2012 NBA Draft

by Prez Ro, Matteson, IL

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Here are the result from the 2012 NBA draft. There are a lot of good players out there from freshmen to senior and even a few from abroad. Let's see how we do... New Orleans, you are on the clock....

NOTE: our mock draft doesn't include possible last minute trades....

1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, PF, 19, 6-10, 220, Kentucky, Fresh.

The ultimate no-brainer. Davis could be a franchise player and will certainly become a dominant force on the defensive end. He's also far more skilled on the offensive end than many realize. The Bobcats get a potential superstar and face/cornerstone of their franchise.

2. Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF: 18, 6-7, 228, Kentucky, Fresh.

The Cats took a great player with excellent motor who is an athletic freak and has excellent work ethic. So why did they wind up with a B-? MKG fills a need for the Bobcats, especially after the trade of Corey Maggette for Ben Gordon. But with limited ability to score on his own, and with so many needs, you have to wonder if a trade down wouldn't have been better for the franchise.

3. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, SG, 18, 6-4, 201, Florida, Fresh.

Ideal fit alongside John Wall and a smooth wing who can make shots from the perimeter. Beal is solid in just about every phase of the game and will fill a major need for the Wizards and give the team a terrific young backcourt.


4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Dion Waiters, SG, 20, 6-4, 210, Syracuse, Soph.

Why? I mean, it's fine, but... why? The Cavaliers are building a very good team behind Kyrie Irving and could have added Thomas Robinson or Harrison Barnes. But instead, they take Waiters, who did not start this season, who did not work out for teams, and who isn't going to bring the polish they need beside Irving.

5. Sacramento Kings: Thomas Robinson, PF, 21, 6-9, 240, Kansas, Junior

T-Rob is a relentless rebounder who slid a few spots, but will give the Kings another force up front to pair with DeMarcus Cousins. Robinson is a man who can step in immediately and make an impact on the glass. This was a terrific get for Geoff Petrie, one of the best drafters in the NBA

6. Portland Trail Blazers (from Brooklyn): Damian Lillard, PG, 21, 6-2, 185, Weber State, Junior

The best point guard available at the sixth spot, fills a big need and doesn't overlook a bigger one. The Blazers landed their franchise point guard, even if he's not in that elite class, and didn't have to go up or down. And they avoided Andre Drummond. Bonus!

7. Golden State Warriors: Harrison Barnes, SF, 19, 6-8, 223, North Carolina, Soph.

He slipped a bit and may be considered somewhat one-dimensional as a perimeter shooter, but Barnes should be more effective in the NBA due to an extended 3-point line and increased spacing. Barnes also addresses a need -- a long wing who can really make shots from deep.

8. Toronto Raptors: Terrence Ross, SG/SF, 21, 6-7, 197, Washington, Soph.
It's a reach, there's no question. But Jeremy Lamb's not really a small forward, and Harkless was more of a reach. Ross fills the need and shoots, the weakness in DeRozan's game. It's a good fit, even if it's a bit early. Moving down would have raised the grade.

9. Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond, C, 18, 6-10, 251, Connecticut, Fresh.

He's so talented, so physically gifted, but Joe Dumars needed more of a sure thing. Drummond is a nice kid -- too nice. He doesn't play with much intensity, hasn't developed any low-post moves and has a mediocre basketball IQ. I hate to kill this pick because, again, Drummond is a high-character kid. But this was a major risk, even at number nine.

10. New Orleans Hornets (via Minnesota): Austin Rivers, SG, 19, 6-4, 203, Duke, Fresh.

The Hornets already have Eric Gordon, but Rivers gives them more scoring punch. He's got no shortage of confidence and can get to the basket and finish.
11. Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard, C, 20, 7-0, 240, Illinois, Soph.

