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NBA Draft 2012: 50 Predictions to Take to the Bank
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The 2012 NBA season in all of its abbreviated glory has come to an end, and with the crunched-together schedule comes the NBA Draft, just a week after the end of the NBA Finals. That's right folks, instead of having to wait nearly a month for the kickoff of the NBA offseason, we get to do it in just four short days.

The NBA Draft is a time of hope for everyone involved (well, at least everyone with a high pick), and it means change for every team with a pick, which is most teams.

It may be the sometimes depressing nature of the franchise that I personally follow, or just the hope and joy that comes from such a seemingly meaningless day at the end of June, but the NBA Draft has a bit of carnival to it that makes its excitement endless.

It's not as gut-wrenchingly long as the NFL Draft, the MLB Draft is meaningless until the prospects mature for another four years or so and three-quarters of sports fans out there couldn't even tell you when the NHL Draft is (or was, in this case).

So, with the NBA Draft the biggest looming event in the future, let's take down some predictions that are, as always, sure to be true.

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