UConn point guard Shabazz Napier became a household name this spring when he helped lead the Huskies to another national title, his second as a member of the team. Napier's outstanding play opened a lot of eyes, and led many to speculate about his future in the NBA.

In Chad Ford's latest mock draft, released on Tuesday, he listed Napier at No. 28, a spot in the draft where the 6-foot, 170-pounder could be targeted as a backup point guard on a contending team.

Here are four teams that could potentially target Napier late in the first round or early in the second round:

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Stokes now a first-rounder? 

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Last month, we posed the question of whether Jarnell Stokes' draft stock was on the rise following an impressive showing in the NCAA tournament. And last week, we speculated that Stokes -- who has officially declared for the 2014 NBA draft -- could be among the forwards who benefits from Montrezl Harrell's decision to return to Louisville.

On Tuesday, ESPN draft expert Chad Ford weighed in on where he expects the 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward to go on draft day.

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Potential Wolves draft targets 

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In all likelihood, Minnesota will have the No. 13 pick in this summer's NBA draft. However, there is a small chance they could lose that pick to Phoenix.

The only way that can happen is if the Suns (No. 14 going into the draft lottery) move up into the top 3 and the Wolves don't, dropping Minnesota's Top 13 protected pick to the No. 14 slot.

Assuming that the Wolves do keep their pick, here's a look at a few of the players they are likely to target late in the lottery:

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Keith Smart didn't work out as the Kings coach, but could Marcus Smart be the team's future at point guard? There's a good chance the highly rated point guard will be on the board when Sacramento makes its first-round pick this June, and our own Chad Ford thinks it could be a great fit.

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Will Gordon go before Randle? 

April, 22, 2014
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Aaron Gordon has officially declared for the 2014 NBA draft, and Julius Randle did the same on Tuesday. For much of the last six months, Randle has been projected to be selected before Gordon, but that may not be the case any longer.

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Arison expects to keep 'Big Three' 

April, 22, 2014
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According to The Miami Herald, Micky Arison was interviewed by Dan Le Batard on Monday and several topics regarding the Miami Heat were discussed.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can opt out of their contracts and join the 2014 class of free agents. James will become a free agent, while Bosh and Wade may decline the option. Either way, Arison expects to keep his best players.

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Milestones influence LaMarcus Aldridge? 

April, 22, 2014
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LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the best players to ever wear the Portland Trail Blazers uniform. After scoring 46 points against Houston, a franchise record for a playoff game, the All-Star has the chance to break many team records in the next few years if he signs a new deal in 2015. Will that influence his decision next year?

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Dennis Lindsey's top choices? 

April, 22, 2014
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Plenty of speculation on Monday regarding the Utah Jazz head coach position after Tyrone Corbin was informed he would not receive a new contract. General manager Dennis Lindsey will look at several candidates, but two could be the favorites before the interviews begin.

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Kevin Love's opinion not wanted? 

April, 22, 2014
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will begin the process of hiring a new head coach after Rick Adelman retired on Monday. While Kevin Love is the best player on the Wolves and his future with the team beyond next season is in doubt, president of basketball operations Flip Saunders says he won't consult with the forward when is comes to potential hires.

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Buyout best for Arnett Moultrie? 

April, 22, 2014
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There has been a lot of speculation regarding Arnett Moultrie's future with the Philadelphia 76ers and most observers believe his time with the team will come to an end during the summer. Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News is part of that group.

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Landry Fields to defend Pierce? 

April, 22, 2014
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Brooklyn's Paul Pierce was kept in check for most of Game 1, but in the fourth quarter he scored nine key points for the Nets as they outscored the Toronto Raptors 11-2. With that in mind, Toronto head coach Dwane Casey told the media on Monday that he might use Landry Fields to defend Pierce.

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Mike Woodson and the Pistons? 

April, 22, 2014
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Mike Woodson is now a free agent after Phil Jackson fired him on Monday. Woodson is owed $3.4 million and he could take the next season off, however he might be on the bench of another team looking for a head coach.

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P.J. Tucker's future with Suns 

April, 22, 2014
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Forward P.J. Tucker will be a restricted free agent beginning on July 1 if he's tendered a qualifying offer from the Phoenix Suns. That is a lock, as well as his desire to sign a long-term contract. The Suns also want to continue the relationship.

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Al Jefferson: I’m suiting up 

April, 22, 2014
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UPDATE: Al Jefferson, wearing a walking boot, spoke to the media on Monday and said he will start in Game 2 against Miami on Wednesday, despite the pain in his foot.

“I’m suiting up,” Jefferson told The Charlotte Observer. “It’ll take more than that to make me sit down."

Jefferson needed two injections to help with the pain and that will likely continue for the duration of the playoffs, which may just be three more games.
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Starting center Al Jefferson is the Charlotte Bobcats best player and he was playing well in Game 1 against the Miami Heat on Sunday, but suffered an injury to his left foot later in the first quarter. The issue clearly affected him for the rest of the day. Jefferson is planning to be ready for Game 2 on Wednesday despite the pain.

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Next action for Damion James 

April, 22, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs signed Damion James late in the regular season just to have added cover at both forward positions. James likely won't see any action for the Spurs until July.

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