2014 NBA Draft
|2014 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 26, 2014|
|Time||7:00 PM ET|
New York City
|First selection||Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland Cavaliers|
The 2014 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2014, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The draft lottery took place on May 20, 2014. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery to earn the first overall pick in the draft; this is the fourth number-one pick for Cleveland since 2003. This draft would also be the first for the reborn Charlotte Hornets, who played as the Bobcats from 2004-2014, since 2001, when the original Charlotte Hornets last selected as the Charlotte Hornets before moving to New Orleans and eventually become the current New Orleans Pelicans.
Television rights in the United States belonged to ESPN. It was tipped by many to be one of the deepest and most hyped draft classes in recent years, with several players touted as future stars. College underclassmen so touted included: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, T. J. Warren, Tyler Ennis, and Gary Harris. Other highly touted talents included Australian player Dante Exum and Croatian player Dario Šarić, who declared for the draft, and Doug McDermott, who was automatically eligible as a graduating college senior.
Highlights from the draft included the first selections made by Adam Silver as commissioner and Mark Tatum as deputy commissioner, the second Canadian to be the first overall pick (Andrew Wiggins), the first pair of Canadian top 10 picks and second pair of Canadian lottery picks (Wiggins and Nik Stauskas), three top 20 Canadian selections (Wiggins, Stauskas, and Tyler Ennis), the first NBA Development League player to be selected in the first round (P. J. Hairston), the first time multiple NBA Development League players were selected in the same draft (Hairston and Thanasis Antetokounmpo), and the first Cape Verdean player to be selected in the draft (Walter Tavares). In addition, a standing ovation for Isaiah Austin occurred between the 15th and 16th picks of the draft, which included having the NBA itself hold a ceremonial pick to select him as a means of letting his dream of having his name be heard in the NBA draft come true. Nearly two months after the draft ended, Wiggins was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that brought Kevin Love to Cleveland; this resulted in the second time since the NBA–ABA merger that a first overall draft pick would not play a single game for the team that drafted him.
- 1 Eligibility and entrants
- 2 Draft lottery
- 3 Draft ceremony
- 4 Draft selections
- 5 Notable undrafted players
- 6 Trades involving draft picks
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Eligibility and entrants
The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's new 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its players union. The CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. As of 2014, the basic eligibility rules for the draft are listed below.
- All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2014 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1995.
- Any player who is not an "international player", as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class. The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the United States for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U.S., and have never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
Player who are not automatically eligible must declare their eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft. For the 2014 draft, this date fell on April 27. After this date, "early entry" players may attend NBA pre-draft camps and individual team workouts to show off their skills and obtain feedback regarding their draft positions. Under the CBA, a player may withdraw his name from consideration from the draft at any time before the final declaration date, which is 10 days before the draft. Under NCAA rules, players will only have until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.
A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. Also, while the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility.
This year, a total of 45 collegiate players and 30 international players declared as early entry candidates. On June 16, the withdrawal deadline, 18 early entry candidates withdrew from the draft, leaving 44 collegiate players and 13 international players as the early entry candidates for the draft.
Automatically eligible entrants
Players who do not meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria:
- They have completed 4 years of their college eligibility.
- If they graduated from high school in the U.S., but did not enroll in a U.S. college or university, four years have passed since their high school class graduated.
- They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA, anywhere in the world, and have played under that contract.
Players who meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria:
- They are least 22 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players born on or before December 31, 1992 are auotmatically eligible for the 2014 draft.
- They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA within the United States, and have played under that contract.
|Player||Nationality[n 4]||School / club team|
|Antetokounmpo, ThanasisThanasis Antetokounmpo||Greece||Delaware 87ers (NBA D-League)|
|Carr, AquilleAquille Carr||United States||Delaware 87ers (NBA D-League)|
|Melvin, ClevelandCleveland Melvin||United States||Erie BayHawks (NBA D-League)|
|Pelle, NorvelNorvel Pelle||United States||Delaware 87ers (NBA D-League)|
|Pittman, ElijahElijah Pittman||United States||Delaware 87ers (NBA D-League)|
Potential entrants who declined to declare for the draft
Several players discussed as potential entrants in the 2014 draft chose to forego the draft and continue their NCAA careers, including Willie Cauley-Stein, Montrezl Harrell, Caris LeVert, Chris Walker, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky, Wayne Selden, Marcus Paige, Delon Wright, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress, Bobby Portis, Ron Baker, Jordan Mickey, Jarell Martin, Jabari Bird, Branden Dawson, Jerian Grant, A.J. Hammons, Brice Johnson, R. J. Hunter, LeBryan Nash, Juwan Staten, Kaleb Tarczewski, and twins Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison. Additionally, Latvian prospect Kristaps Porziņģis withdrew shortly before the draft, while Croatian prospect Mario Hezonja declined to enter the draft.
