2014 NBA Mock Draft: Marcus Smart Edition

Over the last few months, we have been looking ahead to May with 2014 NFL Mock Drafts. With the NFL Combine coming up in a couple weeks, we're going to wait for the next step in the process to re-assess football's top prospects.

Now, let's take a look ahead at what could be an remarkably volatile 2014 NBA Draft.

From a prospect perspective, the big news of the weekend was Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart - possibly a top-5 pick - shoving a Texas Tech fan on Saturday night. On Sunday, Smart was suspended three games while the fan "volunteered" to stay away from all Texas Tech games for the rest of the year (but he isn't a racist... he swears). Will the events of this weekend impact where Smart is drafted?

In the Association, there were a couple significant moves made by two struggling organizations in the last week. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their general manager, and the Detroit Pistons fired their head coach, Maurice Cheeks.

For the Cavs, the change was made painfully necessary after they wasted the number one overall pick on Anthony Bennett last year. Bennett has had a historically bad rookie season, and the Cavs are in the basement once again. For the Pistons, the pain won't go away with just a coaching change; they don't have a first round pick in what is being hyped as perhaps the best draft class in over a decade.

As we get closer to the draft, the biggest piece of the puzzle will undoubtedly be Jabari Parker. Will he come out, or will he stay at Duke for a sophomore year? In this mock draft, we say Parker will....

 

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    YOU MADE A MISTAKE THE CELTICS WILL ALSO GET THE NETS 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK OR ATLANTAS 1 ST ROUND DRAFT PICK DEPENDING WHOS RECORD IS WORST

  • In reply to Chuck Nap:

    Thanks for the caps lock, Chuck. Impactful.

    I did not make a mistake w/ the Celtics pick(s). It's hard to put together a mock draft with a "they might pick here and they might pick there" scenario. I should have mentioned that one of the picks could end up w/ Boston, but the pick that ends up being Boston's could be either team's at this point.

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    yeah i was just gonna say this the nets pick would be atlanta's and the hawks pick would go to boston in this mock

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    Where you have Charlotte picking, at 11, would be the Bulls pick in this scenario. Top 10 protected 2014, Top 8 protected 2015, unprotected 2016. That amazing Tyrus Thomas trade in 06

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