body and can be a bruiser in the post while grabbing nearly every rebound.

4. Boston Celtics: Joel Embiid, Kansas

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4. Boston Celtics: Joel Embiid, Kansas

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Embiid has some injury concerns that dropped him from a possible No. 1 overall pick to a fringe top-five selection. The center from Kansas will make a splash at the next level -- eventually. It will take some time for him to adjust to the size and speed of the NBA. One more year at Kansas would have done him well. The Celtics need a big man, though.

5. Utah Jazz: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

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5. Utah Jazz: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

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Noah Vonleh may have left Indiana a bit too early, but NBA scouts have seen his potential. While many think that one more year at Indiana would have made him a top-three pick, Vonleh has potential like not many else in this draft. Don't be surprised if he becomes a star power forward in a few years.

6. Los Angeles Lakers: Dante Exum, Australia

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6. Los Angeles Lakers: Dante Exum, Australia

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The Lakers had many issues this season, but point guard was a major concern. Relying on Kendall Marshall far too much, Los Angeles needed a solid starter and not a solid backup. With the addition of Exum, the Lakers will have a star right away at the point guard position while also having one of the better backups in the league.

7. Sacramento Kings: Aaron Gordon, Arizona

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7. Sacramento Kings: Aaron Gordon, Arizona

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Aaron Gordon has some scary athleticism that could be compared to Blake Griffin. Gordon can leap out of the gym, but he needs to realize his own strength and potential to dominate -- at times he loses sight of that. Consistency is key and the Kings need someone to dominate the post. Blake Griffin 2.0?

8. Detroit Pistons: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

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8. Detroit Pistons: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

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The Pistons have been searching for a point guard for a while now and Brandon Jennings would be almost better served as a two-guard in the Pistons' system. Detroit needs a guy who can run the point as well as score and not rely too much on scoring. Smart may be more of a scorer, but he can be the guy to bridge the gap at point guard.

9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Dario Saric, Croatia

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9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Dario Saric, Croatia

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Cleveland will have yet another lottery pick in 2014 -- it seems like it's been every single year. The Cavs will hope to make a splash and come away with a guy that can lead them to the playoffs finally. With the likelihood that Luol Deng is gone next year, the Cavs could add SF/PF Dario Saric from Croatia who is somewhat raw, but could be molded into an inside-out star.

10. Philadelphia 76ers: Doug McDermott, Creighton

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10. Philadelphia 76ers: Doug McDermott, Creighton

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The 76ers get yet another pick in the top-10 this season -- barring a poor outcome in the lottery. Doug McDermott would be a great addition on top of Andrew Wiggins. The 76ers need some help scoring the ball and two prolific scorers could definitely help that. Imagine McDermott and Nerlens Noel along with Andrew Wiggins and Michael Carter-Williams in the starting lineup. They'll be scary in a couple years.

11. Denver Nuggets(via Knicks): Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

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11. Denver Nuggets(via Knicks): Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

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Tyler Ennis is the second-best point guard in the class and the Nuggets could use someone to back up Ty Lawson as both Aaron Brooks and Nate Robinson are unrestricted free agents this season. It would be great for both the Nuggets and Ennis to learn under a solid PG like Lawson.

12. Orlando Magic(via Nuggets): Gary Harris, Michigan State

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12. Orlando Magic(via Nuggets): Gary Harris, Michigan State

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Gary Harris could be one of the steals of the draft if he falls out of the top 10 -- like I think he will. Harris would make a great addition to the Magic who could use some extra help at shooting guard -- and because Harris is too good to pass up at 12. If Afflolo leaves next season as a free agent, Harris would fill in quite nicely.

13. Minnesota Timberwolves: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

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13. Minnesota Timberwolves: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

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Nik Stauskas raised his draft stock a considerable amount this season -- especially during the NCAA Tournament. He took the reigns of Michigan after Trey Burke left and showed he can be the guy to take over a team -- and a game. Minnesota could use some nice backup help at shooting guard since Alexey Shved had a poor season.

14. Phoenix Suns: James Young, Kentucky

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14. Phoenix Suns: James Young, Kentucky

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James Young just announced he would be going pro and he has a chance to be a lottery pick. The young SF will be a great addition to a team that could lose P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye this offseason. Young is talented, but he failed to put it all together consistently this season -- struggling with his shooting touch. The potential and talent is there, though.

15. Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Anderson, UCLA

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15. Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Anderson, UCLA

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Anderson can play any position from power forward to point guard and excel at any of those. The Hawks could use a versatile player to add to their system, but they will be getting a guy in Anderson who isn't all to quick or speedy. He has great size and can score and rebound.

16. Chicago Bulls(via Bobcats): Rodney Hood, Duke

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16. Chicago Bulls(via Hornets): Rodney Hood, Duke

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Rodney Hood might not have been the best player on his own team in college, but the small forward has a chance to be something great at the next level. Overall, he needs to be much more aggressive on the court and work on his somewhat slight frame. The Bulls could use another small forward on top of Tony Snell and Mike Duleavy -- who might be gone after next season.

17. Phoenix Suns(via Wizards): Clint Capela, Chalon

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17. Phoenix Suns(via Wizards): Clint Capela, Chalon

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Clint Capela is an athletic freak and the Suns could fill Channing Frye's place with Capela -- total upgrade. The international player hasn't been extremely productive overseas, but he has the potential to be somewhat of a star. The Suns have a lot of talented forward already, but why not at a big man to fill a possible future PF need.

