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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Heat Select Big Man At 27

The Miami Heat are fresh off an NBA Championship victory, the first in the careers of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and several other Heat players. Outside of the big three players (James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade) though, there is certainly room to add playmakers and in Sam Amick's final mock draft he adds another big man to the team. With the 27th selection, the Sports Illustrated writer selected Duke center Miles Plumlee:

"The Heat could always use another big man, and Plumlee certainly qualifies. Add in the athleticism and the untapped potential from being a role player at Duke, and Miami could stumble onto a nice player. Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli would also come in handy for the Heat."

Plumlee, a seven foot senior for the Blue Devils, averaged just over 20 minutes and seven rebounds per game in his final year with 6.6 points per game.

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