FanSided Editors hold mock draft - who did they (and I) select?

Mar 5, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (center) celebrates after the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the game 82-57. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports1

The Editors of all 30 FanSided NBA coverage sites held an online mock draft last week. I thought you might enjoy seeing their picks, and why they made them. Reading the comments provides insight into each team’s plans and aspirations.

I’m going to list all the picks today, then examine the Editors’ reasons a few at a time until Draft Night on the 26th. I’ve never participated in a mock draft where the Toronto Raptors are picking so far down at #20, and I experienced considerable frustration as player after player I thought could help our team was snapped up by someone else. Of course, I’m thrilled to have our team finally out of the accursed Lottery, and there’s always the hope that my longshot and somewhat capricious selection will work out for us.

Check in tomorrow for the Editors’ thoughts on the highly coveted picks 1-3.

2014 mock draft - FanSided editors' picks

1Cleveland CavaliersJoel EmbiidCentreKansas U.
2Milwaukee BucksJabari ParkerForwardDuke U.
3Philadelphia 76ers Andrew WigginsSwingmanKansas U.
4Orlando MagicDante ExumGuardAustralian Ins. of Sport
5Utah JazzAaron GordonPower ForwardArizona U.
6Boston CelticsNoah VonlehPower ForwardIndiana U.
7Los Angeles LakersJulius RandlePower ForwardKentucky U.
8Sacramento KingsMarcus SmartPoint GuardOklahoma State U.
9Charlotte HornetsNik StaukasSwingmanMichigan U.
10Philadelphia 76ersDario SaricPower ForwardCibona Zagreb
11Denver NuggetsGary HarrisSwingmanMichigan State U.
12Orlando MagicRodney HoodSwingmanDuke U.
13Minnesota Timberwolves Kyle AndersonPoint Guard UCLA
14Phoenix SunsTyler Ennis Point GuardSyracuse U.
15Atlanta HawksDoug McDermottForwardCreighton U.
16Chicago BullsJordan ClarksonGuardMissouri U.
17Boston CelticsJames YoungSwingmanKentucky U.
18Phoenix SunsAdreian PayneForwardMichigan State U.
19Chicago BullsElfrid PaytonGuardLouisiana-Lafayette U.
20Toronto RaptorsT.J. WarrenForwardNorth Carolina State U.
21OKC ThunderKristaps PorzingisCentreSevilla (Europe)
22Memphis GrizzliesClint CapelaPower ForwardChalon (Europe)
23Utah JazzGlenn Robinson III SwingmanMichigan U.
24Charlotte HornetsP.J. HairstonSwingmanTexas Legends
25Houston RocketsShabazz NapierPoint GuardConnecticut U.
26Miami HeatDeAndre DanielsSwingmanConnecticut U.
27Phoenix SunsJerami GrantSwingmanSyracuse U.
28Los Angeles ClippersZach LaVineShooting GuardUCLA
29OKC ThunderJordan AdamsShooting GuardUCLA
30San Antonio SpursBogan BogdanovicShooting GuardSerbia

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