- A lot of hype on 7 footer Alex Len, but the Cavs are going with a sure thing in Noel. After he recovers from injury, he'll be a defensive presence for the next decade in Cleveland.
- Maybe the most athletic player in the draft. Orlando is in need of a two guard and Oladipo fits the bill as an atheltic wing with energy. He will provide solid play on both sides of the ball. With this addition the Magic are quietly assembling a nice, young and talented roster since the departure of DUH-Wight.
- This is where it gets fun. All the 'experts' have them taking Otto Porter but the reality is they need big men. Drafting Len allows the Wizards to develop him under Emeka Okafor and Nene, who always seem injured, and will pair him up with a premier point guard in John Wall. Len can shoot well and has good fundamentals for a seven footer. This pick will set off a flurry of big men being drafted.
- Having just missed their man in Len and in need of pretty much everything, the
BobcatsHornets will take the best scorer in the draft. Pairing McLemore with a much improved Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will give Charlotte a formidable back court.
- Suns get a solid pick in Otto Porter at number at #5. Porter can do everything well and should immediately start at small forward, a glaring weakness for Phoenix last year.
- The Pelicans need help all over, especially at the power forward spot. The 'experts' have Trey Burke going here but Greivis Vasquez gave them great production last season. Bennett would step in immediately as a big time scorer down low to compliment Anthony Davis.
- The Kings need big time help. A floor general with great leadership will help steer them back from the NBA abyss. Trey Burke provides all the intangibles they need. If he is off the board, they will take the next best point guard in C.J. McCollum.