NBA Draft 2012: 1 Tempting Mistake Each NBA GM Must Avoid in 2012 Draft

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NBA Draft 2012: 1 Tempting Mistake Each NBA GM Must Avoid in 2012 Draft
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Every NBA team enters the draft with a goal or two in mind. 

Some are short-term, some are long-term, all of them are dependent on the team's current situation, record, roster, cap space, goals of ownership or place in the previous season's standings. 

Drafts are interesting situations. 

After all the scouting, all the rumors, lists of players, talks about talent and potential and workouts. After all of that, once the draft starts, things can change quickly. 

A trade, an unexpected offer, a player unexpectedly dropping down the draft board. 

Things can change, but each team's general manager has a mission and needs to stay focused on that mission.

On draft night, here's one potential pitfall that each NBA general manager needs to be wary of, and ultimately must avoid.  

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