2012 NBA Mock Draft: Teams That Can Afford to Take a Project Player

May 1st, 2012 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
Some teams in this draft are in the perfect position to take the big gamble on project players. These are the players that come in with huge potential and question marks to match. 

Picking one of these guys is not for the faint of heart. A lot of time GMs can be staking their jobs on these picks. 

A couple of picks that turn out to be busts and execs are playing with fire. 

In my mock draft below, the teams who are in a good position to draft one of the project players are highlighted with extra attention. 


1. Charlotte Bobcats: Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky

Anthony Davis will be well served to add a little muscle, but make no mistake about it, he is not a project pick. He will be good from the beginning. 


2. Washington Wizards: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky

Kidd-Gilchrist has excellent size and athleticism. He is the prototypical NBA small forward. 


3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut

Why the Cavs Can Afford to Take a Project Player

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