UCLA

Tracking UCLA's first-round NBA picks in 2014

The Bruins' Zach LaVine, Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson are all making their way in their first NBA season

A quick look at UCLA players who were chosen in the first round of the NBA draft last June.

— Zach LaVine, guard, Minnesota Timberwolves (13th pick): LaVine sat often for UCLA at the end of last season, but he has found himself in the starting point guard role with the Timberwolves. He'll likely move back to a reserve once Ricky Rubio returns from an injury, but LaVine has shown flashes of ability. Against the Lakers in November, he scored 28 points on 14 shots with five assists. In his next game LaVine was scoreless. Consistency is the next goal for LaVine, who was drafted more for his long-term potential than his immediate impact.

— Jordan Adams, guard, Memphis Grizzlies (22nd pick): Adams did not perform well at the NBA combine but was swooped up by the Grizzlies in the first round. So far, they haven't seen many returns. Adams has bounced back and forth between the Grizzlies and their Development League affiliate and has played in just four of the Grizzlies' first 25 games, for a grand total of 31 minutes.

— Kyle Anderson, forward, San Antonio Spurs (30th pick): Anderson landed in a great spot with the Spurs, where he is able to learn under Gregg Popovich. He has mostly played a reserve role but is getting decent playing time on a team that rests its starters often. He had his best game yet on Monday, with 15 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes against Portland.

 

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