NBA Draft 2014: Top Targets for All 30 Teams

Jonathan WassermanNBA Lead WriterMay 9, 2014

NBA Draft 2014: Top Targets for All 30 Teams

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    Though the lottery hasn't taken place yet, every NBA team knows what range it will be drafting in. And general managers will likely have a few guys highlighted on their boards as targets who could be available in their draft range.

    Only 22 teams this year have picks in the first round, while five teams don't have any picks at all. For each team, I've laid out a wish list of top targets that could be available when it's on the clock. 

    I ranked each prospect based on potential and team fit. Some teams have two picks in the first round, in which case I provided either two separate wish lists or one big one, depending on how far apart the picks are from each other. 

    For teams that don't have any picks, I've provided potential second-round trade options.  

Milwaukee Bucks

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 1

    Best Fits

    1. Joel Embiid, Kansas, 7'0", C

    If the Milwaukee Bucks want to swing for the fences, they will go with Joel Embiid, whose ability to change a game at both ends of the floor separates him from the pack. He's got the highest ceiling in the class, and if his back checks out prior to the draft, there won't be anyone else on the board who offers this type of potential reward.

    A frontcourt rotation of Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, John Henson and Larry Sanders would probably be the longest in the NBA. 

     

    2. Jabari Parker, Duke, 6'8", SF/PF

    The safe play is Jabari Parker, yet the potential reward is still quite high. Parker's game looks sure to translate—at 235 pounds, he's got the size and strength of a 4 with the bounce to his step of a 3.

    The downside is that he only plays one side of the ball, but his offensive versatility and ceiling could end up translating to annual All-Star appearances. Parker would give Milwaukee an immediate contribution and a face of the franchise. 

     

    3. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6'8", SF

    You can't go wrong with Wiggins, but I just like Parker as a better fit. If the Bucks are going to play it safe and stay away from Embiid, then they should probably go with the surest thing, and that's Parker. Still, Wiggins' upside is big enough to justify taking him at No. 1, but with a raw Antetokounmpo already on the wing, the Bucks might want to go with a more NBA-ready talent.

Philadelphia 76ers (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 2

    Best Fits

    1. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6'8", SF

    Wiggins is a perfect fit in Philadelphia, where he'll have the minutes he needs without the pressure to produce. The Sixers also finished the regular season No. 1 in the NBA in pace, a style that plays directly to Wiggins' strengths as a mesmerizing open-floor athlete. Between Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, Wiggins helps give the Sixers an identity to build upon.

     

    2. Jabari Parker, Duke, 6'8" SF/PF

    Parker would fit nicely in the lineup at either forward position, as he'd give the Sixers a much-needed go-to option on offense. And he's got the upside of a high-end No. 1 scoring option—if Parker maxes out his potential, we'll be talking about a future NBA All-Star. Wiggins' two-way ceiling stands a little taller, but Parker still makes sense as a fit and talent. 

     

    3. Joel Embiid, Kansas, 7'0", C

    Though Embiid has the highest upside of all, Philadelphia isn't the greatest place for him to develop. Plus, the Sixers traded for an injured center in Nerlens Noel last year—it would be hard to imagine them drafting another one and ultimately have two centers who can't play outside the paint.

    However, the value he offers at No. 3 is just too good and can't be passed on three picks deep. If the Sixers get the third pick and Wiggins and Parker are gone, you take Embiid and worry about the clog later.

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 10

    Best Fits

    1. Aaron Gordon, Arizona, 6'9", PF

    At 18 years old, Aaron Gordon isn't ready to contribute, but his defensive versatility and above-the-rim athleticism give him some intriguing long-term potential. If the Sixers land Wiggins or Parker and get Gordon at the back end of the lotto, I'd say they had a successful 2014 draft. 

     

    2. Dario Saric, Croatia, 6'10", SF/PF

    Saric is incredibly versatile offensively, and he's coming off a dominant season abroad. It's also possible he stays there after the draft, which could allow the Sixers to continue operating in tank mode.

