Top five NBA suitors for Julius Randle
September, 26, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
Kansas freshman wing Andrew Wiggins has received the majority of the attention regarding the 2014 NBA draft, and that may be putting it lightly. Virtually every mock draft you find online has him projected to be the top pick.
But with more and more people starting to talk up Kentucky freshman power forward Julius Randle -- heck, our own Jeff Goodman even went out on a limb and wrote that he'd take Randle at No. 1 ahead of Wiggins -- it's worth analyzing where the big man could end up if he declares for the 2014 draft. Here are five teams we feel could have the best chance of landing Randle, given their need for a power forward and the likelihood that they land a top 3 pick in the Draft Lottery.