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NBA Draft 2012: Ranking This Year's Top Combo Guard Options
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Dion Waiters

The 2012 NBA draft features a balanced class of big men as well as wing players, but there is also a plethora of combo guards that can prove to be deadly mismatches next season.

Combo guards are valuable since they are able to run the point on offense as well as play some shooting guard. However, what truly makes them effective is having the ability to guard multiple positions. If that part of their game is missing, then combo guards become liabilities on defense, which cancels out the mismatches that they are able to create on offense.

Players like Dion Waiters, Bradley Beal and Kendall Marshall are all gifted enough to play both guard positions, despite having distinct playing styles.

Here is a list of upcoming draftees that will assume the combo guard role in 2012.

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