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2014 NBA D-League Mock Draft (First Round) By Chris Reichert

RidiculousUpside.com's own Chris Reichert provides savvy analysis in this mock draft of the first round of the 2014 NBA D-League Draft.

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**With the 2014 NBA D-League Draft set to take place in mere hours, RidiculousUpside.com's own Chris Reichert provides analysis of some of the top prospects and predicts which teams such individuals could end up fitting in well with, in this interesting mock draft of the first round. Continue reading below for more.**

1. Grand Rapids Drive (via Delaware)

Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert): Robert Covington -- I don't know how the Drive could pass on such a sure thing here at the number one overall pick. Covington brings you size and rebounding, plus an added dimension of 3-point shooting that is pretty much unrivaled for his size in the D-League. The only thing that could cause Covington to drop is the fact that he probably won't spend too much time in the D-League as he has caught many NBA teams' interest.

2. Santa Cruz Warriors (via Erie)

Reichert: Erik Murphy -- Another stretch four standing 6'10, Murphy can provide scoring inside and out. The D-League has shown itself to be guard heavy so adding a big like Murphy gives the Warriors size that could set them apart from their competition.

3. Austin Spurs

Reichert: Elliot Williams -- This former NBA first round pick (2010 by Portland Trail Blazers) is one of 11 players in the draft pool with NBA experience and probably won't be around long before another NBA opportunity. However, Williams' skill set and athletic ability are enough to warrant an early selection.

4. Santa Cruz Warriors (via Maine)

Reichert: Milos Milisavljevic -- Reports on Friday indicate that the Santa Cruz Warriors have given Milos a draft promise with one of their three first round picks, and given that he wouldn't last until their next pick at 13, this is the logical spot for him to go. The Warriors have already announced that former Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft will be playing for them this season, but Milos is one of the more intriguing players in this draft and pairing them up in the back court in some fashion could heed great results. Milisavljevic is NBA Draft eligible in 2015, so he will be in the D-League all season.

5. Grand Rapids Drive

Reichert: Marquis Teague -- Teague, younger brother of Hawks' point guard Jeff Teague, has certainly had his struggles with the NBA game since being drafted in 2012 by the Chicago Bulls. However, he is still only 21 years old and possesses speed and quickness that you just cannot teach. Teague could benefit greatly from this time to develop in the D-League and if the Drive can nab him at this spot and pair him with Covington they will have a solid foundation heading into training camp.

6. Texas Legends

Reichert: Carrick Felix -- Felix has good size at 6'6 for a shooting guard in either the D-League or the NBA, however the problem here is Felix has never really developed the kind of 3-point shot you would expect from an off guard. There are plenty of guards who are successful without the benefit of the outside shot and Felix is reportedly on a lot of teams radars heading into the draft, so the skills he does possess appear to be enough for a top-10 spot.

7. Idaho Stampede

Reichert: Justin Jackson -- Jackson went undrafted in this year's NBA draft after playing four years at the University of Cincinnati. Last season he averaged 11.1 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Bearcats and at 6'8 he brings size and tenacious defense to any team that calls his name.

8. Bakersfield Jam

Reichert: Chane Behanan -- Behanan's talent isn't in question here, but after being kicked off of Louisville's team for off-court issues it might cause teams to pause before making this pick. Behanan has incredible touch, but he's undersized for a power forward at only 6'7. Still he can add scoring and an inside presence for the Jam here.

9. Oklahoma City Blue

Reichert: Fuquan Edwin -- Edwin actually played summer league with the Blue's parent club the OKC Thunder a couple months back, however nothing materialized from it as he only played in 3 games. Edwin was a four-year starter at Seton Hall University and he's one of the few players available that is a true two-way guy as his defense is just as highly touted as his offense.

10. Reno Bighorns (via Westchester Knicks)

Reichert: D.J. Seeley -- Seeley's best attribute is his outside shot. He played in the Adriatic League last year and performed well and is ready for his opportunity to hit an NBA floor.

11. Reno Bighorns

Reichert: Dominic Waters -- Waters is a pass-first point guard who can also score if given the opportunity. Two seasons ago he averaged seven-plus assists in the Israeli Winner League and could be the right guy for the new fast-paced offense new coach David Arsenault Jr. will bring.

12. Canton Charge

Reichert: Joonas Caven -- Caven is a huge unknown, but he's got the skill NBA teams are looking for right now -- he's a pick and pop wonder at 6'11. He's only 21 years old and has plenty of (pardon the pun) upside.

13. Santa Cruz Warriors

Reichert: Ben Hansbrough -- Hansbrough has one specific skill, but that skill is enough to get him some looks. He can shoot the ball with the best of 'em and what he lacks in playmaking and athleticism, he makes up for in basketball IQ and long-range shooting.

14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Reichert: David Stockton -- Stockton is a perfect fit for the run and gun style that RGV has become known for running. He's the consummate floor general and can control pace and flow of a game like few players who are available in this draft.

15. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Reichert: Brady Heslip -- Heslip could be one of the best shooters in the entire D-League this year. His flaw is that he's only 6'2 and he plays off guard, with no real development at the point guard position. However, his shooting alone is enough to warrant a pick here and he could go even earlier if a team like RGV wants another sniper.

16. Iowa Energy

Reichert: Andre Emmett -- Emmett is one of the elder statesman in this draft at 32 years old, but he brings scoring punch that is undeniable at the D-League level.

17. Los Angeles D-Fenders

Reichert: Reggie Moore -- If you recognize the name it's probably because Moore was a stud at Washington State University before encountering some off-court troubles and finishing his college career at Division II Western Washington University. Even still, Moore brings a combo guard mentality that few can offer.

18. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (via Fort Wayne)

Reichert: Tristan Spurlock -- Spurlock has all of the athletic tools to get an NBA team's attention and at 6'8 he has shown an ability to make outside shots as well. His issue in the past has been lack of motor and energy which will steer some teams away from taking him in the first round.