2014 NBA Mock Draft - Kevin HansonUpdated: June 25, 2014
16. Chicago Bulls: Adreian Payne, PF, Michigan State
One of the elite defensive teams in the league, the Bulls struggle to score points. No team scored less in the regular season or the playoffs than the Bulls.
The 6-foot-10 Payne averaged 16.4 points per game and shot 42.3 percent from behind the arc last season for the Spartans.
17. Boston Celtics: Zach LeVine, PG, UCLA
Few prospects possess as much as upside in this year's draft class as LaVine. With explosive leaping ability, first-step quickness and good size (6-5), LaVine excels at getting to the rim but is also a good shooter.
Perhaps better served by spending another year in school, LaVine got off to a great start, but he struggled in the second half of the year. From Jan. 26th through the NCAA Tournament, LaVine shot only 31 percent from the field.
Both Avery Bradley and Jeryd Bayless are free agents this offseason and Rajon Rondo is scheduled to become a free agent next offseason.
18. Phoenix Suns: Rodney Hood, SG/SF, Duke
Hood does one thing exceptionally well — shoot the basketball. He knocked down 42 percent of his three's for Duke last season.
19. Chicago Bulls: Shabazz Napier, PG, UConn
Not only have the Bulls had to deal with Derrick Rose's (knee) absence for the majority of the past two seasons, but their current backup point guard, D.J. Augustin, is set to become a free agent. Leading the Huskies to a surprise title run, Napier showed his toughness and leadership skills. Not only did he knock down more than 40 percent of this treys, but Napier is an excellent defender as well.
20. Toronto Raptors: Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse
Both Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez are scheduled for free agency this summer so Ennis fills a void if the Raptors don't re-sign either or both. With uncommon poise for a freshman point guard, Ennis is an excellent passer with great court vision that could be a late-lottery pick. Ennis, who grew up in the Toronto area, was one of only two players — and the only underclassman — last season to average at least 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game with less than 2.0 turnovers per game.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Clint Capela, PF, Switzerland
Capela is an excellent athlete with great length and the Thunder, who have two late first-round picks, can keep him overseas to further develop his game and still use their other pick on someone who can contribute this year.
22. Memphis Grizzlies: T.J. Warren, F, NC State
Scoring 20-plus points in his final 19 collegiate games, Warren ranked third in the country in scoring (24.9 PPG) and led the ACC in FG percentage (.524). He also ranked fourth in the conference in steals (1.8/G) and seventh in rebounding (7.1/G).
23. Utah Jazz: K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson
McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.1 steals per game last year at Clemson. McDaniels is a tremendous athlete and has a wingspan of almost seven feet (6-11 1/4).
24. Charlotte Hornets: P.J. Hairston, SG, D-League
As noted earlier, the Hornets could use outside shooters and scorers and now they get two of them with both of their first-round picks: McDermott and Hairston. After getting dismissed from the UNC program, Hairston averaged 21.8 points per game in the D-League and it would make sense for Michael Jordan to take a chance on a fellow Tar Heel.
25. Houston Rockets: Jordan Clarkson, PG, Missouri
Clarkson is a player that has helped himself at both the NBA Combine and team workouts. More of a combo guard than a true point guard, Clarkson has outstanding size (6-foot-5) and athleticism for a point guard.
26. Miami Heat: Cleanthony Early, SF, Wichita State
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27. Phoenix Suns: Jerami Grant, SF, Syracuse
Grant, the son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, is a tremendous athlete that can thrive in transition and on the defensive end, but he lacks polish offensively. He shot only 64 percent from the free-throw line in his two seasons at 'Cuse.
28. Los Angeles Clippers: Kyle Anderson, F, UCLA
Slow-Mo is one of the most unique prospects in this year's draft class. While he lacks foot quickness, as his nickname suggests, he is a skilled point
29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Mitch McGary, PF/C, Michigan
Out for most of the season with a back injury, McGary essentially was forced to enter the NBA draft as he faced a year-long suspension for a failed drug test (marijuana). Although he is only a sophomore, McGary turned 22 earlier this month.
After averaging a double-double (14.3 points and 10.67 rebounds) in the NCAA Tournament the previous season, it was a bit surprising that he didn't declare for the 2013 NBA draft. With all that said, McGary is a high-energy, physical player that could hear his name called at the end of Round 1.
30. San Antonio Spurs: Jarnell Stokes, PF, Tennessee
Stokes averaged a double-double (15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds) per game this season for the Vols. In the NCAA Tournament, Stokes averaged 18.0 points and 12.75 rebounds per game. A bit undersized for his position, Stokes is a physical player and doesn't turn 21 until January despite being a junior.
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