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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 NBA DRAFT PROSPECT RANGES

Rankings are based upon a weighted average of the top prospect lists Draft Express ESPN NBADraft.net and NBADraftInsider.  

CONSENSUS TOP 5 PICKS

Players who are projected as top 5 picks in all 4 rankings.
  • 01. ANDREW WIGGINS, G/F, 6-8/200, Kansas
  • 02. JOEL EMBIID, C, 7-0/240, Kansas
  • 03. JABARI PARKER, F, 6-8/240, Duke
  • 05. DANTE EXUM, G, 6-6/190, Australian Institute of Sport
Wiggins, Embiid & Parker are 1, 2 & 3 in almost everyone's top prospects lists.  Exum's potential has kept him as a consensus top 5 pick while Julius Randle seems to be the one who could slip depending on how the lottery plays out and what teams need.

CONSENSUS LOTTERY PICKS

Players who are projected as lottery picks in all 4 rankings.
  • 04. JULIUS RANDLE, PF, 6-9/250, Kentucky
  • 06. MARCUS SMART, G, 6-4/200, Oklahoma State
  • 07. NOAH VONLEH, PF, 6-10/240, Indiana
  • 09. GARY HARRIS, SG, 6-4/210, Michigan State
Smart and Vonleh would seem to have the best chance at leap-frogging Randle into the top 5 while Harris figures likely to be a top 10 pick when all is said and done.

CONSENSUS TOP 20 PICKS

Players who are projected as top 20 picks in all 4 rankings.
  • 08. AARON GORDON, F, 6-9/210, Arizona
  • 10. DARIO SARIC, SF, 6-10/225, Cibona (Croatia)
  • 11. DOUG MCDERMOTT, PF, 6-8/225, Creighton
  • 12. TYLER ENNIS, PG, 6-2/180, Syracuse
  • 13. NIK STAUSKAS, SG, 6-6/205, Michigan
  • 14. JAMES YOUNG, SF, 6-7/200, Kentucky
Gordon has one of the widest ranges of where he could be picked but more than likely will find his way into the lottery.  Saric would move up if teams knew he would come over next season.  The other 4 guys are likely lottery picks who won't slide much past that.

CONSENSUS FIRST ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as first round picks in all 4 rankings.
  • 15. RODNEY HOOD, SF, 6-8/185, Duke
  • 16. ADREIAN PAYNE, PF, 6-9/215, Michigan State
  • 17. ZACH LAVINE, G, 6-5/180, UCLA
  • 18. KYLE ANDERSON, SF, 6-8/240, UCLA
  • 19. JERAMI GRANT, SF, 6-8/205, Syracuse
  • 21. ELFRID PAYTON, PG, 6-3/170, Louisiana-Lafayette
  • 22. T.J. WARREN, SF, 6-8/230, North Carolina State
Hood and LaVine seem most likely to sneak into the lottery.  Payne & Anderson have continued to rise in the rankings along with Payton, who has shot up draft boards.  Grant & Warren have steadily slipped but both will likely be first round picks.

PROBABLE FIRST ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as first round picks in 3 of the 4 rankings.
  • 20. CLINT CAPELA, PF, 6-10/210, Chalon (France)
  • 23. K.J. MCDANIELS, SF, 6-6/200, Clemson
  • 25. P.J. HAIRSTON, G/F, 6-5/225, Texas Legends (D-League)
  • 26. SHABAZZ NAPIER, PG, 6-0/170, Connecticut
  • 27. CLEANTHONY EARLY, PF, 6-8/215, Wichita State
  • 28. JORDAN ADAMS, SG, 6-5/220, UCLA
Everyone here but Early & Adams is pretty locked into the end of the first round.  Capela isn't likely to slip past San Antonio at 30.  Napier's tournament run secured his spot in the first while McDaniels & Hairston bring the ability to be rotation pieces right away.  Early's stock has evened out after shooting upwards during Wichita State's undefeated run.  Adams declared on the last allowable day after previously saying he would return.  He's an early 2nd rounder at worst.

