2014 NBA draft
|2014 NBA Draft|
|Date(s)||June 26, 2014|
|Time||7:00 PM ET|
It will be televised by ESPN.It is tipped by many to be one of the deepest and most hyped draft classes in recent years with several players touted as future stars, including Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Dante Exum, Marcus Smart, TJ Warren, Noah Vonleh, Joel Embiid, Tyler Ennis and others, if they declare.
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Automatically eligible entrants
This list is intended to include only players who qualify for automatic eligibility despite not meeting the standard criteria—reaching age 22 during the calendar year of the draft for players who qualify as "international" under the CBA, or being four years removed from the graduation of their high school class if they do not qualify as "international".
The signing of a contract with a professional basketball team in a league other than the NBA, combined with rendering services under that contract, may trigger automatic eligibility. The criterion for eligibility differs slightly depending on whether or not the player is "international":
- For "international" players, the contract must be with a non-NBA team within the United States.
- For non-international players, the contract may be with any team outside of the NBA in any country.
Citizenship is not a criterion for determining whether a player is "international" under the CBA. For a player to be "international" under the CBA, he must meet all of the following criteria:
- Resident outside the U.S. for at least three years at the time of the draft.
- Did not complete basketball eligibility at a U.S. high school.
- Never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
These players would also be eligible for selection in the 2014 NBA draft:
- Aquille Carr – G Delaware 87ers (D-League)
- P. J. Hairston – G/F, Texas Legends (D-League)
- Sidiki Johnson – F/C VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
- Cleveland Melvin – F, Erie BayHawks (D-League)
- Ioannis Papapetrou – F Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo – F Delaware 87ers (D-League)
- Norvel Pelle – C Delaware 87ers (D-League)
- Elijah Pittman – F Delaware 87ers (D-League)
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