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NBA Draft 2012: Fab Melo Will Have Biggest Rookie Impact in Atlantic Division
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The 2012 NBA Draft sent tidal waves through most of professional basketball. The water in the Atlantic, however, remained steady. 

The five franchises comprising the league's Atlantic Division were relatively quiet on Thursday night. Just one team, the Toronto Raptors, held a lottery pick, and two teams, New York and Brooklyn, didn't make a selection until the second round.

But 2012's draft boasts a remarkably deep class of prospects, and although it came late to the party, the Atlantic finds itself with some enticing new talents.

Perhaps none more so than Boston center Fab Melo.

Drafted 22nd overall from Syracuse, the defensive-minded big man joins a Celtics team that was just one game away from the NBA Finals. Check out why Melo stands to make the biggest splash in the Atlantic this season. 

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