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Projecting the Immediate NBA Impact of Each Top 2014 Draft Prospect
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Now that we've seen a healthy sampling of every top 2014 NBA draft prospect, it's time to forecast their initial impact on the league.

Much of the year-round draft attention is focused on upside and long-term value, and rightfully so. But for the sake of the 2014-15 NBA season, we want to know what the first chapter of their careers will look like.

Every candidate has a different set of tools and a different level of preparedness. Meanwhile, the playing style of some is better suited for the NBA than others.

What kind of impact will each prospect make when they hit the bright lights of the Association? Let's take a look.

We broke down all the prospects who are widely considered top-10 picks based on multiple mock drafts and big boards. The players are listed in reverse order based on draft stock.

Exact statistical predictions aren't really feasible until we know their destinations. For now, we projected estimates based on their collegiate production and how their styles of play fit into today's NBA.

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