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    ESPN.com: Draft 2012 http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/prin...955&type=story

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Mock Draft, Version 3.0
    By Chad Ford
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    Now that the NCAA's date for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft (and retain college eligibility) has passed, it's time to check back in with our third mock draft of the season. Remember, however, that the NBA allows players to declare for the draft up until April 29, so the NCAA can't do anything to stop a player from changing his mind and declaring in the next few weeks. But we have our first clear look at who's in and out of the draft. What follows is our best stab at a first-round mock draft after taking into account team needs.
    (If you want to see what your team would do with the No. 1 pick, play our Lottery Mock Draft, which has more than 2,000 scenarios. Also check out our Top 100 list, which is a reflection of the consensus of NBA scouts and GMs about a player's relative draft value.)

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    Charlotte

    Anthony Davis

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-10
    Weight: 220 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: Kentucky
    (The Bobcats have a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: How bad do the Bobcats want Anthony Davis? They have lost 12 straight and got blown out of the water at home by the second-worst team in the league, the Wizards, on Monday night. Of all the players in the draft, Davis is the only one who could make a dramatic impact in Year 1. No team needs him more than the Bobcats

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    Washington

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-7
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Age: 18
    School: Kentucky
    (The Wizards have a 19.9 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist, like the other Kentucky players, still hasn't officially declared for the draft, but he will. The Wizards desperately need MKG's leadership, toughness and work ethic. But I hear they also may be tempted by Brad Beal's shooting and the upside of Andre Drummond. I think the Beal vs. Kidd-Gilchrist scenario is a toss-up. But after the Kwame Brown and JaVale McGee experiences, I would be surprised if Washington chased Drummond.

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    New Orleans

    Thomas Robinson

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-9
    Weight: 237 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: Kansas
    (The Hornets have a 15.6 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Hornets have to consider Drummond here. He's bigger and probably better defensively than Robinson. But if they're trying to build a team around winners, then Robinson is their guy. He would bring toughness, physicality and energy to the paint for the Hornets.

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    Sacramento

    Andre Drummond

    Position: C
    Height: 6-foot-11
    Weight: 275 pounds
    Age: 18
    School: UConn
    (The Kings have an 11.9 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Kings have plenty of players who can score the basketball, but they could use some help on the defensive end. While Drummond has a long way to go offensively, he was an effective defensive player at UConn and seems like an ideal fit alongside DeMarcus Cousins.

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    Toronto

    Bradley Beal

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-5
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Age: 18
    School: Florida
    (The Kings have an 8.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Raptors already have DeMar Derozan in the backcourt, but I doubt they'd pass on the chance to land Beal. The Florida 2-guard has the ability to play point guard and would give Toronto a shooter with deep range -- an ability that DeRozan lacks.

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    Cleveland

    Harrison Barnes

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: North Carolina
    (The Cavs have a 5.4 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: Last year, the Cavs were praying that Barnes stayed in the draft so they could select him with the No. 4 pick. But Barnes decided to stay in school. This year, things may still work out for Barnes and the Cavs, who could really use a shooter and another scorer on the wing.

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    Portland (via Nets)

    Damian Lillard

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: Weber State
    (The Blazers have a 5.3 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Blazers grabbed this pick from the Nets as part of the Gerald Wallace trade. It's top-3 protected, so the pick could revert to New Jersey if the Nets keep losing. The Blazers need help at both backcourt positions and at center. They could go a number of ways here, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them grab Lillard. He's quick, he can score and distribute and he can play both backcourt positions.

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    Detroit

    Jared Sullinger

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-9
    Weight: 280 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Ohio State
    (The Pistons have a 2.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Pistons need a center. They could reach a little and bring in Tyler Zeller. Or they can be content with Greg Monroe at the center position and add Sullinger to the mix. Sully doesn't play above the rim, but he does rebound and has great hands. At this point, I think the Pistons would pass on trying to hit a home run and just get someone who could help a little.

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    Utah (via Warriors)

    Kendall Marshall

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 188 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: North Carolina
    (The Jazz have a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Jazz are set with talented young players at every position on the floor except point guard. Enes Kanter is the center of the future. Derrick Favors is set to take over at power forward. Gordon Hayward is doing his thing at small forward and the team is high on Alec Burks at the 2.
    Enter Marshall. While I think the Jazz might prefer Lillard, in this mock he's no longer on the board. Marshall is the best pure point guard in the group. He's not a great shooter, nor is he an elite athlete, but he makes everyone around him better.

