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2014 NBA Draft: Full List of Results and Grades for Each Selection

Wichita State's Cleanthony Early celebrates after hitting a shot during the second half of a third-round game against Kentucky of the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Kenny DeJohnAnalyst IIIJuly 1, 2014

Some teams really did a great job during the 2014 NBA draft. Others just stunk.

For every great selection made, a few questionable ones were made as well. You can't call the picks "bad" necessarily, because nobody knows how these prospects will pan out at the next level. Given the scouting reports and projections, though, we can safely call them head-scratchers.

It's often to difficult to judge a draft class until a few years down the line, but this one has the potential to be one of the best we've seen in nearly a decade. While it might not live up to the 2003 draft—LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh headlined that class—the talent is still there to make a big impact on the NBA.

Below you'll find a complete list of results and grades for each pick, as well as some analysis of a few more notable selections.

 

Results and Grades

Round 1
PickTeamPlayerSchoolGrade
1Cleveland CavaliersAndrew WigginsKansasA+
2Milwaukee BucksJabari ParkerDukeA+
3Philadelphia 76ersJoel EmbiidKansasA-
4Orlando MagicAaron GordonArizonaB+
5Utah JazzDante ExumAustraliaA
6Boston CelticsMarcus SmartOklahoma StateB+
7Los Angeles LakersJulius RandleKentuckyA+
8Sacramento KingsNik StauskasMichiganC-
9Charlotte HornetsNoah VonlehIndianaA+
10Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Magic)Elfrid PaytonLouisiana-LafayetteC
11Denver Nuggets (traded to Bulls)Doug McDermottCreightonB
12Orland Magic (traded to 76ers)Dario SaricCroatiaB-
13Minnesota TimberwolvesZach LaVineUCLAB+
14Phoenix SunsT.J. WarrenNC StateA-
15Atlanta HawksAdreian PayneMichigan StateB+
16Chicago Bulls (traded to Nuggets)Jusuf NurkicBosniaB
17Boston CelticsJames YoungKentuckyA
18Phoenix SunsTyler EnnisSyracuseB+
19Chicago Bulls (traded to Nuggets)Gary HarrisMichigan StateA-
20Toronto RaptorsBruno CabocloBrazilD
21Oklahoma City ThunderMitch McGaryMichiganB-
22Memphis GrizzliesJordan AdamsUCLAC
23Utah JazzRodney HoodDukeA
24Charlotte Hornets (traded to Heat)Shabazz NapierConnecticutB+
25Houston RocketsClint CapelaSwitzerlandB+
26Miami Heat (traded to Hornets)P.J. HairstonTexas LegendsA-
27Phoenix SunsBogdan BogdanovicSerbiaB
28Los Angeles ClippersC.J. WilcoxWashingtonC-
29Oklahoma City ThunderJosh HuestisStanfordC+
30San Antonio SpursKyle AndersonUCLAA+
Draft results via NBA.com

 

Round 2
PickTeamPlayerSchoolGrade
1Milwaukee BucksDamien InglisFranceB-
2Philadelphia 76ersK.J. McDanielsClemsonA+
3Cleveland CavaliersJoe HarrisVirginiaB-
4New York KnicksCleanthony EarlyWichita StateA+
5Utah Jazz (traded to Grizzlies)Jarnell StokesTennesseeB+
6Milwaukee BucksJohnny O'BryantLSUC-
7Toronto RaptorsDeAndre DanielsConnecticutB
8Detroit PistonsSpencer DinwiddieColoradoC+
9Philadelphia 76ersJerami GrantSyracuseA
10Minnesota TimberwolvesGlenn Robinson IIIMichiganB+
11Denver NuggetsNikola JokicSerbiaC+
12Houston RocketsNick JohnsonArizonaA
13Atlanta HawksWalter TavaresSpainB+
14Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Nets)Markel BrownOklahoma StateB+
15Charlotte HornetsDwight PowellStanfordA-
16Washington Wizards (traded to Lakers)Jordan ClarksonMissouriA+
17Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Pelicans)Russ SmithLouisvilleD
18Milwaukee BucksLamar PattersonPittsburghD
19Chicago BullsCameron BairstowNew MexicoC+
20Phoenix SunsAlec BrownGreen BayB-
21New York KnicksThanasis AntetokounmpoPhiladelphia 87ersA
22Philadelphia 76ersVasilije MicicSerbiaA-
23Minnesota TimberwolvesAlessandro GentileItalyC+
24Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Spurs)Nemanja DangubicSerbiaC-
25Miami Heat (traded to Thunder)Semaj ChristonXavierB+
26Denver Nuggets (traded to Magic)Roy Devyn MarbleIowaA-
27Indiana Pacers (traded to Knicks)Louis LabeyrieFranceC+
28San Antonio Spurs (traded to 76ers)Jordan McRaeTennesseeC+
29Toronto Raptors (traded to Nets)Xavier ThamesSan Diego StateA-
30San Antonio Spurs (traded to Nets)Cory JeffersonBaylorA
Draft results via NBA.com

 

 

Notable Selections

Cleanthony Early

When the New York Knicks found their way into the draft at No. 34, there was still one player on the board who many analysts thought would be gone several picks earlier—Cleanthony Early.

Phil Jackson was clearly aware of this, as he didn't hesitate to grab the Wichita State star. The Zen Master has already had a big impact on the Knicks in his first offseason, and Early is a piece for him to build around. Despite his status as a second-round prospect, Early is a first-round talent that slipped down boards.

Newsday's Al Iannazzone caught up with Early a few days after the draft, and Early seems excited to play in Madison Square Garden:

The Knicks' official Twitter account also captured a quote from the 23-year-old:

Early will likely fit into the rotation right away, even if Carmelo Anthony returns. If Anthony leaves via free agency, then Early might find himself with big minutes at small forward.

The Knicks are quietly having a strong offseason so far. They've built a young core of Early, Shane Larkin and Tim Hardaway, and they really only need to add a young big man into the mix for the future.

Jackson is already making it clear that this team's direction is to get younger and better at the same time.

 

Bruno Caboclo

There were jokes all over the internet following the Toronto Raptors' decision to select Brazilian youngster Bruno Caboclo at No. 20 overall.

As Bleacher Report's Twitter account noted, ESPN's Fran Fraschilla claimed that Caboclo is not close to contributing in the pros:

The Score also joined in on the fun:

The pick was certainly scrutinized across the league. Caboclo certainly has potential, but he is so raw that it probably would have made more sense for Toronto to target him in Round 2 or undrafted free agency.

Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders heard that he should've gone in Round 2:

I can't give this selection an "F" because we don't know how Caboclo will pan out. But given the fact that there were far more NBA-ready players on the board at No. 20, this definitely deserves a "D."

 

Kyle Anderson

After the San Antonio Spurs laughed in everyone's faces and took Kyle Anderson, the perfect fit for Gregg Popovich's system, at No. 30, ESPN's Arash Markazi took to Twitter:

Anderson is essentially Boris Diaw without the athleticism, and we all know just how effective Diaw is in Popovich's rotation. Anderson, a point forward, has excellent passing ability. He was the best passer in the class, and the fact that the Spurs nabbed him with the last pick of Round 1 is astonishing.

It's unknown as to why Anderson fell in the first place. He was pegged for the end of Round 1 anyway, but many (including myself) believed that would mean the early 20s.

Anderson won't have a huge role in San Antonio next season, but look for him to play himself into big minutes down the stretch.

 

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