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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Teams That Could Benefit From Selecting Tennessee’s Jordan McRae

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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Teams That Could Benefit From Selecting Tennessee’s Jordan McRae

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Jordan McRae led the Tennessee Volunteers to the Sweet 16 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, and he will be looking to sneak his way into the 2014 NBA Draft. One of the most underrated players in the entire draft, McRae could find himself with a long and prosperous NBA career if selected by the right team. Here are five teams that could benefit from selecting McRae in the 2014 NBA Draft.

5. Oklahoma City Thunder

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5. Oklahoma City Thunder

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A player who can shoot over defenders or take it into the paint when he needs to, McRae would make a fantastic addition to the high-powered OKC offense.

4. Chicago Bulls

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4. Chicago Bulls

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The Bulls need someone who can score points and take pressure off of Derrick Rose. Of course McRae won’t likely come into a team and begin averaging 20-plus points per game, but any help offensively off the bench will be good for the Bulls.

3. San Antonio Spurs

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3. San Antonio Spurs

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The Spurs need to start building for the future. Their strong, veteran core could do wonders for a player with the potential of McRae.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

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2. Philadelphia 76ers

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The 76ers need help all over the floor, and an explosive scorer like McRae would blend in perfectly to the team’s new lineup -- even if it’s from on the bench.

1. Houston Rockets

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1. Houston Rockets

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McRae’s collegiate stats appear to closely resemble those of one of the star players in Houston, James Harden. With Harden as a mentor, McRae could be one of the biggest steals of the 2014 NBA Draft for the Rockets.