With the draft lottery in the books and the NBA Finals looming in the distance, there can only be one thing that's for sure: It's time for the NBA mock drafts to pile up.
This is mock draft season. It's likely that there will be a brand new mock draft pop up somewhere around the internet every day until the actual draft takes place on June 28.
But don't be fooled! This is the only mock draft you'll need to read. Actually, don't even bother watching the actual draft. These are the picks, and that's the way it's going to stay *.
With each slide (in the first round, at least), I've addressed specific team needs and their 2012 free agents. Like most drafts, "needs" aren't always addressed. Occasionally, a player will be drafted because he's the "best available," so don't be alarmed if you see this.
Feel free to agree or disagree with any of these picks, and let your presence be known in the comments.
* Actuality of this happening is not likely.