Orlando Magic (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 3

    Best Fits

    1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6'6", PG/SG

    If there's one team out there that should consider passing on Parker, Embiid or Wiggins, it's the Orlando Magic. Because Dante Exum would be the perfect puzzle-piece fit. A 6'6" scoring point guard, Exum could pair with Victor Oladipo to form one of the most athletic backcourts in the league.

     

    2. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6'8", SF

    Wiggins could give this lineup a defensive ball-stopper on the wing, along with a high-upside offensive weapon. Wiggins might have to start his career off the bench behind Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris, and it might mean the end for Moe Harkless in Orlando, but Wiggins' two-way potential is something you make room for. 

     

    3. Joel Embiid, Kansas, 7'0", C

    Embiid isn't the greatest fit with Nikola Vucevic already in place at center, but at some point, you just can't pass on this type of upside. 

     

    4. Jabari Parker, Duke, 6'8", SF/PF

    With Afflalo and Harris at the 3 and 4, there's overcrowding up front and a need for athleticism. Parker occupies similar floor space as Harris, and Wiggins could inject this lineup with a little more bounce. He's not slipping to No. 4, anyway.

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 12 (with Exum)

    Best Fits

    Aaron Gordon, Arizona, 6'9", PF

    The Magic have two picks in the lottery, with the second projected to be No. 12. If Orlando grabs its point guard of the future with its first pick, the top target with its second should be Gordon, who gives Orlando an athletic upgrade up front and a high-level defender. 

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 12 (Without Exum)

    Wish List

    Tyler Ennis, Syracuse, 6'2", PG

    If the Magic don't get Exum with a top pick, they have to be thinking point guard with Tyler Ennis likely available. Ennis has a natural feel for the position, along with some terrific passing instincts and vision. I like the Andre Miller-ceiling comparison.

Utah Jazz (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 4

    Best Fits

    1. Jabari Parker, Duke, 6'8", SF/PF

    The Utah Jazz need a go-to option for offense, and Parker has the ability to give them one. He's an ideal fit for a Jazz team that plays at a slower pace, given his half-court scoring repertoire consisting of perimeter and post offense. This franchise needs a sure thing, and there isn't a better bet in the field than Parker. But the Jazz will probably need to land a top-three pick to get him.

     

    2. Joel Embiid, Kansas, 7'0", C

    The Jazz would certainly take Embiid if he were available, considering Enes Kanter finished with 42 blocks in 80 games this year. Embiid gives Utah a higher-upside center who can score in the post and shrink the rim he's defending. He also just might be the top prospect on the planet.

     

    3. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6'8", SF

    Utah could really use some athleticism in the lineup. Wiggins should be able to give Utah a few easy buckets a game it doesn't have to work so hard for. He's also improved his ability to generate offense of his own, particularly with the jumper. If Parker and Embiid are gone and Utah is on the clock with Wiggins on the board, this is a no-brainer. 

     

    4. Dante Exum, Australia, 6'6", PG/SG

    Though he's labeled a point guard by most, at 6'6", Dante Exum is just as good playing off the ball as a scoring playmaker on the wing. He's also a spectacular athlete with tremendous defensive potential—qualities not shared by Trey Burke. Either way, at No. 4, Exum offers the most upside of the available prospects by a fairly wide margin.

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 23

    Best Fits

    1. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6'8", SF

    Utah needs to get more athletic, but it could also use an offensive punch on the wing. Cue Cleanthony Early, who can drive and shoot at 6'8".

     

    2. K.J. McDaniels, Clemson, 6'6", SF

    The Jazz should be interested in McDaniels based on his athleticism alone. It also doesn't hurt he's a big-time defensive playmaker who led the ACC in shot-blocking at just 6'6". 

     

    3. Jerami Grant, Syracuse, 6'8", SF

    Grant could provide Utah with some frontcourt energy and acticity, which is fueled by his showtime athleticism, eye-opening length and wide receiver-like coordination. He lacks polish, but if he adds some, there's serious potential to tap into here.

