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NBA Draft 2012: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and 5 Players Who Will Start Immediately

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NBA Draft 2012: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and 5 Players Who Will Start Immediately
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As we count down the days to the 2012 NBA Draft, one name that has a lot of people excited is that of Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.  Some (including Brendan Bowers of Stepien Rules) are already calling him the most NBA-ready small forward despite him having just one year of college ball on his resume, and the stage seems set for him to become a top five pick.

He only averaged 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds with the Wildcats, but his athleticism and determination are a coach's dream.  Kidd-Gilchrist approaches basketball with an open mind, always ready to improve and even more ready to learn.

However, while he may be the most NBA-ready, he certainly isn't the only player who will make an immediate impact.  Here are some members of the 2012 draft class, MKG included, who will start impressing everyone from their first tip-off.

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