NBA Draft 2012: Ideal Prospects for Conference Final Participants

June 2nd, 2012 by Chris Trapasso Leave a reply »

Imagine the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat with more youthful skill and energy.

Visualize the makeover both the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics may be forced to undergo whenever their 2012 seasons conclude. 

They aren't so fortunate to have their core still in its 20s. 

All four conference final participants have clearly accomplished much this year, but they'll need to have strong drafts in late June to remain legitimate title contenders—although each club could be searching for prospects who'll bring something slightly different to the hardwood. 



Boston Celtics - Picks No. 21 and No. 22 

Due to the Eric Bledsoe trade, the Celtics hold the Clippers' No. 22 overall selection. They've maneuvered their way into prime position to begin formulating a new nucleus around Rajon Rondo if and when the original "Big Three" is disbanded in the near future.

If Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor is available, he'd be an ideal wing with star potential playing alongside Rondo. 

At 6'7'' and 226 pounds, Taylor's a superb athlete ...

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