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The Dream Shake 2012 Mock Draft: Pick Twenty Two

Kevin Garnett.
Kevin Garnett.

The draft order has been established. I’m pretty sure at this point I’ve got free reign to put whatever I want in Italics because no one will read it. We’re going pick by pick to give you guys this fantastic content and something new to see each day yet here we sit, broken hearted had to… nevermind. Either way, we have one week til the NBA Draft and things are getting intense. Butts.

1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis

2. Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

3. Washington Wizards: Andre Drummond

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Harrison Barnes

5. Sacramento Kings: Thomas Robinson

6. Portland Trail Blazers: Bradley Beal

7. Golden State Warriors: Terrence Jones

8. Toronto Raptors: Perry Jones III

9. Detroit Pistons: John Henson

10. New Orleans Hornets: Damian Lillard

11. Portland Trail Blazers: Jared Sullinger

12. Milwaukee Bucks: Meyers Leonard

13. Phoenix Suns: Dion Waiters

14. Houston Rockets: Jeremy Lamb

15. Philadelphia 76ers: Tyler Zeller

16. Houston Rockets (Via New York): Kendall Marshall

17. Dallas Mavericks: Austin Rivers

18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Moe Harkless

19. Orlando Magic: Terrence Ross

20. Denver Nuggets: Quincy Miller

21. Boston Celtics: Fab Melo

Alright folks, the Celtics are picking again by way of the Clippers. Yesterday the Celtics selected Fab Melo to bolster the center position and run out a guy with some massive upside. Not a bad selection by the savvy and no doubt devilishly handsome man that made the pick. Today the Celtics have to decide what their next move is. Do they need a back up point guard to Rajon Rondo? Do they need to work at fortifying the shooting guard position with Allen’s departure on the horizon? What about making sure your small forward situation isn’t a train wreck? The Celtics are in an awkward place between youth and tearing it down. See where I’m headed after the jump.

With the twenty second pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select Jeff Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt. I opted for Jeff Taylor because with the Fab Melo selection they took care of a guy who can play the 4 or the 5. The Celtics could benefit from taking Andrew Nicholson here as well but when I poured thought into it the Jeff Green situation from this season hurt the Celtics. Jeff green’s primary asset was defense and shooting. Jeff Taylor provides defense and aggressive basket attacking. I feel like he can add the shot (He’s in the process) and become a decent patch starter and a fantastic back up to Paul Pierce. The Celtics have a great deal of options at this point but I am a proponent of trying to patch up as much as you can rather than over-addressing a problem. Nicholson, to me, would have been a bit of a panic pick given the twenty-first selection.

The Atlanta Hawks are now on the clock and you're stuck hearing from me in two days again.