NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players New Jersey Nets Should Target

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players New Jersey Nets Should Target
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Where the New Jersey Nets wind up picking in this year's draft remains a mystery. In a best case scenario, they would have two first round picks. The first one would be a top three pick and the second one would land right out of the lottery at No. 16.

For this to happen, the lottery gods must reward the Nets with one of the top three picks and the Houston Rockets must hold on to the eight spot in the Western Conference and sneak into the playoffs.

In a worst case scenario, the lottery goes wrong, and instead rewards the Nets with a pick out of the top three which in turn would go to the Portland Trailblazers due to the terms agreed upon in the Gerald Wallace trade. Also, the Houston Rockets will fail to make the playoffs which would allow the Rockets to keep their pick from this year.

In this case, the Nets will be left without a first round pick.

Due to the many scenarios involved, the Nets should have their eyes on the high picks as well as the mid first round picks.

With that in mind, here are five players the Nets should target.

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