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19. ORLANDO (37-29)

FAB MELO, C, SYRACUSE

Even if the Magic don’t decide it’s time to trade Dwight Howard, it would still be worth having another big man around while their All-Star center recovers from back surgery.

20. DENVER (38-28)

WILL BARTON, G, MEMPHIS

The Nuggets are so deep that’s hard to tell exactly what they need. A player who fits multiple spots always works in that situation.

21. BOSTON (39-27)

ROYCE WHITE, F, IOWA STATE

While they await difficult decisions on Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the Celtics get back-to-back picks blend in some youth if their aging core sticks around.

22. BOSTON (39-27, from Clippers via Oklahoma City)

ARNETT MOULTRIE, F/C, MISSISSIPPI STATE

With no other options, the Celtics eventually moved Garnett to center last season. They may prefer to return to a conventional style whether he sticks around or not.

23. ATLANTA (40-26)

MOE HARKLESS, F, ST. JOHN’S

Josh Smith’s name always seems to be linked to trade speculation, and if they do ever move him, the Hawks would want to have another athletic forward in place.

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