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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Outstanding off-season keeps Boston Celtics NBA title contenders

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

The goal in recent years for the Boston Celtics was just get to the postseason healthy in hopes of making a playoff run with their veteran core.  This off-season, the Celtics got younger, deeper, and all-around better meaning they will once again be a serious player in the Eastern Conference.

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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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Jared Sullinger’s tumbling draft stock finally lands with Boston Celtics

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Jared Sullinger’s two years at Ohio State culminated when his name was called with the 21st overall pick (falling all these many spots cost him about $2 million) by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Sullinger is the eighth Buckeye coached by Thad Matta, head coach at Ohio State, selected in the annual professional draft.

FINALLY.

Sullinger was considered a top 3 pick last year (but he didn’t come out) and a sure fire lottery pick this year. Not so much. He wasn’t even invited to the NBA green room; reserved for the top 15 draft picks. But the Celtics clearly fell in love with him.

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

Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger not invited to NBA Draft

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Jared Sullinger was once a shoe-in for the NBA Draft lottery. Had he come out last year, instead of this year, he probably would have been top 6 or 7. Now with news stories about his back issues swirling about, he’s fallen out of the top 20, maybe even the top 25, probably.

The fact that he’s not even invited to the NBA Draft in New York City means he’s almost certainly out of the top 15.

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Can OSU’s Jared Sullinger be a legit NBA four? (Video)

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The Buckeyes Jared Sullinger went back for another year of school to learn to better be a four than a five. In college basketball, he could get away with playing both positions, but at the next level, he’ll have to be a power forward. He may not be quick enough. There also could be major questions concerning his tendency to wine about calls; even though it seems like almost every call went his way at Ohio St.

Sullinger brings a lot to the table, but his stock may have peaked last year.

The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft Combine’s Media Day and talked to Ohio State’s aggressive big man about preparing for the NBA culture.

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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 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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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (5/1/12)

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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 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 (4/20/12)

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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 current NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.  Check out The Sports Bank’s NFL Mock Draft as well.

(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.

UPDATED: 4/20/12

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (4/9/12)

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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 current NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.  Check out The Sports Bank’s NFL Mock Draft as well.

(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.

UPDATED: 4/9/12

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