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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Second-Round Diamonds in the Rough
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Many of this year's second-round picks will be competing for playing time in their rookie seasons. 

Just because a player is drafted in the second round does not mean he can’t make solid contributions for an NBA team right away.

Some of the best player’s in NBA history have been drafted in the second round, like Willis Reed, Alex English and Dennis Rodman.

Many starters in the NBA right now were even drafted in the second round, such as Manu Ginobili, Monta Ellis and Carlos Boozer.

Drafting a player in the second round that can contribute to your team right away could be a quick way to turn a struggling franchise around.

Here are five diamonds in the rough who will be drafted in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft

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