The first 14 picks in the draft belong to teams that had missed the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery determined the three teams that would obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. As it is commonplace in the event of identical win-loss records, the NBA performed a random drawing to break the ties on April 18, 2014.
The lottery was held on May 20, 2014 at the Times Square Studios in New York City. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who had the ninth-worst record, won the lottery with just a 1.7% chance to win the first pick. It was the second year in a row the Cavaliers won the lottery, as well as their third time in four years. It also tied the Chicago Bulls ascension in the 2008 NBA draft for the second largest upset ever and the largest upset in the current lottery system that started in 1994. The Milwaukee Bucks, who had the worst record and the highest chance to win the lottery at 25%, obtained the second pick. The lottery completed with the Philadelphia 76ers, who had the second-worst record, obtaining the third pick.
Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:
|^||Denotes the actual lottery result|
|Los Angeles Lakers||27–55||63||.063||.071||.081||—||—||.440||.304^||.040||.001||—||—||—||—||—|
|New Orleans Pelicans2[›]||34–48||11||.011||.013||.016||—||—||—||—||—||—||.870^||.089||.002||.000||—|
|New York Knicks3[›]||37–45||7||.007||.008||.010||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||.935^||.039||.000|
^ 1: The Charlotte Hornets acquired Detroit Pistons' pick because it fell outside the top eight.[upper-alpha 1]
^ 2: The Philadelphia 76ers acquired New Orleans Pelicans' pick because it fell outside the top five.[upper-alpha 2]
^ 3: The Orlando Magic acquired the lesser of Denver Nuggets' pick and New York Knicks' pick.[upper-alpha 3]
In the first round of the draft, each team has five minutes to decide which player they would like to select. During the five minutes, the team can also propose a trade with another team before making their final selection. The NBA commissioner then announce the selection and the player, wearing a basketball cap sporting the team's logo, comes up to the stage to be congratulated and presented to the audience. In the second round, each team has two minutes to make their picks while the deputy commissioner assumes the commissioner's role.
The NBA annually invites around 10–15 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players to sit with their families and agents. When their names are called, the player leaves the room and goes up on stage. Other players who are not invited, are allowed to attend the ceremony, sit in the stands with the fans and walk up on stage when they're drafted. This year, however, the league decided to invite 21 players to the green room. The 20 players invited and attended the draft are Tyler Ennis, Dante Exum, Aaron Gordon, Gary Harris, Rodney Hood, Zach LaVine, Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier, Jusuf Nurkić, Jabari Parker, Adreian Payne, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Dario Šarić, Marcus Smart, Nik Stauskas, Noah Vonleh, T. J. Warren, Andrew Wiggins and James Young. Joel Embiid was invited, but he was unable to attend the draft due to an injury sustained before the draft and its subsequent surgery that prevented him from traveling to New York. Out of the 21 players invited, 19 players were selected in the top 19. The other two, Hood and Napier, were selected 23rd and 24th respectively.
