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DRAFT DAY FORECAST

JARED COWLEY/ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, JARED COWLEY/ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Mocking the NBA draft is more difficult than ever this year.

With the league's collective bargaining agreement set to expire at the end of this month and a lockout likely to follow, teams seem to be more active in trade talks, hoping to make a move while they still can.

Every pick but the first selection has been rumored to be in play, which could make for an interesting draft day.

With that disclaimer, here's our best guess for how the lottery (first 14 selections) will play out:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving, PG

Duke

Age: 19

Most like: Chris Paul

2. Minnesota T'wolves

Derrick Williams, PF

Arizona

Age: 20

Most like: David West

3. Utah Jazz

Enes Kanter, C

Kentucky, out of Turkey

Age: 19

Most like: Al Jefferson

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson, PF

Texas

Age: 20

Most like: Charles Smith

5. Toronto Raptors

Brandon Knight, G

Kentucky

Age: 19

Most like: Chauncey Billups

6. Washington Wizards

Kawhi Leonard, SF

San Diego State

Age: 20

Most like: Gerald Wallace

7. Sacramento Kings

Kemba Walker, PG

Connecticut

Age: 21

Most like: Raymond Felton

8. Detroit Pistons

Jan Vesely, F

Czech Republic

Age: 21

Most like: Andrei Kirilenko

9. Charlotte Hornets

Chris Singleton, SF

Florida State

Age: 21

Most like: Ron Artest

10. Milwaukee Bucks

Jonas Valanciunas, C

Lithuania

Age: 19

Most like: Tyson Chandler

11. GoldenStateWarriors

Klay Thompson, SG

Washington State

Age: 21

Most like: Allan Houston

12. Utah Jazz

Jimmer Fredette, PG

BYU

Age: 22

Most like: Stephen Curry

13. Phoenix Suns

Marcus Morris

Kansas

Age: 21

Most like: Al Harrington

14. Houston Rockets

Nikola Vucevic, C

USC

Age: 20

Most like: Nenad Krstic

-- Jared Cowley

The Press Democrat