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NBA Draft 2012: Quincy Miller On First-Round Bubble

It's been a tough few weeks for Baylor freshman Quincy Miller, as a player with lottery talent has been slipping down draft boards throughout the NBA.

According to ESPN Insider Chad Ford, it's no longer a guarantee that Miller even goes in the first round:

Quincy Miller, F, Baylor Bears
Considering that most GMs believe Miller would be a top-10 pick in the 2013 draft, it seems odd that he could slip entirely out of the first round. But that's looking more and more like a possibility. The talent is there, but concerns about his ACL and his position continue to haunt him. The medical reports from Chicago are starting to trickle in, and it looks like they aren't putting teams' concerns to rest.

If it's an issue of medical liability, than Miller very well could slip into the second round, where contracts are no longer guaranteed. The same thing happened to Dejuan Blair in 2009, when he went from a mid first-round pick to an early second-rounder when it came out that he didn't have an ACL in either knee.

For more coverage on Baylor's NBA draft prospects, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream and Our Daily Bears.

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