FanSided NBA Mock Draft 2014

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9. Charlotte Hornets – Nik Stauskas (SG), Michigan 

(Picked by Reece Helms at Swarm and Sting)

Mar 8, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) holds up a piece of the net in celebration of winning regular season Big Ten championship after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 84-80. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

With the 9th pick in the NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets (yes the Hornets!) select Nik Stauskas from Michigan. Stauskas is a deadly 3 point shooter, and that is almost guaranteed to translate to the NBA level. He has also improved his ability to put the ball on the floor and create his own shot, which he’ll have to do in the pros. Stauskas has been compared to Klay Thompson, which if he can live up to that hype, he is a steal at #9 for the Hornets.