There are going to be all sorts of NBA mock drafts being released now that the 2012 NBA Draft order has been released following Wednesday night's lottery. There are very few that are as consistently solid as the one that the experts over at Draft Express put out each season, however, so it was big news when they updated their order.
Jonathan Givony and the crew had Syracuse guard Dion Waiters going to the Wolves in their pre-lottery edition, but they've changed their tune now that the order is officially set. Instead of a combo guard, Minnesota's now projected to big up a combo forward with Quincy Miller of the Baylor Bears.
Miller is an intriguing player and, while he has his flaws, the latest profile of the 6-foot-9 wing shows that he should have be able to translate to the NBA without too many issues.
Regardless of how he progresses with his athleticism, Miller clearly has some attributes that will make him very attractive to NBA decision-makers with his high skill level and scoring ability to go along with his excellent size and length at the small forward position.
His under-developed frame may limit how quickly he'd be able to immediately contribute at the NBA level, but, barring any long-term injury concerns, he has a terrific upside to grow into as he continues to put on strength, improve on the defensive end, and adds polish offensively.
Doesn't sound bad, does he?