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2014 NBA Draft recap: All 30 picks from the first round

Andrew Wiggins went number one overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Andrew Wiggins went number one overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014, is the night that will go down in history as one of the greatest ever for so many young men. The 2014 NBA Draft meant that a lot of careers were going to officially start and a lot of money was going to be coming their way. These talented players all hoped to be picked as high as possible, and the number one overall pick belonged to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they selected Andrew Wiggins out of Kansas.

As expected, Duke power forward Jabari Parker went second overall to the Milwaukee Bucks.

A few weeks ago, everyone fully thought that Kansas center Joel Embiid would go first, but an injury pushed him down. Some mock drafts actually had him falling all the way down to the Philadelphia 76ers with the 10th pick, but they decided to take him with their third pick.

From there, things got a bit confusing and unexpected. A number of picks throughout the rest of the top 10 were rather strange and let a lot of people scratching their heads. Still, it's the way the picks fell the way they did, and teams now have their new players.

There's no telling what the future holds but here is a full recap of the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers - SG Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
  2. Milwaukee Bucks - SF Jabari Parker, Duke
  3. Philadelphia 76ers - C Joel Embiid, Kansas
  4. Orlando Magic - PF Aaron Gordon, Arizona
  5. Utah Jazz - PG Dante Exum, Australia
  6. Boston Celtics - PG Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
  7. Los Angeles Lakers - PF Julius Randle, Kentucky
  8. Sacramento Kings - SG Nik Stauskas, Michigan
  9. Charlotte Hornets - PH Noah Vonleh, Indiana
  10. Philadelphia 76ers - PG Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette (traded to Orlando)
  11. Denver Nuggets - SF Doug McDermott, Creighton (traded to Chicago)
  12. Orlando Magic - PF Dario Saric, Croatia (traded to Philadelphia)
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves - PG Zach LaVine, UCLA
  14. Phoenix Suns - SF T.J. Warren, NC State
  15. Atlanta Hawks - PF Adreian Payne, Michigan State
  16. Chicago Bulls - C Jusef Nurkic, Bosnia-Herzegovina (traded to Denver)
  17. Boston Celtics - SG James Young, Kentucky
  18. Phoenix Suns - PG Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
  19. Chicago Bulls - SG Gary Harris, Michigan State (traded to Denver)
  20. Toronto Raptors - SF Bruno Caboclo, Brazil
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder - PF Mitch McGary, Michigan
  22. Memphis Grizzlies - SG Jordan Adams, UCLA
  23. Utah Jazz - SG Rodney Hood, Duke
  24. Charlotte Hornets - PG Shabazz Napier, UCONN
  25. Houston Rockets - PF Clint Capela, Switzerland
  26. Miami Heat - SG P.J. Hairston, UNC
  27. Phoenix Suns - SG Bogdan Bogdanovic, Serbia
  28. LA Clippers - SG C.J. Wilcox, Washington
  29. Oklahoma City Thunder - PF Josh Huestis, Stanford
  30. San Antonio Spurs - PF Kyle Anderson, UCLA
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