Boston Celtics (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 5

    Best Fits (Assuming Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are off the board)

    1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6'6", PG/SG

    Exum's world-class athleticism and versatility drive his All-Star upside—he's got the mindset and handle to run the point and the skill set to score off the ball. Whether Rajon Rondo is in Boston's future plans or not, Exum still makes sense as a need in the backcourt. Assuming Embiid, Parker and Wiggins are gone, he's the top option on the board regardless. 

     

    2. Noah Vonleh, Indiana, 6'10", PF

    The only knock on Noah Vonleh is that he's not quite NBA-ready. With the Celtics in rebuilding mode, that makes Boston a perfect place for Vonleh to develop. At 6'10" with a 7'4" wingspan, Vonleh is a monster physically, and he's got a promising inside-outside skill set to go with it. He's also nearly a year younger than Kentucky's Julius Randle. If you're looking for a ceiling comparison, think Chris Bosh.

     

    3. Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6'9", PF

    Julius Randle could probably step in right away and give Boston a physical presence on the interior. He's a bully on that low block and a mismatch facing the rim when working from the high post. Randle doesn't offer much defense, and he'll have to add a jumper, but he still has long-term All-Star potential based on his ability to take over in the paint. 

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 17

    Best Fits

    1. Zach LaVine, UCLA, 6'5", PG/SG

    The Celtics get an additional pick in 2014 from the Brooklyn Nets. And if Zach LaVine is on the board, they should be chasing his offensive upside. He's a sick athlete with a reliable handle and jumper, but he needs reps and polish. As it so happens, the Celtics have extra minutes to go around and the setting for him to develop.

Los Angeles Lakers

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 6

    Best Fits

    1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6'6", PG/SG

    Exum has made it clear that L.A. is where he prefers to be. "If I get the opportunity to go to L.A. and play for the Lakers, I know I’ll have love for the city," Exum told Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. 

    I'd imagine if Embiid, Wiggins and Parker were off the board, the Los Angeles Lakers would be thrilled to land Exum and build with him as the franchise point guard. At 6'6", he's got a towering ceiling for a guard, given his athleticism, two-way ability and offensive versatility. But with the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz both in need of backcourt help, it might take a top-five pick to get Exum.  

     

    2. Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6'9", PF

    Given Kobe Bryant's unsure future, the Lakers likely will be looking for someone who can produce results sooner rather than later. Randle could give them a long-term answer at power forward and a short-term solution in the paint. 

     

    3. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6'4", PG/SG

    The Lakers could really use a point guard, and given his competitive edge and relentless motor, you'd think Marcus Smart would be a favorite of Bryant's.

    Smart is nonstop on the floor—he's a premier defender, dynamic playmaker and overall physical presence. He has to improve his decision-making and jumper, but Smart could be an instant-impact guard who's got room to grow in the areas where he struggles.

Sacramento Kings

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 7

    Best Fits

    1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6'6", PG/SG

    With 5'9" point guard Isaiah Thomas about to hit restricted free agency, Exum gives the Sacramento Kings a little more offensive upside and defensive resistance. You could also slide him off the ball alongside Thomas at the 2. But the Kings will probably need a miracle for Exum to be around at No. 7.

     

    2. Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6'9", PF

    Randle will likely be gone by No. 7, but if the Kings can crack the top six in the lottery, they might have a chance. Randle could give Sacramento the athleticism, mobility and scoring versatility that Jason Thompson never offered. Randle and DeMarcus Cousins would also make for a mean duo on the interior and glass. 

     

    3. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6'4", PG/SG 

    Marcus Smart would be an immediate defensive upgrade, and he'd offer some valuable flexibility in the backcourt. You can start him at the point and have Thomas come off the bench as a sixth man.

    The Kings could move Smart to the 2 alongside Thomas or behind him off the bench. He's got the versatility to play either position, but at the end of the day, it might be his motor, energy and defense that drive his value in the pros. 

