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Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2012 NBA Draft, Pre-Training Camp Edition

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Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2012 NBA Draft, Pre-Training Camp Edition
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Hindsight is always 20/20, and there will invariably be a handful of NBA teams that wish they had their first-round selection back when all is said and done in any given draft.

The combination of the pressure to change the fortune of a franchise, the time to make that selection on draft night and all the other variables that go into to making an NBA player successful sometimes makes for an imperfect system.

Of course, we haven't even seen any of these 2012 selections play meaningful minutes in the league. The Orlando and Las Vegas summer league programs helped teams evaluate talent and gave players a chance to prove they deserve a shot, but little else.

Before these rookies head to training camp with their new teams, let's envision a world where some are heading to completely different destinations. Take into account that when drafting now, the free-agent signings, trades and other moves have already been made, affecting the mindset of certain teams.

All picks are based on what we know about these prospects after summer league and after the flurry of free-agent activity is mostly in the books.

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