2014 NBA Draft recap

How'd your team do in last night's NBA Draft?

6/27/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe NBA Draft was last night, and it included some no-brainers at the top, and some surprises as the night went on. Here are all 30 first round picks taken last night:

1. Cleveland — Andrew Wiggins, SG (Kansas)
2. Milwaukee — Jabari Parker, SF (Duke)
3. Philadelphia — Joel Embiid, C (Kansas)
4. Orlando — Aaron Gordon, PF (Arizona)
5. Utah — Dante Exum, PG (Australia)
6. Boston — Marcus Smart, PG (Oklahoma State)
7. LA Lakers — Julius Randle, PF (Kentucky)
8. Sacramento — Nik Stauskas, SG (Michigan)
9. Charlotte (From Detroit) — Noah Vonleh, PF (Indiana)
10. Philadelphia (Rights traded to Orlando from New Orleans via Philadelphia) — Elfrid Payton, PG (Louisiana Lafayette)
11. Denver (Rights traded to Chicago) — Doug McDermott, PF (Creighton)
12. Orlando (Rights traded to Sixers for Payton. Originally from New York via Denver) — Dario Saric, SF (Croatia)
13. Minnesota — Zach LaVine, SG (UCLA)
14. Phoenix — T.J. Warren, SG (NC State)
15. Atlanta — Adreian Payne, SF (Michigan State)
16. Chicago (Rights traded to Denver from Charlotte via Chicago) — Jusuf Nurkic, C (Bosnia)
17. Boston (From Brooklyn) — James Young, SG (Kentucky)
18. Phoenix (From Washington) — Tyler Ennis, PG (Syracuse)
19. Chicago (Rights traded to Denver) — Gary Harris, SG (Michigan State)
20. Toronto — Bruno Caboclo, SF (Brazil)
21. Oklahoma City (From Dallas via HOU & LAL) — Mitch McGary, PF (Michigan)
22. Memphis — Jordan Adams, SG (UCLA)
23. Utah (From Golden State) — Rodney Hood, SG (Duke)
24. Charlotte (Rights traded to Miami. Originally from Portland.) — Shabazz Napier, PG (Connecticut)
25. Houston — Clint Capela, PF (Switzerland)
26. Miami (To Charlotte) — P.J. Hairston, SG (North Carolina)
27. Phoenix (From Indiana) — Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG (Serbia)
28. LA Clippers — C.J. Wilcox, SG (Washington)
29. Oklahoma City — Josh Huestis, PF (Stanford)
30. San Antonio — Kyle Anderson, PF (UCLA)

The top two picks, Wiggins and Parker, came as a surprise to absolutely no one. They were projected to be  the top picks ever since the NCAA season ended, and only the order was a question. As it turns out, Cleveland ended up going with Wiggins #1 overall, which was predicted before he even played his first college game.

Embiid at #3 was a bit of a surprise, thanks to his foot injury that required surgery. He may not be ready to play to start the season, but his raw athletic ability was enough to convince the 76ers that he's worthy of a top pick. If he develops, he's capable of becoming one of the best two-way centers in the league.

The Celtics went with Marcus Smart at #6, indicating that they might be willing to part with Rajon Rondo at some point.

The Heat selected Shabazz Napier, which is viewed by many as a move designed to placate LeBron James, who has said that he's a huge fan of Napier's game.

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