     

    4. Noah Vonleh, Indiana, 6'10", PF

    Noah Vonleh might need a year before contributing regular minutes, but his upside is certainly worth a top-seven pick. He possesses a go-to set of moves with his back to the rim, or he can step outside and stretch the floor as a shooter.

Detroit Pistons

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 8

    Best Fits

    1. Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6'6", SG

    The Detroit Pistons need a consistent three-point threat to stretch the floor, given the poor spacing that comes with having three frontcourt starters who each play strictly inside the arc. Stauskas is an elite shooter who's coming off back-to-back seasons having hit 44 percent of his threes. He's also a high-IQ guy, a deceptive playmaker and a sizable guard who can go get you a bucket. 

     

    2. Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6'8", SF

    Nobody has deeper shot-making range than Doug McDermott, who can knock them down from anywhere on the floor. The Pistons just don't have enough shot-makers in the lineup. McDermott would be able to step in tomorrow and get buckets as a complementary catch-and-shooter. 

     

    3. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6'4", PG/SG

    Adding Smart alongside Brandon Jennings might not be a bad idea, given Smart's passing instincts and defensive toughness. The Pistons could even experiment with Jennings off the ball as a scorer in this backcourt.

Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 9

    Best Fits

    1. Aaron Gordon, Arizona, 6'9", PF

    Aaron Gordon would give Cleveland one of the top defenders in the draft and an above-the-rim presence. He can guard practically four positions on the floor, and he's a high-percentage finishing target around the rim. Gordon is still 18 years old, but he has a chance to evolve into one of the game's more unique combo forwards based on his two-way versatility.

     

    2. Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia, 6'11", C

    The Cavs could use a new center with a little offensive upside. Nurkic, who measures in at 6'11", 280 pounds, has an awfully promising offensive game predicated on strength and finesse. He needs time, but this could be a rare opportunity to fill a need in the long-term rotation. 

     

    3. Gary Harris, Michigan State, 6'4", SG

    Though Gary Harris doesn't offer Dion Waiters' upside, he's a more disciplined 2-guard. Harris can score within the offense—he doesn't need to dance around with the ball, and he rarely gets caught trying to score one-on-one. He can knock down shots from outside, and he knows how to play without the ball. Harris has more a starting-guard feel to him, while Waiters might be better off in a sixth-man role.

Denver Nuggets

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    Projected NBA Draft Pick: No. 11

    Best Fits

    1. Gary Harris, Michigan State, 6'4", SG

    With Randy Foye and Evan Fournier, there's an upgrade to be made at the 2-guard position in Denver. And Gary Harris is it. He can shoot, slash and defend, and after two years playing in the Big Ten, he should be ready to roll right away. 

     

    2. James Young, Kentucky, 6'6", SG/SF

    James Young is a shot-maker who can knock them down with range. He possesses a sweet lefty stroke, along with the agility to weave between traffic and score on the move. At 6'6", Young should offer the versatility to play either wing position, though he'll have to work on his defense in order to justify regular rotational minutes. 

     

    3. Aaron Gordon, Arizona, 6'9", SF/PF

    Though Denver has depth up front, it doesn't have a versatile defender such as Gordon, who can guard up to four positions on the floor. No matter whether you like the fit, his upside is worth the pick this deep into the lottery.

Minnesota Timberwolves

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 13

    Best Fits

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6'8", SF

    You have to think the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for an NBA-ready contributor. McDermott would be able to step right in, spread the floor and knock down the shots that find him in the offense. He's not much of a defender, but in a part-time role, he should be able to provide some immediate offense off the bench.

     

    2. James Young, Kentucky, 6'6", SG/SF

    Young seems like a good fit on Minnesota's wing, given his athleticism and shooting range. He's also a dangerous slasher and weapon in the open floor. At only 18 years old, Young is going to make mistakes out there, but his offensive potential looks awfully enticing. 

