2012 NBA Draft re-do with 2013 hindsight

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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2013 NBA Mock Draft.

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Who had the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft?

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A mock draft is exactly like a sports nerd crossword puzzle- you have to work hard to make things fit logically. And our friends at Weakside Awareness have done a study showing who can complete the puzzle most effectively.

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NBA Draft 2012 is in the books so it’s time for a lot of grading… no, I don’t mean judging teams or drafted players because it’s too early but there’s one draft-related topic which doesn’t require waiting few years:

Who Had The Best and Worst 2012 Mock Drafts on the Internet?

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/28/12)

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Happy NBA Draft Day!!!!  Time to defend my crown as having the most accurate NBA Mock Draft on the internet last year (humble brag.)  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.  You can also follow links to interviews The Sports Bank conducted with the top prospects at the NBA Draft Combine.  Also, check back later today for our FINAL version.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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FINAL 2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/28/12)

2012 NBA Draft mailbag (6/22/12)

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With the 2012 NBA Draft now less than a week away, it’s time to start cranking out some mailbags.  Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and I’ll try my best to answer them before next Thursday.  Among the topics covered in this edition; what the Charlotte Bobcats are thinking at number two and what the Minnesota Timberwolves do at #18 if one of the top shooting guards isn’t on the board.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SPORTS BANK’S LATEST 2012 NBA MOCK DRAFT

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Can Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor be a true NBA point guard?

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Tyshawn Taylor helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA National Championship Game this past season.  Though KU lost to Kentucky and fell short of cutting down the nets, a terrific senior season helped propel Taylor to possibly being a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  One of the biggest questions regarding the Jayhawk floor general is just that; can he be a true point guard at the NBA level?

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/1/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for off-season needs.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/1/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the recent NBA Lottery results which conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with since the league owned New Orleans Hornets won the right to pick firstClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Draft Lottery: Who needs #1 pick most?

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If you subscribe to the conspiracy theory of the NBA Draft Lottery; either the Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets, or New Orleans Hornets will win the number one overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  All three franchises sorely need a boost which expected top overall prospect, Anthony Davis of Kentucky will certainly provide to whichever franchise selects him.

The ping pong balls will sort themselves out Wednesday night so let’s take a look at each team’s odds and what landing the #1 pick (aka Davis) would mean for their franchise.  Go here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Draft Combine participants

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The NBA released the list of 60 players who will attend the 2012 NBA Draft combine June 7th and 8th in Chicago.  Here is the list based on how I have each player ranked by position.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (5/18/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the end of the season NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (5/18/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the end of the season NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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