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    New Orleans
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    Tyler Zeller

    Position: C
    Height: 7-foot
    Weight: 235 pounds
    Age: 22
    School: North Carolina
    (The Hornets have a 1.1 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: With their first pick we have the Hornets taking a power forward. Here they can add some help in the middle. Zeller doesn't project to be a star, but he's big, he runs the floor well and he has a soft touch around the basket. The Hornets can certainly use him.

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    Portland

    Perry Jones III

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-11
    Weight: 235 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Baylor
    (The Blazers have a 0.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: Jones may be a risk if selected with one of the first picks in the draft. But later in the lottery, he becomes a bargain. His size, athletic ability and skill level are all sky-high. He doesn't always play hard and really wants to be a wing more than a big, but at a certain point the reward outweighs the risk. A Portland team in rebuilding mode could be a really nice situation for Jones.

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    Milwaukee

    Terrence Jones

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 244 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Kentucky
    (The Bucks have a 0.7 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: Jones is one of the more unique talents in the draft. He can play multiple positions, can rebound and block shots and can step outside and hit a 3. The Bucks have always liked versatile players like Jones. If he matures and plays with more consistency, he could be a steal this low in the draft.

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    Utah

    Jeremy Lamb

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-5
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: UConn
    (The Jazz have a 0.6 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: Lamb has elite talent, but his laid-back demeanor has given scouts pause. Higher in the draft, he's a bit of a risk. But down here he would be a good bargain for the Jazz as they continue to rebuild their backcourt.

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    Phoenix

    Austin Rivers

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 199 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: Duke
    (The Suns have a 0.5 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

    Analysis: The Suns need a little bit of everything, but what they really need is star power. With Steve Nash possibly on the move this summer, someone has to sell tickets. If Rivers ever lives up to his potential, he could be a great get this low. He's going to have to rein in his game and get comfortable with who he is at the NBA level, but the talent is definitely there.

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    Houston (via Knicks)

    John Henson

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-10
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: North Carolina
    Analysis: The Rockets lack long, athletic bigs, and Henson would give them a defensive presence who can guard both forward positions. He's still raw offensively, but he has a little Andrei Kirilenko in his game.


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    Philadelphia

    Terrence Ross

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-6
    Weight: 190 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: Washington
    Analysis: Jodie Meeks is the closest thing the Sixers have to a great 3-point shooter. Adding Ross would be an instant upgrade at the backup shooting guard spot.


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    Denver

    Meyers Leonard

    Position: C
    Height: 7-foot
    Weight: 240 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Illinois
    Analysis: Leonard is a bit of a project, but he's big and athletic and he'll play defense. He won't be a stud in Year 1, but he brings quite a bit of upside at this point in the draft.


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    Dallas

    Tony Wroten Jr.

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-5
    Weight: 205 pounds
    Age: 18
    School: Washington
    Analysis: The Mavs are going to have to start rebuilding this summer and could use some star power next to Dirk. Wroten has the ability to be one of the top five players in this draft if he matures and gets a passable jump shot. His size, scoring ability and court vision are NBA-caliber.


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    Nets (via Rockets)

    Arnett Moultrie

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-11
    Weight: 225 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: Mississippi State
    Analysis: The Nets could use size and athleticism in the frontcourt, and Moultrie could be one of the sleepers of this draft. He's got an NBA body and athletic ability, and he produced for Mississippi State this past season. If he were a year or two younger, he'd be 10 spots higher on the board.


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    Boston

    Royce White

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 240 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Iowa State
    Analysis: White has as much talent as nearly everyone else in this draft. But there are questions about some off-court issues and an anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying. I think Doc Rivers might be the perfect coach for him.


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    Orlando

    Fab Melo

    Position: C
    Height: 7-foot
    Weight: 274 pounds
    Age: 21
    School: Syracuse
    Analysis: It looks like Dwight Howard may be leaving sooner or later and, at some point, the Magic have to start thinking about his replacement. Melo is miles away from being Howard, but he is big, can block shots and can rebound. If he stays focused and in shape, he could be good value here.


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    Memphis

    Jeff Taylor

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-7
    Weight: 225 pounds
    Age: 22
    School: Vanderbilt
    Analysis: Taylor is super athletic, can guard three positions and finally found a long-range jump shot this season. He's a bit older than teams would like, but his potential on the defensive end would justify his selection here.