     

    3. Gary Harris, Michigan State, 6'4", SG

    Harris is just a rock-solid 2-guard, and though Kevin Martin is in the lineup, Harris could give the Wolves some scoring, shooting and defense off the bench. In time, he'll have the chance to move up the depth charts and win the starting gig.

Phoenix Suns (Three First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 14

    Best Fits

    1. Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6'6', SG

    Stauskas would give Phoenix a dangerous shooting weapon and target for its playmakers around the arc. He's got a quick trigger and above-average athleticism, and there's no reason why his offensive game couldn't fit in nicely with the Suns' run-and-gun style of play. 

     

    2. James Young, Kentucky, 6'6", SG/SF

    James Young is another guy who can play at a fast tempo, but he can also spread the half court and knock down outside shots. Young could be groomed as the team's next starting small forward, though it might take a year or two for him to get there.

     

    3. Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6'8", SF

    Phoenix could use some shot-making, which just happens to be McDermott's specialty. He's not much of a transition scorer, but his ability to spread the floor and offer reliable outside shooting is what Phoenix should ultimately value. 

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 18

    Best Fits

    Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia, 6'11", C

    At No. 18, the Suns' ultimate wish should be to land big man Jusuf Nurkic, who at 6'11", 280 pounds, can get you buckets in the post or easy ones at the rim. Alex Len just wasn't convincing enough as a rookie.

     

    Projected Draft Pick: No. 27

    Best Fits

    Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette, 6'4", PG or Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, 6'1", PG

    With one of their three first-round picks, the Suns should be targeting a backup point guard, and either Napier or Payton would be ideal options this late.

Atlanta Hawks

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 15

    Best Fits

    1. Gary Harris, Michigan State, 6'4", SG

    Atlanta desperately needs some help at the off-guard position, and Gary Harris could be a steal this late. He can score, shoot, slash and defend, as well as give Jeff Teague a more threatening offensive partner in the backcourt. Unfortunately, it's a stretch to think he'll be there at No. 15.

     

    2. James Young, Kentucky, 6'6", SG

    Young would give Atlanta some much-needed shot-making and athleticism at the wing, where the Hawks have very little. He can play in transition, spot up around the arc or slash to the rim in the half court. If the Hawks drafted Young, he could be in line for some immediate minutes thanks to that lethal lefty stroke. 

     

    3. Zach LaVine, UCLA, 6'5", SG

    Zach LaVine offers as much upside as anyone left on the board. And other than Teague, Atlanta doesn't have much offensive firepower to offer in the backcourt. LaVine might not be NBA-ready, but he's a guy you'll probably want to have when he is.

Chicago Bulls (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Picks: No. 16 and No. 19

    Best Fits

    1. James Young, Kentucky, 6'6", SG/SF

    The Chicago Bulls have a couple of picks in the mid-first round and a need for offense on the wing. Cue Young, who was Kentucky's sparkplug this past season. Young can shoot and slash or get out on the break. With Mike Dunleavy, Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell at the 2 and 3 positions, the Bulls could use Young's scoring touch. 

     

    2. Tyler Ennis, Syracuse, 6'2", PG

    If Ennis is on the board, the Bulls might want to think about grooming a new backup point guard for Derrick Rose. Ennis is a phenomenal decision-maker with a high-basketball IQ and terrific passing instincts. He's an NBA point guard, whether it's as a starter or high-end backup. 

     

    3. Rodney Hood, Duke, 6'8", SF

    Rodney Hood brings a little more athleticism and versatility to the small forward spot, where he can light it up from outside or work in the post. Hood isn't much of a defender, but he can spread the floor and score between the arc and the key.

     

    4. T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6'8", SF

    Warren is one of the most prolific scorers in this draft. He can get his buckets in a variety of different ways with jumpers, floaters, slashes and open-floor finishes. He'll need to extend his shooting range, but at 6'8", he's a physical scorer inside the arc.

     

    5. P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends, 6'6", SG

    Hairston has excellent physical tools for a 2-guard with powerful athleticism, great size and long arms. He's got a sweet shooting stroke, tough attack game and some promising defensive tools. Hairston would fit Chicago's identity as a physical, gritty guard who isn't afraid of contact.

