NBA Draft 2012: 5 Second-Round Picks Who Will Turn out to Be Steals

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Second-Round Picks Who Will Turn out to Be Steals
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When a player drafted in the first round of an NBA draft, high expectations are to follow.  However, second-round picks are more or less expected to be hit-or-miss players.  There have been times when players drafted in the second round have exceeded expectations and made a splash in the NBA.

Notable examples of this are Manu Ginobili and Marc Gasol, both second-rounders-turned-All-Stars in the NBA.  Even this season, Chandler Parsons and Isaiah Thomas were both picked in the second round only to rise above the low expectations and become valuable members of their respective teams.

With the 2012 NBA draft coming up later this month, let's take a look at five players who have the potential to make teams look foolish for not drafting them earlier.

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