NBA Draft 2014 Tracker
2014 Nba Draft: The 2014 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2014, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The draft lottery took place on May 20, 2014. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery to earn the first overall pick in the draft; this is the fourth number-one pick for Cleveland since 2003 and third number-one pick over a four-year span from 2011–2014. This draft would also be the first for the reborn Charlotte Hornets, who played as the Bobcats from 2004–2014, since 2001, when the original Charlotte Hornets last selected as the Charlotte Hornets before moving to New Orleans and eventually becoming the current New Orleans Pelicans.
Television rights in the United States belonged to ESPN. It was tipped by many to be one of the deepest and most hyped draft classes in recent years, with several players touted as future stars. State Farm was the presenting sponsor of the draft. College underclassmen that were highly touted by NBA scouts and executives included: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle, Zach LaVine, T. J. Warren, and Gary Harris. Other highly sought after talents included Australian player Dante Exum and Croatian player Dario Šarić, who both declared for the draft, and Doug McDermott, who was automatically eligible as a graduating college senior. However, this draft class appeared to fail to live up to their expectations, with only two players (Embiid and Nikola Jokić) making an All-Star game so far in their careers.
Nba Draft 2014
After months of waiting and grueling anticipation, the 2014 NBA draft is finally here as prospects from one of the deepest classes in recent memory finally find out which teams they’ll be playing for in the Association.
Below are the complete results and selections from Thursday night.
|2014 NBA Draft Round 1|
|6||Celtics||Marcus Smart||PG||Oklahoma State|
|10||Magic||Elfrid Payton||PG||UL Lafayette|
|14||Suns||T.J. Warren||SF||N.C. State|
|15||Hawks||Adreian Payne||PF||Michigan State|
|19||Nuggets||Gary Harris||SG||Michigan State|
|26||Hornets||P.J. Hairston||SG||UNC/NBA D-League|
2014 Nba Draft Class
Orlando receives the rights to Elfrid Payton from Philadelphia for rights to Dario Saric, a future 1st round picks and a future 2nd round pick. Philadelphia may receive the 2017 1st round pick they sent to Orlando from the Howard trade.
Miami receives the rights to Shabazz Napier (# 24) from Charlotte for rights to (# 26), (# 55) and a future 2nd round pick.
Bulls trade No. 16 and No. 19 selections to Nuggets for Doug McDermott
Magic trade Dario Saric to 76ers for Elfrid Payton
Hornets trade Shabazz Napier to Heat for No. 26, No. 55 and future second-round selections
Jazz trade Jarnell Stokes to Grizzlies for 2016 second-round selection
Timberwolves trade No. 44 overall selection to Nets for 2016 second-round selection
Wizards trade Jordan Clarkson to Lakers for cash
Sixers trade Russ Smith to Pelicans for Pierre Jackson
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Philadelphia receives New Orleans’ 2014 1st round pick (top 5 protected) and the rights to Nerlens Noel for Jrue Holiday and the rights to Pierre Jackson.
Orlando receives the less favorable of New York or Denver’s pick from the Dwight Howard trade.
Chicago receives Charlotte’s 2014 1st round pick (Top 10 protected in ’14, top 8 in 2015, unprotected in 2016), Flip Murray and Acie Law for Tyrus Thomas.
Boston receives the least favorable of Atlanta’s and Brooklyn’s 2014 1st round pick, 2016 1st round pick, option to swap 2017 1st round picks with the Nets, 2018 1st round pick, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph and Keith Bogans for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and DJ White.
Phoenix receives Washington’s 2014 1st round pick (top 12 protected in 2014, top 10 in 2015-19, unprotected in 2020) and Emeka Okafor for Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall.
Oklahoma receives Dallas’ protected 2013 1st round pick (via Houston), Toronto’s protected 2013 1st rounded pick (via Houston) Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and a 2013 2nd from pick (via Charlotte) from Houston for James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward, and Daequan Cook. Houston receives Dallas’s 2013 1st round pick (via LA Lakers)(top 20 protected – Dallas picks year between 2012 and 2017) and Derek Fisher for Jordan Hill. The Lakers received the 1st round pick from the Lamar Odom trade.
Utah receives Golden State’s 2014 1st round pick, Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush, 2016 2nd round pick, 2017 1st and 2nd round pick, 2018 2nd round pick (DEN) and cash consideration in a three-team trade. The Nuggets received Randy Foye and a 2018 2nd round pick from the Warriors in a sign-and-trade agreement with Andre Iguodala. The Warriors also got Kevin Murphy.
Charlotte receives Portland’s 2013 1st round pick (Top 12 protected in 2013 to 2015) from the Gerald Wallace/Joel Przybilla trade.
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Everyone knew this pick was coming, and the truth is that it’s perfect. Parker, Ersan Ilyasova, John Henson, and Giannis Antetokounmpo give the Bucks a really nice crowd of young forwards. But Parker is the one with tremendous scoring ability, a talent of the same type as New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Parker will be the Bucks’ best scorer from Day One, particularly since Brandon Knight was that guy last year for the worst team in the NBA. It’s all up from here in Milwaukee, with new owners and a new star. We won’t even dock them for his lax defense.
The stress fracture in Embiid’s right foot cost him only two spots in the draft. Why? Why take a guy who has the same injury as Bill Walton and Yao Ming? Embiid has the most potential of any player in this draft. He has the moves that make him look like the next Patrick Ewing or Hakeem Olajuwon when he’s healthy. The Sixers are in a position to gamble, and Embiid also could fetch quite a bit on the trade market if they go that direction. If Embiid and Nerlens Noel can stay healthy and play together, no one will be able to enter the paint. This probably was the right move, even if it’s risky. There was no perfect pick here, but the potential is too much to pass on.
