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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Baylor's Perry Jones Picked By Houston Rockets

With the 2012 NBA Draft just two weeks away, we're officially in full-swing of mock draft season. SI.com's Sam Amick has posted his second mock over at SI.com, and Amick has the Houston Rockets selecting a somewhat local player in the first round.

With the No. 14 pick in the first round, Amick sees the Rockets taking Baylor power forward Perry Jones III, who stands quite tall at 6'11". Here's what Amick had to say about the pick:

The Rockets' front office is as calculated as they come. It has a habit of acquiring assets -- otherwise known as players -- that might not fit perfectly now but could come in handy later. But Jones, a top-10-worthy talent who has faced questions about his intensity level and inconsistent play, is both a good fit and a good asset (should the Rockets decide to trade him) if he falls this far. Though he's being billed as a small forward by his representatives, most teams see him as a power forward. He could play behind veteran forward Luis Scola while starting the process that he promises will take place: proving his critics wrong.

As Amick says, Jones III is truly a top 10 talent, so if he falls to Houston at No. 14, that could be quite a steal for the Rockets.

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