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2014 NBA Draft: 10 Picks Who Will Start This Season

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2014 NBA Draft: 10 Picks Who Will Start This Season

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The 2014 NBA Draft was filled with undeniable talent and potential as some of the best young kids in the game were selected. Here's a look at which NBA prospects will make an impact on their respected teams by cracking the starting lineup.

10. Zach LaVine

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10. Zach LaVine

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He may not be thrilled to be in Minnesota, but LaVine's talent will allow him to find his way to the starting lineup at some point in the season. The Timberwolves not only need a shooter on the wing, but someone who can put the ball on the floor and make things happen. LaVine can do just that.

9. Doug McDermott

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9. Doug McDermott

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Unless the Chicago Bulls can sign Carmelo Anthony, McDermott will be their starting small forward. "Dougie-Fresh" is exactly what the Bulls need: someone who can spread the floor and shoot consistently from deep.

8. Elfrid Payton

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8. Elfrid Payton

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I'm not too crazy about Payton and what he brings to the table, but the Magic will most likely play the youngsters in the starting lineup. Since it is Jameer Nelson's last season under contract, it will be smart for Orlando to get Payton's feet wet as an NBA point guard.

7. Aaron Gordon

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7. Aaron Gordon

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Gordon is another player who the Magic will end up playing every day for sake of a youth movement. Playing Gordon every day will help him reach his full potential.

6. Noah Vonleh

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6. Noah Vonleh

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Vonleh is extremely raw, but the Hornets need to develop him as a starter. The sooner Vonleh gets work in the NBA, the sooner he will become the star player he is projected to be.

5. Dante Exum

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5. Dante Exum

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Exum will be a starter right away for the Utah Jazz this season. He and Trey Burke will make a dangerous backcourt, while Gordon Hayward is on the wing hitting buckets. The Jazz are a year or two away from being significant in the Western Conference.

4. Marcus Smart

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4. Marcus Smart

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Smart will most definitely start for the Boston Celtics, the question is whether it will be at point guard and shooting guard. If Rajon Rondo is traded, we will see this kid at the helm. If Rondo is not moved, Smart will play at the shooting guard position. Smart certainly gives the Celtics plenty of options.

3. Andrew Wiggins

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3. Andrew Wiggins

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It's unfair to think Wiggins will live up to the hype his rookie year, but he will still start for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hopefully he can harness his ability and make an impact in Cleveland.

2. Julius Randle

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2. Julius Randle

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Randle is the second-most NBA-ready prospect drafted this summer. Unless the Lakers make a huge splash in free agency, Randle will be the starting power forward. He is in prime position to have a successful rookie season.

1. Jabari Parker

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1. Jabari Parker

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Parker will start for the Bucks and have the best season out of all the rookies. He has an opportunity to score a lot of points in Milwaukee. The second-overall pick is in the best position to be Rookie of the Year.