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    Atlanta

    Dion Waiters

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 215 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Syracuse
    Analysis: The Hawks traded away Jamal Crawford and lost that instant spark off the bench. Enter Waiters. He's a pure scorer who always plays in attack mode. He could easily come in and average 15 points per game.


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    Boston (via Clippers)

    C.J. Leslie

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 206 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: NC State
    Analysis: Leslie is still trying to figure out if he's going to stay in the draft. If he does, the Celtics could use a player like him, with both size and upside. He's still a little raw, but Leslie is an elite athlete who is really starting to put things together.


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    Indiana


    Marquis Teague

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 178 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: Kentucky
    Analysis: Not only do the Pacers need more help at the point, but Teague is an Indy native who would be a great get here. He's not the pure point guard the Pacers really need, but he can push the ball effectively, get to the basket and create problems as a defender
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    Cleveland (via Lakers)

    Moe Harkless

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 190 pounds
    Age: 18
    School: St. John's
    Analysis: Harkless reminds me a little of Trevor Ariza. He's a terrific scorer and defender who needs to get a more settled jump shot.


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    Miami

    Draymond Green

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-foot-6
    Weight: 235 pounds
    Age: 22
    School: Michigan State
    Analysis: The Heat need players with experience who excel in bringing out the best in their teammates. Green can be a point-forward type who does a little of everything. Think of him as a better-passing Udonis Haslem.


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    Golden State
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    Andrew Nicholson

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-foot-9
    Weight: 222 pounds
    Age: 22
    School: St. Bonaventure
    Analysis: Nicholson has gotten dramatically better every season and has some David West to his game. He would be a good fit in Golden State as a backup to David Lee.


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    Oklahoma City

    Evan Fournier

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-7
    Weight: 206 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: France
    Analysis: This draft is pretty thin on international players, with Fournier the only player with a serious shot at landing in the first round. He's a scorer who is putting up impressive numbers in Europe at a young age, making him a nice pick-and-stash prospect for the Thunder.


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    Chicago

    Doron Lamb

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Age: 20
    School: Kentucky
    Analysis: The Bulls are always looking for shooters and would have a tough decision between Lamb and Vandy's John Jenkins here. Both are lights out from long range, but I give Lamb the nod because he has a little more versatility than Jenkins.


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    I can't imagine they'd take Teague over Lamb. Teague doesn't solve the PG issues and might be making the same mistake Jeff did in coming out a year too soon.

    Maybe you can or would resign Barbosa for a little money, but you also need to stock your team with rookie deals to keep payroll down for resigns like Roy or Paul. A rookie deal bench SG helps more than a rookie deal PG to I guess replace Price who is already a cheap deal (way cheaper than Barbosa will be).

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    Wouldn't mind Lamb before Teague.

    Lamb shoots almost 50% from 3 for his college career. Damn! That could be a huge spark off the bench.
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    Really want White or Moultrie though.
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    I know, not really our need, but I really, really like Draymond Green. Problem is he's stuck between the 3 (size) and the 4 (athleticism), and probably about Paul Millsap sized at best.

    Still think he can be a quality 7th man type guy in the league. Top end a solid 6th man.

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    I'm gun-shy to part with anyone from this team.. I really like how its built. But obviously we have needs and if this draft holds true to form even somewhat.. We have pick 25. Fab melo at 21 or whatever and Tony Wroten JR at 18 or 19 seem like REALLY quality later round selections and id love to move up a few spots to snag either of them. Not sure how though.
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    I think Teague is a steal there. I mean if his brother is the starting point guard for a good playoff team, where does Marquis project? You take him, resign George Hill, let GHill man the PG spot next year, bringing Teague along, slowly, then GHill can play the back up 2 spot as he progresses.

    I think GHill can play the back up 2, is the main reason you can see what Teague turns into.

    I like Teague upside, he has the quickness and athleticism, I doubt he'll ever be a pass first PG, but who is anymore.

    I'd take Teague and not look back.

    Side note: I'd love to keep Barbosa, but you have to sign GHill and Roy, imo, so it might not be in the cards. Teague is a nice plan at a very low salary hit, as an alternative, imo.

    If Teague stays in, which if he's projected late first, I wouldn't, but I bet he goes long before the Pacers pick.

    As for Lamb, he can shoot and there's always room for shooters, but he's not a PG. I thought he was terrible running the point at Kentucky when Teague went out. I do like Lamb's unafraid though, he'd attack in crunch time, at Kentucky, when he was surrounded by other guys he could have deferred to. I just think Lamb projects as an off the bench shooter in a limited role (he's young so who knows), but Teague could be a starting caliber Point Guard down the line, again, look at his brother.
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    Teague wouldn't be anything I'd be interested in for the Pacers.

