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9. DETROIT (25-41)

JEREMY LAMB, F, CONNECTICUT

The Pistons won a title in 2004 with Richard Hamilton, and now they could grab another swingman from Connecticut with a similar game.

10. NEW ORLEANS (21-45, from Minnesota via Clippers).

AUSTIN RIVERS, G, DUKE

Because this pick came in the deal that sent Chris Paul out, how about bringing another point guard in?

11. PORTLAND (28-38)

TYLER ZELLER, C, NORTH CAROLINA

After addressing a backcourt need with their first pick, the Trail Blazers can go big with this one.

12. HOUSTON (34-32, from Milwaukee)

KENDALL MARSHALL, G, NORTH CAROLINA

If the Rockets keep all of them, this starts a run of three picks in the next seven selections. That wouldn’t be the preferred plan, as the Rockets hope to package the picks in a deal to land an elite player.

13. PHOENIX (33-33)

JOHN HENSON, F/C, NORTH CAROLINA

The Suns have forever been looking for someone who can provide some interior defense. By picking yet another North Carolina player, they can find the two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

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