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


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31. CharlotteFestus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt, 6-11, Sr.
Bobcats add some more size inside; small forward could also be an option.

Click here for an in-depth interview with Ezeli from the NBA Draft Combine

32. Washington– Evan Fournier, SG, France, 6-6, 1992
Drafting a foreign talent like Evan Fournier and stashing him overseas for a year or two would make sense.

33. Cleveland (from NO)- Will Barton, SG, Memphis, 6-6, Soph.
Cavs should be doing backflips if they land Will Barton.

34. ClevelandDrew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
Cavs need to add some depth to their frontcourt.

Click here for a video interview with Gordon from the NBA Draft Combine

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

Click here for an in-depth with Machado from the NBA Draft Combine

36. SacramentoMiles Plumlee, C, Duke, 7-0, Sr.
It pains me to put Miles Plumlee in my mock draft since he was pretty worthless during his time at Duke.  However, NBA teams love size and athleticism which Plumlee possesses.

37. TorontoDarius Miller, G/F, Kentucky, 6-8, Sr.
Darius Miller is the ultimate glue guy who can possibly find a spot on the Raptors bench.

38. Denver(from GS)- Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky, 6-5, So.
Doron Lamb is just too good of a value for the Nuggets to pass up here and I can’t believe Lamb is going to fall this low.

Click here for an in-depth interview with Lamb from the NBA Draft Combine

39. DetroitDarius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
The Pistons have a need for a scoring shooting guard since trading Ben Gordon.

Click here for a video interview with DJO from the NBA Draft Combine

40. Portland (from Hou via MIN)- Jae Crowder, SF, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
The Blazers are looking for depth at small forward since trading Gerald Wallace.

41. PortlandHenry Sims, C, Georgetown, 7-0, Sr.
More size would make sense for the Blazers.

42. Milwaukee– Kim English, G/F, Missouri, 6-6, Sr.
Kim English is a versatile talent and the Bucks need some depth on the wing especially since they dealt Shaun Livingston to Houston.

43. Atlanta (from PHX)- Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon State, 6-4, Jr.
Again, the Hawks need depth all over since they only have six players under contract for next season.

44. Detroit (from HOU)- Tomas Sotaransky, SG, Czech Republic, 6-6, 199
Pistons go the foreign route with their third pick of the draft.

45. PhiladelphiaKevin Murphy, SG, Tennessee Tech, 6-6, Sr.
The Sixers grab a shooter since Jodie Meeks is a restricted free agent.

46. New Orleans (from WAS)- Kris Joseph, SF, Syracuse, 6-7, Sr.
Trading Trevor Ariza creates a need for depth at small forward.

47. UtahOrlando Johnson, SG, UC-Santa Barbara, 6-5, Sr.
Jazz need depth on the wing since C.J. Miles and Josh Howard are both free agents.

48. New York– Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia, 6-7, Sr.
Knicks need depth all over and likely take the best player on the board at this point.

49. OrlandoKhris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
Orlando likely takes the best player on the board at this point.

50. Denver– Kostas Papanikolaou, 6-8, SF, Greece, 1990
Since their core is under contract for next season, the Nuggets go the foreign route.

51. Boston– William Buford, SG, Ohio State, 6-5, Sr.
The Celtics should look to add a shooter with one of their three picks since Ray Allen is a free agent.

Go here for more on Will Buford

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- Bernard James, C, Florida State, 6-10, Sr.
The Clips need depth on the wing and in their frontcourt and take the best available at that spot.

54. Philadelphia (from MEM)- Tornike Shengelia, SF, Republic of Georgia, 1991
The 76ers have three picks in the draft so going the foreign route here makes sense.

55.  Dallas (from LAL)- Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.
Hollis Thompson is a solid value here for a team looking for depth on the wing.

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

57. New Jersey (from MIA)- Mike Scott, PF, Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
The Nets need depth at forward since Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries are free agents.

58. Minnesota(from OKC)-Kyle O’Quinn, C, Norfolk State, 6-10, Sr. 
More size would make sense for the Pistons.

Click here for a video interview with O’Quinn from the NBA Draft Combine

59. San Antonio- Marcus Denmon, SG, Missouri, 6-3, Sr.
Spurs always seem to find second round steals and that’s exactly what Marcus Denmon could be at this point.

60. L.A. Lakers (from CHI)- Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
Lakers continue to look for an answer at point guard especially since Ramon Sessions will be a free agent.

Click here for a video interview with Holloway from the NBA Draft Combine




This mock is listed in the following databases: Hoop Doctors, Walter Football, DC Pro Sports Report

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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