Re-Drafting The Absolutely Pitiful 2012 NBA Draft

27. Miami Heat (to PHI) — Terrence Jones



Original Spot For Jones: 18th Overall (Rockets)
Original 27th Pick: Arnett Moultrie

Jones remains one of the biggest question marks in this draft class. He had plenty of talent. The 6’9” forward from Kentucky was a fluid athlete that could haul in rebounds and push the break by himself. Oddly enough, we can’t draw a parallel between his lack of production and a shortage of playing time.

Houston gave Jones a legitimate shot as a starter alongside a great lineup that included James Harden, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons. It just didn’t work out. Now, he’s getting buckets in the Chinese League. Still just 25, don’t be surprised to see Jones make an NBA comeback.

26. Indiana Pacers — Tyler Zeller



Original Spot For Zeller: 17th Overall (Mavericks to Cleveland)
Original 26th Pick: Miles Plumlee

Although owning a more decorated collegiate career than his brother Cody, Tyler has always been the less skilled sibling in the Zeller family. The 2012 ACC Player of the Year helped the University of North Carolina capture the 2009 NCAA Championship. He was selected 17th overall by the Dallas Mavericks for his efforts throughout his illustrious four-year career at Chapel Hill.

The NBA has been a far different story for the eldest Zeller though, as he’s been nothing more than a rotational piece in his five years in the league. However, his size and decent touch around the basket makes him deserving of a roster spot.

25. Memphis Grizzlies — Tomáš Satoranský



Original Spot For Satoranský: 32nd Overall (Wizards)
Original 25th Pick: Tony Wroten

We haven’t seen him break out just yet, but the 26-year old Czech native can flat out play. The Wizards originally selected him 32nd overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, but Satoranský didn’t make his way to the states for another four years.

His official rookie season was last year, though he put up forgettable numbers. Still getting used to the NBA-style of play, the 6’7” combo guard will begin to showcase his vast skillset as he gains experience.

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