2014 NBA Mock Draft: BasketballInsiders.com experts weigh in


With the Draft Combine over, speculation for the upcoming NBA Draft ramps up.

The NBA Draft Combine is over and the lottery is coming up later this week. Individual workouts will ramp up over the next few weeks as will draft projections by analysts around the internet. BasketballInsiders.com posted the second version of their consensus mock draft where four of their experts weigh in. Here is who they project to the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 15 pick.

Joel BrighamSteve Kyler - T.J. Warren

Warren is a scoring small forward out of N.C. State that averaged 24.9 points per game this season. He didn't hurt himself at the Combine where he measured out at 6-8 in shoes with a 6-10 wingspan. He recorded above average totals in max vertical, lane agility score and shuttle run.

DraftExpress.com notes that Warren dropping from 235 pounds to 218 made him unguardable at the college level. He has a solid midrange game and a dizzying arsenal of moves that he utilized to get the job done while at N.C. State. He currently resides at No. 17 on the Peachtree Hoops Draft Board.

Here is a look at his Draft Combine interview via DraftExpress

Yannis Koutroupis - Adreian Payne

Payne is a 6-10 power forward from Michigan State who averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior for the Spartans. He measured out at just a tick under 6-10 with shoes at the NBA Combine and had a 7'4" wingspan to go along with a standing reach of 9'1". He didn't take part in any of the skills part of the combine as he continues to recover from mono.

Payne's game evolved late in his career as he developed a three-point shot. He knocked down 42 percent of his shots from deep as a senior and is one of the better stretch power forward prospects in the draft. Payne is currently listed at No. 22 on the Peachtree Hoops Draft Big Board.

Here is a pre draft workout video and interview with Payne via DraftExpress

Alex Kennedy - Kyle Anderson

Anderson is a 6-8 small forward out of UCLA that we have previously discussed here at Peachtree Hoops. One of Anderson's best attributes is his size as he measured out at just over 6-8 at the NBA Draft Combine and had a wingspan of 7'2.75". His standing reach is of 9'0" makes him the biggest wing prospect that was at the combine.

Anderson played point guard in college but his size gives him plenty of versatility at the next level. He is an excellent passer and has good court vision. Questions about his game include how much range he can add to his jump shot as well as his defensive ability. He is currently listed at No. 14 on the Peachtree Hoops Big Board.

Here is a look at his combine interview with DraftExpress:

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