In addition to the above, former Baylor player Isaiah Austin, who had declared for the draft but was forced to end his playing career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical for the draft, was invited to attend as a special guest of commissioner Adam Silver. During the draft, he was ceremonially drafted by the league between the 15th and the 16th picks and came up to the stage sporting a generic NBA cap.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|Rnd.||Pick||Player||Pos.||Nationality[n 4]||Team||School / club team|
|1||1||Wiggins, AndrewAndrew Wiggins||SG/SF||Canada||Cleveland Cavaliers||Kansas (Fr.)|
|1||2||Parker, JabariJabari Parker||SF||United States||Milwaukee Bucks||Duke (Fr.)|
|1||3||Embiid, JoelJoel Embiid#||C||Cameroon||Philadelphia 76ers||Kansas (Fr.)|
|1||4||Gordon, AaronAaron Gordon||PF||United States||Orlando Magic||Arizona (Fr.)|
|1||5||Exum, DanteDante Exum||PG/SG||Australia||Utah Jazz||Australian Institute of Sport[n 5]|
|1||6||Smart, MarcusMarcus Smart||PG||United States||Boston Celtics||Oklahoma State (So.)|
|1||7||Randle, JuliusJulius Randle||PF||United States||Los Angeles Lakers||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||8||Stauskas, NikNik Stauskas||SG||Canada||Sacramento Kings||Michigan (So.)|
|1||9||Vonleh, NoahNoah Vonleh||PF||United States||Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit)[upper-alpha 1]||Indiana (Fr.)|
|1||10||Payton, ElfridElfrid Payton||PG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans,[upper-alpha 2] traded to Orlando)||Louisiana–Lafayette (Jr.)|
|1||11||McDermott, DougDoug McDermott||SF||United States||Denver Nuggets (traded to Chicago)||Creighton (Sr.)|
|1||12||Saric, DarioDario Šarić#||SF/PF||Croatia||Orlando Magic (from New York via Denver,[upper-alpha 3] traded to Philadelphia)||Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)[n 6]|
|1||13||LaVine, ZachZach LaVine||SG||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves||UCLA (Fr.)|
|1||14||Warren, T. J.T. J. Warren||SF||United States||Phoenix Suns||North Carolina State (So.)|
|1||15||Payne, AdreianAdreian Payne#||PF||United States||Atlanta Hawks||Michigan State (Sr.)|
|1||16||Nurkić, JusufJusuf Nurkić||C||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte,[upper-alpha 4] traded to Denver)||Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)|
|1||17||Young, JamesJames Young||SG/SF||United States||Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn)[upper-alpha 5]||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||18||Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis||PG||Canada||Phoenix Suns (from Washington)[upper-alpha 6]||Syracuse (Fr.)|
|1||19||Harris, GaryGary Harris||SG||United States||Chicago Bulls (traded to Denver)||Michigan State (So.)|
|1||20||Caboclo, BrunoBruno Caboclo||SF||Brazil||Toronto Raptors||EC Pinheiros (Brazil)|
|1||21||McGary, MitchMitch McGary#||PF||United States||Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas via L.A. Lakers and Houston)[upper-alpha 7]||Michigan (So.)|
|1||22||Adams, JordanJordan Adams||SG||United States||Memphis Grizzlies||UCLA (So.)|
|1||23||Hood, RodneyRodney Hood||SF||United States||Utah Jazz (from Golden State)[upper-alpha 8]||Duke (So.)|
|1||24||Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier||PG||United States[n 8]||Charlotte Hornets (from Portland,[upper-alpha 9] traded to Miami)||Connecticut (Sr.)|
|1||25||Capela, ClintClint Capela||PF||Switzerland||Houston Rockets||Élan Chalon (France)|
|1||26||Hairston, P. J.P. J. Hairston||SG||United States||Miami Heat (traded to Charlotte)||Texas Legends (NBA D-League)|
|1||27||Bogdanović, BogdanBogdan Bogdanović#||SG||Serbia||Phoenix Suns (from Indiana)[upper-alpha 10]||Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)|
|1||28||Wilcox, C. J.C. J. Wilcox||SG||United States||Los Angeles Clippers||Washington (Sr.)|
|1||29||Huestis, JoshJosh Huestis#||SF/PF||United States||Oklahoma City Thunder||Stanford (Sr.)|
|1||30||Anderson, KyleKyle Anderson||SF||United States||San Antonio Spurs||UCLA (So.)|
|2||31||Inglis, DamienDamien Inglis#||SF||France||Milwaukee Bucks||Chorale Roanne (France)|