Toronto Raptors

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 20

    Best Fits

    1. Kyle Anderson, UCLA, 6'9", PG/SF

    I love Kyle Anderson's fit in Toronto, where his tremendous passing instincts should be valued. Anderson is a point guard at heart with a small forward's body, but his ability to facilitate and shoot could be a nice complement to DeMar DeRozan's scoring prowess.  

     

    2. Rodney Hood, Duke, 6'8", SF

    Toronto could use a reliable shooter on the wing, and at 6'8" with a 42 percent three-point stoke, Hood can give them one with size and deceptive mobility. Hood has an NBA-ready skill set, thanks to his sharp jumper and refined offensive versatility.

     

    3. K.J. McDaniels, Clemson, 6'6", SF

    McDaniels is one of the top athletes in the draft, as well as one of the most promising defenders. Offensively, you don't have to worry about feeding McDaniels, who's capable of making plays off the ball as an above-the-rim finisher or slasher. He just needs to continue working on that jumper.

Oklahoma City Thunder (Two First-Round Picks)

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    Projected Draft Picks: No. 21 and No. 29

    Best Fits

    1. P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends, 6'6", SG

    With Thabo Sefolosha entering free agency, the Oklahoma City Thunder might end up with a hole at the 2-guard slot. And this late, Hairston, who spent two years at North Carolina and one in the D-League, should be one of the more NBA-ready options.

    At 6'6", 230 pounds, he's big, strong and athletic, and he can light it up on the perimeter or attack the rim. Hairston also has some promising defensive tools to work with.

     

    2. Adreian Payne, Michigan State, 6'10", PF

    The Thunder could use some frontcourt depth, and at 23 years old, Payne should be able to provide them some as a rookie. At 6'10", 245 pounds, he's got a frame built for contact and a sweet jumper to stretch the floor. 

     

    3. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6'8", SF

    Early looks the part of an NBA wing with great size, length and athleticism. He can generate offense off the ball as a slasher and shooter, and when he's got space, Early can attack his man off the dribble and get to the rack in line drives. If he can consistently knock down jumpers, he could give the Thunder a threatening backup wing. 

     

    4. T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6'8", SF

    Other than Reggie Jackson, the Thunder lack offensive weapons off the bench. When Jackson is off, the starting lineup is left with little margin for offensive error. Warren is instant offense—a guy who can generate points on his own thanks to some incredible scoring instincts. He could be a cheap source for offense next season in a limited role.

     

    5. Jerami Grant, Syracuse, 6'8", SF/PF

    Jerami Grant is one of those explosive athletes whose core strength revolves around making plays off the ball. He's raw, but his live motor and showtime athleticism could give the Thunder an easy bucket here and there off a finish or offensive rebound. His defensive potential is also quite high.

Memphis Grizzlies

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 22

    Best Fits

    1. T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6'8", SF

    Memphis could use an offensive-oriented wing like Warren who can go out and get buckets. He averaged roughly 25 points a game for N.C. State this year, where he scored from practically every spot on the floor with a variety of different shots.

     

    2. P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends, 6'6", SG

    The Grizzlies don't get much offense from the 2-guard slot—Hairston would be able to give them an extra punch, as well as some defensive resistance. He can score, shoot and slash, and with long arms and a strong frame, he's a guy who can create turnovers and irritate ball-handlers. 

     

    3. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6'8", SF

    Early should definitely be a target for Memphis, given its lack of depth and firepower at the 3 spot. He's got excellent size and athleticism to go with a threatening outside stroke and tough attack game.

Charlotte Bobcats

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 24

    Best Fits

    1. T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6'8", SF

    The Charlotte Bobcats could use a scorer on the wing, and Warren might be able to give them an immediate offensive upgrade. He finished No. 3 in the country in scoring this year, thanks to some unteachable offensive instincts and the ability to make shots in traffic. 

