NBA Draft 2014: Lottery Prospects Who Will Be Massive Reaches

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NBA Draft 2014: Lottery Prospects Who Will Be Massive Reaches
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It's hard to believe, but not every pick in the NBA draft is going to be a good value. Not even with a 2014 class that's loaded at the top and quite deep with quality talent. 

Inevitably, there will be reaches. Massive reaches, even. 

After all, it only takes one front office falling in love with a player for a reach to be created. If everyone has a certain prospect graded as a late first-rounder and a team in the top 10 ultimately decides to have NBA commissioner Adam Silver call out his name early in the proceedings, then lo and behold, he's a reach. 

These are the players for whom such a scenario is most likely. They're polarizing guys, players with plenty of perceived upside and men of mystery. And all it takes is one team liking the player in question a lot more than the other squads in the Association. 

Do note though, calling a prospect—in this case, a prospect with a solid chance of going in the lottery—a potential reach is not tantamount to using the dreaded "bust" label. It's quite possible for each of these five players to have fantastic NBA careers, even if there's a solid chance they come off the boards far too soon. 

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