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2012 NBA Draft Results: Doron Lamb Goes To Milwaukee In Second

It's the middle of the second round of the draft, where the contracts aren't guaranteed and the draftees may need to keep their passports handy.

No. 41: Portland Trail Blazers (Trade to Brooklyn Nets) -- Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas

Taylor is an athletic 6'3 guard who can defend both back-court positions and projects as a solid combo guard off the bench at the next level. He'll need to become more consistent offensively, as a decision-maker and a shooter. The Nets apparently paid "straight cash homey" for this pick.

No. 42: Milwaukee Bucks -- Doron Lamb, Kentucky

Lamb is the fifth Kentucky player taken in this draft, but he's a legitimate prospect in his own right. He's an excellent shooter who often had the ball in his hands to close out games for the Wildcats. At 6'4 210, he has the chance to be a solid combo guard off the bench in the NBA.

No. 43: Atlanta Hawks -- Mike Scott, Virginia

Mike Scott was an excellent college player, but his game may not translate to the next level. At 6'8 240, he's fairly undersized for a big man and doesn't offer much defensively. He is a good jump-shooter, so he may stick as a back-up power forward who runs the pick-and-pop. He's not worse than Ivan Johnson, but I wouldn't want to be the rookie who took Ivan Johnson's roster spot.

No. 44: Detroit Pistons -- Kim English, Missouri

The Pistons continued their excellent draft by taking the 6'6 195 English, who could end up being the next Raja Bell: a perimeter stopper who spreads the court offensively. He's extremely limited with the ball in his hands, but he's a smart player and a deadly shooter who should be a great fit playing off of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.

No. 45: Philadelphia 76ers (Traded to the Miami Heat) -- Justin Hamilton, LSU

Hamilton is a strictly project big man who may be able to stick in the NBA due to his size at 7'0 260. He'll be competing with Dexter Pittman to see which 3rd-string center does the best job warming Miami's bench and cheap-shotting guys like Lance Stephenson.