POSSIBLE FIRST ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as first round picks in 2 of the 4 rankings.
  • 24. JUSUF NURKIC, C, 6-11/280, Cedevita (Croatia)
  • 31. KRISTAPS PORZINGIS, PF, 6-11/220, Cajasol (Spain)
  • 36. JORDAN CLARKSON, SG, 6-5/195, Missouri
Nurkic likely gets snatched in the late first but could get pushed to the early 2nd if Saric & Capela slide on draft day.  Porzingis also entered after initially saying he wouldn't and should go in the top 40 picks. Clarkson has a wide range from the middle part of the first all the way to the middle of the second round.

OTHER POTENTIAL FIRST ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as first round picks in at least 1 of the 4 rankings.
  • 29. GLENN ROBINSON III, SF, 6-6/210, Michigan
  • 30. DEANDRE DANIELS, SF, 6-9/195, Connecticut
  • 32. MITCH MCGARY, C, 6-10/265, Michigan
  • 33. SPENCER DINWIDDIE, SG, 6-6/200, Colorado
  • 34. VASILIJE MICIC, PG, 6-5/185, Mega Vizura (Serbia)
  • 37. JARNELL STOKES, PF, 6-9/255, Tennessee
  • 40. NICK JOHNSON, SG, 6-3/200, Arizona
  • 41. SEMAJ CHRISTON, PG, 6-3/185, Xavier
  • 42. RUSS SMITH, PG, 6-0/160, Louisville
  • 51. MARKEL BROWN, G, 6-3/190, Oklahoma State
Robinson, Daniels, McGary & Dinwiddie are all likely to be drafted in the early part of the 2nd round but each has the potential to sneak into the last few picks in the 1st.  Micic has that potential as well.  The other players are all likely early to mid 2nd round picks with some maybe even falling into the 50s.

CONSENSUS SECOND ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as second round picks in all 4 rankings.
  • 35. C.J. WILCOX, SG, 6-5/190, Washington
  • 38. ISAIAH AUSTIN, C, 7-1/220, Baylor
  • 39. DEONTE BURTON, PG, 6-1/185, Nevada
  • 49. JAMES MCADOO, PF, 6-9/225, North Carolina
  • 50. CORY JEFFERSON, PF, 6-9/210, Baylor
Wilcox & Austin are likely early 2nd round picks.  Burton's stock could rise and fall depending on how many point guards go before him.  McAdoo & Jefferson are both likely mid to late round picks but it wouldn't be shocking if team's look elsewhere for younger prospects or draft-and-stash guys that could push them out completely.

PROBABLE SECOND ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as second round picks in 3 of the 4 rankings.
  • 44. JAHII CARSON, PG, 5-11/165, Arizona State
  • 45. LAQUINTON ROSS, G/F, 6-8/220, Ohio State
  • 46. JABARI BROWN, SG, 6-5/215, Missouri
  • 47. DWIGHT POWELL, F/C, 6-10/210, Stanford
  • 48. PATRIC YOUNG, F/C, 6-9/250, Florida
  • 52. JOHNNY O'BRYANT III, F/C, 6-9/255, LSU
  • 54. KHEM BIRCH, PF, 6-9/175, UNLV
  • 56. JORDAN MCRAE, G/F, 6-5/175, Tennessee
  • 63. MELVIN EJIM, SF, 6-6/220, Iowa State
Everybody from this point on is nowhere close to guaranteed to be drafted.  Carson's stock has steadily dropped but he should hang on.  The same goes for Brown & Powell although their stocks have risen of late. Ross likely gets picked.  Young, O'Bryant & Birch are undersized big men who could go either way. McRae & Ejim are toss ups at the wing.

