The Bee's Jason Jones predicts the picks for the 14 lottery teams in the June 28 NBA draft:
No. Team Player College Pos. Ht. Wt. Comment
1. New Orleans Anthony Davis Kentucky PF 6-10 220 Could be the player to help fill all those empty seats in New Orleans.
2. Charlotte Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky SF 6-7 210 Versatile wing player tries to improve worst team in league history.
3. Washington Bradley Beal Florida SG 6-5 195 Since Wizards dealt Nick Young, Beal becomes John Wall's new go-to guard.
4. Cleveland Andre Drummond Connecticut C 6-11 275 He has a lot of upside but will need a lot of time before making an impact.
5. Kings Harrison Barnes North Carolina SF 6-8 220 He's a shooter with a head for the game, two things that the Kings need.
6. Portland Thomas Robinson Kansas PF 6-9 237 Here's an athletic rebounder and defender for the rebuilding Trail Blazers.
7. Golden State Jared Sullinger Ohio State PF 6-9 280 A physical player to help revamp the soft image of the Warriors' frontcourt.
8. Toronto Damian Lillard Weber State PG 6-2 185 If one of those rumored Jose Calderon trades happen, here's replacement.
9. Detroit Perry Jones III Baylor PF 6-11 235 With Greg Monroe anchoring the middle, Pistons add depth in the post.
10. New Orleans Jeremy Lamb Connecticut SG 6-5 195 If the Hornets don't re-sign Eric Gordon, Lamb is a nice pickup.
11. Portland Kendall Marshall North Carolina PG 6-4 188 Blazers grab a player to help them put Raymond Felton era in the past.
12. Milwaukee Tyler Zeller North Carolina C 7-0 235 Gives the Bucks a player to replace Andrew Bogut long term in the middle.
13. Phoenix John Henson North Carolina PF 6-10 210 An active player who was a good shot blocker in three college seasons.
14. Houston Dion Waiters Syracuse SG 6-4 215 With the top two centers gone, the Rockets add an aggressive scorer.
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