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2014 NBA Draft Prop Betting Lines – Who Will be Drafted #1

The 2014 NBA draft is this Thursday (June 26th 2014). This has been the most hyped up draft since 2003. It has multiple players that are projected to be NBA superstars plus the talent pool is very deep. It’ll be interesting to see where everyone ends up.

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Who Will be the #1 Overall Draft Pick?

For a while many draft experts had Joel Embiid going at #1, but that’s no longer the case. Embiid is an incredible physical specimen (7’0’’ & 240 Lbs) that’ll instantly make an impact on defense when he’s on the court, but his offensive game is still very raw.

The major concern for Embiid is injury though. His back injury didn’t hurt his draft stock that much, but he just recently had to have surgery on his right foot due to a stress fracture. That’s a serious concern for teams and he’s likely going to drop out of the top #5.

That leaves us with Andrew Wiggins (6’8’’ & 197 Lbs) and Jabari Parker (6’8’’ & 241 Lbs) fighting it out for the top pick. Cleveland was strongly considering Embiid before the foot surgery, but now I expect them to draft Wiggins, as he has the most upside.

Cleveland drafted a Canadian with the #1 pick last year (Anthony Bennett) and it hasn’t worked out yet, but Wiggins is a much better player than him. Parker is the most NBA ready prospect in the draft, but I expect we’ll see him fall to the Milwaukee Bucks at #2.

2014 NBA Draft Position Prop Bets

The Australian, Dante Exum (6’6’’ & 196 Lbs), can play PG or SG and I expect the 76’ers to draft him at #3. He has good size and his basketball IQ is very high. He has a ton of upside and really the only question is whether Exum and MCW can develop together.

I can’t pass up the value here plus if he goes at #5 it’s a push. He won’t be in the top 3, so the only question to ask yourself is will the Orlando Magic draft him at #4? Orlando needs a big man in the draft, but I expect them to go with Julius Randle (6’9’’ & 250 Lbs).

That brings me to my next bet, which is Julius Randle to be drafted before the 7th pick. There are a number of great options at PF in this year’s draft, but I like Randle the best. He is a double-double machine and once he acclimates to the NBA he’ll be a great player.

I’m not too high on Doug McDermott (6’8’’ & 218 Lbs), but my opinion doesn’t mean anything and based on everything I’ve read it looks like he’ll go #8 or #9. Sacramento needs a big PF, so I expect them to pass on Doug, but look for the Hornets to draft him.

Nik Stauskas (6’6’’ & 207 Lbs) has the shooting stroke to be a major contributor fairly early in his career. Some experts have the 76’ers taking him, but if they draft Exum I think they’ll go for size at #10. Look for the Nuggets to draft Stauskas with the #11 pick.

Tyler Ennis (6’2’’ & 182 Lbs) has a lot of potential in the NBA, but his size will limit his draft stock. At just 6’2’’ he is small and I think he’ll drop in the draft on Thursday. Some have Ennis going at #19, but I don’t expect the Syracuse product to crack the top 20.

Last year’s draft was horrible, but this year’s draft is going to be explosive and a lot of the players are going to play major minutes as rookies, which should make the race for rookie of the year exciting. Make sure you tune in on Thursday to watch the draft unfold.

With 1st/2nd round fringe players like P.J. Hairston, Kyle Anderson, Mitch McGary and Cleanthony Early among others this draft is one of the deepest that I can remember. With so much talent we’ll likely see a lot of trades Thursday night, so watch out for that as well.

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