At SB Nation, a look at the top centers in the 2012 draft and why their development will depend on who selects them:
As a rule, big men develop slower than guards. The 2012 NBA Draft is no exception, as the top two prospects at the center position, Andre Drummond and Meyers Leonard, are nowhere near their ceiling. But while their development could determine the future of the franchise that drafts them, the identity of the franchise that drafts them could also determine how much they develop.
This is why the draft is usually not a panacea for the league's worst franchises: very few players come into the league fully developed and poorly run teams are going to have a much harder time developing the talent they have on hand.
1. Andre Drummond 2. Meyers Leonard 3. Festus Ezeli 4. Tyler Zeller 5. Fab Melo 6. Robert Sacre 7. Bernard James 8. Reggie Johnson 9. Xavier Gibson 10. Renardo Sidney