Down to the last 10 selections in our 2012 NBA Mock Draft, some regard these as throwaway picks. The talent pool has been thinned out considerably through the first 50 picks, but there are still some potential gems to be found. Teams that have enjoyed long-term success, like the San Antonio Spurs, do a good job of finding contributors in the second round. After that, undrafted players will try to latch on somewhere for a shot.
51. Boston Celtics – William Buford, Ohio State: Buford has prototypical size for an NBA wing, but his athletic ability is lacking. He became more of a distributor later in his career at Ohio State, showing off his versatility.
52. Golden State Warriors – Hollis Thompson, Georgetown: Thompson made a good choice in returning for his junior season, showing some nice growth in his game. He's a good three-point shooter and has a solid pull-up jumper off the bounce.
53. Los Angeles Clippers – Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk State: O'Quinn looks the part and is a very good rebounder. He would bring size and toughness to the Clippers.
54. Philadelphia 76ers – Furkan Aldemir, Turkey: Aldemir is best used offensively in the pick and roll as he doesn't create his own shot and isn't really a prolific post scorer.
55. Dallas Mavericks – Tu Holloway, Xavier: Holloway has trouble attacking the rim and needs to work on his jumper, but there is room for him to grow and be a solid backup point guard.
56. Toronto Raptors – Leon Radosevic, Croatia: 6-10, 240, but doesn't have great athleticism. Shows some offensive skills but played far less minutes on a better team this past season.
57. Brooklyn Nets – JaMychal Green, Alabama – Green has the makings of a nice scoring option up front with tremendous athleticism and a nice jump shot. Needs to be more aggressive on the glass at the next level.
58. Minnesota Timberwolves – Robbie Hummel, Purdue: Hummel had some tough luck at Purdue, suffering multiple knee injuries and returning for a fifth season to prove he can still play. His perimeter jumper is the most attractive part of his game.
59. San Antonio Spurs – Marcus Denmon, Missouri: Denmon is an extremely efficient offensive player who slipped down the board because of his physical stature. Sounds like a player Gregg Popovich would love to grab with the 59th pick.
60. Los Angeles Lakers – Mike Scott, Virginia: Scott is almost 24 years old, which hurts his stock. Still, he was a candidate for ACC Player of the Year and is very polished offensively.
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