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NBA 2012 Mock Draft: DraftExpress Has Cavs Taking Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Mock drafts in the NBA not only guess the order in which players will be selected -- à la the NFL -- but also the order in which teams will select.

As such, this isn't science.

But even if things are fluid, and will remain fluid until the NBA Draft Lottery is finalized on May 30, mock drafts are finding their way to the Web. And it can't hurt to look, right?

The most recent mock draft from DraftExrpess has the Cleveland Cavaliers taking 6-7 forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from Kentucky.

Kidd-Gilchrist, who started all but one game as a freshman last season, averaged 11.9 points and 7.4 rebounds for the national champion Wildcats. He shot 49.9 percent from the floor, and while he definitely "has a motor," the 18-year-old could certainly use some polish. He hit just 25.5 of his three-pointers and averaged more turnovers (2.2) than assists (1.9).

The New Jersey native had 11 points and six rebounds against Kansas in the national title game.

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