Final Mock- 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver will announce the first round draft picks in the 2014 NBA Draft for the first time in his tenure as NBA Commissioner on Thursday night. The number one pick belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second consecutive year and will look to choose a franchise-changing player with their pick. Potential number one overall pick Joel Embiid suffered a hairline fracture in his foot within the past week that will require surgery and hold him out for the next 4-6 months. When Commissioner Silver walks up to the podium for the first round on Thursday, this is my projected order of names he will call out… Cleveland, you are now on the clock:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers:
Pick: SF Jabari Parker/Duke
Comparison: Carmelo Anthony

2. Milwaukee Bucks:
Pick: SF Andrew Wiggins/Kansas
Comparison: Rudy Gay

3. Philadelphia 76ers:
Pick: SG Dante Exum/Australia
Comparison: Eddie Jones

4. Orlando Magic:
Pick: PG Marcus Smart/Oklahoma State
Comparison: Eric Bledsoe

5. Utah Jazz:
Pick: PF Noah Vonleh/Indiana
Comparison: Chris Bosh

6. Boston Celtics:
Pick: PF Julius Randle/Kentucky
Comparison: Zach Randolph

7. Los Angeles Lakers:
Pick: C Joel Embiid/Kansas
Comparison: Tim Duncan

8. Sacramento Kings:
Pick: PF Aaron Gordon/Arizona
Comparison: Kenneth Faried

9. Charlotte Hornets:
Pick: PF Doug McDermott/Creighton
Comparison: Kevin Love

10. Philadelphia 76ers:
Pick: SG Nik Stauskas/Michigan
Comparison: Klay Thompson

11. Denver Nuggets:
Pick: SG Gary Harris/Michigan State
Comparison: Bradley Beal

12. Orlando Magic:
Pick: PF Adreian Payne/Michigan State
Comparison: Drew Gooden

13. Minnesota Timberwolves:
Pick: SF James Young/Kentucky
Comparison: Aaron Afflalo

14. Phoenix Suns:
Pick: SF Kyle Anderson/UCLA
Comparison: Jalen Rose

15. Atlanta Hawks:
Pick: PF Clint Capela/Switzerland
Comparison: Amir Johnson

16. Chicago Bulls:
Pick: PG Tyler Ennis/Syracuse
Comparison: George Hill

17. Boston Celtics:
Pick: SF Rodney Hood/Duke
Comparison: Rashard Lewis

18. Phoenix Suns:
Pick: C Jusuf Nurkic/Bosnia
Comparison: Nikola Pekovic

19. Chicago Bulls:
Pick: SG PJ Hairston/North Carolina & Texas Legends (D-League)
Comparison: Marcus Thornton

20. Toronto Raptors:
Pick: PG Elfrid Payton/Louisiana-Lafayette
Comparison: Devin Harris

21. Oklahoma City Thunder:
Pick: SF TJ Warren/North Carolina State
Comparison: Caron Butler

22. Memphis Grizzlies:
Pick: SG Zach LaVine/UCLA
Comparison: Russell Westbrook

23. Utah Jazz:
Pick: SF Dario Saric/Croatia
Comparison: Boris Diaw

24. Charlotte Hornets:
Pick: SG CJ Wilcox/Washington
Comparison: Anthony Morrow

25. Houston Rockets:
Pick: SF KJ McDaniels/Clemson
Comparison: Wilson Chandler

26. Miami Heat:
Pick: PG Shabazz Napier/Connecticut
Comparison: Mike Bibby

27. Phoenix Suns:
Pick: PF Cleanthony Early/Wichita State
Comparison: Harrison Barnes

28. Los Angeles Clippers:
Pick: PF Mitch McGary/Michigan
Comparison: David Lee

29. Oklahoma City Thunder:
Pick: PF Jerami Grant/Syracuse
Comparison: Thaddeus Young

30. San Antonio Spurs:
Pick: SG Jordan Adams/UCLA
Comparison: Anthony Morrow

Rookie Award Predictions:
Rookie of the Year- SF Andrew Wiggins (Bucks)

1st Team All-Rookie:
G: Dante Exum (76ers)
G: Gary Harris (Nuggets)
F: Andrew Wiggins (Bucks)
F: Jabari Parker (Cavaliers)
C: Joel Embiid (Lakers)

2nd Team All-Rookie:
G: Marcus Smart (Magic)
G: Jordan Adams (Spurs)
F: Noah Vonleh (Jazz)
F: Julius Randle (Celtics)
C: Jusuf Nurkic (Suns)

Brendan Kennealy

Brendan Kennealy

Brendan is a sophomore and is currently studying journalism and mass communication at Arizona State University. He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up a fan of the Giants, 49ers, Sharks, Warriors, and the California Golden Bears. His favorite player growing up was ASU alum Barry Bonds. You can follow Brendan on Twitter at @TheBKing4

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