A decade of drafts: Re-drafting the 2012 NBA Draft

2012 will be remembered as one of the defining years of the 2010s. Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video ever to reach 1 billion views, Mo Farah took the world by storm at the London Olympics, Barack Obama got re-elected and, according to the Mayan calender, the world was supposed to end.

From a basketball perspective and leading into the 2012 NBA draft, it would be three years before Golden State and Steph Curry revolutionised the league with the 3pt explosion. LeBron James announced that it was ‘about damn time’ after winning his first NBA Championship beating an OKC team that consisted of a young James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, an exciting young point guard named Kyrie Irving won Rookie of the Year and Tyson Chandler won Defensive Player of the Year.

In terms of the format behind the re-draft, each team will be drafting based on need with the knowledge of how that player developed. In short, teams are drafting based on NBA experience, not each player’s collegiate career. One last thing, trades and whatnot will not be included.

With all that said, let’s take a look at the 2012 NBA Draft and revise which player should have gone where. Be sure to check out FranchiseSports’ other instalments of the re-draft series.

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Matthew is a history student at Swansea University. He is an avid supporter of the San Francisco 49ers and Liverpool FC. Twitter: @MatthewJBowen7

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