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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Heat Add Draymond Green In SI Prediction

The Miami Heat are undoubtedly have bigger fish to fry before this month's NBA Draft. But while most of the organization is focused on winning the franchise's second NBA title, scouts are out there going through their due diligence in preparation for a Draft which is just over two weeks away.

The Heat obviously have their cornerstone pieces in place already, but Pat Riley and his front office can definitely improve the complimentary parts around LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. At the bottom of the first round, it's hard to find an NBA-caliber starter but you can certainly find polished players who are ready to contribute in one way or another. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated projects that the Heat will add just they type of guy, and select Draymond Green from Michigan State:

Miami is desperate for players beyond its Big Three who can be versatile and provide some offense. Green, who performed well at the combine, would be a good addition in that regard. He averaged 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a senior, including 17.7 points, 13.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists in three NCAA tournament games.

While he plays a different position, drafting Green would be using a comparable approach to last year's selection of Norris Cole -- another four-year Senior who was incredibly productive at the college level with a well-rounded game.

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