2012 NBA Mock Draft

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updated6/28/2012Final Mock
#TeamPlayerPosHtTeamPlayer NoteNBA comparison
1HornetsAnthony DavisPF6,10KentuckyAt 6,10 plays like a guard and has a great handle and ball skills.Davis is quick up and down the floor and is extremely difficult for other bigs to guard because of his versatility, speed and length. An elite shot blocker with incredible timing. Has great hands, catches and dunks the ball as well as any big man in the country. Needs to add weight but that will come.more versatile LaMarcus Aldridge^
2BobcatsBradley BealG6,4FloridaBradley (the real deal) Beal is an impressive shooter, slasher and all around talent. He has a very NBA ready game and left after his Freshman season at Florida. A legit 6,4 he has good size for the 2 guard position and a sweet jump shot with NBA three point range.a nice Latrell Sprewell^
3WizardsMichael Kidd-GilchristSF6,7KentuckySmooth wing player who has a similar skill set to Harrison Barnes but not as polished. A great defender with a good all around game and seems to have the right demeanor to continue to improve.Scottie Pippen
4CavsThomas RobinsonPF6,8KansasVery strong and well built athlete with explosive leaping ability and great power. A little bit undersized but makes up for it with strength and explosiveness. Improving mid range game makes him very difficult to guard.Amare/Kris Humphries
5KingsHarrison BarnesSF6,8UNCAt 6,8 he has great body control and a great first step. Can explode into the air and hang there effortlessly. He is equally adept at attacking the rim or shaking free for a jumper with a step back move. Deadly accurate from outside and range past NBA three. Good handle, passing ability and understanding of the game. Needs to learn to assert himself and takeover a game.Grant Hill
6Trailblazers*Damian LillardPG6,3Weber StatePG who can really fill it up from outside. Plays a complete game, has good quickness and athleticism and can score in bunches.Marcus Thornton^
7WarriorsAndre DrummondC6,11UConnPhysical specimen who is built like Dwight Howard. Very good quickness and explosiveness for a big man – can attack the rim with great power. Should be a very good rebounder and interior defender at the pro level and is developing nice offensive post moves. A rare, elite center prospect.poor man's Dwight Howard
8RaptorsDion WaitersSG6,4SyracuseWell built 2 guard with a powerful game. Plays solid D and can do a little bit of everything on the court but not a great outside shooter.Quincy Lewis/Joseph Forte
9PistonsMeyers LeonardC7,0IllinoisHas legit NBA center size and good athleticism. Solid rebounder and post presence who can draw the double team. Good passer with a good feel for the game.better Jason Smith^
10HornetsAustin RiversSG6,4DukeSlick shooting 2 guard who is not an elite athlete but a very skilled offensive player. Has enough quickness and bounce to get into the lane and really knows how to play the game. Big time shot maker and clutch performer.Jeff Hornacek
11TrailblazersTyler ZellerC7,0UNCVery agile and quick big man who can beat his man down the floor and put a lot of pressure on opposing bigs. Developing a very nice mid range jumper and some back to the basket moves. Not overpowering on the interior but strong enough to guard in the paint and rebound.a better Jeff Foster
12RocketsMoe HarklessSF6,8St. JohnsVery smooth wing player with great quickness and explosive leaping ability. Needs to develop his perimeter game but has the potential to be an NBA all star.Wesley Johnson/Paul George^
13SunsKendall MarshallPG6,3UNCPass first point guard who has quickly earned the trust of his teammates and coach. Very high basketball IQ and good skill set but not an elite athlete. Needs work on his outside shot.almost Jason Kidd
14BucksJohn HensonPF6,10UNCA highly skilled forward with good athleticism and shot blocking ability. Should develop the skills to step outside and drain jumpers to complement his moves to the rim. Needs to bulk up to guard the post and rebound with the big boys but has tremendous upside due to his natural basketball skills and long frame.Hilton Armstrong^