18. Boston Celtics: Zach LaVine, UCLA

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18. Boston Celtics: Zach LaVine, UCLA

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Zach LaVine is a rare specimen. He doesn't look all too athletic, but don't let his slight build and child-like face fool you. LaVine is a point guard/shooting guard combo who could potentially take over the point position if Rajon Rondo does decide to go elsewhere next summer. Learning for a year under one of the best point guards in the league isn't such a bad gig.

19. Toronto Raptors: Adreian Payne, Michigan State

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19. Toronto Raptors: Adreian Payne, Michigan State

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The Toronto Raptors have been looking for solid big men since Chris Bosh left a few years back. Adreian Payne is the type of big man that could change the game for the already-solid Raptors roster. He is a prolific scorer in the post and is the most athletic big man in the class -- in my opinion. Who wouldn't want a big guy who can shoot from the perimeter and produce in the post?

20. Chicago Bulls: Jerami Grant, Syracuse

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20. Chicago Bulls: Jerami Grant, Syracuse

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While Jim Boeheim wasn't too happy that Grant and Ennis were leaving him, it was the right choice for both young college stars. Grant spent two years at Syracuse and is finally ready to play at the next level. As I said earlier, the Bulls need to grab a solid small forward since Dunleavy is leaving next year and Tony Snell is a project. Why not snag two top small forwards in the draft for a solid safety measure?

21. Oklahoma City Thunder(via Mavericks): P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends

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21. Oklahoma City Thunder(via Mavericks): P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends

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P.J. Hairston decided to leave North Carolina after a suspension a couple years ago and enter the D-League. This was good for him as he never skipped a beat and now he's considered one of the best players in the draft. He has worked his way up as one of the best shooting guards in the class and the Thunder desperately need a shooting guard.

22. Memphis Grizzlies: Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

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22. Memphis Grizzlies: Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

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Cleanthony Early wasn't even expected to be a first-round draft pick a couple of months ago, but a strong performance in the NCAA Tournament changed all of that. Early played himself into a first round-type of grade and the Grizzlies desperately need a small forward to take an aging Tayshaun Prince's place.

23. Utah Jazz(via Warriors): T.J. Warren, N.C. State

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23. Utah Jazz(via Warriors): T.J. Warren, N.C. State

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Warren can put the ball in the basket. It's as simple as that. While he's not considered a great overall player, he did average over 24 points per game in his final season with North Carolina State. The Jazz could lose a few small forwards to free agency this season and T.J. Warren could give them a much-needed scoring boost.

24. Charlotte Bobcats(via Trail Blazers): Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

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24. Charlotte Hornets(via Trail Blazers): Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

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This is my sleeper pick. I think Shabazz Napier could -- and should -- reunite with Kemba Walker with the Charlotte Hornets -- formerly Bobcats -- this upcoming NBA season. The two played together at Connecticut and had similar runs in the NCAA Tournament with lesser-talented overall teams. This could be a smart move for comfortability and a backup point guard option who could start if need be.

25. Miami Heat: Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia

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25. Miami Heat: Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia

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The Miami Heat have been knocked many a time for not having a solid post player. The whole Greg Oden project has seemingly failed and now it's time to look forward to the NBA draft. While the 25th pick isn't going to get a bonafide starter, Bosnian big man Jusuf Nurkic will be a solid option. He is a typical post player and can be compared to Nikola Pekovic of the Timberwolves.

26. Houston Rockets: Nick Johnson, Arizona

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26. Houston Rockets: Nick Johnson, Arizona

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The Houston Rockets don't have anyone who can really back up James Harden -- especially since Jordan Hamilton and Francisco Garcia are free agents this offseason.
Nick Johnson can play some point, but he is a scorer who is smart and can be a solid leader for the Rockets.

27. Phoenix Suns(via Pacers): Elfrid Payton, LA-Lafayette

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27. Phoenix Suns(via Pacers): Elfrid Payton, LA-Lafayette

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Goran Dragic might play himself into big contract money talk in 2015, so in the meantime, but Suns should look into drafting one of the best point guards in the draft -- even considered by some as a top-20 pick. Elfrid Payton led Louisiana-Lafayette to the NCAA Tournament this season before losing to Creighton. However, Payton is quick and has an amazing handle, making for a solid backup and a starter in case Dragic leaves.

28. Los Angeles Clippers: K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

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28. Los Angeles Clippers: K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

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K.J. McDaniels led his Clemson Tigers far in the NIT this postseason and people started to really take notice. The Clemson small forward has a poor shooting touch, but he has the ability to drive and create his own basket. It's unlikely that the Clippers will re-sign Danny Granger and Hedo Turkoglu this offseason, making room for McDaniels at small forward behind Matt Barnes.

29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

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29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

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Glenn Robinson III might be a bit of stretch in the first round for the Thunder, but he does have a high ceiling. Robinson III is extremely athletic and can score from the perimeter. He has yet to fully develop his skillset and could potentially be a scary-good role player. Learning behind Durant wouldn't be too bad, either.

30. San Antonio Spurs: Isaiah Austin, Baylor

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30. San Antonio Spurs: Isaiah Austin, Baylor

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Tim Duncan is nearing retirement age and now would be a good time for the Spurs to turn to the draft -- like they always do -- and find a quality replacement for the big man. Isaiah Austin isn't exactly the next Duncan, but with a little extra strength, maturity and experience, the Baylor big man could be a solid fixture of the future.

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