POSSIBLE SECOND ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as second round picks in 2 of the 4 rankings.
  • 43. BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC, SG, 6-5/205, Partizan (Serbia)
  • 55. THANASIS ANTETOKOUNMPO, G/F, 6-7/215, Delaware 87ers (D-League)
  • 58. C.J. FAIR, SF, 6-8/205, Syracuse
  • 59. NIKOLA JOKIC, C, 6-11/255, Mega Vizura (Serbia)
  • 61. JORDAN BACHYNSKI, C, 7-2/250, Arizona State
  • 62. DEANDRE KANE, PG, 6-4/200, Iowa State
  • 77. KENDALL WILLIAMS, PG, 6-4/180, New Mexico
  • 81. WALTER TAVARES, C, 7-2/265, Gran Canaria (Spain)
  • 83. XAVIER THAMES, PG, 6-3/195, San Diego State
Bogdanovic is very likely to get picked.  Philly has been rumored to want to draft the Greek Freak's brother but don't look past Milwaukee grabbing him too.  Bachynski & Kane are both already 24 so that limits their ceiling.  Fair, Williams & Thames are seniors as well while Tavares is an auto-eligible international player. Jokic could very likely opt out before the draft and re-enter next year.

OTHER POSSIBLE SECOND ROUND PICKS

Players who are projected as second round picks in 1 of the 4 rankings.
  • 53. DAMIEN INGLIS, SF, 6-7/210, Roanne (France)
  • 57. DEVYN MARBLE, SG, 6-6/195, Iowa
  • 60. LAMAR PATTERSON, G/F, 6-5/220, Pittsburgh
  • 64. JOE HARRIS, SG, 6-6/225, Virginia
  • 65. AARON CRAFT, PG, 6-2/195, Ohio State
  • 67. JUVONTE REDDIC, PF, 6-9/225, VCU
  • 68. FUQUAN EDWIN, SF, 6-6/215, Seton Hall
  • 69. MOUSSA DIAGNE, C, 6-11/230, Fuenlabrada (Spain)
  • 76. ERIC MORELAND, PF, 6-10/225, Oregon State
  • 82. ARTEM KLIMENKO, C, 7-0/230, Avtodor (Russia 2nd Div)
  • 84. JOSH HUESTIS, SF, 6-7/225, Stanford
  • 89. ANDRE DAWKINS, SG, 6-4/195, Duke
  • 92. RASMUS LARSEN, PF, 6-10/215, Manresa (Spain)
  • 93. IOANNIS PAPAPETROU, SF, 6-7/225, Olympiacos (Greece)
  • 97. AARIC MURRAY, C, 6-10/250, Texas Southern
  • 122. RONALD ROBERTS, PF, 6-8/220, St. Joseph's
Inglis is an intriguing prospect and should get picked if he stays in the draft.  The rest of this group are mostly either low-ceiling seniors or fringe level foreign players that could easily wait until next year's draft.

