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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two


Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1

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Updated: June 28, 2012.
Team needs and outstanding trades HAVE been taken into account with this mock draft.

  1. Charlotte Bobcats: Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt, 6-11, Sr.
    The Bobcats add some more size inside; small forward could also be an option.

  2. Washington Wizards: Evan Fournier, SG, France, 6-6, 1992
    Drafting a foreign talent like Evan Fournier and stashing him overseas for a year or two would make sense.

  3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyshawn Taylor, PG, Kansas, 6-4, Sr.
    Tyshawn Taylor could fill a void at point guard behind Kyrie Irving, but also play with him at times, too.

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
    The Cavaliers need to add some depth to their frontcourt.

  5. Golden State Warriors: Scott Machado, PG, Iona, 6-2, Sr.
    The Warriors could use a true distributor behind Stephen Curry.

  6. Sacramento Kings: Miles Plumlee, C, Duke, 7-0, Sr.
    It pains me to put Miles Plumlee in my mock draft since he was pretty worthless during his time at Duke. However, NBA teams love size and athleticism which Plumlee possesses.

  7. Toronto Raptors: Darius Miller, G/F, Kentucky, 6-7, Sr.
    Darius Miller is the ultimate glue guy and could find a role off the bench for the Raptors.

  8. Denver Nuggets: Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky, 6-5, So.
    Doron Lamb is just too good of a value for the Nuggets to pass up here, and I can't believe Lamb is going to fall this low.

  9. Detroit Pistons: Darius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
    The Pistons have a need for a scoring shooting guard since trading Ben Gordon.



  10. Portland Blazers: Jae Crowder, SF, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
    The Blazers are looking for depth at small forward since trading Gerald Wallace.

  11. Portland Blazers: Henry Sims, C, Georgetown, 7-0, Sr.
    The Blazers don't have a true center under contract for next season.

  12. Milwaukee Bucks: Kim English, G/F, Missouri, 6-6, Sr.
    Kim English is a versatile talent, and the Bucks need some depth on the wing.

  13. Atlanta Hawks: Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon State, 6-5, Jr.
    Again, the Hawks need depth all over since they only have six players under contract for next season.

  14. Detroit Pistons: Tomas Sotaransky, SG, Czech Republic, 6-8, 1991
    The Pistons go the foreign route with their third pick of the draft.

  15. Philadelphia 76ers: Kevin Murphy, SG, Tennessee Tech, 6-6, Sr.
    The Sixers grab a shooter since Jodie Meeks is a restricted free agent.

  16. New Orleans Hornets: Kris Joseph, SF, Syracuse, 6-7, Sr.
    Trading Trevor Ariza created a need for depth at small forward.

  17. Utah Jazz: Orlando Johnson, SG, UC-Santa Barbara, 6-5, Sr.
    The Jazz should be looking for depth on the wing since C.J. Miles and Josh Howard are free agents.

  18. New York Knicks: Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia, 6-7, Sr.
    The Knicks need depth all over and take the best player available.

  19. Orlando Magic: Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-8, Jr.
    Orlando likely takes the best player on the board at this point.



  20. Denver Nuggets: Kostas Papanikolaou, SF, Greece, 6-8, 1990
    Since their core is under contract for next season, the Nuggets could go the foreign route again.

  21. Boston Celtics: William Buford, SG, Ohio State, 6-5, Sr.
    The Celtics should look to add a shooter with one of their three picks given that Ray Allen is a free agent.

  22. Golden State Warriors: Furkan Aldemir, PF, Turkey, 6-9, 1991
    The Warriors go the foreign route with their fourth pick of the draft.

  23. Los Angeles Clippers: Bernard James, C, Florida State, 6-10, Sr.
    The Clippers need depth on the wing and in their frontcourt. Ergo, the team takes the best available player for one of those spots.

  24. Philadelphia 76ers: Tornike Shengelia, SF, Georgia, 6-9, 1991
    The 76ers have three picks in the draft, so going the foreign route makes sense.

  25. Dallas Mavericks: Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.
    Hollis Thompson is a solid value here for a team looking for depth on the wing.



  26. Toronto Raptors: Leon Radosevic, F/C, Croatia, 6-10, 1991
    The Raptors go the foreign route with their third pick of the draft.

