2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second 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.

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UPDATED: 4/9/12

31. Charlotte- Will Barton, SG, Memphis, 6-6, So.
Cory Higgins and Matt Carroll see minutes off the bench… Yeah, Charlotte needs to upgrade their depth at the two.

32. Washington- William Buford, SG, Ohio State, 6-5, Sr.
Depth at the two would make sense since Jordan Crawford is their only shooting guard under contract for next season.

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33. Cleveland (from NO)- Tony Mitchell, SF, North Texas, 6-8, Fr.
More skill and depth on the wing is a priority for the Cavs and while Mitchell is still a raw talent, he is a great value in the second round.

34. Cleveland- Tyshawn Taylor, PG, Kansas, 6-3, Sr.
Since they dealt Ramon Sessions, the Cavs could use a back-up point guard for Kyrie Irving.

35. Sacramento- Jae Crowder, F, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
The Kings don’t have a long-term answer at small forward and could use someone like Crowder who can impact the game in so many ways.

36. Toronto- Evan Fournier, SG, France, 6-6, 1992
Evan Fourneir has first round talent and could provide the Raptors with some needed depth at the two if he comes over right away.

37. Golden State (from NJ)- Scott Machado, PG, Iona, 6-1, Sr.
The Warriors signed Nate Robinson as a short term, back-up point guard so Golden State could use an option behind Stephen Curry.

38. Detroit- Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt, 6-11, Sr.
Festus Ezeli would give the Pistons more size and depth inside.

39. Denver (from GS)- Tomas Sotaransky, SG, Czech Republic, 6-6, 1991
Since their core is under contract for next season, the Nuggets can afford to take a foreign talent and stash him overseas for a year or two.

40. Portland (from Hou via MIN)- Kris Joseph, SF, Syracuse, 6-7, Sr.
Kris Joseph could provide the Blazers with some athleticism on the wing and help replace Gerald Wallace.

41. Portland- Trey Burke, PG, Michigan, 5-11, Fr.
Trey Burke provides the Blazers with another option at the point in case Raymond Felton leaves via free agency.

42. Boston (from MIL)- Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
A double-double machine for the Lobos, Drew Gooden could develop into a rebounding role player at the next level.

43. Utah- Darius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
DJO can score from all over the court but his size is a concern at the next level.

44. Atlanta (from PHX)- Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
Again, the Hawks need depth all over since they only have six players under contract for next season.

45. Philadelphia- Marcus Denmon, SG, Missouri, 6-3, Sr.
Marcus Denmon can contribute in a lot of areas and maybe find a spot off the bench.

46. New York- Henry Sims, C, Georgetown, 6-10, Sr.
The Knicks could use some depth in their frontcourt.

47. Denver- Augusto Cesar Lima, PF, Brazil, 6-10, 1991
Same thing I wrote for their earlier second round pick: Since their core is under contract for next season, the Nuggets can afford to take a foreign talent and stash him overseas for a year or two.

48. Washington (from DAL)- Furkan Aldemir, PF, Turkey, 6-9, 1991
With three picks in the draft, the Wizards can afford to take a foreign player and stash him overseas for a while.

49. Detroit (from HOU)- Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.
In addressing their need for size with their first two picks, the Pistons turn their attention to adding depth on the wing. (This pick stays with Houston if is between #31-#40.)

50. Boston- Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
The Celtics take the best available player with their fourth pick of the draft.

51. Philadelphia (from MEM)- Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga, 7-0, Sr.
Robert Sacre adds another big body to possibly help replace free agent-to-be, Spencer Hawes.

52. Orlando- Reggie Johnson, C, Miami FL, 6-10, Jr.
Since the Daniel Orton draft pick bombed, the Magic could use a big man to back-up Dwight Howard.

53. Golden State (from ATL)- Ricardo Ratliffe, PF, Missouri, 6-8, Sr.
The Mizzou power forward gives the Warriors some more depth inside.

54. L.A. Clippers- Alex Young, G/F, IUPUI, 6-6, Sr.
The Clips could use some options at the two since Randy Foye, Chauncey Billups, and Nick Young are all free agents.

55.  Toronto (from IND)- Maalik Wayns, PG, Villanova, 6-2, Jr.
This would be a value pick for the Raptors as Wayns would add depth at the point.

56. Dallas (from LAL)- Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
The Mavs could use options at the point since Jason Kidd is a free agent.

57. New Jersey (from MIA)- Jordan Taylor, PG, Wisconsin, 6-1, Sr.
The Nets need options at the point since Deron Williams is a free agent.

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58. Minnesota (from OKC)- Kim English, G/F, Missouri, 6-6, Sr.
Kim English is a versatile wing who can shoot it from deep; just what the T-Wolves need.

59. San Antonio- JaMychal Green, PF, Alabama, 6-8, Sr.
The Tide senior is another set of fresh legs in the frontcourt to help cut down on Tim Duncan’s minutes.

60. L.A. Lakers (from CHI)- Kyle O’Quinn, C, Norfolk State, 6-10, Sr.
Lakers need to find frontcourt depth and Kyle O’Quinn could find a spot on their roster due to his size.




David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities.  David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Honolulu.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.

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