2014 NBA Draft Report Card

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  • Andrew Wiggins, NBA Draft
  • Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari Parker, Duke
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Aaron Gordon, Arizona, Orlando Magic
  • Dante Exum, Australia, Utah Jazz
  • Marcus Smart, Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
  • Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers, Kentucky
  • Nik Stauskas, Sacramento Kings
  • Noah Vonleh, Charlotte Bobcats
  • Elfrid Payton, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Doug McDermott, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls
  • Dario Saric
  • Minnesota Timberwolves, Zach LaVine, UCLA
  • T.J. Warren
  • Adreain Payne
  • Boston Celtics
  • Tyler Ennis, Syracuse, Phoenix Suns
  • Shabazz Napier, Miami Heat, Charlotte Bobcats

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Andrew Wiggins

Grade: B+

And with the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft...the Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins. Listen, the Cavs didn’t get the player they touted all along — Joel Embiid — because he fractured his foot last week. However, they reacted well, picking the player with perhaps the best long-term trajectory in the draft with Kansas’ 6-foot-8 shooting guard Wiggins. While many critics will argue that Duke’s Jabari Parker is the most NBA-ready, the move to select Wiggins is a solid one with plenty of upside. We bet fellow Toronto native Drake, who shouted A. Wiggins out in his “Draft Day” track, agrees. We give the Cavs a B+ given the circumstances.

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