The 2014 NBA draft featured one of the deepest classes in league history, which should have certain veterans and front-office executives sweating their job security.
Many teams with high lottery picks will have little patience for an acclimation period. They'll expect to trot out their high-profile rookies on day one, putting veterans who play the same position in a precarious situation when it comes to their long-term futures.
Furthermore, the draft-day decisions of certain teams could have a major impact on the upcoming free-agency period. A number of squads throughout the first round appeared to hedge their bets on draft night, potentially signaling their lack of interest in bringing back their higher-paid veterans this July.
As Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal noted, a great majority of the league's general managers exceeded expectations on draft night, making savvy, justifiable picks in most cases. One GM, however, stands out like a sore thumb in terms of gambling his future on a few questionable decisions.
Let's take a look at five players and one general manager who should leave draft night feeling less secure than ever about their immediate futures.