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2013 NBA Draft: Breaking Down Team Needs For The Pacific Division

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Team Needs For The Pacific Division

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Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports

The 2013 NBA Draft is approaching fast and it’s time to dive into the decision making side of things here at Rant Sports.

While the prospects remain the focus, we can’t forget about the choices that many NBA organizations will have to face. Do they address their perimeter rotation in the first round? Will they need to over-draft a prospect, just to fill a need? Or, is there just that perfect fit?

Well, the Pacific Division out west has some interesting story line heading into the draft. Both the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns hold top ten picks, so who will they be targeting? What about the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors, who don't even hold first round selections? Will they make moves to move up? Do they even need to?

In addition, we can't forget about the Los Angeles Clippers, who have been the subject of numerous trade rumors.

Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at the biggest team needs for the Pacific Division:

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Los Angeles Clippers

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JD Mercer-USA Today Sports

Trade rumors have highlighted the Clippers’ off-season thus far, but if they hold on to the 26th overall pick, they should be targeting a scorer on the wing. Allen Crabbe, Reggie Bullock and Glen Rice Jr. should all be on their radar.

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Golden State Warriors

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Brett Davis-USA Today Sports

The front court needs some depth in Golden State, but they don’t currently own any selections in this year’s draft. If they can move into the second round, see if the Warriors target Colton Iverson, Grant Jerrett, or another big man late in the draft.

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Los Angeles Lakers

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Robert Hanashiro-USA Today Sports

The Lakers could try and use Paul Gasol as trade bait to get into the first round, but as of now they only hold the 48th overall pick. They could use some help at the point guard position, so Myck Kabongo or Ray McCallum could fit that bill.

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Sacramento Kings

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Brett Davis-USA Today Sports

The Kings will have options with the 6th overall pick. They could target a big man like Alex Len or Cody Zeller, if available. Or, they could bolster their back court with a player like Trey Burke or Michael Carter-Williams.

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Phoenix Suns

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Chris Humphreys-USA Today Sports

The Suns need helps at numerous positions, but if they can acquire a scorer with the 5th overall pick, that would be their best option. Victor Oladipo and Ben McLemore should be high on their radar.