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.

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31. CharlotteWill Barton, SG, Memphis, 6-6, So.
The Bobcats need some offensive firepower on their wing and Will Barton knows how to score the basketball.

32. WashingtonEvan Fournier, SG, France, 6-6, 1992
Fournier is a versatile, talented shooting guard who has first round potential.  He could serve as a solid back-up to Joradn Crawford.

33. Cleveland (from NO)- Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt, 6-11, Sr.
Since they didn’t land a true big man in the first round, the Cavs should do so with one of their second round selections.

34. ClevelandDarius Miller, G/F, Kentucky, 6-8, Sr.
Darius Miller was a terrific role player for Kentucky and would add to the Cavs’ drastic up-grade on the wing.

35. Golden State (from BRK)- Scott Machado, PG, Iona, 6-1, Sr.
The Warriors could use a true distributor behind Stephen Curry.

36. SacramentoDraymond Green, F, Michigan State, 6-7, Sr.
Draymond Green could easily sneak into the first round and would be a great value pick for a team looking to improve their chemistry.

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37. TorontoKim English, G/F, Missouri, 6-6, Sr.
The Raptors could use another perimeter shooter and Kim English can stroke it from deep.

38. 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.

39. DetroitJae Crowder, SF, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
The Pistons landed size with their first round pick so look for wing depth here.

40. Portland (from Hou via MIN)-Henry Sims, C, Georgetown, 6-10, Sr.
More size wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Pistons and they’ve had success with one Hoya big man already on the roster.

41. PortlandDarius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
DJO is a NBA level scorer but his lack of size hurts his stock.

42. Milwaukee–  Kris Joseph, SF, Syracuse, 6-7, Sr.
The Bucks look for options at small forward since Carlos Delfino is a free agent.

43. Atlanta (from PHX)- William Buford, SG, Ohio State, 6-5, Sr.
Again, the Hawks need depth all over since they only have six players under contract for next season.

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44. Detroit (from HOU)- Mindaugas Kupsas, C, Lithuania, 7-1, 1991
More size wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Pistons who could stash Kuspas overseas for another year or two.

45. Philadelphia- Kevin Murphy, SG, Tennessee Tech, 6-6, Sr.
Kevin Murphy is a shooter/scorer and could provide depth in case Jodie Meeks leaves via free agency.

46. Washington (from DAL)- Marcus Denmon, SG, Missouri, 6-3, Sr.
Marcus Denmon can contribute in a lot of areas and maybe find a spot off the bench.

47. Utah- Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
The Aggie struggled with injury as a junior and could be a second round steal since Josh Howard and C.J. Miles are free agents.

48. New York- Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
With Baron Davis and Mike Bibby free agents and Jeremy Lin a restricted free agent, the Knicks could use some options at the point.

49. Orlando- Orlando Johnson, SG, UC-Santa Barbara, 6-5, Sr.
Orlando Johnson would be a solid value here and add depth to the wing.

50. Denver- Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
Since their core is under contract for next season, the Nuggets take the best available player.

51. Boston- Alex Young, G/F, IUPUI, 6-6, Sr.
The Celtics should look to add a shooter with one of their three picks since Ray Allen is a free agent.

52. Golden State (from ATL)- Furkan Aldemir, PF, Turkey, 6-9, 1991
The Warriors will draft at least one foreign player if they keep all four of their picks.

53. L.A. Clippers- Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
The Clips need depth on the wing and in their frontcourt and take the best available at that spot.

54. Philadelphia (from MEM)- Kostas Papanikolaou, 6-8, SF, Greece, 1990
The 76ers have three picks in the draft so going the foreign route makes sense.  A great showing at the Euroleague Final Four might have landed the Greek forward a spot in the second round

55.  Dallas (from LAL)- J’Covan Brown, G, Texas, 6-1, Jr.
J’Covan Brown adds needed depth in the backcourt and could likely play either guard spot in the NBA.

56. Toronto (from IND)- Leon Radosevic, F/C, Croatia, 6-10, 1991
The Raps go their foreign route with their third pick of the draft.

57. New Jersey (from MIA)- Ricardo Ratliffe, PF, Missouri, 6-8, Sr.
Nets are searching for depth at every position but shooting guard and take the best available player.

58. Minnesota (from OKC)- Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.
Thompson adds another shooter who also provides insurance in case restricted free agents Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph leave.

59. San Antonio- Kyle O’Quinn, C, Norfolk State, 6-10, Sr.
Spurs could use more size to help keep Tim Duncan’s legs fresh.

60. L.A. Lakers (from CHI)- Casper Ware, PG, Long Beach State, 5-11, Sr.
Lakers continue to look for an answer at point guard.

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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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