If you haven't heard yet, the 2014 NBA Draft class is a dandy, as it's chock-full of exciting prospects.
But not every exhilarating youngster is a safe selection. Some of the most attractive prospects also come with possible downsides or low ceilings. What happens if they never amount to more than their raw physical attributes?
General managers who are unwilling to take big risks will work hard to identify reliable performers. With so many incredibly young draft candidates, it's crucial to find low-risk options amid the exciting crop of talent.
Fortunately, this draft is so loaded that there are a handful of exceptionally safe selections.
*Statistics gathered from Sports-Reference.com, accurate as of Dec. 1, 2013.