Los Angeles Clippers 2012 NBA Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis
Here you will find all the information you need for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Pages will be added periodically for every move made by Andy Roeser, Gary Sacks, Vinny Del Negro and the rest of the front office out in L.A. Check back often for updates, including player information, trade analysis, and analysis on any player drafted.
Don't forget to look at the final slide. Draft grades will be assigned for every selection and move, along with the overall grade for the Clippers' 2012 draft.
No. 53 Overall Pick: Furkan Aldemir
There's one thing that Furkan Aldemir does exceptionally well. That's rebound the basketball.
The Turkish big man is strong and physical around the basket, with a knack for grabbing boards.
If there's one skill that we know translates well to the NBA, it's rebounding. A prime example was 2011 first-round pick Kenneth Faried, who made a major impact for the Denver Nuggets through his effort and rebounding.
Aldemir is still only 20 years old and may develop a more formidable offensive game with time. He's a good pick to stash overseas for a year or two for extra seasoning.
At the very least, the Clippers know they have a rebounding specialist in the bank who come in and have a Reggie Evans-type impact somewhere down the line.
Clippers Draft Plans
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For the second year in a row, the Clippers will operate on draft night with out a coveted first-round pick.
With only seven players currently under contract for next season, the Clips need to add depth above all else, especially at the shooting guard position.
L.A. will be in a tough position to do that through the draft on Thursday, with only the 53rd overall selection in their pockets.
As of right now, the Clippers don't seem to harbor any designs on moving up into the first round of the draft. It appears they will be content to wait their turn and see if they can add a player to bolster their thin wing spots.
More pressing news regarding the team on draft night revolves around their attempt to acquire former Clipper draftee Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks in a three-team deal that would also send Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz.