We rolled out a mock draft roundup three days ago, but it’s worth adding to that on Tuesday considering four pretty important mocks were updated since. Nationally, Jonathan Givony of Draft Express and ESPN’s Chad Ford both updated their mocks. So did more Suns-centric folk Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic and Kris Habbas of NBA Draft Insider.
Two general themes remain. The Suns are expected to go after wings and forward Clint Capela.
- Six of 10 mock-makers have the Suns selecting Clint Capela at some point.
- T.J. Warren is picked by the Suns in four of the 10 mock drafts.
- Adreian Payne, James Young, Jerami Grant and Kyle Anderson, are all selected by the Suns three times each in the mocks.
- Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix oddly has Phoenix picking three wings: Rodney Hood, James Young and Kyle Anderson. That’s probably not going to happen but it shows the depth of this year’s draft.
2014 NBA mock draft
No. 14 pick
Draft Express: Gary Harris, sophomore guard, Michigan State
ESPN (Chad Ford): James Young, freshman guard, Kentucky
Arizona Republic (Coro): Nik Stauskas, sophomore guard, Michigan
NBA Draft Insider: Adreian Payne, senior forward, Michigan State
Sports Illustrated: Rodney Hood, sophomore swingman, Duke
ESPN (Goodman): Zach Lavine, freshman guard, UCLA
NBADraft.net: James Young, freshman shooting guard, Kentucky
CBS Sports (Gary Parrish, Zach Harper, Matt Moore): T.J. Warren (N.C. State forward), Kyle Anderson (UCLA forward), Clint Capela (international forward)
No. 18 pick
Draft Express: Adreian Payne, senior forward, Michigan State
ESPN (Chad Ford): T.J. Warren, sophomore forward, N.C. State
Arizona Republic (Coro): Clint Capela, forward, Switzerland
NBA Draft Insider: T.J. Warren, sophomore forward, N.C. State
Sports Illustrated: James Young, freshman shooting guard, Kentucky
ESPN (Goodman): Adreian Payne, senior forward, Michigan State
NBADraft.net: Cleanthony Early, senior forward, Wichita State
CBS Sports: Clint Capela (international forward), Zach LaVine (UCLA guard), T.J. Warren (N.C. State forward)
No. 27 pick
Draft Express: Jerami Grant, sophomore forward, Syracuse
ESPN (Chad Ford): Clint Capela, forward, Switzerland
Arizona Republic (Coro): Kyle Anderson, sophomore forward, UCLA
NBA Draft Insider: Jusuf Nurkic, center, Bosnia
Sports Illustrated: Kyle Anderson, sophomore small forward, UCLA (or trade)
ESPN (Goodman): Clint Capela, power forward, Switzerland (plays in France)
NBADraft.net: Clint Capela, power forward, Switzerland (plays in France)
CBS Sports: Jerami Grant (Syracuse forward), Kristaps Porzingis (international forward), P.J. Hairston (North Carolina/D-League guard)
No. 50 pick
Draft Express: Dwight Powell, senior forward, Stanford
NBADraft.net: C.J. Fair, senior forward, Syracuse
NBA Draft Insider: Markel Brown, senior guard, Oklahoma State