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MOCK DRAFT 2012
CHRIS MANNIX
June 25, 2012
After the consensus No. 1 choice, the field is wide open and deep. Here's how the picks will play out on June 28
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June 25, 2012

Mock Draft 2012

After the consensus No. 1 choice, the field is wide open and deep. Here's how the picks will play out on June 28

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1 ANTHONY DAVIS

"He is on a completely different level," says a West G.M. With a 7'5" wingspan, Davis is a menacing defender, and his offense will develop quickly. "He could be Kevin Garnett or Tim Duncan," says the G.M.

8 DAMIAN LILLARD

His status skyrocketed after the NBA draft combine. A prolific scorer (24.5 points per game, second in the NCAA), Lillard has shown better than expected ball handling and athleticism.

15 PERRY JONES III

At 6'11", Jones has guard skills and a power forward frame. "But," says an East G.M., "he is an underachiever." He didn't improve as a sophomore, and an erratic tournament (10.0 ppg) hurt his stock.

17 KENDALL MARSHALL

With Jason Kidd likely gone and the future of Deron Williams uncertain, the Mavs grab Marshall, the nation's No. 2 assist man (9.8 per game). "He has a great feel for the game," says an exec.

21 FAB MELO

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