Major Needs for Every 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Team

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Major Needs for Every 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Team
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As the 2014 NBA playoffs begin to percolate, the lottery teams at home are trying to address their weaknesses and rebuild, with hopes of joining future postseasons.

Many of these cellar-dwelling clubs have a slew of major needs to fill this offseason, whether it's a specific position or a collective task. They're banking on this year's draft class to be strong enough to deliver substantial upgrades.

Some teams don't have nearly as many holes, as they're only a couple key moves from contending again. What areas should they work on to jump back into the playoff fray?

We broke down the major needs of every lottery franchise, focusing mainly on the needs they could potentially address on draft night.

 

*Two teams (Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers) have two lottery picks, so there are only 12 total franchises filling the 14 lottery slots.

**Teams listed in order of No. 1 pick probability. Odds gathered via ESPN.com.

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