1576ersAndrew NicholsonPF6,9St. BonaventureSweet shooting forward who is deadly from outside and can mix it up in the paint. Good shot blocker and rebounder and good overall athlete.almost Danny Granger^
16Rockets*Arnett MoultriePF6,10Miss. StVery skilled big man who needs to mature and show some consistency. Nice post skills and very good athleticism for a big. Has expanded his game nicely over the past two years.Jason Thompson
17MavericksTerrence RossSG6,6WashingtonA high scoring 2 guard with all the tools to excel on the wing in the NBA. Has improved his accuracy from outside and hits a high percentage of free throws. Good leaper, dunker, rebounder and defender.Alec Burks
18RocketsJeremy LambSG6,5UConnVery long and smooth 2 guard with high upside. Can get into the lane well, run the floor and finish on the break. Long arms help make him a disruptive defender. Becoming a deadly three point shooter and great all around scorer.Tracy McGrady/Joe Johnsonv
19MagicPerry JonesPF6,10BaylorA high level prospect. At 6,10 runs the court like a guard, has a nice handle and great body control, including spin moves and up and under moves. Explosive leaper and good dunker. Good shooter including range out to college three with good form on his jumper. Downside is that he seems to struggle to put all this talent together into a cohesive basketball package.Rashard Lewis/Anthony Randolf
20NuggetsTerrence JonesF6,9KentuckyTerrific all around talent who can run the floor, finish at the rim, pull up for a jumper or dish the ball. Very active inside and developing a nice jumper beyond college three. Can take his man off the dribble and draw fouls. Good weak side defender who needs to commit to getting back on defense. Nice upside potential.Michael Beasley/Julian Wright
21CelticsRoyce WhiteF6,8Iowa StatePoint Forward with nice court vision and ball skills. Excels on the offensive end of the court and is a great passer. Strong athlete with a superior feel for the game.Antoine Walker/Drew Gooden
22Celtics*Festus EzeliC6,11VanderbiltTall, broad shouldered center who has started to become a scorer on the block to go along with his good defensive skills. Runs the floor fairly well for a center.Nene
23HawksJared SullingerPF6,9Ohio StateBuckeye big man is very strong and has good quickness for a man his size. Projects as an undersized power forward along the lines of a Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand or Paul Milsap. Has a good handle and nice outside shot but lives on the block, rebounding and mixing it up. Lacks athleticism and has some injury concerns.Glen Davis/Charles Barkleyv
24Cavs*Fabricio de MeloC6,11SyracuseVery big, strong and athletic center with good leaping ability and feel for the game. Well built, solid frame with decent body control but is a bit foul prone and still learning the finer points of the game. High upside.Kelvin Cato/Yinka Dare
25GrizzliesJeffrey TaylorSF6,7VanderbiltTaylor reminds me of Delante West the way he plays but is 6 foot 7 inches tall and has a solid head on his shoulders. Very quick with the dribble and gets up high when he attacks the rim. Good form on jumper will help him develop that part of his game.6,7 Delonte West
26PacersMarquis TeaguePG6,2KentuckyLightening quick PG who understands the game well and plays within the offense. Decent outside shooter with some room for improvement in that area.a better Jeff Teague
27HeatTony Wroten Jr.G6,4WashingtonA very powerful guard who can blow by defenders and score or make plays in the lane. Looks to be fully recovered after a HS knee injury and has a chance to develop into a very good NBA player. Excellent passer for a big guard and can play a little point.Q Richardson/D Wade
28ThunderDoron LambSG6,4KentuckyExcellent three point shooter and developing a dribble drive game. Overshadowed by the bigger names at Kentucky but should develop into a solid NBA shooting guard.Nick Young
29BullsJohn JenkinsSG6,4VanderbiltElite shooter who has developed a terrific dribble drive to go with his three point shooting abilities. Very quick athlete who knows how to get open.poor man's Kevin Martin
