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Gary Harris

(14) drives to the basket against Iowa Hawkeyes center Gabriel Olaseni (0) during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. MSU won 86-76. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports” width=”590″ height=”472″ /> Mar 6, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Gary Harris (14) drives to the basket against Iowa Hawkeyes center Gabriel Olaseni (0) during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. MSU won 86-76. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

11. Denver Nuggets- Garry Harris, SG Michigan State

Picked by Mike Catalino at Nugg Love

With the 11th overall pick in the draft, the Denver Nuggets select Garry Harris. The Nuggets desperately need scorers on their roster and Harris will be able to provide that. Harris will provide versatility for the Nuggets and he will be able to play both the 1 and 2. With Randy Foye currently being the Nuggets starting shooting guard, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Harris take over the job at some point this season. Although their has been some talk about Denver moving out of the #11 spot and trading it for a veteran, I see them taking Garry Harris.

Feb 18, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward

Rodney Hood

(5) shoots over Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward

Quinton Stephens

(12) in the second half at Hank McCamish Pavilion. Duke won 68-51. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

12. Orlando Magic- Rodney Hood, SF Duke

Picked by Zach Oliver at Presto in the Paint

After selecting Dante Exum fourth, the Magic will undoubtedly be looking for a shooter. Draft Hood here fills a need, and gives them another scoring option off the bench, or that they could insert into the starting lineup. Hood has one of, if not the, smoothest offensive games in this draft. His ability to not only knock down shots spotting up, but also create is something that the Magic desperately need as well. He’s got questions defensively, but with some hard work, Hood can become more than serviceable on that end of the floor.

Feb 22, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard

Kyle Anderson

(5) attempts to drive past Stanford Cardinal center

Grant Verhoeven

(30) in the second half at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal defeated the Bruins 83-74. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

#13 Minnesota Timberwolves – Kyle Anderson, F UCLA

Picked by Ben Beecken at Dunking With Wolves

The Wolves are in a perpetual state of needing wings. Despite signing Chase Budinger, Kevin Martin, and Corey Brewer just last summer to multi-year deals, they don’t all fit the potentially new-look, Kevin Love-less roster.

Martin and Budinger are good players that fit former coach Rick Adelman’s system, but the Wolves simply need bodies. Kyle Anderson’s length (6′ 8″) and college production will translate very well to the NBA. The Wolves will go about finding power forwards to fill the spot via trade, possibly even as pieces in exchange for Love himself.

Feb 12, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange guard

Tyler Ennis

(11) shoots a three point basket against Pittsburgh Panthers guard

Cameron Wright

(3) and guard

Josh Newkirk

(13) during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. Syracuse won 58-56. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

#14 Phoenix Suns – Tyler Ennis, PG Syracuse

Picked by Eric Saar at Valley of the Suns

The situation in Phoenix is quite fluid, there is a very good chance that the Suns will only keep one of their first-rounders this year, as all they really need is a superstar and will have to trade for him.
They could trade up in the draft, draft and stash a player or keep more than we think.
Ennis would be perfect in the Suns system. Dragic is already a couple years from 30 and Ennis would definitely be an upgrade at point guard over Ish Smith. Ennis’ shooting and playmaking would be key in helping Archie Goodwin flourish off the bench. Together they would be a potent backcourt.

Mar 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward

Doug McDermott

(3) shoots over Baylor Bears center

Isaiah Austin

(21) during the game in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

#15 Atlanta Hawks – Doug McDermott, F Creighton

Picked by David Menze at Soaring Down South

Pistons Palace Analysis — McDermott provides instant shooting to the Hawks. There have been many rumors about Kyle Korver‘s future, but how fitting would it be for both of Creighton’s all-time greats to be on the same NBA team.

McDermott could learn a lot from Korver in his first season in the NBA.