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    Why have one DC when you can draft nother one? .....

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    Why have one DC when you can draft nother one? .....
    Its a good point. Although at 25, I'd take a DC caliber player in every draft, though.

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    I know, not really our need, but I really, really like Draymond Green. Problem is he's stuck between the 3 (size) and the 4 (athleticism), and probably about Paul Millsap sized at best.

    Still think he can be a quality 7th man type guy in the league. Top end a solid 6th man.
    I'm the same way. There's no one single attribute of his that's exceptional, but he's very good at EVERYTHING. He's just, plain and simple, a basketball player. Would love to have a guy like him on the Pacers, but he doesn't fill a need on the current roster.

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    I'm the same way. There's no one single attribute of his that's exceptional, but he's very good at EVERYTHING. He's just, plain and simple, a basketball player. Would love to have a guy like him on the Pacers, but he doesn't fill a need on the current roster.
    One of the things he has over some of the other players is that this son-of-a-gun just knows how to play the game, and play it well, and play it "the right way".

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    Can we please drop the idea of GH as a Point Guard?? he and the team are way better at SG, that much is clear.
    Yes he can play spot minutes there, but it is not his strength and not in the best intrest of the team.
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    Why have one DC when you can draft nother one? .....
    I'm a DC fan, but it would make a lot of sense.

    Look what Pop did with George Hill. He didn't want to pay him, so he shipped him out at the end of his contract for a 1st rounder. If Teague could do the same things DC does on a 4-year rookie contract (late first nonetheless), that's big for us. We have a lot of guys to pay over the next few years. Eliminating one of them would give us a lot more flexibility. We would need Teague to step up though, and I have no idea if he's capable of that.

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    If we draft a point guard, I'll be upset. DC, AJ, Lance, GH3 are all part of our current PG situation and while none of them are perfect, we're not going to replace them (except maybe Lance) with a rookie. If we're looking to upgrade at Point, it'll be Deron Williams or Nash.

    Draft big. DWest is only under contract for one more year after this and who knows what Hans is going to become.
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    Remember that there are teams that will definently sell late first round picks.
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    If we draft a point guard, I'll be upset. DC, AJ, Lance, GH3 are all part of our current PG situation and while none of them are perfect, we're not going to replace them (except maybe Lance) with a rookie. If we're looking to upgrade at Point, it'll be Deron Williams or Nash.

    Draft big. DWest is only under contract for one more year after this and who knows what Hans is going to become.
    I generally agree with this sentiment, but to play devil's advocate: what if we drafted a point guard and then traded DC and a future first (or some kind of package) for a big?

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    The objective should be to get in a position to get Kendall Marshall, if you are really going to try to get a pass first point guard. It's a roll of the dice, as it is with any pick, but he could bring the main thing missing for the current team as its constructed. Easier said than done, but I'd be estatic if they could pull that off. The latest draft has him at 9, its tough to get into the top 10, for what you have to give up.

    I'm thinking he could drop with the workouts, with athleticism being put on display more than running a team and finding the open man in 5 on 5. Although being the only or main pass first point guard in the draft, it would only take one team to want him early.

    If he starts to drop to the mid teens, you are much more likely to have a shot at him in a trade, without giving up the house.

    Its probably wishful thinking on my part, though.

    I still say Teague will go before 25, if he comes out, but he'd be a steal there for the Pacers. Ya, its not a need, you 'need' some front court depth, depending on what happens to Lou and DWest will be in his last year. Teague's a guy though I think will be in the league, at least, as a good back up, thats a win at 25.
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    I generally agree with this sentiment, but to play devil's advocate: what if we drafted a point guard and then traded DC and a future first (or some kind of package) for a big?
    How bout trade DC for a pick in the 9-13 range and draft Kendall Marshall. He will be much better than Teague or Lamb, and could step in right away and average 10 APG.

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    I want Tony wroten Jr! Can anyone tell me where these immaturity accusations stem from?

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    How bout trade DC for a pick in the 9-13 range and draft Kendall Marshall. He will be much better than Teague or Lamb, and could step in right away and average 10 APG.
    Utah's 2nd pick could maybe be had for DC. We might have to give up more though, I don't know what his trade value is. But I wouldn't support that move. I would only draft a PG if a good one fell into our laps with our pick.

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    Where's Jae Crowder expected to go? I wouldn't mind trying to nab him if at all possible.

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