The members of the 2013 NBA draft class haven't even started signing their rookie contracts yet, but they've been selected. That means that us draft nuts have to turn to the 2014 class in order to get our fill of prospects set to join the ranks of professional basketball.
While the 2013 draft managed to become intriguing thanks to surprises at the top, it was still a weak class. Deep, sure. But weak.
The same can't be said about the 2014 class, which is just absolutely loaded with star power. If all these prospects, in their current form no less, had been eligible for the draft, the lottery would have looked completely different.
I'm guessing here, but only Ben McLemore, Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel and Victor Oladipo would have remained lottery picks. The Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't have reached on Anthony Bennett, and he'd have gone tumbling out of the top 14. In fact, there's a solid chance no player from the current class would have gone in the top five.
Yep, the 2014 class is strong.
To determine the order here, I used the rankings from my article on title odds that directly followed the most recent draft. It was modified slightly so that only non-playoff teams (again, based on the title odds) would be in the lottery, and draft-day trades have been put into effect as well.
With that in mind, here's the way-too-early mock of the 2014 NBA draft.