2014 NBA Lottery: Predicting Which Players Will Have the Most Success (Post Draft)

NBA Lottery 2014: Predicting Which Players Will Have the Most Success

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You could say that the 2014 NBA Draft had a fair share of good players in it. After all, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins were two of the many talented prospects available. Now that the draft is over, let’s take a look at which players (from the NBA Lottery that is) will have the most success.

14. Dario Saric, Philadelphia

Dario Saric, Philadelphia
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14. Dario Saric, Philadelphia

Dario Saric, Philadelphia
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The problem with Dario Saric is the fact that he won’t be able to join Philadelphia until a couple of seasons have gone by. That is a pretty big problem, but he could be well worth the wait.

13. Elfrid Payton, Orlando

Elfrid Payton, Orlando
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13. Elfrid Payton, Orlando

Elfrid Payton, Orlando
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Elfrid Payton went to a not-so-popular school and he still managed to go very high in the draft. That should tell everyone how much game he has. Who knows, he could be the best point guard from the 2014 NBA Draft.

12. Zach LaVine, Minnesota

Zach LaVine, Minnesota
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12. Zach LaVine, Minnesota

Zach LaVine, Minnesota
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Zach LaVine was a risk, but his potential is very, very high. He could become an elite point guard in the NBA, but he is, of course, nowhere near that level right now.

11. Aaron Gordon, Orlando

Aaron Gordon, Orlando
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11. Aaron Gordon, Orlando

Aaron Gordon, Orlando
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Aaron Gordon is a freak athlete, but his offensive game needs a lot of work. If all else fails, he could still become a pretty good defender for the Orlando Magic, but I doubt he ever becomes a huge scoring threat.

10. T.J. Warren, Phoenix

T.J. Warren, Phoenix
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10. T.J. Warren, Phoenix

T.J. Warren, Phoenix
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T.J. Warren was one of the best scorers in college hoops this past season. He very well could be a lethal scorer in the NBA, but that remains to be seen. Him coming in at No. 10 should not be looked at as a bad thing. People have to remember how talented this draft class is. So many players from the ’14 class could turn out to be stars.

9. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia
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9. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia
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I really hope Joel Embiid proves me wrong. He could end up being the best player in this draft, but he is already dealing with injuries.

8. Noah Vonleh, Charlotte

Noah Vonleh, Charlotte
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8. Noah Vonleh, Charlotte

Noah Vonleh, Charlotte
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Noah Vonleh has some work to do, but his potential is sky-high. The athletic power forward stands at 6-foot-10 and can shoot the long-ball. He should be a fun player to watch, especially as he gets better and better.

7. Doug McDermott, Chicago

Doug McDermott, Chicago
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7. Doug McDermott, Chicago

Doug McDermott, Chicago
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Doug McDermott was the best player in college basketball in the 2013-14 season. He won the Naismith and led the nation in scoring. Chicago needs help in the scoring department, so it apparently drafted the right player for that.

6. Dante Exum, Utah

Dante Exum, Utah
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6. Dante Exum, Utah

Dante Exum, Utah
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Dante Exum is yet another player with huge upside. That was kind of the theme for this year’s draft class. Exum has great size at 6-foot-6 and he very well could be a future star in Utah.

5. Nik Stauskas, Sacramento

Nik Stauskas, Sacramento
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5. Nik Stauskas, Sacramento

Nik Stauskas, Sacramento
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Nik Stauskas is without a doubt one of the best shooters in the rookie class. Many people have been comparing him to J.J. Redick, which isn’t a bad thing. Plus, he stands at 6-foot-7.

4. Julius Randle, Los Angeles

Julius Randle, Los Angeles
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4. Julius Randle, Los Angeles

Julius Randle, Los Angeles
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The Los Angeles Lakers have seen better days. Luckily, they landed Julius Randle, who was an absolute man in his only season at Kentucky. He has the talent to be dominant in the paint. If he can improve his shot, he may eventually be unstoppable on the offensive end.

3. Marcus Smart, Boston

Marcus Smart, Boston
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3. Marcus Smart, Boston

Marcus Smart, Boston
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Who knows what will happen with Rajon Rondo, but Marcus Smart is good enough to start for the Boston Celtics right now. Smart filled up the stat sheet in college and he certainly has the ability to do so at the next level.

2. Jabari Parker, Milwaukee

Jabari Parker, Milwaukee
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2. Jabari Parker, Milwaukee

Jabari Parker, Milwaukee
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Jabari Parker has the talent to put up 25+ points per game, and I think he will become that player right away. Milwaukee was clearly not a good team this past season — worst record in the NBA — but they have a new head coach and arguably the best player in the 2014 NBA Draft. That should lead to some success for the Bucks.

1. Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland

Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland
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1. Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland

Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland
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Andrew Wiggins could be in the perfect situation if Cleveland lands LeBron James. Even if the Cavs can’t pull that off, Wiggins has the most potential out of any player on this list. Like Parker, he can become an elite scorer. However, Wiggins is currently a better defender and a great athlete.

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