     

    2. Kyle Anderson, UCLA, 6'9", SF/PF

    Anderson would be a nice complement between Charlotte's top-two offensive guns in Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. A terrific passer and improved shooter, Anderson could be the glue guy Charlotte is missing from its lineup.

     

    3. Jordan Adams, UCLA, 6'5", SG

    Adams is a hard-nosed 2-guard with tremendous scoring instincts and strength. He's not the best athlete, but he can get to the rack, score in the mid-range, convert from downtown and create turnovers on the defensive end.

Houston Rockets

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 25

    Best Fits

    1. Adreian Payne, Michigan State, 6'10", PF

    Houston doesn't have any rocks at the 4 position, and Payne projects as a pretty safe bet. He possesses the physical tools and skill set to score down low or above the rim. And after adding a three-point stroke to his repertoire, he can stretch the floor as a drive-and-kick or pick-and-pop shooter. 

     

    2. P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends, 6'6", SG

    The Rockets don't have much depth behind James Harden at the 2-guard position. Hairston would be able to come in and knock down shots from outside and put pressure on the opposing team's second-team defense. 

     

    3. Clint Capela, Switzerland, 6'11", PF/C

    Capela has extraordinary length, a big-time motor and awesome athleticism. He's just not very skilled at the moment. If the Rockets don't feel there's anyone available who can help them in 2014-15, they might want to invest in an overseas project, such as Capela, who has legitimate upside as an interior specialist (finishing, rebounding and shot-blocking).

Miami Heat

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 26

    Best Fits

    1. Kyle Anderson, UCLA, 6'9", PG/SF

    I doubt he'll be available this late in the first round, but Anderson's passing and glue-guy potential would be an ideal fit next to Miami's "Big Three." 

     

    2. Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, 6'1", PG

    Napier seems like a perfect fit in Miami, given his NBA-readiness and Miami's need for point guard depth. Napier has that confidence to step up and command an offense, and with a lethal outside stroke, he could be used as a shot-maker as well as a distributor. 

     

    3. Mitch McGary, Michigan, 6'10", PF/C

    The Heat could use help on the boards, and McGary can give them some. He's a tough big man with soft hands, quick feet and a great nose for the ball. If his back checks out prior to the draft, he has to be in play here.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 28

    Best Fits

    1. Mitch McGary, Michigan, 6'10", PF

    Mitch McGary could give the L.A. Clippers another active body up front and some depth behind Blake Griffin. He rebounds, runs the floor and finishes around the rim. He's also an underrated passer. McGary missed most of the year with back trouble, but if doctors clear him, McGary should be a target for the Clippers.

     

    2. Clint Capela, Switzerland, 6'11", PF/C

    There won't be too many guys left at No. 28 who can help the Clippers in 2014-15. If that's the case, they might want to draft overseas and get a guy who can help them the following season. Capela is a terrific athlete, and if he hits his NBA stride, he projects as a big-time rebounder, shot-blocker and above-the-rim finisher. 

     

    3. K.J. McDaniels, Clemson, 6'6", SF

    McDaniels is an electric athlete, and therefore, he fits the identity of this Clippers team. He needs to improve as a shooter, but if he does, McDaniels would be a steal this late in the draft based on his ability to impact a game without the ball.

San Antonio Spurs

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 30

    Best Fits

    1. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6'8", SF

    The San Antonio Spurs don't have any immediate needs, though some extra depth at the wing wouldn't hurt. San Antonio has had success with mid-major prospects before—if Early is available, the Spurs might want to think about taking him as a backup to Kawhi Leonard. 

     

    2. Damien Inglis, France, 6'9", SF

    I've been mesmerized by Inglis' 6'9", 240-pound frame, 7'3" wingspan and small-forward mobility. He projects as an incredibly versatile defender, and though raw, he's flashed some intriguing offensive promise. The Spurs probably won't find anyone who can help them right away, and they've been pretty successful in the past as draft-and-stashers.

