NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players Who Will Be Surprise Lottery Picks

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players Who Will Be Surprise Lottery Picks
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NBA teams count on the NBA Draft to improve their team in both the short and long term. The first 14 picks of the draft, called the lottery, are where the superstars are drafted, and those drafted in the lottery are held to a different standard than the rest.

These players are often looked at as franchise saviors, and are brought in to help their new team make the playoffs the next season. 

Just like the regular season, the draft will be filled with surprises. 

Here are some players that could move up draft boards and find themselves with the honor of being chosen in the lottery of the 2012 NBA Draft. 

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