The NBA Playoffs are in full force. We’re witnessing pure entertainment with every dribble and every jumper. We’re so lucky to be able to see these high-caliber players do battle with their careers, contracts and livelihoods on the line. The fun is just beginning as we move closer to the NBA Finals.
But as we move closer to the Finals, we also move closer to the NBA Draft, one of the more intriguing, confusing and overly entertaining days that kicks off the offseason. Last year’s draft was rather lackluster, but the 2014 NBA Draft has so much going on it’s even a little difficult to keep everything straight. That’s where we’re here to help.
In this edition of the mock draft, we’ll look at players that make the most sense for respective teams, key free agents and coaching situations to help determine who should go where as the draft picks stand. The draft lottery will have bring more clarification among teams hoping for the top overall pick, but for now we’ll stick with what we know.
Let’s get started.
*Note: Jordan Adams’ (UCLA) decision to enter the draft after declaring he would return to school occurred without enough time to reflect that in this mock. He’s a mid-first to early-second round selection. He will be reflected in the next mock draft.