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

Actual position: No. 41
Career earnings: $57,101,762
Career stats: 17.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 52.4 FG%, 33.8 3P%

No. 2 pick: Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $72,952,906
Career stats: 23.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.8 bpg, 48.0 FG%, 31.9 3P%

No. 3 pick: Aaron Gordon

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $59,474,004
Career stats: 12.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 44.8 FG%, 31.9 3P%

No. 4 pick: Clint Capela

Actual position: No. 25
Career earnings: $38,752,344
Career stats: 12.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.5 bpg, 63.4 FG%

No. 5 pick: Zach LaVine

Actual position: No. 13
Career earnings: $48,647,297
Career stats: 17.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.0 spg, 44.7 FG%, 37.5 3P%

No. 6 pick: Spencer Dinwiddie

Actual position: No. 38
Career earnings: $16,057,728
Career stats: 12.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 41.0 FG%, 31.8 3P%

No. 7 pick: Marcus Smart

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $38,545,546
Career stats: 9.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.6 spg, 37.3 FG%, 31.8 3P%

No. 8 pick: Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant, Denver Nuggets

Actual position: No. 39
Career earnings: $21,914,160
Career stats: 9.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 bpg, 46.5 FG%, 34.7 3P%

No. 9 pick: Jusuf Nurkic

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $31,584,415
Career stats: 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 bpg, 49.2 FG%

No. 10 pick: Julius Randle

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $40,186,962
Career stats: 16.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.7 spg, 49.3 FG%, 29.5 3P%

No. 11 pick: Andrew Wiggins

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $77,822,122
Career stats: 19.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 44.1 FG%, 33.2 3P%

No. 12 pick: Joe Harris

Actual position: No. 33
Career earnings: $20,234,674
Career stats: 10.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.5 spg, 47.9 FG%, 42.6 3P%

No. 13 pick: Gary Harris

Actual position: No. 19
Career earnings: $42,019,758
Career stats: 12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 45.4 FG%, 36.0 3P%

No. 14 pick: Dwight Powell

Actual position: No. 45
Career earnings: $38,621,145
Career stats: 7.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 56.3 FG%, 29.3 3P%

No. 15 pick: Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

Actual position: No. 46
Career earnings: $51,352,395
Career stats: 14.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 44.6 FG%, 34.2 3P%

No. 16 pick: TJ Warren

Malcolm Brogdon, TJ Warren and Victor Oladipo and , Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $32,086,050
Career stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 50.7 FG%, 36.1 3P%

No. 17 pick: Dario Saric

Dario Saric, Phoenix Suns

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $10,749,665
Career stats: 12.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 44.1 FG%, 35.3P%

No. 18 pick: Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings

Actual position: No. 27
Career earnings: $27,000,000
Career stats: 13.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.4 FG%, 37.4 3P%

No. 19 pick: Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker tries to score over Richaun Holmes

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $48,739,712
Career stats: 14.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.9 spg, 49.3 FG%, 32.4 3P%

No. 20 pick: Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood, Portland Trail Blazers

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $15,623,071
Career stats: 12.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 42.6 FG%, 37.2 3P%

No. 21 pick: Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $21,849,500
Career stats: 11.X ppg, 4.4 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 45.2 FG%, 28.9 3P%

No. 22 pick: Tyler Johnson

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $51,248,700
Career stats: 10.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.9 spg, 42.9 FG%, 35.9 3P%

No. 23 pick: Kyle Anderson

Actual position: No. 30
Career earnings: $23,294,394
Career stats: 5.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 48.8 FG%, 31.1 3P%

No. 24 pick: Maxi Kleber

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $10,193,857
Career stats: 7.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 bpg, 46.6 FG%, 35.5 3P%

No. 25 pick: Langston Galloway

Langston Galloway

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $20,007,181
Career stats: 8.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.7 bpg, 39.6 FG%, 36.7 3P%

No. 26 pick: Dante Exum

Dante Exum

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $36,525,425
Career stats: 5.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.4 spg, 40.7 FG%, 30.8 3P%

No. 27 pick: Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $25,103,101
Career stats: 8.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 46.5 FG%, 41.2 3P%

No. 28 pick: Torrey Craig

Torrey Craig

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $4,077,250
Career stats: 5.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.6 bpg, 45.1 FG%, 32.0 3P%

No. 29 pick: Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $15,565,713
Career stats: 5.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 46.0 FG%, 31.0 3P%

No. 30 pick: Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III

Actual position: No. 40
Career earnings: $10,140,008
Career stats: 6.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.5 spg, 45.9 FG%, 37.3 3P%

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