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

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2014 NBA Draft: Full List of Results and Grades for Each Selection
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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
Pick Team Player School Grade
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins Kansas A+
2 Milwaukee Bucks Jabari Parker Duke A+
3 Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas A-
4 Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon Arizona B+
5 Utah Jazz Dante Exum Australia A
6 Boston Celtics Marcus Smart Oklahoma State B+
7 Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle Kentucky A+
8 Sacramento Kings Nik Stauskas Michigan C-
9 Charlotte Hornets Noah Vonleh Indiana A+
10 Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Magic) Elfrid Payton Louisiana-Lafayette C
11 Denver Nuggets (traded to Bulls) Doug McDermott Creighton B
12 Orland Magic (traded to 76ers) Dario Saric Croatia B-
13 Minnesota Timberwolves Zach LaVine UCLA B+
14 Phoenix Suns T.J. Warren NC State A-
15 Atlanta Hawks Adreian Payne Michigan State B+
16 Chicago Bulls (traded to Nuggets) Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia B
17 Boston Celtics James Young Kentucky A
18 Phoenix Suns Tyler Ennis Syracuse B+
19 Chicago Bulls (traded to Nuggets) Gary Harris Michigan State A-
20 Toronto Raptors Bruno Caboclo Brazil D
21 Oklahoma City Thunder Mitch McGary Michigan B-
22 Memphis Grizzlies Jordan Adams UCLA C
23 Utah Jazz Rodney Hood Duke A
24 Charlotte Hornets (traded to Heat) Shabazz Napier Connecticut B+
25 Houston Rockets Clint Capela Switzerland B+
26 Miami Heat (traded to Hornets) P.J. Hairston Texas Legends A-
27 Phoenix Suns Bogdan Bogdanovic Serbia B
28 Los Angeles Clippers C.J. Wilcox Washington C-
29 Oklahoma City Thunder Josh Huestis Stanford C+
30 San Antonio Spurs Kyle Anderson UCLA A+

Draft results via NBA.com

 

Round 2
Pick Team Player School Grade
1 Milwaukee Bucks Damien Inglis France B-
2 Philadelphia 76ers K.J. McDaniels Clemson A+
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Joe Harris Virginia B-
4 New York Knicks Cleanthony Early Wichita State A+
5 Utah Jazz (traded to Grizzlies) Jarnell Stokes Tennessee B+
6 Milwaukee Bucks Johnny O'Bryant LSU C-
7 Toronto Raptors DeAndre Daniels Connecticut B
8 Detroit Pistons Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado C+
9 Philadelphia 76ers Jerami Grant Syracuse A
10 Minnesota Timberwolves Glenn Robinson III Michigan B+
11 Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic Serbia C+
12 Houston Rockets Nick Johnson Arizona A
13 Atlanta Hawks Walter Tavares Spain B+
14 Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Nets) Markel Brown Oklahoma State B+
15 Charlotte Hornets Dwight Powell Stanford A-
16 Washington Wizards (traded to Lakers) Jordan Clarkson Missouri A+
17 Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Pelicans) Russ Smith Louisville D
18 Milwaukee Bucks Lamar Patterson Pittsburgh D
19 Chicago Bulls Cameron Bairstow New Mexico C+
20 Phoenix Suns Alec Brown Green Bay B-
21 New York Knicks Thanasis Antetokounmpo Philadelphia 87ers A
22 Philadelphia 76ers Vasilije Micic Serbia A-
23 Minnesota Timberwolves Alessandro Gentile Italy C+
24 Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Spurs) Nemanja Dangubic Serbia C-
25 Miami Heat (traded to Thunder) Semaj Christon Xavier B+
26 Denver Nuggets (traded to Magic) Roy Devyn Marble Iowa A-
27 Indiana Pacers (traded to Knicks) Louis Labeyrie France C+
28 San Antonio Spurs (traded to 76ers) Jordan McRae Tennessee C+
29 Toronto Raptors (traded to Nets) Xavier Thames San Diego State A-
30 San Antonio Spurs (traded to Nets) Cory Jefferson Baylor A

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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