When it comes to the NBA draft, getting anything of value in the second round is a major bonus. We know the stories of players like Gilbert Arenas, but it is extremely rare that a second round pick makes the impact that Marcus Thorton did for New Orleans this year.
With that in mind, teams should be looking for players that can add value to their squad even if the player may never be a star. Many college players who stayed until their senior year fall into this category, because if they had big upside they would have left early.
These are eight players who will go in the second round and be ready to step into an NBA rotation.
Players who almost made the list: Matt Bouldin, Charles Garcia, Gani Lawal, and Trevor Booker
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