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2014 NBA Draft: The Top 5 Landing Spots for Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross

Which NBA team will take a gamble on Ross? And will someone use a draft pick on the former Buckeye?

Ross' NBA future is hard to figure out.
Ross' NBA future is hard to figure out.
Jared Wickerham

LaQuinton Ross is far from a lock to be drafted, but his value as an offensive player will certainly earn him a chance at making an NBA roster.

1. Washington Wizards: Ross has had two workouts with the Wizards, one two weeks ago and one on Tuesday. The Wizards already have a lot of options at the 3, with Trevor Ariza and Otto Potter but Ross' versatility could allow him to be a threat playing the stretch 4.

2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Minnesota is a team with a lot of questions to answer this offseason. Kevin Love looks to be on his way out, likely leaving the Wolves looking to rebuild. Ross would provide a nice option for Ricky Rubio on offense, plus Minnesota has two second round picks, #44 and 53.

3. Phoenix Suns: The Suns own the 50th pick in the draft, and worked out Ross earlier this month. Phoenix could use some extra options at the 3 spot and Ross would give them another young player with potential to be better than his draft spot.

4. Dallas Mavericks: LaQuinton would likely have to choose the Mavs after the draft, since they no longer have any selections due to the Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler trade. Mark Cuban's team could use an influx of youth, especially at forward, and the only way he is going to bring in any rookies is by singing undrafted free agents, of which Ross would be one of the best if he goes undrafted.

5. Indiana Pacers: Stick with me on this one. The Pacers have one pick and it is the 57th selection, not an ideal situation for a team that is pushing hard for a visit to the Finals. Larry Bird and Frank Vogel value hard work and defensive intensity, two things that Ross needs to improve on according to most experts, but if anyone can help Ross round out his game on defense it is the Pacers. The blue and gold could have used an offensive boost off of the bench this season, and Ross would certainly help on that end of the floor.