2014 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic

2014 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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2014 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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Once considered super prospects, 2014 NBA draftees Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were supposed to headline the league’s next wave of superstars.

Obviously, six years into their careers, it’s now clear neither swingman will reach the enormous potential they had.

As such, the 2014 NBA class turned out to be relatively weak relative to expectations – though it produced All-NBA talents such as Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

Below, we re-draft the 2014 NBA draft class the way it should have been.

No. 1 pick: Nikola Jokic

Expressive Nikola Jokic during a game

Actual position: No. 41
Career earnings: $86,643,772
Career stats: 18.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 53.3 FG%, 34.7 3P%

No. 2 pick: Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $102,494,916
Career stats: 24.8 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.7 bpg, 48.7 FG%, 32.9 3P%

No. 3 pick: Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine

Actual position: No. 13
Career earnings: $48,647,297
Career stats: 19.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 45.8 FG%, 38.5 3P%

No. 4 pick: Clint Capela

Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 25
Career earnings: $56,752,344
Career stats: 12.7 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.6 bpg, 62.6 FG%

No. 5 pick: Julius Randle

Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $60,031,962
Career stats: 17.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.7 spg, 48.5 FG%, 34.2 3P%

No. 6 pick: Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $107,364,132
Career stats: 19.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 44.6 FG%, 34.1 3P%

No. 7 pick: Marcus Smart

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $51,491,974
Career stats: 10.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 37.6 FG%, 32.0 3P%

No. 8 pick: Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets

Actual position: No. 38
Career earnings: $27,511,776
Career stats: 12.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 41.0 FG%, 31.8 3P%

No. 9 pick: Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

Actual position: No. 46
Career earnings: $62,852,395
Career stats: 15.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 44.3 FG%, 34.3 3P%

No. 10 pick: Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $77,610,368
Career stats: 12.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 45.0 FG%, 32.1 3P%

No. 11 pick: Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons

Actual position: No. 39
Career earnings: $40,964,.160
Career stats: 10.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.1 bpg, 45.7 FG%, 34.7 3P%

No. 12 pick: Joe Harris

Actual position: No. 33
Career earnings: $36,306,103
Career stats: 11.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.5 spg, 48.4 FG%, 43.8 3P%

No. 13 pick: Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic attempts a dunk

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $31,584,415
Career stats: 11.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 bpg, 49.4 FG%, 20.7 3P%

No. 14 pick: TJ Warren

TJ Warren, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $44,086,050
Career stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 50.7 FG%, 35.7 3P%

No. 15 pick: Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell, Dallas Mavericks

Actual position: No. 45
Career earnings: $49,701,270
Career stats: 7.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 56.9 FG%, 29.0 3P%

No. 16 pick: Gary Harris

Gary Harris, Orlando Magic

Actual position: No. 19
Career earnings: $61,630,472
Career stats: 11.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 spg, 45.0 FG%, 35.9 3P%

No. 17 pick: Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $32,436,434
Career stats: 9.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 47.8 FG%, 40.7 3P%

No. 18 pick: Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson, Memphis Grizzlies

Actual position: No. 30
Career earnings: $32,799,494
Career stats: 6.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 48.3 FG%, 33.5 3P%

No. 19 pick: Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood, Toronto Raptors

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $25,670,521
Career stats: 11.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.7 spg, 42.2 FG%, 36.7 3P%

No. 20 pick: Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 27
Career earnings: $45,000,000
Career stats: 14.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 44.1 FG%, 38.8 3P%

No. 21 pick: Dario Saric

Dario Saric, Phoenix Suns

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $19,999,665
Career stats: 11.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.6 spg, 44.1 FG%, 35.7 3P%

No. 22 pick: Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $26,616,500
Career stats: 10.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.3 spg, 45.0 FG%, 28.9 3P%

No. 23 pick: Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier, Washington Wizards

Actual position: No. 24
Career earnings: $10,032,282
Career stats: 7.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 39.7 FG%, 34.5 3P%

No. 24 pick: Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker, Boston Celtics

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $55,670,441
Career stats: 14.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 49.4 FG%, 32.1 3P%

No. 25 pick: Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $34,031,924
Career stats: 9.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 0.8 spg, 42.7 FG%, 36.0 3P%

No. 26 pick: Langston Galloway

Langston Galloway, Phoenix Suns

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $29,369,108
Career stats: 8.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.7 spg, 39.8 FG%, 37.0 3P%

No. 27 pick: Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh, Brooklyn Nets

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $15,993,438
Career stats: 4.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.8 apg, 45.9 FG%, 30.8 3P%

No. 28 pick: Dante Exum

Dante Exum, Cleveland Cavaliers

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $46,125,425
Career stats: 5.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.4 spg, 40.7 FG%, 30.5 3P%

No. 29 pick: Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III, Sacramento Kings

Actual position: No. 40
Career earnings: $11,305,330
Career stats: 5.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.5 spg, 45.7 FG%, 37.3 3P%

No. 30 pick: Vasilije Micic

Vasilije Micic

Actual position: No. 52
Career earnings:
Career stats (Euroleague): 11.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 4.7 apg, 45.9 FG%, 37.5 3P%

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