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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Thomas Robinson Back In Mix For No. 2 Overall

With Anthony Davis almost certain to go No. 1 overall, the first big question of the 2012 NBA Draft will be what the Charlotte Bobcats decide to do at No. 2.

Kansas star Thomas Robinson is one of several options they will be choosing from in a decision that could go all the way down to the wire. And in his latest mock draft for SI.com, Sam Amick says that the Bobcats may be leaning ever so slightly towards Robinson:

I reserve the right to flip-flop on this pick all the way to the end, mainly because the Bobcats themselves will likely be doing the same thing. So it is, then, that Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist loses his Mock 1.0 spot here to the feisty and ferocious Robinson. Beyond the notion that Charlotte might trade its pick, the buzz about the Bobcats is that, despite general manager Rich Cho's considerable influence, it still comes down to which player Michael Jordan falls in love during this process. And while Kidd-Gilchrist is best known for his motor (something Jordan would surely love), the truth is Robinson has quite a motor himself while looking more like a franchise centerpiece-type player. They couldn't be any more different when it comes to bravado, either. Robinson let it be known at the combine that he thinks he should be the No. 1 pick. Kidd-Gilchrist took the aw-shucks approach while saying he simply hopes he gets picked.

While any basketball player would love to have Michael Jordan fall in love with their game, after the Kwame Brown and Adam Morrison disasters, Jordan's reputation as a talent evaluator isn't exactly sterling anymore.

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