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NBA Draft 2012: 6 Rookies Who Will Help Trail Blazers Immediately
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Which draft prospects could help Aldridge and the Blazers get back to the playoffs?

After another crushing loss Tuesday night, this time at the hands of the Utah Jazz, the Portland Trail Blazers continue to see their playoff hopes dissipate.  For a team that started the season looking like a legitimate contender in the Western Conference, the Blazers' fall to the outside of the playoff picture has been shocking.

As a result of the team's swoon, the front office made the transition into rebuilding mode official at the trade deadline by trading key contributors Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace.  A key step in the rebuilding process for any team that wants to complete the transition back to the playoffs is the NBA draft.

With the possibility for two first-round picks, the Blazers' pick and the Nets' pick if it isn’t a top-three selection, the Blazers have the potential to expedite the rebuilding process this coming June. 

This slideshow takes a look at six draft prospects the Blazers could target in their quest to return to the playoffs in the 2012-13 season. 

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