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NBA Mock Draft 1.0 Picks 11-14

Here is the analysis for the rest of the lottery. If you missed picks 1-10, click here.

11. Philadephia 76ers- Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana

Philadelphia wants a big, and if Zeller is still on the board at 11, they have to take him. A year ago, Zeller was considered a top three pick in the 2013 draft, but after a year of minimal improvement and questions about his toughness, his stock slipped. Still, Zeller is an extremely mobile and skilled big for his size. He has great scoring instincts, footwork, basketball IQ, and work ethic. He can come into the league and contribute right away offensively, but defensively there are questions. He tends to lose his man sometimes, and shies away from contact. If Zeller reaches his potential, however, he would be a steal here at 11.

12. Oklahoma City Thunder- Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh

Oklahoma City can use a cheap replacement for Kendrick Perkins, who seems to just be wasting away in a Thunder uniform. Steven Adams has the size, strength, and athleticism to be an impact defensive big in the NBA, but he is still a major project. He has no offensive game whatsoever, and his defensive fundamentals are a bit shaky. The Thunder won't be drafting him for his offense; they will be hoping that in a couple of years, he can be a force as a rebounder and rim-protector.

13. Dallas Mavericks- Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

Dallas wants to trade this pick, or stash it somewhere in Europe, to save cap space and go after Dwight Howard or Chris Paul in free agency. For this reason, Dario Saric was the favorite here, but it was recently reported that Saric is leaning towards pulling out of the draft. If Dallas cannot trade away this pick, they will likely be targeting Michael Carter-Williams out of Syracuse as a potential replacement for Darren Collison. At 6-6, MCW has great size at point guard, with great instincts as a facilitator and good court vision. His unselfishness and creativity creates opportunities for his teammates and himself. MCW probably has the highest potential out of any point guard in the draft; his struggles to finish, shoot, and his poor decision-making at times, however, will likely keep him out of the top 10.

14. Utah Jazz- Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany

Shroeder is an intriguing prospect out of Germany. He is lightning quick, a decent shooter, handles the ball well, and can get teammates involved. He seems like a good fit with the Jazz, who is lacking a point guard, but the Jazz will have a difficult decision between Schroeder and Shane Larkin out of Miami. Although Schroeder is younger and has a higher ceiling, Larkin is tough, confident, clutch, a winner, and his high character will be a positive influence in the locker room. The Milwaukee Bucks, among other teams, will be very happy if the Jazz pass on Larkin and take Schroeder here.