Here we have our first reach of the draft. Gordon is a good player with top 10 talent, but he’s mostly fit as an energy guy who doesn’t have an ideal position with small forward size and power forward skills. He’ll be a great rebounder and should start at power forward, a position of need for the Magic. But point guard was an even bigger need, and Dante Exum and Marcus Smart both graded out higher on numerous boards. Gordon only averaged 12.5 points a game last year at Arizona, but he has upside because of his remarkable athleticism. The Magic used the No. 2 pick last year on Victor Oladipo, a high-energy, defense-first guard. This wasn’t a horrible pick, but there were several better players with more upside still on the board.
2014 Nba Draft Results
Joel Embiid’s injury promised to shake things up, but really, the first few picks looked familiar if you paid attention to any of the thousands of mock drafts. The Cavs selected the athletically gifted Andrew Wiggins at No. 1 overall, while the Bucks took the offensive versatility of Jabari Parker second.
That’s as far as Embiid would fall, with the 76ers taking him at No. 3. Philly then moved their No. 10 pick to Orlando, taking another player unlikely to make an impact this year, Dario Saric, at No. 12.
As ESPN’s Chad Ford noted, the Sixers are the early frontrunner for Jahlil Okafor:
Orlando delivered the first major surprise, going with Aaron Gordon at No. 4, leaving Dante Exum for the Utah Jazz at No. 5. They would ultimately address their major point guard need, however, grabbing Elfrid Payton and his skyrocketing stock at No. 10.
Julius Randle once thought to be a lock for the third overall pick, dropped to seventh. Kobe Bryant didn’t mind:
Raise your hand if you had Nik Stauskas going before Noah Vonleh. Because that happened. The Kings grabbed the Michigan combo guard at eighth overall, while Vonleh slipped to No. 9.
Chicago and Denver had the best tag-team moment of the night. The Bulls gave up both of their first-round picks—thus freeing up cap space for a run at Carmelo Anthony—to the Nuggets for Doug McDermott, a versatile offensive weapon they need.
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The Jazz probably did not expect Exum to be here. He was fourth on many draft boards entering the night, and Utah made its decision rather quickly. Here’s the thing: Utah had bigger needs, but that doesn’t matter here. Exum has the size to play well next to Trey Burke, but he also has tremendous value on the trade market. He’s a creative 6-6 point guard with a dangerously quick first step. He hasn’t played against top competition very often, but don’t mistake that for thinking NBA scouts know as little about him as you probably do. In a draft like this, getting Exum fifth could be a boon one way or another.
This is an interesting choice. What does it say about Rajon Rondo’s future in Boston? Smart has the size and skills to play shooting guard next to Rondo, but his upside was to be a great athletic point guard because of his creativity and ballhandling. None of that is a criticism of the choice. The Celtics picked the player they thought was the best player available, though power forwards Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh would have fit better and arguably have a better upside. Smart was one of the good options left on the board, a fierce warrior and defender who can do a bit of everything. But, as renowned Celtics fan Bill Simmons said on ESPN, “If I’m Rondo, I’m not happy.”
All eyes always are on the Lakers. Randle should be used to that after playing at Kentucky. He’ll get a chance to play with Kobe Bryant, and he might be ready for that because he’s no project. That’s what’s so smart about this pick: Randle has great upside but also should be able to contribute right away. Randle is strong and proved himself. He’s been criticized for lacking ideal size and not dropping jaws with his athleticism, but he’s a physical beast with surprising skills on the perimeter and in the post. He easily could have been off the board by this point, and he’s a nice fit for the Lakers, who didn’t want to wait around on Noah Vonleh to develop.
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The Magic get this pick from the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 12 pick, a future first-rounder and a future second-rounder, Dario Saric, per USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick. (The No. 12 pick originally was the New Orleans Pelicans.) This is a good move for the Magic, who need a point guard and skipped on Dante Exum and Marcus Smart with the No. 4 pick. Payton has a great upside as a Rajon Rondo or Devin Harris type. He’s the fastest player in the draft class and is a natural point guard. But was he worth passing on Exum and Smart for? And was he worth two first-rounders for? That remains to be seen.
The Bulls got this pick and Anthony Randolph from the Denver Nuggets, per USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick, for the Nos. 16 and 19 picks and a future second-rounder. There’s not much downside here. McDermott is a tremendous scorer who proved himself over four years in college. He didn’t make sense for the Nuggets, but the Bulls needed shooting help. Was he worth two solid first-round picks? Part of the decision comes because the Bulls were trying to trim salary to make moves in free agency. Any offense will help the Bulls.
The 76ers acquired the pick, a future first-rounder, and a future second-rounder from the Orlando Magic for the No. 10 pick. (The No. 12 pick originally was the New York Knicks’.) Saric is a remarkably skilled big man who could play like Hedo Turkoglu or Lamar Odom. But he’s not likely to come over to America for at least two years. His talent level at No. 12 makes him worth the pick, particularly for a team with a lot of young assets already. Why did the 76ers move down? Well, they’ll have to pay Saric a little less. And he grades out as a player worthy of the No. 10 pick whenever he comes over. So this makes sense, especially if the Sixers can convince Saric to come over in a year or two. That, plus bringing back a 2017 first-rounder for the No. 10 pick, are great moves.
Who was in the 2014 NBA draft?
Andrew Wiggins was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was traded two months later to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jabari Parker was selected second by the Milwaukee Bucks. Joel Embiid was selected third by the Philadelphia 76ers. Aaron Gordon was selected fourth by the Orlando Magic.
Who did the Lakers draft in 2014?
The Lakers passed on the opportunity to draft a number of available players at No. 7, including Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Louisiana-Lafayette’s Elfrid Payton, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, UCLA’s Zach LaVine, Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, NBA D-League’s P.J.