Dallas Mavericks

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. No. 34 and No. 51

    Best Fits

    1. DeAndre Daniels, Connecticut, 6'8", SF

    Daniels played a major role in Connecticut's championship run, and with 6'8" size, smooth athleticism and a 41.7 percent three-point stroke, the Dallas Mavericks could look to use him to replace Vince Carter if he leaves.

     

    2. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Serbia, 6'6", SG/SF

    Bogdanovic was just voted the Euroleague Rising Star after an incredibly productive season. At 6'6", he has great size and strength for a wing, where he can handle the ball, create and shoot. Consider Bogdanovic a sleeper with sneaky upside in this year's second round. 

     

    3. Isaiah Austin, Baylor, 7'1", PF/C

    Austin possesses an appealing blend of size, length and shot-making ability, and he also averaged 3.1 blocks a game this year. There's first-round potential reward here guaranteed to fall into Round 2.

Washington Wizards

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 46

    Best Fits

    1. Russ Smith, Louisville, 6'0", PG/SG

    The Washington Wizards could use a spark off the bench, and given the electricity that Smith can conduct with the ball as a scorer, playmaker and energy guy, he seems like an ideal second-round pick. 

     

    2. Deonte Burton, Nevada, 6'1", PG

    Burton is one of the most explosive guards in the draft. Whether Andre Miller returns or not, the Wizards could use Burton's scoring, playmaking and athleticism off the bench behind John Wall

     

    3. Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria, 7'2", C

    Tavares is one of the breakout international stars in the Spanish ACB, where his size, incredible length and foot speed translate to blocks, rebounds and points in the paint. Marcin Gortat could draw a lot of interest on the free-agent market, and Tavares is probably the most intriguing center the second round has to offer.

Indiana Pacers

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    Projected Draft Pick: No. 57

    Best Fits

    1. C.J. Wilcox, Washington, 6'5", SG

    The Indiana Pacers could use a shooting specialist such as Wilcox, who's ready to make a living as a spot-up three-point threat. He nailed 301 threes in four years at Washington, and with good size, athleticism and a quick release, there's no reason that stroke can't translate in a limited role.

     

    2. Jabari Brown, Missouri, 6'5", SG 

    Brown led the SEC in scoring this year, thanks to his sweet jumper and physical attack game. He gets to the line at a high rate, and he can play without the ball. If the Pacers are looking for a guy who can come in and make shots, Brown should get strong second-round consideration if he's on the board. 

     

    3. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, 6'4", SG

    Kilpatrick is a tough, physical guard who can D up and score on the perimeter. There isn't much upside here, but he fits Indiana's identity and fills a need as a shooter and slasher.

Teams with No Picks

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    The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans do not have picks in the 2014 draft. But it's not tough to trade for a second-rounder. Here are a few targets for each team:

     

    New York Knicks: Second-Round Trade Targets

    1. Vasilije Micic, Serbia, 6'4", PG

    2. Deonte Burton, Nevada, 6'1" PG

    3. Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria, 7'2", C

     

     

    Brooklyn Nets: Second-Round Trade Targets

    1. Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, 6'8", PF

    2. Damien Inglis, France, 6'9", SF

    3. Glenn Robinson III, Michigan, 6'6" SF

     

     

    Portland Trail Blazers: Second-Round Trade Targets

    1. DeAndre Daniels, Connecticut, 6'8", SF

    2. Patric Young, Florida, 6'9", PF

    3. Glenn Robinson, Michigan, 6'6", SF

     

     

    Golden State Warriors: Second-Round Trade Targets

    1. Vasilije Micic, Serbia, 6'4", PG

    2. Nick Johnson, Arizona, 6'3", PG/SG

    3. Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria, 7'2", C

     

     

    New Orleans Pelicans: Second-Round Trade Targets

    1. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Serbia, 6'6", SG/SF

    2. Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria, 7'2", C

    3. Jordan Clarkson, Missouri, 6'5", PG/SG

     

    Unless otherwise noted, all player measurables via DraftExpressESPN.com or NBA.com.