Watch 2014 NBA Draft Live Online, Streaming Video
Basketball fans can watch the 2014 NBA draft live online and see who the Cleveland Cavaliers snag with the No. 1 pick — or whether they hold onto the pick at all.
This year’s draft is considered especially deep, with three can’t miss prospects at the top. Duke’s Jabari Parker and the Kansas duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid are seen as sure-fire NBA prospects, though an injury may shake things up a bit.
Embiid quickly climbed NBA draft boards a few weeks ago when he turned in a stellar workout that earned him comparisons to Hakeem Olajuwon. The 7-foot center was nimble, with soft hands and a deft scoring touch both at the basket and away from it.
But Embiid’s biggest knock was his durability. He suffered a back injury that kept him out of the latter half of the season, including the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.
Some of those fears were alleviated with the strong workout, but Embiid suffered another injury — this time to his foot — that will keep him out for close to four months. The new injury has seen him sink down draft boards, though many believe he will still go in the top five.
Fans who watch the 2014 NBA draft live online will likely see Parker or Wiggins selected first.
Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe thinks Wiggins will get the nod:
It’s a tough decision for the Cavaliers whether to take the NBA-ready Jabari Parker or the athletically gifted Wiggins, but they decide on Wiggins for the bigger upside and the fact that former No. 1 Anthony Bennett is still only 21 years old and not a lost cause
There is always the possibility that the Cavs trade the No. 1 pick, especially if they still like Joel Embiid and think they can snag him a little late in the round.
There is some other excitement surrounding the draft, including Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love on the trading block and LeBron James in the free agent pool.
Those who want to watch the 2014 NBA draft live online can go to WatchESPN.com for full coverage. The broadcast is slated to start at 7 pm ET.