Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Lebron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and pre-draft trading. These are arguably the biggest entities that make up the drama that will be the first several picks of the 2014 NBA Draft.
Wiggins is largely expected to go #1. Parker might upset that order though. Embiid broke his foot a few weeks ago, and everyone is scrambling to change their potential draft order because of it. The Cavs are flip-flopping all over the place, trying to decide just what to do with yet another first round, number 1 pick. The Magic effectively traded themselves out of landing a big trade that would get them the number 1 spot from Cleveland. And lastly Lebron just announced a week ago that he is entering the free agency, causing even more of a scramble with teams thinking, maybe, just maybe we can land the best player in the league!
All that said, here is how it all went down for the 2014 NBA Draft, once the dust settled:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins.
2. Milwaukee Bucks select Jabari Parker.
3. Philadelphia 76ers select Joel Embiid.
4. Orlando Magic select Aaron Gordon.
5. Utah Jazz select Dante Exum.
6. Boston Celtics select Marcus Smart.
7. Los Angeles Lakers select Julius Randle.
8. Sacramento Kings select Nik Stauskas.
9. Charlotte Hornets select Noah Vonleh.
10. Philadelphia 76ers select Elfrid Payton.
11. Denver Nuggets select Doug McDermott.
12. Orlando Magic select Dario Saric.
13. Minnesota Timberwolves select Zach Lavine.
14. Phoenix Suns select TJ Warren.
15. Atlanta Hawks select Adreian Payne.
16. Chicago Bulls select Jusuf Nurkic. (traded to Denver Nuggets)
17. Boston Celtics select James Young.
18. Phoenix Suns select Tyler Ennis.
19. Chicago Bulls select Gary Harris. (traded to Denver Nuggets)
20. Toronto Raptors select Bruno Caboclo.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder select Mitch McGary.
22. Memphis Grizzlies select Jordan Adams.
23. Utah Jazz select Rodney Hood.
24. Charlotte Hornets select Shabazz Napier. (traded to Miami Heat)
25. Houston Rockets select Clint Capela.
26. Miami Heat select P.J. Hairston. (traded to Charlotte Hornets)
27. Phoenix Suns select Bogdan Bogdanovic.
28. Los Angeles Clippers select C.J. Wilcox.
29. Oklahoma City Thunder select Josh Huestis.
30. San Antonio Spurs select Kyle Anderson.
31. Milwaukee Bucks select Damien Inglis.
32. Philadelphia 76ers select K.J. McDaniels.
33. Cleveland Cavaliers select Joe Harris. (Traded from Orlando Magic)
34. New York Knicks select Cleanthony Early. (Traded from Boston via Dallas)
35. Utah Jazz select Jarnell Stokes. (Traded to Grizzlies)
36. Milwaukee Bucks select Johnny O'Bryant. (Traded from Lakers via Timberwolves and Suns)
37. Toronto Raptors select DeAndre Daniels. (Traded from Kings)
38. Detroit Pistons select Spencer Diniddle.
39. Philadelphia 76ers select Jerami Grant. (Traded from Cleveland)
40. Minnesota Timberwolves select Glenn Robinson III. (Traded from New Orleans)
41. Denver Nuggets select Nikola Jokic.
42. Houston Rockets select Nick Johnson. (Traded from Knicks)
43. Atlanta Hawks select Walter Tavares.
44. Minnesota Timberwolves select Markel Brown. (Traded to Brooklyn Nets)
45. Charlotte Hornets select Dwight Powell.
46. Washington Wizards selects Jordan Clarkson. (Traded to LA Lakers)
47. Philadelphia 76ers select Russ Smith. (Traded to New Orleans)
48. Milwaukee Bucks select Lamar Patterson. (Traded to Atlanta Hawks)
49. Chicago Bulls select Cameron Bairstow.
50. Phoenix Suns select Alec Brown.
51. New York Knicks select Thanasis Antetokounmpo. (traded from Dallas Mavericks)
52. Philadelphia 76ers select Vasilije Micic. (traded from Memphis Grizzlies)
53. Minnesota Timberwolves select Alessandro Gentile. (traded from Golden State)
54. Philadelphia 76ers select Nemanja Danqubic. (traded from Houston Rockets)
55. Miami Heat select Sermaj Christon. (traded to Charlotte)
56. Denver Nugget select Roy Devyn Marble. (Traded to Orlando Magic)
57. Indiana Pacers select Louis Labeyrie. (Traded to New York Knicks)
58. San Antonio Spurs select Jordan McRae. (Traded from LA Clippers)
59. Toronto Raptors select Xavier Thames. (Traded from OK City Thunder)
60. San Antonio Spurs select Cory Jefferson.
TRADE UPDATES (during the draft):
**Here is the trade: Orlando sends rights to Dario Saric and will return Sixers pick in '15 and a 2nd in '15 for rights for Elfrid Payton.
**Chicago traded their 16th and 19th picks to Denver.
** Heat will trade No. 26, No. 55 and a future 2nd to the Hornets for Shabazz Napier.
**Commissioner Adam Silver honoring Isaiah Austin with a ceremonial draft pick between the 15th and 16th round. Just over a week ago, the sophomore center from Baylor was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart. It ended his playing career.
NBA makes Baylor's Austin a ceremonial pick
**Bruno Caboclo going to the Raptors on the 20th pick. Main reaction from almost everyone was WHO?!? The Brazilian ballplayer went ahead of dozens of very talented and sought after US college players. Was a great surprise to everyone, especially him.
Raptors gamble on unknown project Bruno Caboclo in NBA draft
Good link on the full draft results:
2014 NBA Draftcast