NBA Draft 2012: Predicting Lottery Picks Who Will Propel Their Team to Playoffs

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NBA Draft 2012: Predicting Lottery Picks Who Will Propel Their Team to Playoffs
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The 2012 NBA draft is over, so which lottery teams will make it to the 2013 NBA playoffs?

A lot will depend on their young picks. Some franchises, including Charlotte and Sacramento, are still not good enough to get over the hump. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will add toughness and grit, but the Bobcats need more than him, Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker to make the NBA playoffs. Sacramento remains a mess and Thomas Robinson is not quite enough to fix it.

But others, like Washington and Golden State, could take big steps forward next season because they already have good foundation rosters.  

So, can Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal and their fellow lottery picks lead their teams to the NBA playoffs?

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