2014 NBA Mock Draft: Late-April Edition, Picks 1-10

2014 NBA Mock Draft: Late-April Edition, Picks 1-10

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The majority of the declarations are in and the standings have been set. Now it is time to look at a late-April edition of the 2014 NBA Draft. Here are the projected top-10 picks in the upcoming draft.

Davidson v Duke

Davidson v Duke

1. Milwaukee Bucks

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The first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft will be Jabari Parker. Milwaukee cannot afford to pass on the most-ready player in the draft. Parker will be a scoring machine for the Bucks and he will certainly draw plenty of fans to the arena.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

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2. Philadelphia 76ers

Kansas v Baylor
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With two potential picks in the top 10, the 76ers need to take a chance on a big man. Big men come far and few between, so they should not pass on Joel Embiid. Philadelphia could have a monstrous frontcourt for years to come. It's risky, but it's smart.

Baylor v Kansas

Baylor v Kansas

3. Orlando Magic

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The Magic already have a promising nucleus of young players and Andrew Wiggins would solidify that group. Wiggins has the potential to be a deadly scorer and he would help the Magic be a respectable team for many years. Victor Oladip, Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris and Wiggins is a pretty solid group.

4. Utah Jazz

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4. Utah Jazz

Boise State v Kentucky
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At this point, the Jazz need to take the best player available, and that player is Julius Randle. He and Derrick Favors would be a scary frontcourt duo to face.

5. Boston Celtics

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5. Boston Celtics

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Marcus Smart is a perfect fit for the Boston Celtics because of his competitiveness and determination. Oh, and the kid knows how to score. Smart would give the Celtics many different options. They could either team him up with Rajon Rondo, or it can open more trade possibilities involving Rondo. Either way, Smart would be the right choice for Boston.

6. Los Angeles Lakers

Dante Exum
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6. Los Angeles Lakers

Dante Exum
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The long search for a point guard will be over when the Lakers select Donte Exum. He creates mismatches and would clear the way for Kobe Bryant to do work.

7. Sacramento Kings

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7. Sacramento Kings

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If the Lakers pass on Noah Vonleh, the Kings will receive a gift. Vonleh has a ton of potential and has drawn comparisons to Chris Bosh. He would be a terrific complement to DeMarcus Cousins because of his athleticism and ability to stretch the floor.

8. Detroit Pistons

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8. Detroit Pistons

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The Pistons need a wing player who actually plays defense and can knock down a perimeter shot consistently. Gary Harris is the perfect option for that mold. Harris is also from Michigan State.

9. Cleveland Cavaliers

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9. Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cavs simply need someone who can score. So, look no further than the legendary Doug McDermott. He can score in a variety of ways. He spreads the floor and can score inside. Cleveland would be smart to draft McDermott.

10. Philadelphia 76ers (via New Orleans)

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10. Philadelphia 76ers (via New Orleans)

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After taking a chance on a big man with their first pick, Philadelphia needs to take the best wing player available with their second. Rodney Hood can catch-and-shoot and has the ability to pull up for a jumper. His length allows him to get his shot off against bigger defenders. Hood would be an excellent choice for the 76ers at No. 10.

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