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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Definitive Blueprint for Entire 1st Round

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Definitive Blueprint for Entire 1st Round
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Kevin Durant shakes David Stern's hand upon being selected second in the 2007 NBA Draft.

This mock draft was updated on Thursday 7/28 at 2:00 p.m. to reflect recent trades.

No matter how good, or how bad a given team is, every team approaches the first round of the NBA draft with a goal in mind. 

Some need a specific position filled, some are looking to merely acquire talent—and, hopefully, advance the development of the entire team—and some may be in pursuit of a specific type of player. There are a ton of different parts that comprise a championship-level or even playoff-level basketball squad.

The draft is a great place to find those parts. It depends on where your team is picking and what type of team they fielded the previous season. 

All teams will tell you that a championship is the ultimate goal. But many know that getting to that point may not be possible with just one offseason of additions and subtractions.  

No matter what happens, each team must have a plan for the first round of the draft. Here's how this year's is shaping up.

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