|2||32||McDaniels, K. J.K. J. McDaniels||SF||United States||Philadelphia 76ers||Clemson (Jr.)|
|2||33||Harris, JoeJoe Harris||SG||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (from Orlando)[upper-alpha 11]||Virginia (Sr.)|
|2||34||Early, CleanthonyCleanthony Early||SF||United States||New York Knicks (from Boston via Dallas)[upper-alpha 12][upper-alpha 13]||Wichita State (Sr.)|
|2||35||Stokes, JarnellJarnell Stokes||PF||United States||Utah Jazz (traded to Memphis)||Tennessee (Jr.)|
|2||36||O'Bryant III, JohnnyJohnny O'Bryant III#||PF||United States||Milwaukee Bucks (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix and Minnesota)[upper-alpha 14]||Louisiana State (Jr.)|
|2||37||Daniels, DeAndreDeAndre Daniels#||SF||United States||Toronto Raptors (from Sacramento)[upper-alpha 15]||Connecticut (Jr.)|
|2||38||Dinwiddie, SpencerSpencer Dinwiddie||PG/SG||United States||Detroit Pistons||Colorado (Jr.)|
|2||39||Grant, JeramiJerami Grant||SF||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from Cleveland)[upper-alpha 16]||Syracuse (So.)|
|2||40||Robinson III, GlennGlenn Robinson III||SF||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (from New Orleans)[upper-alpha 17]||Michigan (So.)|
|2||41||Jokić, NikolaNikola Jokić#||PF/C||Serbia||Denver Nuggets||Mega Vizura (Serbia)|
|2||42||Johnson, NickNick Johnson||PG/SG||United States||Houston Rockets (from New York)[upper-alpha 18]||Arizona (Jr.)|
|2||43||Tavares, WalterWalter Tavares#||C||Cape Verde||Atlanta Hawks||Gran Canaria (Spain)|
|2||44||Brown, MarkelMarkel Brown||SG||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves[upper-alpha 19] (traded to Brooklyn)||Oklahoma State (Sr.)|
|2||45||Powell, DwightDwight Powell||PF||Canada||Charlotte Hornets||Stanford (Sr.)|
|2||46||Clarkson, JordanJordan Clarkson||PG||United States||Washington Wizards (traded to L.A. Lakers)||Missouri (Jr.)|
|2||47||Smith, RussRuss Smith||PG/SG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from Brooklyn via Boston and Dallas,[upper-alpha 20][upper-alpha 12][upper-alpha 21] traded to New Orleans)||Louisville (Sr.)|
|2||48||Patterson, LamarLamar Patterson#||SG/SF||United States||Milwaukee Bucks (from Toronto via Phoenix,[upper-alpha 22] traded to Atlanta)||Pittsburgh (Sr.)|
|2||49||Bairstow, CameronCameron Bairstow||PF/C||Australia||Chicago Bulls||New Mexico (Sr.)|
|2||50||Brown, AlecAlec Brown#||C||United States||Phoenix Suns||Green Bay (Sr.)|
|2||51||Antetokounmpo, ThanasisThanasis Antetokounmpo#||SF||Greece||New York Knicks (from Dallas)[upper-alpha 13]||Delaware 87ers (NBA D-League)|
|2||52||Micić, VasilijeVasilije Micić#||PG||Serbia||Philadelphia 76ers (from Memphis via Cleveland)[upper-alpha 23][upper-alpha 16]||Mega Vizura (Serbia)|
|2||53||Gentile, AlessandroAlessandro Gentile#||SF||Italy||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Golden State,[upper-alpha 24] traded to Houston)||Olimpia Milano (Italy)|
|2||54||Dangubić, NemanjaNemanja Dangubić#||SG||Serbia||Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston via Milwaukee,[upper-alpha 25] traded to San Antonio)||Mega Vizura (Serbia)|
|2||55||Christon, SemajSemaj Christon#||PG||United States||Miami Heat (traded to Oklahoma City via Charlotte)||Xavier (So.)|
|2||56||Marble, Roy DevynRoy Devyn Marble||SG/SF||United States||Denver Nuggets (from Portland,[upper-alpha 26] traded to Orlando)||Iowa (Sr.)|
|2||57||Labeyrie, LouisLouis Labeyrie#||PF/C||France||Indiana Pacers (traded to New York)||Paris-Levallois Basket (France)|
|2||58||McRae, JordanJordan McRae#||SG||United States||San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Clippers via New Orleans,[upper-alpha 27] traded to Philadelphia)||Tennessee (Sr.)|
|2||59||Thames, XavierXavier Thames#||PG/SG||United States||Toronto Raptors (from Oklahoma City via New York,[upper-alpha 28] traded to Brooklyn)||San Diego State (Sr.)|
|2||60||Jefferson, CoryCory Jefferson||PF||United States||San Antonio Spurs (traded to Brooklyn via Philadelphia)||Baylor (Sr.)|
Notable undrafted players
These players were not selected in the 2014 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.
