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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Teams Poised to Steal a Star in the 1st Round

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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Teams Poised to Steal a Star in the 1st Round

This is going to be a special draft. Usually there are one or two "steals" late in the first round, but this year I genuinely feel like every single player taken in the first round has a chance to either be an All-Star, a solid starter or, at the very least, a productive rotation guy.

I have compiled a list of 10 players that I think are going to end up being first-round steals, and only one of them is going to be taken in the top 10 come draft day. If a team is picking in the top 10 this year, then they're almost guaranteed to receive a better-than-average player. 

After the draft lottery commenced Wednesday night, I submitted a comprehensive, post-lottery two-round mock draft. I will be using that mock draft to determine the draft destination for the players listed in this article. 

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