The NBA is down to its own Final Four, leaving most of the league to gear up for next year. That makes it a good time to start looking at the incoming talent.
Unfortunately for NBA fans, almost every team will enter next season with no real shot at winning a championship. The quickest way to become a contender is to acquire a dominating big man.
It's arguably the hardest thing in professional sports to find. While there aren't many cornerstone big men in this draft, there are at least some players capable of relentlessly defending the rim.
Shot blocking is always a great asset for a winning, contending or championship team. It allows perimeter defenders to be more aggressive, it cleans up mistakes and it leads to easy offense.
Here are the 10 biggest shot blockers entering the NBA Draft in 2012. To be clear, this list isn't a ranking of players as overall prospects, just as shot blockers.
Obviously, no two people will ever agree 100 percent with any list; if you have any objections or suggestions, please leave them in the comments.