12. Houston Rockets: Jeremy Lamb, SG, 19, 6-5, 185, Connecticut, Soph.

13. Phoenix Suns: Kendall Marshall, PG, 6-4, 197, North Carolina, Soph.

14. Milwaukee Bucks: John Henson, PF, 21, 6-11, 220, North Carolina, Junior

15. Philadelphia 76ers: Moe Harkless, SF, 19, 6-8, 208, St. John's, Fresh.

16. Houston Rockets (via New York): Royce White, SF

17. Dallas Mavericks: Tyler Zeller, C, 22, 7-0, 250, North Carolina, Senior

18. Houston Rockets: Terrence Jones, SF/PF, 6-9, 252, Kentucky

19. Orlando Magic: Andrew Nicolson, PF, 6-10, 234, St. Bonaventure

20. Denver Nuggets: Evan Fournier, SG

21. Boston Celtics: Jared Sullinger, PF, 6-9, 268, Ohio State, Soph.

22. Boston Celtics (via LA Clippers):  Fab Melo, C, 21, 7-0, 250, Syracuse, Soph.

23. Atlanta Hawks: John Jenkins, SG, 6-4, 212, Vanderbilt

24. Cleveland Cavaliers (via LA Lakers): Jared Cunningham, SG

25. Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Wroten Jr, PG

26. Indiana Pacers: Miles Plumlee, PF

27. Miami Heat: Arnett Moultrie, PF/C, 21, 6-11, 220, Mississippi St., Junior

28. Oklahoma City Thunder: Percy Jones, SF/PF, 6-11, 234, Baylor

29. Chicago Bulls: Marquis Teague, PG, 19, 6-2, 179, Kentucky, Fresh.

30. Golden State Warriors (via San Antonio): Festus Ezeli, C

1. Charlotte Bobcats: Jeff Taylor SF
2. Washington Wizards: Tomas Satoransky SG
3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Bernard James C
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jae Crowder SF
5. Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green SF
6. Sacramento Kings: Orlando Johnson SG
7. Toronto Raptors: Quincy Acy SF
8. Denver Nuggets: Quincy Miller SF
9. Detroit Pistons: Khris Middleton SF
10. Portland Trail Blazers: Will Barton SG
11. Portland Trail Blazers: Tyshawn Taylor PG
12. Milwaukee Bucks: Doron Lamb SG
13. Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott PF
14. Detroit Pistons: Kim English SG
15. Philadelphia 76ers: Justin Hamilton C
16. New Orleans Hornets: Darius Miller SF
17. Utah Jazz: Kevin Murphy SF
18. New York Knicks: Kostas Papanikolaou SF
19. Orlando Magic: Kyle O'Quinn C
20. Denver Nuggets: Izzet Turkyilmaz PF
21. Boston Celtics: Kris Joseph SF
22. Golden State Warriors: Ognjen Kuzmic C
23. L.A. Clippers Furkan Aldemir PF
24. Philadelphia 76ers: Tornike Shengelia SF
25. Dallas Mavericks: Darius Johnson-Odom SF
26. Toronto Raptors: Tomislav Zubcic SF
27. Brooklyn Nets: Ilkan Karaman PF
28. Minnesota Timberwolves: Robbie Hummel SF
29. San Antonio Spurs: Marcus Denmon SG
30. L.A. Lakers: Robert Sacre C

Outstanding Trades
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-Chicago Bulls receive the Bobcats' 2012 first-round pick (top 14 protected in 2012, top 12 protected in 2013, top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016) (Tyrus Thomas trade 02-18-10)

-Cleveland Cavs have the option to swap 2012 first-round picks with the Heat (LeBron James trade 07-09-10)

-Cleveland Cavs receive the Kings 2012 first-round pick lottery protected in the 2012 Draft, top 13 protected in 2013, top 12 in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, otherwise a 2nd round pick in 2017 ()

-Cleveland Cavs receive the Lakers 2012 first-round pick lottery protected in the 2012 Draft. (Ramon Sessions trade) ()

-Golden State Warriors receive the Spurs 2012 (protected) first-round pick. (taking Richard Jefferson's contract) ()

-Boston Celtics receive the Clippers' 2012 first-round pick, via Thunder (Eric Bledsoe trade) (top 10 protected in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, unprotected in 2016. In 2012, the Celtics would receive the lesser of the Clippers first-round pick or the T'Wolves' first-round pick (Marko Jaric trade)) (Jeff Green trade 02-24-11)

-Houston Rockets receive the Mavericks' 2012 first-round pick. (top 20 protected until 2017). via Lakers (Odom) (Jordan Hill trade) (Lamar Odom trade 11-12-2011)
Houston Rockets receive the Knicks' 2012 first-round pick (top 5 protected in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, if not conveyed by 2015 then the Rockets will receive the Knicks 2015 and 2016 second-round picks) (Tracy McGrady trade 02-18-10)

-Minnesota T'Wolves receive the Utah's 2012 first-round pick (lotto protected in 2012 and top 12 protected in 2013, and Minn has option to swap picks in 2014 if Utah pick is 10 or lower. Otherwise Minn receives 2nd rounder.) (Darius Songalia trade 09-09-09)

-New Jersey Nets receive the Rockets' 2012 first-round pick (top 14 protected in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, or 2017 2nd round pick) (Terrence Williams trade 12-15-10)

-New Orleans Hornets receive the Timberwolves 2012 first-round pick. (unprotected). via Clippers. (Paul trade) (Chris Paul trade 12-14-2011)

-Portland Blazers receive 2012 first-round pick (top 3 protected) from New Jersey. (Gerald Wallace trade) ()

-Utah Jazz receive the Warriors' 2012 first-round pick, via Nets (Marcus Williams trade) (top 7 protected in 2012 and 2013, top 6 protected in 2014. If not received by 2014, Jazz will instead receive Warriors' 2014 and 2016 second round picks) (Deron Williams trade 02-24-11)

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