|Black, TarikTarik Black||PF/C||United States||Kansas (Sr.)|
|Dawkins, AndreAndre Dawkins||SG||United States||Duke (Sr.)|
|Kirk, AlexAlex Kirk||C||United States||New Mexico (Sr.)|
|Moreland, EricEric Moreland||PF||United States||Oregon State (Sr.)|
|Sampson, JaKarrJaKarr Sampson||PF||United States||St. John's (So.)|
|Wear, TravisTravis Wear||SF||United States||UCLA (Sr.)|
|Whittington, ShayneShayne Whittington||PF/C||United States||Western Michigan (Sr.)|
Trades involving draft picks
Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
- June 26, 2012: Detroit Pistons to Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets) 
- July 12, 2013: New Orleans Pelicans to Philadelphia 76ers
February 22, 2011: New York Knicks to Denver Nuggets (three-team trade)
- Denver acquired Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, a 2014 first-round pick, 2012 and 2013 second-round picks, and the option to swap 2016 first-round picks and cash considerations from New York
- Denver acquired Kosta Koufos from Minnesota
- New York acquired Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams from Denver
- New York acquired Corey Brewer from Minnesota
- Minnesota acquired a 2015 second-round pick from Denver
- Minnesota acquired Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph from New York
- Orlando acquired Aaron Afflalo, Al Harrington, the lesser of Denver's two 2014 first-round picks (Denver's own pick and New York's pick), and a 2013 second-round pick from Denver
- Orlando acquired Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vučević and a conditional 2015 first-round pick from Philadelphia
- Orlando acquired Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, a conditional 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2015 second-round pick from L.A. Lakers
- Denver acquired Andre Iguodala from Philadelphia
- Philadelphia acquired Jason Richardson from Orlando
- Philadelphia acquired Andrew Bynum from L.A. Lakers
- L.A. Lakers acquired Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon and Earl Clark from Orlando
- February 18, 2010: Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets) to Chicago Bulls
- July 12, 2013: Brooklyn Nets to Boston Celtics
- October 25, 2013: Washington Wizards to Phoenix Suns
December 11, 2011: Dallas Mavericks to Los Angeles Lakers
- L.A. Lakers acquired a conditional 2012 first-round pick (protected top 20 in 2012–14)
- Dallas acquired Lamar Odom and a 2012 second-round pick
- Houston acquired Derek Fisher and Dallas' conditional 2012 first-round pick (protected top 20 in 2012–14)
- L.A. Lakers acquired Jordan Hill
July 10, 2013: Golden State Warriors to Utah Jazz (three-team trade)
- Utah acquired Andris Biedriņš, Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush, a 2014 first-round pick, a 2017 first-round pick, 2017 and 2018 second-round picks, and cash considerations from Golden State
- Utah acquired a 2018 second-round pick from Denver
- Golden State acquired Kevin Murphy from Utah
- Golden State acquired Andre Iguodala from Denver
- Denver acquired Randy Foye from Utah
- Denver acquired a 2018 second-round pick from Golden State
- February 24, 2011: Portland Trail Blazers to Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets)
- July 27, 2013: Indiana Pacers to Phoenix Suns
June 23, 2011: Orlando Magic to Cleveland Cavaliers
- Cleveland acquired 2013 and 2014 second-round picks
- Orlando acquired draft rights to Justin Harper
- June 27, 2013: Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks
- June 25, 2014: Dallas Mavericks to New York Knicks
July 11, 2012: Los Angeles Lakers to Phoenix Suns
- Phoenix acquired 2013 and 2015 first-round picks, 2013 and 2014 second-round picks, and cash considerations
- L.A. Lakers acquired Steve Nash
- Minnesota acquired Lakers' 2014 second-round pick from Phoenix
- Minnesota acquired 2013 and 2016 second-round picks from New Orleans
- Phoenix acquired Wesley Johnson and a conditional 2014 first-round pick (protected top 13 in 2014) from Minnesota
- Phoenix acquired Jerome Dyson and Brad Miller from New Orleans
- New Orleans acquired Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick and cash considerations from Phoenix
July 16, 2012: Sacramento Kings to Toronto Raptors
- Toronto acquired a 2014 second-round pick
- Sacramento acquired James Johnson
- February 20, 2014: Cleveland Cavaliers to Philadelphia 76ers
- September 9, 2009: New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans) to Minnesota Timberwolves
- July 11, 2012: New York Knicks to Houston Rockets
July 12, 2010: Minnesota Timberwolves to Miami Heat
- Miami acquired 2011 and 2014 second-round picks
- Minnesota acquired Michael Beasley
- June 23, 2011: New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) to Boston Celtics
June 27, 2013: Dallas Mavericks to Philadelphia 76ers
- Philadelphia acquired Brooklyn's 2014 second-round pick
- Dallas acquired draft rights to Ricky Ledo
February 21, 2013: Toronto Raptors to Phoenix Suns
- Phoenix acquired Hamed Haddadi and a conditional 2014 second-round pick
- Toronto acquired Sebastian Telfair
