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Although lush with big men, the 2012 NBA draft is sorely lacking in solid point guard prospects. The past few years have been dominated by solid college point guards such as John Wall, Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving.
The same can't be said about this year's draft.
This year, the talent level is severely lacking. Damian Lillard and Kendall Marshall are expected to be the first point guards taken, but Lillard may fall a few spots below Marshall. Although he's a potential lottery pick, I don't think teams know enough about Lillard to risk taking him higher than the 13th pick; Marshall is a much tastier prospect.
Playing at little-known Weber State in Utah, Lillard was an explosive scorer and decent ball-handler. His main weaknesses revolve around the fact that he's not a true point guard in any sense of the word.
While teams would rather have a pass-first point guard, Lillard is the opposite. He will mostly look for his own shot first, which is expected out of a player who had few options on his small college team.
This fact also caused Lillard to not face very strong competition in college, so playing against elite point guards could be his undoing.
Don't expect Lillard to find his way into the lottery. If he does, whoever picks him will probably be disappointed in the end.