TOP PROSPECTS


RK PR CH PLAYER POS HT WT AGE YR COLLEGE/TEAM
1 1 -- WIGGINS, ANDREW G/F 6-8 197 19 FR KANSAS
2 2 -- EMBIID, JOEL C 7-0 240 20 FR KANSAS
3 3 -- PARKER, JABARI F 6-8 241 19 FR DUKE
4 4 -- RANDLE, JULIUS PF 6-9 248 19 FR KENTUCKY
5 5 -- EXUM, DANTE G 6-6 188 18 95 AUSTRALIAN INST OF SPORT
6 6 -- SMART, MARCUS G 6-4 200 20 SO OKLAHOMA STATE
7 7 -- VONLEH, NOAH PF 6-10 242 18 FR INDIANA
8 8 -- GORDON, AARON PF 6-9 212 18 FR ARIZONA
9 10 +1 HARRIS, GARY SG 6-4 210 19 SO MICHIGAN STATE
10 9 -1 SARIC, DARIO SF 6-10 223 20 94 CIBONA (CROATIA)
11 11 -- MCDERMOTT, DOUG PF 6-8 223 22 SR CREIGHTON
12 12 -- ENNIS, TYLER PG 6-2 180 19 FR SYRACUSE
13 13 -- STAUSKAS, NIK SG 6-6 205 20 SO MICHIGAN
14 14 -- YOUNG, JAMES SF 6-7 200 18 FR KENTUCKY
15 16 +1 HOOD, RODNEY SF 6-8 187 21 SO DUKE
16 18 +2 PAYNE, ADREIAN PF 6-9 215 23 SR MICHIGAN STATE
17 17 -- LAVINE, ZACH G 6-5 180 19 FR UCLA
18 19 +1 ANDERSON, KYLE SF 6-8 233 20 SO UCLA
19 15 -4 GRANT, JERAMI SF 6-8 203 20 SO SYRACUSE
20 21 +1 CAPELA, CLINT PF 6-10 211 19 94 CHALON (FRANCE)
21 24 +3 PAYTON, ELFRID PG 6-3 170 20 JR LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
22 20 -2 WARREN, T.J. SF 6-8 230 20 SO NORTH CAROLINA STATE
23 23 -- MCDANIELS, K.J. SF 6-6 198 21 JR CLEMSON
24 26 +2 NURKIC, JUSUF C 6-11 280 19 94 CEDEVITA (CROATIA)
25 25 -- HAIRSTON, P.J. G/F 6-5 227 21 92 TEXAS LEGENDS (D-LEAGUE)
26 28 +2 NAPIER, SHABAZZ PG 6-0 170 22 SR CONNECTICUT
27 27 -- EARLY, CLEANTHONY PF 6-8 216 23 SR WICHITA STATE
28 NR +110 ADAMS, JORDAN SG 6-5 220 19 SO UCLA
29 30 +1 ROBINSON III, GLENN SF 6-6 210 20 SO MICHIGAN
30 29 -1 DANIELS, DEANDRE SF 6-9 195 22 JR CONNECTICUT
31 NR +107 PORZINGIS, KRISTAPS PF 6-11 220 19 95 CAJASOL (SPAIN)
32 34 +2 MCGARY, MITCH C 6-10 263 21 SO MICHIGAN
33 42 +9 DINWIDDIE, SPENCER SG 6-6 200 21 JR COLORADO
34 33 -1 MICIC, VASILIJE PG 6-5 185 20 94 MEGA VIZURA (SERBIA)
35 32 -3 WILCOX, C.J. SG 6-5 190 23 SR WASHINGTON
36 38 +2 CLARKSON, JORDAN SG 6-5 195 21 JR MISSOURI
37 43 +6 STOKES, JARNELL PF 6-9 256 20 JR TENNESSEE
38 39 +1 AUSTIN, ISAIAH C 7-1 220 20 SO BAYLOR
39 37 -2 BURTON, DEONTE PG 6-1 185 22 SR NEVADA
40 45 +5 JOHNSON, NICK SG 6-3 200 21 JR ARIZONA
41 41 -- CHRISTON, SEMAJ PG 6-3 187 21 SO XAVIER
42 44 +2 SMITH, RUSS PG 6-0 160 23 SR LOUISVILLE
43 35 -8 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN SG 6-5 205 21 92 PARTIZAN (SERBIA)
44 36 -8 CARSON, JAHII PG 5-11 167 21 SO ARIZONA STATE
45 47 +2 ROSS, LAQUINTON G/F 6-8 219 21 JR OHIO STATE