  27. Brooklyn Nets: Mike Scott, F, Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
    The Nets need depth all over, especially at forward since Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries are free agents.

  28. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyle O'Quinn, C, Norfolk State, 6-10, Sr.
    Darko is not the long-term solution as Minnesota's backup center.

  29. San Antonio Spurs: Marcus Denmon, SG, Missouri, 6-3, Sr.
    The Spurs always seem to find second-round steals; that's exactly what Marcus Denmon could be at this point.

  30. Los Angeles Lakers: Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
    The Lakers continue to look for an answer at point guard, especially since Ramon Sessions will be a free agent.


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Zman 02-21-2013 07:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 1)
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Miami heat needs to have two picks in the 2013 draft
Seth 02-21-2013 01:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.46 (total posts: 1)
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Where is the love for DJ Cooper out of Ohio University? Should definitely be a 2nd round mock pick.
Victor Oladipo 02-20-2013 05:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.246 (total posts: 2)
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This mock needs to be updated. The fact that Oladipo is not in the top ten is a crime.
WolerinesFan 02-19-2013 11:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.172 (total posts: 1)
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I'm not being biased at all here, but I'm shocked Trey Burke isn't mocked in the top 10 in any board. He's averaging 18 pts and 7 dimes in the toughest conference in America; all while only averaging just under 2 turnovers per game. He's an all around point guard who makes his teammates better all while getting his own buckets. I'm not saying he could be the next CP3 but he's doing all the same things CP3 did when he was a sophomore at Wake Forest.
Derrick Nix 02-19-2013 09:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.197 (total posts: 1)
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I think Derrick Nix is underrated, reminds me of Al Jefferson wuthout a jumper, probably could go mid to late second
This 02-19-2013 03:29 am xxx.xxx.xxx93.8 (total posts: 1)
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Why don't the dubs have any draft picks??
Hmmm... 02-18-2013 12:34 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.178 (total posts: 1)
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Gorgui Dieng undrafted? Hmm...
Miami lover 02-15-2013 10:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.26 (total posts: 1)
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76ERS PICK GOES TO MIAMI
TYLER 02-15-2013 10:32 am xxx.xxx.xxx.231 (total posts: 1)
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ROCKETS PICK GOES TO HAWKS!
Miami lover 02-14-2013 08:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.115 (total posts: 1)
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Where the heck is Shane Larkin???? He has been so good in this 12 game winning streak.....his draft stock is rising quickly
NRA prez 02-14-2013 02:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.100 (total posts: 1)
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nice bullets logo next to washington.

keep it up.
some guy watching nc vs duke 02-13-2013 11:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.147 (total posts: 1)
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He doesn't have glen Robinson slotted because he's probly gonna stay in school.
james 02-13-2013 02:59 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.43 (total posts: 1)
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I highly doubt the wizards pass on noel because they have wall and beal already and need someone in the paint just like the cavs who i think are mirror images of each other................the cavs definitely will not pass on alex len for a combo F with no real position when they already have one in thompson further showing those type of guys are just support players and not franchise players.................. you should also look to move up victor oladipo with his break out play in the last few games and his comparisons to d-wade he will climb the draft board in a similar fashion as dion waiters last year

1. Shabazz Muhammad
2. nerlens noel
3. cody zeller
4. marcus smart
5. ben mclemore
6.alex len
7. Willie Cauley-Stein
8. otto porter
9. victor oladipo
10. Archie Goodwin
Rudolph 02-12-2013 05:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.64 (total posts: 2)
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I love how leBryan nash is the combination of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash
Lip 02-12-2013 01:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.44 (total posts: 3)
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I like Jack Burton's comment. Too many players - especially freshmen these days - are rated based on highlight reels and potential. The NBA is a professional league for proper players...highlight reels are for All Star Weekend and potential should be turned into talent as a Soph & Junior at least. If you want to see an NBA ready PG look at St Mary's Matthew Dellavedova. He is a 6'4" senior with superb distribution and basketball IQ up there with the best in college hoops. He also happens to score 17ppg and has played for the Australian national team...holding his own against Team USA. I watched Russ Smith for Louisville against Notre Dame and if he is a #40 pick with little to no basketball IQ and poor distribution, then take Dellavedova in the 1st round.



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05@hotmail.com.
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