Leading up to the NBA Draft in June, it seems like there are thousands upon thousands of mock drafts that get a look at every angle possible for each team's pick. Even still, getting the draft order right would be like winning the lottery while riding a shark with a leprechaun.
However, once the draft goes by, everybody then throws out draft day grades, ranks the rookie class and does everything possible to look back at what went down.
One of my favorite things to do, however, once the offseason is over, the trades have all gone through and we have a bit more of a handle on what the rookies have to offer, is a complete re-draft. It gives a good sense of whose stock has risen, whose has fallen and who made the best picks.
Some players made a name for themselves during the NBA's Summer League out in Las Vegas, others hurt their post-draft stock and have therefore fallen down the draft board.
Obviously we're not going to have a new No. 1 overall pick; after all, nobody else of the 2012 class has an Olympic Gold Medal to their name now, do they? However, some injury issues have evaporated, others have lingered, some guys have shown up a little heavy and some guys just don't look as good as they did in college.
So here we go, the absolutely arbitrary, completely compelling, needlessly argumentative 2012 NBA Re-Draft.