30WarriorsWill BartonSG6,6MemphisWiry athlete with good length but lacking strength. Nice looking jump shot and overall offensive game. Good upside.Rip Hamilton
* = traded pick
31BobcatsJaMychal GreenPF6,9AlabamaExplosive power forward is an athlete who is becoming a basketball player. Shows good potential as a rebounder and interior defender.JJ Hickson
32WizardsDraymond GreenSF6,6Michigan St.Nicknamed the "Dancing Bear" due to his bulk, strength and quick feet. Not a prototypical basketball player, looks like an offensive lineman, but plays the game like a heady point guard and has good ball skills. A very good passer who understands all the nuances of the game and has the versatility to guard the post or run the fast break. A good rebounder and help defender who only lacks a consistant outside jumper.Ron Artest
33Cavs*Evan FournierSG6,6Francevery smooth wing player who has a nice step into the lane and uses his length well to get his shot off. Good mechanics and rhythm to his jumper and hits at a good rate. Elevates well and has good quickness. Long arms and good length for the position.more man's Manu
34CavsKim EnglishG/F6,6MissouriWell built 2 guard with a nice looking jumper. Not a great athlete but a good ball player.Stephen Jackson
35Warriors*Henry SimsPF6,10GeorgetownLate blooming big man. Has great court vision and awareness and passes well out of the post. Decent rebounder and shot blocker.Jordan Hill
36KingsQuincy AcyF6,7BaylorA powerful player who is a bit undersized for the PF position but is too productive to pass up at this point in the draft.Udonis Haslem
37RaptorsTerrence HenryPF6,9MississippiLong and athletic forward who lacks ideal PF size but has good reach.
38Nuggets*Herb PopePF6,8Seton HallBurley rebounder and interior defender. Uses his strength and athletic ability well to control the glass. Limited offensive game but knows his role.David West
39PistonsTomas SatoranskySG6,6Int.Versatile guard with great court vision. Good ball handler who sets up teammates well. Not the most explosive player but has a high skill level and solid all around game.Shaun Livingston
40Blazers*Darius Johnson-OdomG6,2MarquetteSteady point guard with a mature game. Has good court vision and sets up the offense well. Improving jump shot. NBA ready.
41BlazersKevin JonesSF6,8West VirginiaJones has a well rounded game with the ability to post up or float around the perimeter for jumpers. A tweener who might not have a real position at the next level.Carl Landry
42BucksQuincy MillerSF6,9BaylorVery skilled for a player his size. Has a nice handle and a good outside shot which should extend to NBA three as he matures. Doesn't have great quickness or athleticism and doesn't seem to be the same type of athlete after a knee injury in H.S.poor man's Mike Dunleavy
43Hawks*Robert SacreC7,0GonzagaBig and tough inside player who is a bruiser and warrior in the paint. Does not have a very polished offensive game but does what he's supposed to do: rebound and defend.Chris Mihm
44Pistons*Tony MitchellSF6,6AlabamaVery strong and explosive wing player who is a great leaper and dunker. Grabs a ton of rebounds and is developing an outside shot.Mickael Pietrus
4576ersJared CunninghamSG6,5Oregon State
46Wizards*Bernard JamesC6,10Florida StateElder statesman who has really developed his game. Very good shot blocker and rebounder.mature Sean Williams
47JazzMaalik WaynsPG6,1VillanovaA point guard who can really score and get into the lane. Also a good outside shooter who can knock down big shots and has a warrior mentality. Not a true pass first point but can run the team and get his teammates involved.Eric Bledsoe
48KnicksWilliam BufordSG6,5Ohio StateNot yet a consistant player but has enough physical tools to warrant a look in the second round. Needs to become an elite shooter to make it at the NBA level.Malcolm Lee
49MagicKostas PapanikolaouF6,8GreeceRugid and aggressive wing player with great strength, basketball IQ and a lot of experience. Coming on strong.
50NuggetsKyle O'QuinnPF6,9Norfolk StateBurly back-to-the-basket scorer with good touch and good feel for the game. Not a high end athlete.
51CelticsDrew GordonPF6,9New MexicoAverage athlete but very solid with good fundamentals
52Warriors*Furkan AldemirPF6,10Int.
