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2012 NBA Mock Draft - Kyle Baillargeon
Updated: Sunday, June 3rd
     
The 2012 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 28th in Newark, NJ.  Now that the NBA draft lottery is
complete, we know which teams have which draft slots.

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Pick
Team
Player, Position, School
1.
New Orleans Hornets
Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky
Be as dubious as you'd like about the lottery, but at the end of the day, Davis is going to be a Hornet.  This is a
big win for the franchise, and they can finally move away from the negativity of the last few years and towards a
bright future.
     
2.
Charlotte Bobcats
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky
Charlotte needs help everywhere, and though he's not the level of stud that Davis is, MKG is a player that the
Bobcats can build around. He showed tremendous promise during the NCAA Tournament, and the Bobcats will
hope he delivers on that promise in the NBA.
     
3.
Cleveland Cavaliers
Bradley Beal, SG, Florida
Washington needs more shooters, and Beal is the best of the lot. He would be a good addition to the young
squad.
     
4.
New Orleans Hornets
Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas
After the Irving pick last year, the Cavaliers will continue building a proper team with Robinson.  This 1-2 combo
will be the foundation for the post-LeBron Cavs, a squad that could be dangerous sooner than later.
     
5.
Sacramento Kings
Andre Drummond, PF/C, UConn
Talent-wise, Drummond is probably the top player left. But he's raw, young and impressionable.  Putting him
with Cousins and Evans is a risk, to say the least. But the Kings will likely find the rewards outweigh the risk.
     
6.
Portland Trail Blazers (via BKLYN)
Austin Rivers, SG, Duke
Portland needs more scorers, and Rivers could be the best scorer of this draft in a few years.  He has the ability
to be unstoppable and while he may be available when the team picks later, they should grab him now.
     
7.
Golden State Warriors
Perry Jones III, PF, Baylor
The Warriors are a tough squad to figure out, with no apparent rhyme or reason to how the team is put together.
Jones is a 'tweener, so it makes sense that Golden State would take him.
     
8.
Toronto Raptors
Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State
Toronto needs point guard help, and Lillard is the pick here. If he can play up to his potential, the Raptors will
finally have a young point guard to build around for the foreseeable future.
     
9.
Detroit Pistons
Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State
The knock on Sullinger is that he's considered undersized.  That doesn't make him any less of a good ball
player.  And Detroit lacks many good ball players.  Sullinger would have been one of the top three picks if he
came out last year, so getting him at 9 this year would be great.
     
10.
New Orleans Hornets (via MIN)
Kendall Marshall, SF, North Carolina
Marshall has the potential to be a stud point guard, and this would have been considered a steal if he had never
gotten hurt this past year.  But, it's because of his injury that he's dropping this far, and suddenly the Hornets
have themselves a foundation.
     
     
11.
Portland Trail Blazers
Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina
Portland needs more bigs, and Zeller is a great rebounder who could compliment LaMarcus Aldridge. He's a
legit seven footer with talent, which is always worth a look at this stage of the draft.
     
12.
Milwaukee Bucks
Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina
Barnes probably won't drop this far, but if he were to, Milwaukee will snatch him up in a heartbeat.
     
13.
Phoenix Suns
Jeremy Lamb, SG, UConn
If Steve Nash sticks around, he'll teach Lamb how to be a professional.  This will help him learn to use his
immense talent to its full potential.
     
14.
Houston Rockets
John Henson, PF, North Carolina
Henson is an explosive big man who can bring a different style to the Houston front court.  He may not slide this
far, though.
     
15.
Philadelphia 76ers
Arnett Moultrie, PF/C, Mississippi State
At this stage in the draft, best player available is the way to go.  Moultrie can keep up with a fast-paced style and
could complement the rest of the 76ers players well.
     
16.
Houston Rockets (via NYK)
Jeff Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt
I can see Houston trading away, having just made a pick.  Assuming they keep the pick here, Taylor is a great
defender who can help the team off the bench immediately.
     
17.
Dallas Mavericks
Quincy Miller, SF, Baylor
Dallas needs youth everywhere, but not necessarily immediately.  Give Miller a chance to learn with some of the
best in the game, and he could shine in a few years.
     
18.
Minnesota Timberwolves (via Utah)
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Kentucky
Minnesota is still figuring out the right combination of players, and throwing Jones in the mix certainly won't hurt.
     
19.
Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Washington
Orlando needs youth at the guard position, and Ross is the best guard still available.  He's a good shooter and
could contribute next year.
     
20.
Denver Nuggets
Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois
Denver can take the best player available at this point, and at seven feet tall, Leonard is worth the pick.
     
     
21.
Boston Celtics
Andrew Nicholson, PF/C, St. Bonaventure
Boston needs size, especially in the rebounding department.  Nicholson needs polish, but at this stage of the
draft, he's an interesting pick.  He can play solid defense, which is important in Boston.
     
22.
Boston Celtics (via LAC)
Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse
Ray Allen may leave, which would make Avery Bradley the starting two-guard.   Waiters can be a back up to both
guard positions and can score in bunches off the bench.
     
23.
Atlanta Hawks
Draymond Green, PF, Michigan State
There would be a hole in the front court if Josh Smith is gone, and while Green isn't good enough to fill it on his
own, he could be a contributor right away.
     
24.
Cleveland Cavaliers (via LAL)
Fab Melo, C, Syracuse
Cleveland continues to build by going with big man Melo. He has a long way to go, though.
     
25.
Memphis Grizzlies
Royce White, PF, Iowa State
No one knows what to make of White. He could very well fall far into the second.  Memphis doesn't have a need
really, so they can go with the talented but troubled player.
     
26.
Indiana Pacers
Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky
Indiana is building a good young squad, and the more players who can shoot the rock, the better.  Lamb would
be a nice piece to the puzzle.
     
27.
Miami Heat
Tony Wroten, Jr., PG/SG, Washington
Miami still doesn't have an answer at point guard, and although they could make a play for Nash or another
veteran, I see them going with the talented Wroten here.
     
28.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Will Barton, SF, Memphis
Barton could be a good bench player for the Thunder.  He likely won't play much early on.
     
29.
Chicago Bulls
Moe Harkless, SF, St. John's
Harkless would be a good get this late, and can be a role-player for the Bulls.
     
30.
Golden State Warriors (via SAS)
Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky
Stephen Curry has trouble staying on the court.  The Warriors need to at least consider that he won't play every
game next year, so they should grab a young point guard.  Even if Curry does play all year, Teague provides a
different look off the bench.
     
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