The ongoing NBA lockout has left many fans wondering whether any games will be played during the scheduled 2011-12 season.
What is known, though, is that there are a bevy of prospects that would like to hear their name get called in next June’s draft. Among them is Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. The star forward is coming off an excellent freshman campaign, and he looks poised to be one of the first players chosen.
Of course, one of the questions that arises about the next draft is what the selection order will be if no games are played next season. Zagsblog.com came up with a method of determining the order based off of each team’s record over the past three seasons.
This article will mainly follow that model, with one small tweak in that tiebreakers will be determined by which team had a worse record in the 2010-11 season. Each team will be listed in order, along with their record of the past three seasons in parenthesis.
One other commonplace question about next June’s draft is whether the age limit for entering players will be raised. Because that is still unknown, this list assumes that no change has been made.
So without further ado, here is my 2012 NBA mock draft.