With the ping-pong balls creating surprises in the NBA draft lottery, the Wizards and 76ers were lucky winners, while the Nets, Timberwolves and Warriors each dropped two spots.
Let's look at how things may go for all the lottery teams on June 24.
First Round 1. WASHINGTON WIZARDS
John Wall , PG, 6-3, 185, Fr., Kentucky
This team has been through a great deal of turmoil over the past season with the whole Gilbert Arenas fiasco. What better way to start fresh than with John Wall as the new face of the franchise?
2. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Evan Turner , SF, 6-7, 217, Jr., Ohio State
Turner gives the Sixers an ideal backcourt mate for Jrue Holiday. Turner has been compared by some to Andre Iguodala, and now he'll likely be playing alongside him.
3. NEW JERSEY NETS
Derrick Favors , PF, 6-9, 245, Fr., Georgia Tech
While Favors isn't nearly as NBA ready as some of his fellow draftees, he's got tremendous upside. Considering their top two players are at PG (Devin Harris) and C (Brook Lopez), a power forward with upside fits them perfectly.
4. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Wesley Johnson , SF, 6-7, 210, Jr., Syracuse
Minnesota could opt for DeMarcus Cousins here, but with two big men inside that are similarly skilled as Cousins (Al Jefferson and Kevin Love), grabbing an athletic small forward like Johnson makes more sense.
5. SACRAMENTO KINGS
DeMarcus Cousins , PF-C, 6-11, 280, Fr., Kentucky
Cousins has a chance to go as high as third in this year's draft. A lot will likely come down to how he does on psychological tests with teams. His skill level for a player his size is extremely high, but so are his red flags.
6. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Al Farouq-Aminu , SF, 6-8, 218, Soph., Wake Forest
Like the Kings, the Warriors were big losers in the lottery slipping two spots. Wes Johnson makes a lot of sense if he slips to them. Otherwise the team will likely decide between Aminu and Greg Monroe. Donatas Motiejunas will also get some looks here.
7. DETROIT PISTONS
Greg Monroe , PF, 6-10, 240, Soph., Georgetown
Monroe will likely get interest from the fourth pick on. He lacks the athleticism of the other bigs, but has more versatility. After taking three small forwards in last year's draft, the Pistons need to go a little bigger.
8. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Patrick Patterson, PF, 6-8, 245, Jr., Kentucky
Small forward is the position of need for the Clips, but unless Wesley Johnson or Aminu is here, they may be forced to take value. The Clips go for a backup for last year's No. 1 pick, Blake Griffin.
9. UTAH JAZZ
Cole Aldrich , C, 6-11, 260, Jr., Kansas
Mehmet Okur is coming off a season-ending injury and this team had some success with former Jayhawk Greg Ostertag. They will hope Aldrich is a new and improved version.
10. INDIANA PACERS
Xavier Henry , SG, 6-6, 220, Fr., Kansas
Indiana is most in need of a point guard, but 10 is far too high to consider anyone such as Eric Bledsoe or Armon Johnson. Henry would make a nice complement to Danny Granger as a pure shooter from the perimeter.
11. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
Donatas Motiejunas , PF, 6-11, 230, Lithuania
There are real concerns about Motiejunas' NBA readiness and ability to defend. He is likely a few years away, but he possesses a rare combination of size, speed and offensive skill.
12. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Avery Bradley , SG, 6-3, 185, Fr., Texas
Memphis has two late first-round picks and, with Rudy Gay's uncertainty as a restricted free agent, should be able to find a comparable small forward there. Bradley plays the same position as O.J. Mayo but is a talent. He will need time to fulfill his potential.
13. TORONTO RAPTORS
Ed Davis , PF, 6-9, 220, Soph., North Carolina
With Chris Bosh possibly on the way out, a young post with upside like Davis could be in the cards for Toronto.
14. HOUSTON ROCKETS
Hassan Whiteside , C, 7-0, 235, Fr., Marshall
Whiteside would provide a solid backup and a long-term replacement with Yao Ming's health status in question.
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