2012 NBA Draft

Follow along as the NBA Draft takes place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. This year I am tagging along with the Suns at U.S. Airways Center to track their decision on the No. 13 Pick, but will be following closing along with the entire draft as it unfolds.

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2012 NBA DRAFT ROUND ONE

Player Pos. School Class Instant Analysis
1 Anthony Davis 6″10.5 222 Fr. The clear top player in the draft will be the corner stone of the Hornets. He is an elite defender and has an offensive game that is untapped. Elite.
2 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6″7 233 Fr. A bit of a shock as the Charlotte Bobcats add a high motor, strong defensive wing. MKG is going to get better with time.
3 Bradley Beal 6″4.75 202 Fr. The best guard prospect at the two in years. Beal has the ability to play bigger than his listed. He will flourish in he backcourt with John Wall.
4 Dion Waiters 6″4 221 So. A reach… Maybe. Look Waiters is a very talented scorer that played a specific role on Syracuse. He is a big strong guard that can get buckets in the paint and from three.
5 Thomas Robinson 6″8.75 244 Jr. The perfect player falls right into the Kings lap. He is a dynamic athlete with some parallels to Blake Griffin, but more polished offensive at this point in their careers.
6 Damian Lillard 6″2.75 189 Jr. The Blazers add a talented pick-and-roll point guard that can score the ball. More impressively are the point guard intangibles he displayed.
7 Harrison Barnes 6″8 228 So. The Warriors add more offense in Barnes who is the best pure, all-around shooter in the draft. For a team wanting to shift to defense they do not draft like one.
8 Terrence Ross 6″7 197 So. Shooting. Ross is an elite shooter and will compliment the athleticism of DeMarr DeRozan.
9 Andre Drummond 6″11.75 279 Fr. The second best prospect in terms of potential falls to No. 9 to anchor the paint next to Greg Monroe. Defensively, Drummond is an elite high level talent.
10 Austin Rivers 6″5 203 Fr. This draft may be looked at in five years and the Hornets will have nabbed one of the best duos in the NBA. Rivers is an elite offensive player with an elite first step and NBA three-point range.
11 Meyers Leonard 7″1.25 250 So. With Leonard on board the Blazers can move LaMarcus Aldridge to the four full time. Leonard is not fully developed in terms of strength and has lots of room to grow.
12 Jeremy Lamb 6″5.25 179 So. Kevin Martin is coming off the books soon and the addition of Lamb is going to fill that void. Lamb is a similar type player, elite off the ball and uses screens to perfection to get his shot.
13 Kendall Marshall 6″4.25 198 So. Adding a point guard of the future was a focus for the Suns. He is an elite passer and makes plays others do not see. Great vision and allows scorers to score.
14 John Henson 6″10.5 216 Jr. Another defensive chip for the Bucks in Henson that has the potential to be an elite defender as he begins to add strength.
15 Moe Harkless 6″8.75 2017 Fr. This could be a steal in a few years if the team decides to move Andre Iguodala. Very athletic, smooth, and can rebound the ball great for his position.
16 Royce White 6″8 261 So. The Rockets are creating an identity with Lamb and now the versatility of point-forward Royce White. He is a ball dominant forward, but can create match-up problems.
17 Tyler Zeller 7″0.5 247 Sr. The Cavaliers jumped up here for three picks to nab Tyler Zeller. As a center Zeller is very mobile and will be a solid, but not great addition in the paint.
18 Terrence Jones 6″9.5 252 So. Well, another four for the Rockets and if I am counting correctly that is about 37. Jones is a very talented and versatile four, but replicates a lot of what the previous pick White does.
19 Andrew Nicholson 6″9.5 234 Sr. The best pure scorer at the four can now learn from or take over for Dwight Howard in Orlando. He is a smooth scorer inside and out.
20 Evan Fournier 6″7 204 France 1992 The Nuggets add another cog in the deep talent pool that they have already. He can stay another year in France or come over with a buyout. Fournier is a slasher that can get to the basket with smooth ease.
21 Jared Sulinger 6″9 268 So. The steal of the draft. Jared Sullinger gives the Celtics a high end version of what Glen Davis did a few years ago. He is a great back-to-the-basket scorer and rebounded.
22 Fab Melo 7″0 255 So. The paint was light and in need of bolstering, which is what the Celtics desperately need. Fab Melo is a good shot-blocker and a big body at 7-feet.
23 John Jenkins 6″4.25 212 Jr. The sniper of the draft lands on the Hawks in John Jenkins. Interesting fit, no matter what Jenkins is going to be one of the leagues best shooters for years. Dell Curry-esque.
24 Jared Cunningham 6″5 188 Jr. An elite athlete and penetrates the paint. Jared Cunningham rose up the draft boards as quick as anyone and will add a level of athleticism to the aging Mavericks.
25 Anthony Wroten 6″6 203 Fr. Elite athlete, lots of potential as scoring point guard, but his biggest strength is passing. Wroten needs to carve out a niche or will be wasted talent.
26 Miles Plumlee 6″11.75 252 Sr. With numerous higher valued prospects left on the board, the Pacers reach for a career back-up center. Plumlee has value as an athletic defender, but that is his ceiling.
27 Arnett Moultrie 6″10.75 233 Jr. The fall ends for Arnett Moultrie as he is drafted and traded to the 76ers. He is a quality athlete with some developing elements on offense.
28 Perry Jones III 6″11.25 234 So. When injury buzz surfaces a Top 10 talent falls to the defending Western Conference Champs. PJIII is a dynamic athlete with a lot of different wrinkles to his game.
29 Marquis Teague 6″2 180 Fr. The athletic Marquis Teague had a down year in most eyes, but will be able to learn under Derrick Rose. He is a talented point guard that can even play in the backcourt as Rose at times.
30 Festus Ezeli 6″11.5 264 Sr. The Warriors wanted wing help and a center getting both in the first round. Ezeli is a stout, strong defender that can lock down the paint.

