Mar 27, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; UCLA Bruins guard/forward Kyle Anderson (5) shoots against Florida Gators forward Casey Prather (24) during the first half in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided NBA Mock Draft

Over the past week or so, the editors of FanSided’s NBA sites participated in a mock draft, with each editor drafting for their respective squad. (Yes, this was completed before additional Joel Embiid injury news trickled down today.)

The mock largely held to form with the general consensus of national media/”expert” mock drafts, although Michigan’s Nik Stauskas going a bit early at #9 was disappointing. I was hoping he’d be there at #13, and it left me to essentially pick between UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis.

The Wolves’ greater need remains on the wings, and they need Anderson’s production immediately. 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.

Below is the full list of picks.

1. Cavs — Joel Embiid (C)
2. Bucks — Jabari Parker (SF)
3. 76ers — Andrew Wiggins (SF)
4. Magic — Dante Exum (PG)
5. Jazz — Noah Vonleh (PF)
6. Celtics — Aaron Gordon (PF)
7. Lakers — Julius Randle (PF)
8. Kings — Marcus Smart (PG)
9. Hornets — Nik Stauskas (SG)
10. 76ers — Dario Saric (PF)
11. Nuggets — Gary Harris (SG)
12. Magic — Rodney Hood (SF)
13. Timberwolves — Kyle Anderson (SF)
14. Suns — Tyler Ennis (PG)
15. Hawks — Doug McDermott (F)
16. Bulls — Jordan Clarkson (G)
17. Celtics — James Young (SF)
18. Suns — Adriean Payne (PF)
19. Bulls — Elfrid Payton (PG)
20. Raptors — T.J. Warren (F)
21. Thunder —  Clint Capela (PF/C)
22. Grizzlies — Cleanthony Early (F)
23. Jazz — Glenn Robinson III (SF)
24. Hornets — P.J. Hairston (SG)
25. Rockets — Shabazz Napier (PG)
26. Heat — DeAndre Daniels (SF)
27. Suns — Jermani Grant (SF)
28. Clippers — Zach LeVine (SG)
29. Thunder — Jordan Adams (SG)
30. Spurs — Mitch McGary (C)

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