NBA 2K12 achievements

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Dawn of an Era in NBA 2K12

Dawn of an Era22 (15)

Get drafted as a lottery pick in the NBA draft in My Player mode.

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Achievement Guide for Dawn of an Era

343,925 (216,865)
Achievement won on 28 Dec 11
TA Score for this game: 1,417
Posted on 28 December 11 at 13:38, Edited on 15 January 12 at 17:22
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For anyone who isn't familiar with how the NBA draft works, a "lottery pick" is anywhere in the Top 14. I got a A- grade with my all-round point guard and got drafted 14th by the Houston Rockets (even though the mock draft stated I would be 15th by the Indiana Pacers).

Teams with a "draft lottery pick"
1st & 4th - Cleveland Cavaliers
2nd - Minnesota Timberwolves
3rd & 12th - Utah Jazz
5th - Toronto Raptors
6th - Washington Wizards
7th - Sacramento Kings
8th - Detroit Pistons
9th - Charlotte Bobcats
10th - Milwaukee Bucks
11th - Golden State Warriors
13th - Phoenix Suns
14th - Houston Rockets

As stated by GatorSixCharlie, getting an A grade during the "Rookie Showcase" helps to getting drafted in the top 10, but as commented by Ninja Scroll, it is not required, as he got drafted 13th by the Phoenix Suns with a rating of C- (see his comment below for more info).

After the showcase, you are interviewed by three teams. If the team interviewing you don't have a draft lottery pick, give answers to indicate you don't want to be drafted by them (Y is usual the answer to pick - not guarenteed). If the team DO have a lottery pick, be as professional as you can and hope you get drafted by them.

Don't just go by the "mock draft" and assume you are gonna get drafted where it tells you. As I stated earlier, I was mocked to be drafted 15th by Indiana, and ended up 14th by Houston. If you get drafted anywhere between 1-14, once you walk onto the stage and it says "Congratulations! You've been drafted!", the achievement will pop.
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135,118 (85,082)
Tall 3vil
Achievement won on 20 Apr 12
TA Score for this game: 289
Posted on 22 April 12 at 18:42
This solution has 4 positive votes and 0 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
I struggled a lot for this one. Finally found some things that helped me:

I made my player PG, and got a much higher grade than before (with my C). You can turn Play Vision on in the in-game menu and put it to 'FULL'. You can also make the AI call plays. With both adjustments it's much easier to score points (XP) for good passes and assists because the play will be showed to you in spots and lines.

Grey line - AI teammate line
Dark blue line - User walking line
Light blue dotted line - passing line
Grey circles - User positions

Hope it helps.
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139,692 (98,548)
Achievement won on 04 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 440
Posted on 06 November 11 at 07:02
This solution has 3 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
The key to this achievement is earning A grade during your pre-draft rookie game...

Best advice is you can save and quit during any point during your actual game with the other draft prospects... what you can do is save anytime you do something that improves you team grade... and reload to a previous save when you commit an error (ie turnover missed shot etc.)

Complete the game with A grade you will get drafted in the top ten, and the achievement will pop...
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