Five undervalued players in NBA draft
Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh used to say that there was no such thing as a bad draft if you owned draft picks. It was just a matter of drafting the right guy for the right role on a team.
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, the No. 19 selection in the 2010 NBA draft, is a perfect example. After spending much of his rookie year in the D-League, he established himself this season as a defensive stopper in Boston before a season-ending injury. Looking back, the Celtics got great value out of Bradley for where he was selected, and much of it was based on the role he could fill if he developed.
Here are five guys in the 2012 NBA draft who might have more value to teams, for various reasons, than many think:
Terrence Ross, Washington Huskies
It's hard to imagine that a guy who will end up in the lottery is being undervalued, but the Huskies' Terrence Ross has been for much of the spring. The focus at shooting guard in this draft has been on bigger names from more high-profile programs -- no offense, Pac-12 -- like Bradley Beal, Jeremy Lamb and Austin Rivers. But Ross, who's 6-foot-7, has sneaked into the discussion since the end of the season.
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