Cousins a Wild Card at Top of Draft

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The "wingspan" player of this NBA draft is Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins, whose reach bridges the No. 1 pick to the middle of the lottery. Cousins is talented enough to be chosen ahead of all of his peers on Thursday (though that isn't going to happen), and he is controversial enough to slide to No. 7 (not likely to happen either).

The talent is undeniable. At 6-foot-11, 292 pounds, he became the nation's dominant big man as a freshman while playing just 23.5 minutes as part of a roster that could produce five first-round picks in the draft.

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