46 48 +2 BROWN, JABARI SG 6-5 214 21 JR MISSOURI
47 50 +3 POWELL, DWIGHT F/C 6-10 212 22 SR STANFORD
48 46 -2 YOUNG, PATRIC F/C 6-9 249 22 SR FLORIDA
49 52 +3 MCADOO, JAMES PF 6-9 226 21 JR NORTH CAROLINA
50 51 +1 JEFFERSON, CORY PF 6-9 210 23 SR BAYLOR
51 58 +7 BROWN, MARKEL G 6-3 190 22 SR OKLAHOMA STATE
52 53 +1 O'BRYANT III, JOHNNY F/C 6-9 256 20 JR LSU
53 91 +38 INGLIS, DAMIEN SF 6-7 210 18 95 ROANNE (FRANCE)
54 60 +6 BIRCH, KHEM PF 6-9 175 21 JR UNLV
55 62 +7 ANTETOKOUNMPO, T. G/F 6-7 215 21 92 DELAWARE 87ERS (D-LEAGUE)
56 55 -1 MCRAE, JORDAN G/F 6-5 175 23 SR TENNESSEE
57 54 -3 MARBLE, DEVYN SG 6-6 194 21 SR IOWA
58 57 -1 FAIR, C.J. F 6-8 203 22 SR SYRACUSE
59 92 +33 JOKIC, NIKOLA C 6-11 253 19 95 MEGA VIZURA (SERBIA)
60 66 +6 PATTERSON, LAMAR G/F 6-5 220 22 SR PITTSBURGH
61 64 +3 BACHYNSKI, JORDAN C 7-2 248 24 SR ARIZONA STATE
62 68 +6 KANE, DEANDRE PG 6-4 200 24 SR IOWA STATE
63 69 +6 EJIM, MELVIN SF 6-6 220 23 SR IOWA STATE
64 72 +8 HARRIS, JOE SG 6-6 225 22 SR VIRGINIA
65 67 +2 CRAFT, AARON PG 6-2 195 23 SR OHIO STATE
66 63 -3 APPLING, KEITH PG 6-1 185 22 SR MICHIGAN STATE
67 74 +7 REDDIC, JUVONTE PF 6-9 225 21 SR VCU
68 56 -12 EDWIN, FUQUAN SF 6-6 215 22 SR SETON HALL
69 NR +69 DIAGNE, MOUSSA C 6-11 230 20 94 FUENLABRADA (SPAIN)
70 61 -9 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO G/F 6-6 200 21 92 EA7 MILANO (ITALY)
71 NR +67 BUZA, NEDIM SF 6-7 190 18 95 KK SPARS (BOSNIA)
72 76 +4 COTTON, BRYCE G 6-1 165 21 SR PROVIDENCE
73 73 -- KILPATRICK, SEAN SG 6-4 221 24 SR CINCINNATI
74 77 +3 SAMPSON, JAKARR SF 6-8 204 21 SO ST. JOHN'S
75 83 +8 BROWN, ALEC C 7-1 212 21 SR WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY
76 78 +2 MORELAND, ERIC PF 6-10 215 22 JR OREGON STATE
77 75 -2 WILLIAMS, KENDALL PG 6-4 180 22 SR NEW MEXICO
78 85 +7 PRATHER, CASEY SF 6-6 212 22 SR FLORIDA
79 79 -- KIRK, ALEX C 7-0 250 22 JR NEW MEXICO
80 NR +58 DIMSA, TOMAS SG 6-4 185 20 94 ZALGIRIS (LITHUANIA)
81 80 -1 TAVARES, WALTER C 7-2 265 22 92 GRAN CANARIA (SPAIN)
82 89 +7 KLIMENKO, ARTEM C 7-0 228 20 94 AVTODOR (RUSSIA 2ND DIV)
83 81 -2 THAMES, XAVIER PG 6-3 196 23 SR SAN DIEGO STATE
84 82 -2 HUESTIS, JOSH SF 6-7 223 22 SR STANFORD
85 NR +53 VRABAC, ADIN SF 6-8 198 20 94 KK SPARS (BOSNIA)
86 84 -2 SMITH, ROSCOE F 6-8 205 23 JR UNLV
87 101 +14 SOLOMON, RICHARD PF 6-10 220 21 SR CALIFORNIA
88 130 +42 MITCHELL, AKIL PF 6-9 233 21 SR VIRGINIA
89 87 -2 DAWKINS, ANDRE SG 6-4 196 22 SR DUKE
90 86 -4 BALVIN, ONDREJ C 7-1 215 21 92 CAJASOL (SPAIN)