- Milwaukee acquired Toronto's conditional 2014 second-round pick from Phoenix
- Milwaukee acquired a conditional 2015 second-round pick from the L.A. Clippers
- Phoenix acquired Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler from L.A. Clippers
- L.A. Clippers acquired J. J. Redick from Milwaukee
- L.A. Clippers acquired Jared Dudley from Phoenix
- July 25, 2012: Memphis Grizzlies to Cleveland Cavaliers
- June 27, 2013: Golden State Warriors to Minnesota Timberwolves
June 27, 2012: Houston Rockets to Milwaukee Bucks
- Milwaukee acquired Samuel Dalembert, 2012 and 2014 second-round picks
- Houston acquired Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston and the 12th pick in the 2012 NBA draft
June 23, 2011: Portland Trail Blazers to Denver Nuggets (three-team trade)
- Denver acquired Andre Miller and a 2014 second-round pick from Portland
- Denver acquired draft rights to Jordan Hamilton from Dallas
- Portland acquired Raymond Felton from Denver
- Portland acquired draft rights to Tanguy Ngombo from Dallas
- Dallas acquired Rudy Fernández and draft rights to Petteri Koponen from Portland
January 26, 2010: Los Angeles Clippers to New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
- New Orleans acquired a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations
- L.A. Clippers acquired Bobby Brown
- San Antonio acquired L.A. Clippers' 2014 second-round pick
- New Orleans acquired Curtis Jerrells
February 21, 2013: Oklahoma City Thunder to New York Knicks
- New York acquired a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations
- Oklahoma City acquired Ronnie Brewer
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.
- Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers trade
- Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls trade
- Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets trade
Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz trade
- Memphis acquired draft rights to 35th pick Jarnell Stokes
- Utah acquired a 2016 second-round pick
Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves trade
- Brooklyn acquired draft rights to 44th pick Markel Brown
- Minnesota acquired cash considerations
Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards trade
- L.A. Lakers acquired draft rights to 46th pick Jordan Clarkson
- Washington acquired cash considerations
- New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers trade
Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks trade
- Atlanta acquired draft rights to 48th pick Lamar Patterson
- Milwaukee acquired a 2015 second-round pick
Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves trade
- Houston acquired draft rights to 53rd pick Alessandro Gentile
- Minnesota acquired cash considerations
- San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers trade
Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets trade
- Oklahoma City acquired draft rights to 55th pick Semaj Christon
- Charlotte acquired cash considerations
- Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets trade
New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers trade
- New York acquired draft rights to 57th pick Louis Labeyrie
- Indiana acquired cash considerations
Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors trade
- Brooklyn acquired draft rights to 59th pick Xavier Thames
- Toronto acquired cash considerations
Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers trade
- Brooklyn acquired draft rights to 60th pick Cory Jefferson
- Philadelphia acquired cash considerations
- William Alston last played for Community College of Baltimore County in 2011
- About a week before the draft, Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue. Because the condition frequently has serious and life-threatening effects on the heart and circulatory system, Austin was advised to end his playing career.
- Although Chane Behanan is listed as being from Colorado State, he never played for that school. He was dismissed from Louisville during the holiday break between the fall 2013 and spring 2014 academic terms. After leaving Louisville, Behanan enrolled in classes at Colorado State with hopes of playing there in 2014–15, but instead chose to enter the draft.
- Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
- Dante Exum attended the Australian Institute of Sport in conjunction with attending and playing high school basketball for Lake Ginninderra Secondary College until January 2014.
- Dario Šarić played for Cibona Zagreb during the 2013–14 season, but was signed by Anadolu Efes (Turkey) on June 24, 2013.
- P. J. Hairston played collegiately for North Carolina but was suspended for the 2013–14 season and later left college basketball to play professionally. Although he met the criteria for automatic eligibility for the draft, the NBA still considered him as an early-entrant college underclassman and allowed him to withdraw from the draft.
- Shabazz Napier was born in the United States to a Puerto Rican mother. He has committed to represent Puerto Rico internationally since 2012, although he is yet to play for Puerto Rico.
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