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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two


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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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Rainman 06-26-2013 07:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 3)
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* COMMENT BELOW *

Meant Cleveland
Rainman 06-26-2013 07:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 3)
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How are you still putting Porter at #1?

Phoenix has already said they are taking a big man, and the only player being mentioned to go there, outside of Noel and Len, is McLemore.
No superstars in this draft 06-26-2013 06:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 14)
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Porter doesn't flash anything but he does everything consistently.as for Noel he flashes shot blocking but is an injury concern and needs to develop his offense.Len is a really good offensive center but his defense is below par and his rebounding is about par for a center-not flashed.all the prospects have big strengths and weaknesses.
Gerald 06-26-2013 05:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.16 (total posts: 1)
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Spurs will probably take Jamaal Franklin if he`s still avaliable to them
bet551 06-26-2013 11:45 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
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what happened to seth curry?
Ben 06-26-2013 09:35 am xxx.xxx.xxx.138 (total posts: 1)
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Ryan, no way porter falls out of the lottery.noel will be a bust.hes coming off a torn acl and ways only 206lbs.
Ryan 06-26-2013 07:32 am xxx.xxx.xxx6.77 (total posts: 2)
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You say it's crazy Len could go #1 but will end up falling to #6?

What's crazier is you having Porter going #1, a guy that could fall out of the Lottery all together.

Tell me again what Porter does exceptionally well? That's right; nothing. He's a bust.
Ace 06-26-2013 02:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
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1. Cleveland - Nerlens Noel, PF/C, Kentucky
2. Orlando - Victor Oladipo, SG/SF, Indiana
3. Washington - Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown
4. Charlotte - Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, UNLV
5. Phoenix - Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
6. New Orleans - Alex Len, C, Maryland
7. Sacramento - Trey Burke, PG, Michigan
8. Detroit - Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
9. Minnesota - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia
10. Portland - Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana
11. Philadelphia - Steven Adams, C, Pitt
12. Oklahoma City - CJ McCollum, PG/SG, Lehigh
13. Dallas - Sergey Karasev, SG/SF, Russia
14. Utah - Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse
15. Milwaukee - Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany
16. Boston - Ricardo Ledo, SG, Providence
17. Atlanta - Kelly Olynk, C, Gonzaga
18. Atlanta - Giannis Adetokoubo, SF, Greece
19. Cleveland - Tony Snell, SG/SF, New Mexico
20. Chicago - Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville
21. Utah - Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke
22. Brooklyn - Tim Hardaway Jr, SG, Michigan
23. Indiana - Shane Larrkin, PG, Miami
24. New York - Tony Mitchell, SG/SF, North Texas
25. LA Clippers - Lucas Nogueira, PF/C, Brazil
26. Minnesota - Allen Crabbe, SG, California
27. Denver - Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray St.
28. San Antonio - Rudy Gobert, C, France
29. Oklahoma City - Jeff Wihey, C, Kansas
30. Phoenix - Jamaal Franklin, SG/SF, San Diego St.
Keith Gadson 06-26-2013 01:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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I'd like to see Detroit take the Dallas deal. Even tho there's great talent in rd 2, I'd like to have Marion on the squad. He's on the decline but still plays great D, will get you about 14 pst a game and he can mentor the young guys. It'll be cool to try and snag MCW and Shabazz Muhammad with the two lottery picks also (Thats if KCP is gone). I'd also rather have Marion's contact on the books then Charlie V's contract which Detroit can amisty.
Timberwolves Fan 06-26-2013 01:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx.126 (total posts: 1)
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The wolves just rejected a trade that would have sent kevin love to the cavs for Thompson, waiters, and the #1 overaqll pick.
I'm a little mad that they didn't accept the trade because love will obviously opt out of his contract, and the wolves would be perfectly set up to draft a real franchise player in Ben McLemore! But I do love me some love, lol!
CAVS FAN DANNY 06-25-2013 08:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2, (total posts: 1)
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Final post before Thur. We draft Ben Mclemore like I stated earlier. No way we take Noels or Otto Porter. Neither are worthy of a 1st round 1st pick grade, even in this weak draft. Mclemore is the only guy out there who can possibly make an allstar team. That's my bold prediction, and that's the way Grant goes unless he trades the pick. To be perfectly frank this is perhaps one of the weakest drafts I have seen in quite awhile. To be bad this is not 2014 and the Wiggins lottery. Mclemore can help the CAVS, Iam not that excited about the rest of the draft besides maybe a couple of others, such as Kasarev. But I do not know if he is NBA ready to play quite yet. Mclemore has the body to play now. I wish it was 2014!!
Lucky Lucciano 06-25-2013 07:00 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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I am a Pistons Fan. Although, Carter-Williams isn't my fist pick for the Pistons, it makes sense. Whoever doesn't like this pick just doesn't know basketball. Sure MCW has trouble shooting but a lot of players do coming out of college. They sharpen their skills once they get there. Look at the positive about this kid. He's a ball hawk. More steals then anybody. Plays great pick and roll. Alley-oops all day to Drummond. Shooting % and lowering turnovers will come with practice and being in the gym. And he's big and athletic. If the Pistons choose him, he's gonna be a great puzzle piece for a championship team. Mark my words.
Keith Gadson 06-25-2013 06:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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This is the most accurate Mock I've seen. The writer really Keys in on what guy every team needs and who make each team better. I'm interested to see what happens Thursday.
Blazers Fan 06-25-2013 06:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.213 (total posts: 1)
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@Sixers Fan u have an opinion so do I and I'm sticking 2 mine. If cavs get Lamarcus the cavs will finally have a winning record since Lebron left. P.S how's Andrew Bynum doing :)
Skip Bayless 06-25-2013 03:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.177 (total posts: 1)
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The Cavaliers should draft Tim Tebow.



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