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2012 NBA Mock Draft (Top 60, with explanations) – June 15th, 2012

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This is my 2nd 2012 NBA Mock draft and first including the 2nd round. I will do a 3rd one before the draft if my predictions greatly change. This list is based purely on speculation and guesses based on the information out there on teams and their history.

1. New Orleans Hornets – PF Anthony Davis: As big a lock to 1st overall as you can get. With Gordon, Davis and the most underrated coach in the league Monty Williams, the Hornets have the pieces to contend in a few years.

2. Charlotte Bobcats – SG Jeremy Lamb: I’m going with my gut that either Charlotte or Cleveland is in love with Jeremy Lamb’s effortless scoring talent. Lamb’s dynamic shot creation and spacing at the 2 guard spot is exactly what the Bobcats need.

3. Washington Wizards – SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: The Wizards have been remodeling their roster lately to one with more consistent character and less enigmas. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist adds to a potentially elite defensive core in the future, while fitting with the Wizards’ history of taking athletic players.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers – PF/C Meyers Leonard: With a star PG in Kyrie Irving, Leonard potentially gives the Cavaliers a 2nd huge piece as a C who can score in the post and block shots – completing the long term frontcourt beside PF Tristan Thompson and his rebounding/toughness.

5. Sacramento Kings – PF Thomas Robinson: The Kings need a player who’s impact doesn’t rely on shots, with his athleticism and rebounding and strength Robinson fits this and is an ideal match at PF beside Demarcus Cousins at C. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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