91 107 +16 BHULLAR, SIM C 7-5 360 21 SO NEW MEXICO STATE
92 NR +46 LARSEN, RASMUS PF 6-10 216 19 94 MANRESA (SPAIN)
93 NR +45 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS SF 6-7 225 20 94 OLYMPIACOS (GREECE)
94 77 -17 MOSER, MIKE PF 6-8 230 23 SR OREGON
95 95 -- WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE PG 6-2 176 21 SR FLORIDA
96 NR +42 WHITTINGTON, SHAYNE PF 6-10 210 23 SR WESTERN MICHIGAN
97 120 +23 MURRAY, AARIC C 6-10 250 24 SR TEXAS SOUTHERN
98 97 -1 GADDEFORS, VIKTOR SF 6-8 200 21 92 VIRTUS BOLOGNA (ITALY)
99 99 -- PONITKA, MATEUSZ SG 6-6 211 20 93 OOSTENDE (BELGIUM)
100 98 -2 ERIKSSON, MARCUS SG 6-5 190 20 93 BARCELONA (SPAIN)
101 108 +7 STARKS, MARKEL PG 6-2 175 23 SR GEORGETOWN
102 102 -- FELICIO, CRISTIANO F/C 6-9 240 21 92 MINAS (BRAZIL)
103 NR +35 BEHANAN, CHANE PF 6-7 253 21 JR LOUISVILLE
104 103 -1 KLEBER, MAXIMILIAN PF 6-10 211 22 92 S. OLIVER BASKETS (GER)
105 125 +20 CLARK, CAMERON SF 6-7 209 22 SR OKLAHOMA
106 105 -1 CAVEN, JOONAS F 6-11 220 21 93 JOVENTUT (SPAIN)
107 106 -1 BAIRSTOW, CAMERON F/C 6-9 253 23 SR NEW MEXICO
108 129 +21 JACKSON, JOE PG 6-0 163 22 SR MEMPHIS
109 NR +29 GIFFEY, NIELS SF 6-7 205 22 SR CONNECTICUT
110 113 +3 COLLIER, DEVON F 6-8 215 23 SR OREGON STATE
111 104 -7 BADER, TRAVIS SG 6-5 191 22 SR OAKLAND
112 114 +2 MCCREA, JAVON PF 6-6 225 21 SR BUFFALO
113 115 +2 GALLOWAY, LANGSTON G 6-2 201 22 SR ST. JOSEPH'S
114 116 +2 BEAMON, GEORGE SG 6-4 175 23 SR MANHATTAN
115 NR +23 JOHNSON, GERON SG 6-3 197 21 SR MEMPHIS
116 118 +2 MILLER, DANIEL C 6-11 258 22 SR GEORGIA TECH
117 119 +2 HALL, LANGSTON PG 6-4 180 22 SR MERCER
118 NR +20 WILLIAMS, CHAZ PG 5-9 175 23 SR MASSACHUSETTS
119 NR +19 KULAGIN, DMITRY PG 6-6 210 21 92 TRIUMPH (RUSSIA)
120 NR +18 SYKES, ISAIAH SG 6-5 210 22 SR SOUTH FLORIDA
121 NR +17 BROOKS, DE'MON SF 6-7 230 22 SR DAVIDSON
122 122 -- ROBERTS, RONALD PF 6-8 220 22 SR ST. JOSEPH'S
123 100 -23 COBBS, JUSTIN PG 6-2 190 23 SR CALIFORNIA
124 88 -36 BENIMON, JERRELLE PF 6-8 245 22 SR TOWSON
125 126 +1 NELSON, ROBERTO SG 6-3 195 23 SR OREGON STATE
126 127 +1 ZANNA, TALIB F/C 6-9 225 23 SR PITTSBURGH
127 123 -4 OLIVER, DEVIN SF 6-7 225 21 SR DAYTON
128 128 -- BLACK, TARIK PF 6-8 220 22 SR KANSAS
129 131 +2 WILSON, JAMIL F 6-7 220 23 SR MARQUETTE
130 133 +3 SHEEHEY, WILL SF 6-7 200 22 SR INDIANA
131 134 +3 WHITE, OKARO F 6-8 180 21 SR FLORIDA STATE
132 135 +3 PITTMAN, ELIJAH F 6-9 219 22 91 MARSHALL
133 136 +3 HOLLINS, AUSTIN SG 6-4 185 22 SR MINNESOTA

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