NBA Draft Index, Vol. VII

Scouting the top 2014 NBA Draft prospects.
by June 24, 2014

The day of the NBA Draft is almost here and it’s the realization of a lifelong dream for the selected. What every player wants is a chance to show what they can do, location of that opportunity lies secondary. It won’t be the best 60 players selected in this Draft as the NBA continues to rate players with potential above players who can play and, most importantly, know how to play.

Look for teams to use this opportunity to trade existing assets to get younger (and cap lighter) as well as to trade down.

Here are the top players in the Draft (it doesn’t mean they will be taken at these picks) in what is one of the deepest draft boards in years.

Images via Getty and USA Today

1. Jabari Parker, 6-8, G/F, Duke

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Parker brings his versatile offensive game and leadership to the Association. He is most likely to land in Milwaukee. Look for him to step in and contribute to an average of around 16 points and 8 rebounds. Already, he’s the favorite for Rookie of the Year. He must stay light and work on his perimeter defense. He is as polished an offensive player as we've seen in the Draft in a long time.