2013 NBA Draft Sleepers That NBA Teams Will Steal in the Second Round

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2013 NBA Draft Sleepers That NBA Teams Will Steal in the Second Round
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Let's be as definitive as possible here. 

Each of these five 2013 NBA draft sleepers will  be taken in the second round, and each of them will stick around in the NBA for a long time. 

Some of them will be career rotation players, and others will eventually morph into starters, but they all have staying power at the professional level.

When you're drafting a player in the second round, that's what you're looking for. 

Starters in the second round are rarities. Good ones only come around once every few years, and usually not in a draft class as weak as this one. Over the past five draft classes, only Chandler Parsons, Isaiah Thomas, Lance Stephenson, Danny Green, Marcus Thornton, Mario Chalmers, DeAndre Jordan, Omer Asik, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Goran Dragic have emerged as consistent starters. 

That's 10 players over five drafts. As a reference point, 50 players drafted in those second rounds have yet to step foot onto an NBA court, including Chukwudiebere Maduabum. I will be forever bitter if I learned how to spell his name for nothing. 

But let's be clear here: While this draft class may be weak at the top, it's quite deep, and the second round is overflowing with players who can find homes on one of the 30 teams in the Association. 

These are the best of the bunch, even if they aren't going to work their way up into the first round. 

 

Note: All measurements and stats come from DraftExpress.com. 

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