5 Most Underrated PFs in the 2014 NBA Draft

Most Underrated PFs in the 2014 NBA Draft

Adreian Payne
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A good power forward can make a huge difference for any team in the NBA. These five players are more than likely not going to go in the top 10, but they are still very good and could have an instant impact. All five are also underrated entering the 2014 NBA Draft.

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Adreian Payne
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Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Adreian Payne
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Adreian Payne still could get picked up in the lottery, but there is no guarantee of that happening. If he wasn’t 23 years old, I am sure his stock would be much higher. What team wouldn’t want him, though? He stands at 6-foot-10, is athletic and can shoot the long-ball.

Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Kyle Anderson
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Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Kyle Anderson
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Kyle Anderson is one of the more intriguing players in the 2014 NBA Draft. There is so much he can do, but he is at his best when he has the ball in his hands. Not every team needs a 6-foot-9 PF who plays at his best when the ball is in his hands all the time. Still, his stat line this past year should have his stock higher (14.6 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, 6.5 assists per game).

Mitch McGary, Michigan

Mitch McGary
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Mitch McGary, Michigan

Mitch McGary
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Mitch McGary’s stock going down is very understandable. He missed a bunch of time with a back injury and he would have been suspended for a year if he would have stayed in school. Still, this is the same Mitch McGary who rocked our world in the 2013 NCAA tournament and this is the same Mitch McGary who could be very dominant in the post at the NBA level.

James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina

James Michael McAdoo
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James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina

James Michael McAdoo
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James Michael McAdoo never fully met expectations as a Tar Heel, but he still had a good junior year. He averaged 14.2 points per game and 6.8 boards per game. His offense still needs work, but he still has his athletic ability and room for improvement.

Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU

Johnny O'Bryant III
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Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU

Johnny O'Bryant III
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Is there any team out there that wants a player who can bang away in the post and is considered a “traditional” power forward? A player like that has to have some worth at the highest level. Johnny O’Bryant is strong, great in the paint and he can rebound the ball well. Plus, he is only 20.

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