NBA Draft 2012: 10 Sleepers Who Will Surprise as Pros

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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Sleepers Who Will Surprise as Pros
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Yes that was the 57th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft leading the Spurs to a Game 1 victory.

Just when the NBA was nice enough to narrow its extensive playoff field down from 16 to four teams, look out, here comes the NBA draft.

The lottery to determine the order the top 14 teams pick in will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

The actual draft will be held less than a month later on June 28, 2012.

Every draft features its own list of "can't miss" types of prospects. This season names like Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are already being anointed future All-Stars before ever playing a minute of NBA basketball.

The Draft isn't all about "can't miss" guys though.

On Sunday Night May 27th the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs were led by the 2008 Sixth Man of The Year award winner Manu Ginobili.

Ginobili shredded the Thunder for 26 points off the bench. He was also the 57th overall pick of the 1999 draft.

It's been almost 13 years but teams are still sleeping on this NBA draft "sleeper."

What players could end up shining from the back of this season's draft?   

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