53ClippersDarius MillerSF6,7KentuckyVeteran wing player who plays well within the flow of the game and doesn't force it. Good spot up shooter and improving dribble drive.Martell Webster
5476ers*Miles PlumleeC6,11DukeHas been working out well after an underwhelming career at Duke.
55Mavs*Robbie HummelSF6,7PurdueInjury prone but when healthy is a versatile and complete offensive player with good hops and decent quickness. Very heady player.poor man's Chase Budinger
56Raptors*Khris MiddletonSF6,7Texas A&MSolid but unspectacular athlete with a well rounded game. Nice outside jumper with potential range to NBA 3.Shane Battier/Dorell Wright
57Nets*Jae CrowderSF6,6MarquetteTough, physical and mature player who is all hustle, all the time. Not a great athlete but makes up for it with good work ethic.Ryan Gomes
58T-Wolves*Kris JosephSF6,7SyracuseWell built and versatile small forward. Good handle, hustle and all around game. Joseph needs to improve his outside shot to reach his potential.poor mans's Wilson Chandler
59SpursHollis ThompsonSF6,7GeorgetownSmooth wing player who can really knock down the outside shot. Long and lean athlete with a good feel for the game and a knack for scoring the ball.Rasual Butler
60Lakers*Mike ScottPF6,8Virginia
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Renardo SidneyPF/C6,10Miss. St.Extremely skilled player for someone his size but off the court issues and trouble keeping his weight under control might detrail his NBA career before it even starts.even more lazy DeMarcus Cousins
Orlando JohnsonSG6,5Santa Barbara
Yancy GatesPF6,9CincinnatiVery strong and well built forward with good fundamentals. A bit slow and needs to work really hard to get in top shape but could surprise.Antonio Davis
Mitchell WattPF6,9BuffaloPost season star is making his way up draft boards.
Lucas NogueiraC7,0BrazilLong and skinny seven footer with good mobility. Will struggle to put on weight and stand up to the NBA centers but his Tyson Chandler-esqe frame could make him a first rounder.Robert Swift
John ShurnaSF6,9NorthwesternSweet shooting forward with great scoring ability. Not a dynamic athlete but plays a heady game and is crafty.
Reggie JohnsonC6,10MiamiMassive man who will need to put in a lot of work coming off a knee injury.
Scott MachadoPG6,2IonaAssist maker with great court vision and an improving jumper. Not very quick or athletic.Eric Snow
Alex YoungSG6,6IUPUIHigh scoring forward with an NBA body and expanding offensive game.
Jarrod JonesPF6,9Ball StateRugged interior defender and rebounder with an NBA body.
Marcus DenmonG6,3MissouriGreat scorer who is kind of a tweener. Not a true point guard but doesn't have the size of an NBA two guard.
Tu HollowayPG6,0XavierSpeedy point guard who can really score the ball. Plays with good confidence and leadership. A tough player who can score in the lane and get to the line at a high rate.
Dee BostPG6,2Miss St.Scoring point guard who can get hot in a hurry. Knows how to run an offense and should find a spot on an NBA roster.
Tornike ShengeliaF6,9Int.
Ramone MooreSG6,4TemplePure scorer and one on one player. Can carry a team on the offensive end of the floor.Cat Mobley
Antwaine WigginsSF6,7Col. of CharlestonHigh scoring wing player with a nice (lefty) outside shot and good quickness into the lane. Poor free throw shooter.Rasual Butler
Jordan TaylorPG6,1WisconsinSteady point guard who can shoot the ball well and is a good decision maker. Not an elite prospect but puts up good numbers and has a chance at becoming a first rounder.Chris Duhan
J'Covan BrownG6,1TexasVolume shooter who can get hot from outside. Lacks an NBA position but could find a role coming off the bench as a scorer.
Dario HuntPF6,8Nevada
Terrell StoglinPG6,1MarylandA scoring guard who needs to become a better set-up man but can shoot the lights out.