2012 NBA DRAFT ROUND TWO

Pick Team Player Pos. School Class Instant Analysis
31 effery Taylor 6″7.5 213 Sr. Taylor is a steal, but comes onto a roster with almost no scoring punch at all. He replicates a lot of what MKG is going to provide.
32 Tomas Satoransky 6″7 200 Czech Republic 1990 Satoransky is a big combo guard that can create for others, but may not be athletic enough to play either position full time.
33 Jae Crowder 6″6.5 241 Sr. Crowder is an athlete with a relentless motor. Undersized, but plays bigger than listed.
34 Bernard James 6″10 230 Sr. James is the story of the draft and is ready to contribute immediately on defense.
35 Draymond Green 6″7.5 236 Sr. Green slipped a little, but will provide leadership and versatility to the frontcourt.
36 Orlando Johnson 6″5.25 224 Sr. Johnson is a big, strong scorer at the two. Older and experienced, will have an immediate impact.
37 Quincy Acy 6″7.75 224 Sr. Acy is an ELITE athlete and an energy player for defense and rebounding.
38 Quincy Miller 6″10 219 Fr. Miller slips, but slips to a team with a lot of talent he can learn and develop around.
39 Khris Middleton 6″8.25 216 Jr. Middleton is a smooth athlete that can run a little point forward.
40 Will Barton 6″6 174 So. Barton is a scorer that needs to add strength, but can get points efficiently.
41 Tyshawn Taylor 6″4 177 Sr. Taylor is on his way to Brooklyn to add athleticism behind Deron Williams.
42 Doron Lamb 6″4.75 199 So. Lamb is a steal as a combo guard with a lethal jumpshot.
43 Mike Scott 6″8.75 241 Sr. Scott is older for the class, but is also a high energy stretch-four that can shoot and rebound at a high rate.
44 Kim English 6″5.75 192 Sr. English is a shooter, very limited outside of the that, but an elite shooter.
45 Justin Hamilton 6″11.25 264 Jr. Hamilton is a slight unknown after leaving early, but is a quality athlete with good size.
46 Darius Miller 6″7.5 233 Sr. Miller is a good role player that can knock down the NBA three and defend strong wings.
47 Kevin Murphy 6″6.25 194 Sr. Murphy is a steal here. Great shooter, makes tough shots and could become a starter down the road.
48 Kostas Papanikolaou 6″8.25 230 Greece – 1990 Papanikolaou is a talented forward that can defend multiple positions.
49 Kyle O’Quinn 6″10 241 Sr. O’Quinn add depth to the Magic frontcourt and very talented depth.
50 Izzet Turkyilmaz 7″1 211 Turkey – 1990 Turkyilmaz is a lean, athletic big man, but may never play in the NBA.
51 Kris Joseph 6″7 215 Sr. Joseph is a quality wing that can hit the NBA three and defend either wing spot.
52 Ognjen Kuzmic 7″1 231 Bosnia – 1990 Kuzmic has a long way to go before being an NBA player, but is a player with nice size.
53 Furkan Aldemir 6″9 220 Turkey – 1991 Aldemir is an elite rebounder, but does not have interest in playing in the NBA.
54 Tornike Shengelia 6″9.5 228 INT Georgia – 1991 Shengelia is a versatile forward that can play on the perimeter, very athletic.
55 Darius Johnson-Odom 6″3 212 Sr. DJO is a pitbull scorer who can hit the three, attack the rim (41 inch vertical), and play some point.
56 Tomislav Zubcic 6″11.25 229 Croatia – 1990 Zubcic is a point forward that needs to add strength, but can make plays.
57 Ilkan Karaman 6″9 236 Turkey – 1991 Karaman is a solid athlete that can get up and down the floor, average shooter, and long-term prospect.
58 Robbie Hummel 6″8.5 218 Sr. Hummell is a great story just to get drafted. He is a hard hat player that does the intangible things on the court.
59 Marcus Denmon 6″3.25 188 Sr. Denmon is a small scoring guard, but is fearless and can shoot it.
60 Robert Sacre 6″11.75 263 Sr. Sacre is Mr. Relevant. Good defender, athletic, strong interior player that could make the Lakers.

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