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2014 NBA mock draft: What they're saying before the combine

How much weight does the 2014 NBA Draft Combine carry in determining where players are picked? Not much. It’s an event more to fill in the holes, and the fact that the top three prospects in the draft aren’t attending and countless others are pulling out of drills means it’s hard to say how much teams can learn about the players participating.

The Phoenix Suns, with their three first round picks and one second round selection, will certainly learn a thing or two at the combine, but who will they pick? The projections are mixed across the internet.

We turn to the most recent 2014 NBA Mock Drafts around the web to find out what the experts are thinking heading into the first event that could cause some reshuffling on the draft boards. Here’s what Draft Express, ESPN,, NBA Draft Insider and CBS Sports are thinking.

No. 14 overall pick

Draft Express: Nik Stauskas, sophomore guard, Michigan
ESPN: Zach LaVine, freshman shooting guard, UCLA Doug McDermott, senior forward, Creighton
NBA Draft insider: Rodney Hood, sophomore small forward, Duke
CBS Sports (Gary Parrish, Zach Harper and Matt Moore): T.J. Warren (NC State), N/A, James Young (Kentucky)

No. 18 overall pick

Draft Express: Clint Capela, forward, Switzerland
ESPN: Cleanthony Early, senior small forward, Wichita State Shabazz Napier, senior point guard, UConn
NBA Draft insider: K.J. McDaniels, junior small forward, Clemson
CBS Sports: Clint Capela (Intl’), N/A, Kyle Anderson (UCLA)

No. 27 overall pick

Draft Express: Elfrid Payton, junior point guard, Louisiana Lafayette
ESPN: Mario Hezonja, small forward, Croatia DeAndre Daniels, junior small forward, UConn
NBA Draft insider: Vasilije Micic, point guard, Serbia
CBS Sports: Zach LaVine (UCLA), Clint Capela (Intl’), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia)

No. 50 overall pick

Draft Express: Devyn Marble, senior guard, Iowa
ESPN: N/A Andre Dawkins, senior shooting guard, Duke
NBA Draft insider: Jarnell Stokes, junior power forward, Tennessee
CBS Sports: N/A

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