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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two

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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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Julian 01-02-2014 02:20 am (total posts: 4)
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ignore the Kobe stans. Anyone old enough that truly wechtad them both okay knows MJ was the better player. Kobe may end up with better all-time stats, but MJ was still the better basketball player.Anyway, congrats to LA. Mainly happy for Artest, always liked him. And Phil Jackson. Greatest coach ever. Just proved it this series.
Entsar 01-02-2014 01:25 am (total posts: 1)
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before, I worked with him on the dstesiar that never saw the light of day (otherwise known as K.O.B.E.). He seemed cool we were in the studio for a good while he even rented my Trinity (the check cleared). But something was off about dude.Plus, we shot hoops at the studio (it had a court) and I swear that dude must have made a pact with the evil one because (no joke) he could be sitting at Chicken & Waffles down the street with a piece of fried in hand, take a basketball, throw it up casually and I swear it would swish. I mean no one is that good.So Kobe, despite your being a cool dude to me and never acting diva, me, I am rooting for the Celtics.1. Because I would like to see KG and Ray (and Paul) get another ring because let us face it they do not have too much left in them.And 2. I sort of want to see you lose it and scream and it all be caught on film.But we shall see how it goes.*Kanye Shrug*
Rudy Gobert 06-27-2013 05:38 pm (total posts: 1)
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Gobert won't fall that late to much potential and upside could even go before Steven Adams and Cody Zeller
David 06-27-2013 04:50 pm (total posts: 1)
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Nice work. I agree that MCW can slide all the way to Dallas. Check out my mock for
Nate 06-27-2013 01:31 pm (total posts: 2)
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Victor Oladipo is going to the Cavs, Noel to Magic, Porter to Wizards, Bennet to Hornets, Mclamore to Suns
What OKC should do 06-27-2013 11:49 am (total posts: 14)
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Draft Gobert or the Brazilian at 12,the Spanish SG at 29 and the French forward at 32.
Matt 06-27-2013 04:20 am (total posts: 1)
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Here in Portland fans seem to be pretty unhappy with the idea of trading LaMarcus. I personally would give it one more year at least, and if the Blazers don't improve much I would much rather look to trade him during next year's draft which will be stronger. If the Blazers traded LMA and Matthews for the #1 pick and Thompson they would most likely take Oladipo from what I've heard, and I don't like that trade at all. You're giving up a multiple year all-star PF and a pretty decent SG for a question mark in Oladipo and a still unproven Thompson. Not to mention there would most likely be an attendance drop if LMA goes.
Ryan 06-27-2013 03:30 am (total posts: 1)
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Hey, spur-ned, can I have the lottery numbers for this week?
spur-ned 06-26-2013 11:09 pm (total posts: 1)
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um, the spurs are not taking jeff withey.
Rich Ragnanese 06-26-2013 10:12 pm (total posts: 1)
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Drafting isn't anymore complicated than your Mamma going shopping.
If mamma goes to the store to buy chicken and vegetables and the store only has a few good chickens for sale and tons of good vegetables, she doesn't buy up all the veggies go home and come back hoping there is still a good chicken to buy.
She buys the chicken first. This draft has plenty of good big's to play down low but very few good small forwards that can help Cleveland or any team win.
This is why I agree with you Otto Porter is the perfect fit for Cleveland. Let's hope Chris Grant believes the same.
Keith Gadson 06-26-2013 08:38 pm (total posts: 4)
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I saw on NBA Full Time Interview that Otto Porter played Center his whole life. In fact he said himself that his only year in college was his only time playing SF and he isn't used to shooting from deep or handling the ball as a wing. That would concern me if I was choosing for Cleveland. Noel would also concern me being that he has knee issues as a leaping big man. Screams Greg Oden. I'd go with McLemore or Len with #1.
WOWzers 06-26-2013 07:46 pm (total posts: 3)
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My grandma could do a better and more accurate mock than this

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