NBA Draft 2014 big board: Ranking every prospect in this year's class

Jamie Squire

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker top our 2014 NBA Draft big board.

The 2014 draft class has been hyped for a long time, and with good reason. The lottery is loaded with potential star prospects and there are a number of role players throughout the rest of the draft. There are also several intriguing international prospects.

The first tough decision in putting together this big board is arranging Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh, the three top-tier power forward prospects. Still, the top eight or nine prospects are pretty clear cut and all are all potential franchise cornerstones.

The board becomes more fluid in that late-lottery to No. 25 overall range. There are six wing prospects -- Gary Harris, Nik Stauskas, James Young, P.J. Hairston, Rodney Hood and Jordan Adams -- who can be rearranged in any order. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses and need certain environments to thrive.

The weakness of this class comes at the center position. Joel Embiid is the top rated big man and some consider him the top overall prospect, but after the Kansas big man, the class is thin, even given Embiid's injury concerns. Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic is the second best center in class, but he's young, raw and could fall to the 20s on draft night.

Below is a list of my top 60 prospects. Big boards constantly change as more information comes out, so we will be updating this list every week until the June 26 draft.

Embiid is the big caveat. If he were healthy, he'd leapfrog Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins for that top spot. But he's not, and that's why he's still behind the two top wing prospects.

Last update: June 26.

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