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The 2009 NBA Draft's Second Round: Diamonds In The Rough

Every June, the second round of the NBA Draft always holds some players who have been overlooked, partly as a result of injuries they have suffered that have derailed their stocks, or because there are general managers out there that believe there are specific players in the first round who are simply more gifted from a basketball standpoint.

Whatever it is, these guys can only look at it as motivation to outwork their more reputable fellow rookies on the court in the September training camps around the NBA.

Last year, guys like Mario Chalmers and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute proved that there can be capable starters selected in the mid-to-late 30s of the second round.

NBA players the likes of Michael Redd, Gilbert Arenas, and Carlos Boozer were all selected in the second round of each of their drafts in 2000, 2002, and 2003, respectively. All three players have made at least one All-Star Game appearance.

So which players are potential second round gems in 2009?

Let's take a look, shall we?

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