Mar 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (right) pulls down a rebound against Gonzaga Bulldogs guard/forward Drew Barham (43) and guard David Stockton in the first half of a men

2014 NBA Draft: What Level Will These Draftees Achieve?

What a hyped draft!  I am mixed between wanting this to keep dragging out or for the draft to finally arrive.  After reviewing these players and visualizing what I think they will be able to do in the NBA with the right coaches and situation.  I decided to place them into groups with current players to see what we could and should expect.  Obviously this is just my opinion so don’t crucify me for my thoughts on the matter.


Current Players: Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan

2014 Draft: No players


Current Players: Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Steph Curry, James Harden, Dwight Howard, Paul George, Dwayne Wade, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

2014 Draft: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid (if healthy), Dante Exum, Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart


Current Players: Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Deron Williams, LaMarcus Aldridge, Joe Johnson, Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Andrei Kirilenko

2014 Draft: Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, Dario Saric, James Young, Kyle Anderson, Cleanthony Early


Again this is just from my own homework.  Scouts have seen a lot more of these players and know more to look for.  However they are also the ones that said James Harden wouldn’t be any good in the NBA and that Josh Howard was the next big thing so take it as you will.  Fun to speculate.



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