The Top 2014 NBA Draft Targets for Every Playoff Team

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The Top 2014 NBA Draft Targets for Every Playoff Team
Chuck Burton/Associated Press

The 2014 NBA lottery teams aren't the only ones who get to have fun in the draft.

Although the postseason is in full swing, scouts and executives of playoff teams are behind the scenes, planning how to use their late first-round picks. The depth of this year's crop means you don't have to be a cellar dweller to make significant upgrades via the draft.

Low-seed squads are trying to make the jump to legitimate title contention, and powerhouses seek to stay in the hunt. These clubs are targeting their favorite prospects in the hopes of enhancing the rotation, filling needs and adding value.

Which top-tier performers are they aiming at?


*Includes all playoff teams with first-round picks. The Mavericks, Nets, Pacers, Trail Blazers, Warriors and Wizards do not have first-round picks, but the Mavericks, Pacers and Wizards do have second-round picks.

*Teams listed in order of regular-season record. Full draft order available here via

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