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Nielsen: Blazers Should Take Rivers, Jones In 2012 NBA Draft

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Kevin Nielsen of SportsNet.CA has put together a 2012 NBA Mock Draft, suggesting that the Portland Trail Blazers select Duke guard Austin Rivers and Kentucky forward Terrence Jones. ------------------------ 6. Portland (from New Jersey) -- Austin Rivers, SG, 6'4", 203 lbs, Freshman, Duke The Blazers are in need of a replacement for Brandon Roy as they were clearly unhappy with veteran Jamal Crawford. Meddling owner Paul Allen has crippled the franchise of late but maybe he will have a general manager in place by the time the draft rolls around. Note: If the Nets win the lottery and climb into the top three, they will get the pick. 11. Portland -- Terrence Jones, SF, 6'9", 244 lbs, Sophomore, Kentucky The Blazers plan to build around LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum so everyone else will likely be available this summer. A pair of lottery picks will speed up the rebuilding process and while they could use some size inside -- this may not be the place to fill that hole. ------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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