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NBA Mock Draft: Timberwolves Trade Down, Suns Select Adreian Payne

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft with Bright Side of the Sun selecting forward Adreian Payne following a trade.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #13 -- Adreian Payne , Forward, Michigan State

Following a trade with the Phoenix Suns, Timberwolves blog Cannis Hoopus explains the move:

The Wolves have traded the 13th pick in the draft and Corey Brewer to the Phoenix Suns for the 18th pick in the draft. After the Celtics trade, our roster was severely overcrowded and we needed to move something. Corey Brewer has two years left on his contract at $5M per year, and was, well, surplus to requirements. We feel like there won't be much of a downgrade from the players available at 13 to the players available at 18, so we took the opportunity to move some salary and clear a roster spot.

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1 Cleveland Cavaliers: ANDREW WIGGINS 
2 Milwaukee Bucks JABARI PARKER
3 Philadelphia 76ers DANTE EXUM
4 Orlando Magic JULIUS RANDLE
5 Utah Jazz JOEL EMBIID
6 Minnesota Timberwolves (Via Celtics) AARON GORDON
7 Los Angeles Lakers NOAH VONLEH
8 Philadelphia 76ers (via Kings) DARIO SARIC
9 Charlotte Hornets DOUG MCDERMOTT
10 Chicago Bulls (via 76ers) MARCUS SMART
11 Denver Nuggets ZACH LAVINE 
12 Orlando Magic TYLER ENNIS
13 Phoenix Suns (via Timberwolves) ADREIAN PAYNE
14 Phoenix Suns
15 Atlanta Hawks
16 Chicago Bulls
17 Boston Celtics
18 Phoenix Suns
19 Chicago Bulls
20 Toronto Raptors
21 Oklahoma City Thunder
22 Memphis Grizzlies
23 Utah Jazz
24 Charlotte Hornets
25 Houston Rockets
26 Miami Heat
27 Phoenix Suns
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs