2012 NBA Draft Results: The Biggest Steals of Round 1

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2012 NBA Draft Results: The Biggest Steals of Round 1
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Round 1 of the 2012 NBA draft is officially in the books, and it was easily one of the most surprising that the league has seen in a long time.

From guards like Dion Waiters and Terrence Ross going far higher than anticipated, to the precipitous slides of Perry Jones III and Jared Sullinger, there were plenty of moments that left basketball fans' jaws agape.

With the way the draft shook out, there were several picks that could make certain general managers look like absolute geniuses. Certain teams were able to fill crucial needs, add valuable and unexpected pieces, and grab players late who could have a tremendous impact on the court.

Every team was able to secure a quality player in the first round, and a slew of talent walked across the stage in Newark, New Jersey, but there were a few teams that really took advantage of their draft situation.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the biggest steals in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft.

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