Mark Schanowski's first round NBA mock draft

Mark Schanowski's first round NBA mock draft
June 24, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The foot injury suffered by Kansas center Joel Embiid could dramatically alter the order of the first 10 picks in Thursday’s NBA draft. Several teams are trying to work out a trade with Cleveland for the top spot, including the 76ers, Magic and Jazz. And, right now, Orlando has the best offer on the table, reportedly including the Nos. 4 and 12 picks plus high-scoring shooting guard Arron Afflalo.

My guess is the Cavs will take that offer, putting the Magic on the clock when the draft begins.

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As for the Bulls, look for them to try to work a trade to move up into the 8-12 range for a shot at one of the top two shooters available, Creighton forward Doug McDermott and Michigan shooting guard Nik Stauskas. Failing that, they’ll take the best scoring wing available at No. 16 and probably an international draft-and-stash candidate at No. 19.

PICK PLAYER POS. SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1. Orlando Magic (via CLE) Andrew Wiggins SF Kansas
2. Milwaukee Jabari Parker SF Duke
3. Philadelphia Dante Exum PG Australia
4. Cleveland (via ORL) Joel Embiid C Kansas
5. Utah Noah Vonleh PF Indiana
6. Boston Aaron Gordon PF Arizona
7. LA Lakers Julius Randle PF Kentucky
8. Sacramento Marcus Smart PG Oklahoma State
9. Charlotte Doug McDermott SF Creighton
10. Philadelphia Nik Stauskas SG Michigan
11. Denver Elfrid Payton PG LA-Lafayette
12. Cleveland (via ORL) Zach LaVine SG UCLA
13. Minnesota Gary Harris SG Michigan State
14. Phoenix Rodney Hood SG Duke
15. Atlanta T.J. Warren SF North Carolina State
16. BULLS James Young SG Kentucky
17. Phoenix Dario Saric SF Croatia
18. Boston Adreian Payne PF Michigan State
19. BULLS Jusuf Nurkic C Bosnia
20. Toronto Tyler Ennis PG Syracuse
21. Oklahoma City P.J. Hairston SG Texas Legends
22. Memphis Kyle Anderson SF UCLA
23. Utah Jordan Adams SG UCLA
24. Charlotte Mitch McGary PF Michigan
25. Houston Shabazz Napier PG Connecticut
26. Miami Jarnell Stokes PF Tennessee
27. Phoenix Jordan Clarkson PG Missouri
28. LA Clippers Cleanthony Early SF Wichita State
29. Oklahoma City Clint Capela PF Switzerland
30. San Antonio Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Serbia

 

 

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