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NBA mock draft: Suns projections shake up after lottery

Things have changed since the first round of 2014 NBA Mock Drafts we posted last week just before the combine. After the Suns secured the 14th overall pick following the draft lottery, here’s what Draft Express, ESPN,, NBA Draft InsiderCBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation think the Suns will do.

As expected, there are some stock shifts that have, for example, dropped a player like Gary Harris down to the 14th pick in some mocks. Rising stock players include Nik Stauskas, who might be moving out of the Suns’ range at 14, along with Zach LaVine and Rodney Hood, who used strong combine performances to be considered at 14 and might not last until 18.

No. 14 overall pick

Draft Express: Gary Harris, sophomore guard, Michigan State
ESPN: Zach LaVine, freshman guard, UCLA Rodney Hood, small forward, Duke
NBA Draft insider: Adreian Payne, power forward, Michigan State
CBS Sports (Zach Harper and Matt Moore): Kyle Anderson (guard, UCLA), Clint Capela (forward, Switzerland)
Yahoo! Sports: Nik Stauskas, guard, Michigan
SB Nation: Rodney Hood, small forward, Duke

No. 18 overall pick

Draft Express: T.J. Warren, sophomore forward, N.C. State
ESPN: Cleanthony Early, senior small forward, Wichita State Kyle Anderson, guard, UCLA
NBA Draft insider: K.J. McDaniels, junior small forward, Clemson
CBS Sports: Zach LaVine (guard, UCLA), Jerami Grant (forward, Syracuse)
Yahoo! Sports: Zach LaVine, guard, UCLA
SB Nation: Clint Capela, forward, Switzerland

No. 27 overall pick

Draft Express: Elfrid Payton, junior point guard, Louisiana Lafayette
ESPN: Clint Capela, forward, Switzerland Khem Birch, power forward, UNLV
NBA Draft insider: Jusuf Nurkic, center, Bosnia
CBS SportsKristaps Porzingis (forward, Latvia), Bogdan Bogdanovic (guard, Serbia)
Yahoo! Sports: Bogdan Bogdanovic, guard, Serbia
SB Nation: Jerami Grant, forward, Syracuse

No. 50 overall pick

Draft Express: Dwight Powell, senior forward, Stanford
ESPN: N/A Andre Dawkins, senior shooting guard, Duke
NBA Draft insider: Vasilije Micic, point guard, Serbia
CBS Sports: N/A
Yahoo! Sports: N/A
SB Nation: N/A

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