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Givony: Blazers Take Drummond, Waiters In Latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft

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Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com has the Portland Trail Blazers selecting UConn center Andre Drummond and Syracuse guard Dion Waiters in his latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft for Yahoo! Sports. ------------------------------------- 6. Portland Trail Blazers -- Andre Drummond -- The Trail Blazers have been looking for a strong interior option to pair with LaMarcus Aldridge for quite some time. Going into next season with only Kurt Thomas and Aldridge under contact, Drummond appears to be an attractive pick here. His terrific combination of size, length, athleticism and strength give him more upside than any big man in this draft outside of Davis. New general manager Neil Olshey has come into Portland saying all the right things about realizing the importance of building slowly with a solid long-term foundation. Drummond presents little risk at this stage of the draft and could be a home run pick with proper patience and development. 11. Portland Trail Blazers -- Dion Waiters -- The Trail Blazers had a disappointing season, partially because of injuries and lackluster performance from their backcourt. Offseason acquisitions Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford both struggled to live up to expectations, while Wesley Matthews regressed after a promising sophomore season. Both of the top point guard prospects, Lillard and Kendall Marshall, will get extended looks here, but it's Waiters who has reportedly caught the eye of Olshey. ------------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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