NBA Draft Prospects Teams Would Be Lucky to Land in 2012

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NBA Draft Prospects Teams Would Be Lucky to Land in 2012
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The word "potential" will be uttered by GMs and media pundits hundreds of times Thursday night, when the NBA draft takes center stage.

Anthony Davis will bring his brow to the Bayou, Michael Jordan likely will make another draft-day mistake and teams like the Houston Rockets will shop draft picks in hopes of landing Dwight Howard or another bona-fide NBA star.

As the subplots heat up, several prospects are being lost in the draft-day shuffle. Whether they lack elite athleticism or sexy name across their chest, they aren't exactly flashy picks.

As history has shown us, GMs often capitalize on the mistakes of their peers blinded by the hype—see Kevin Durant.

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

Let's take a look at seven players who will exceed expectations and leave NBA teams feeling lucky Thursday night. 

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