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Post-Lottery 2014 NBA Mock Draft Pac-12 Perspective - Wilcox and Adams make it into first round

Five Pac-12 players looked poised to go in the first round.

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1. Cleveland - Andrew Wiggins SF Kansas

2. Milwaukee - Jabari Parker SF Duke

3. Philadelphia - Joel Embiid C Kansas

4. Orlando - Dante Exum PG Australia

5. Utah - Julius Randle PF Kentucky

6. Boston - Aaron Gordon PF Arizona

If Gordon was just a little bit bigger I think he would be in the conversation with Wiggins for the top spot, but as it is after measuring at the NBA combine, he remains as a smaller Blake Griffin in my eyes. Still, being the smaller version of one of the Top 5-10 best players in the NBA is a great thing and it should get Gordon off of the board in the first 10 picks even though he is undersized for a power forward and doesn't have excellent ball skills for a small forward coming out of college.

The Celtics are in complete rebuilding mode and should simply take the best available player at any position at this spot and I believe that Gordon has the most upside of anyone left here. Gordon might not become a star right away, but he has the potential to become the next Blake Griffin as an athletic power forward that can attack the rim and use his athleticism to rebound and if he keeps improving his perimeter game he could also turn into an All-Star small forward.

7. LALakers - Marcus Smart PG Oklahoma State

8. Sacramento - Noah Vonleh PF Indiana

9. Charlotte - Doug McDermott SF Creighton

10. Philadelphia - Gary Harris SG Michigan State

11. Denver - Nik Stauskas SG Michigan

12. Orlando - Dario Saric SF Croatia

13. Minnesota - James Young SG Kentucky

14. Phoenix - Rodney Hood SF Duke

15. Atlanta - Adreian Payne PF Michigan State

16. Chicago - Zach LaVine PG UCLA

LaVine did wonders for his draft stock by simply showing up to the NBA combine with off the charts measurables and now looks like he will be the first point guard (Or combo guard) taken once Exum and Smart are gone. From a physical and skill standpoint, LaVine does pretty much have it all with size, athleticism and a smooth stroke, but his lack of production in his one year of college and tweener status will push him behind the elite point guards like Exum and Smart.

The Bulls have two picks in the high teens and need to take a point guard with Derrick Rose being a permanent question mark and Kirk Hinrich getting on in age and the potential for LaVine to turn into a star will be hard to pass on at this point.

17. Boston - Tyler Ennis PG Syracuse

18. Phoenix - Clint Capela PF Switzerland

19. Chicago - Kyle Anderson SF UCLA

Anderson is one of the most intriguing players in the draft, but his lack of athleticism is going to push him out of the lottery. Still, his incredible inside-outside skills at 6'9 will get him off of the board in the middle of the first round when there should be a run on small forward types.

The Bulls could use a small forward to fill the void left by Luol Deng and I think there should be a wealth left at this point, headlined by Anderson, who will be the most attractive as a player with the versatility to play four different positions.

20. Toronto - T.J. Warren SF NCState

21. Oklahoma City - Jerami Grant SF Syracuse

22. Memphis - Cleanthony Early SF Wichita State

23. Utah - Elfrid Payton PG Louisiana-Lafayette

24. Charlotte - Jusuf Nurkic C Bosnia & Herzigovina

25. Houston - K.J. McDaniels SF Clemson

26. Miami - Shabazz Napier PG UConn

27. Phoenix - C.J. Wilcox SG Washington

Wilcox is old for a prospect going into the draft, has durability questions and has a limited game, but every team in the NBA needs pure shooters and there might not be one as pure as Wilcox in this draft. Also, at 6'5 he has the size to get his shot off at the next level and has enough athleticism to play on the wing and not be a liability.

At this point in the draft, you aren't usually going to find a future All-Star, so you might as well take a player like Wilcox who already has a fine-tuned skill that can immediately make an impact even if he is probably a career bench player.

28. LAClippers - Jordan Adams SG UCLA

Adams' stock took a major hit in the NBA combine as he showed his lack of athleticism along with height, but Pac-12 fans already knew that those weren't his calling cards, it's his strength and intense competitive streak. Despite his physical limitations, Adams is the type of player that can flat out play basketball and score form the mid-range (a dying skill that is still needed) and the talent level at shooting guard in the league right now is as low as I can ever remember it.

The Clippers could really use another player that can get at the basket and score off feeds from Paul as they relied far too heavily on the aging Jamal Crawford in this year's playoffs. Local product Adams would be a perfect fit as he can get near the basket from the guard spot and not have to rely on staying hot from the outside.

29. Oklahoma City - P.J. Hairston SG D-League

30. San Antonio - Glenn Robinson III SF Michigan

2nd Round

31. Milwaukee - Kristaps Porzingis PF Latvia

32. Philadelphia - Mitch McGary PF Michigan

33. Cleveland - Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Serbia

34. Dallas - Semaj Christon PG Xavier

35. Utah - DeAndre Daniels SF UConn

36. Milwaukee - Walter Tavares C Spain

37. Toronto - Jarnell Stokes PF Tennessee

38. Detroit - Vasilje Micic PG Serbia

39. Philadelphia - Spencer Dinwiddie PG Colorado

The 6'6 combo guard looked like he might be a lottery pick before he went down with an injury this season and unfortunately that knee injury has knocked him down about 30 picks or so on most boards. If a team is willing to take a risk on Dinwiddie recovering from his injury, they will be getting a long player that can play the point or shooting guard and defend with his length on the other end.

The 76ers have an insane amount of picks (some of which I'm sure they will trade), but their amount of picks will allow them to take flyers on players who other teams might not want to take a risk on and Dinwiddie might be the best "flyer" prospect in the entire draft, or, at least in the second round.

40. Minnesota - Artem Klimenko C Russia

41. Denver - Isaiah Austin PF Baylor

42. Houston - Patric Young PF Florida

43. Atlanta - Nick Johnson PG Arizona

44. Minnesota - Thanasis Atetokounmpo SG Greece

45. Charlotte - Johnny O'Bryant PF LSU

46. Washington - James McAdoo PF North Carolina

47. Philadelphia - Jahii Carson PG Arizona State

Another flyer player of sorts, Carson has as much pure basketball skill and savvy as anyone in the draft, but he is only 5'10. I love him as a second round pick (and even a late-first rounder) though and could easily see him turning into a Nate Robinson or Isaiah Thomas.

Once again, the 76ers can risk taking a guy like Carson with all of their picks and they could trade him to a team that needs a fresh point guard coming off the bench if they need to.

48. Milwaukee - Jordan Clarkson PG Missouri

49. Chicago - Jabari Brown SG Missouri

50. Phoenix - Deonte Burton PG Nevada

51. Dallas - Dwight Powell PF Stanford

A slightly bigger but less-skilled Kyle Anderson, Powell is a 6'10 guy that can handle the ball and distribute but could struggle banging down low at the next level and doesn't have the skills to be an NBA perimeter player. His game has some holes, but it is rare that you will see a player as skilled as Powell in the second round.

The Mavericks are in transition and could use an injection of youth at about every position, particularly power forward where Dirk Nowitzki continues to age and be brought up in potential trades.

52. Philadelphia - Russ Smith PG Louisville

53. Minnesota - Devyn Marble SG Iowa

54. Philadelphia - Damien Inglis SF France

55. Miami - Nikola Jokic C Serbia

56. Denver - DeAndre Kane PG Iowa State

57. Indiana - Cory Jefferson PF Baylor

58. San Antonio - Markel Brown SG Oklahoma State

59. Toronto - Moussa Diagne C Senegal

60. San Antonio - Khem Birch PF UNLV