New Orleans Hornets Win 2012 NBA Draft Lottery

New Orleans Hornets Win 2012 NBA Draft Lottery


Tonight the annual NBA Draft lottery was held to determine the order of the first 13 picks of next month’s NBA Draft. In a surprise lottery win, the New Orleans Hornets were awarded the first overall pick in the draft.

Here’s the complete first round draft order.

1. New Orleans Hornets

2. Charlotte Bobcats

3. Washington Wizards

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Portland Trail Blazers (from Brooklyn Nets)

7. Golden State Warriors

8. Toronto Raptors

9. Detroit Pistons

10. New Orleans Hornets (from Minnesota Timberwolves, via Los Angeles Clippers)

11. Portland Trail Blazers

12. Milwaukee Bucks

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Houston Rockets

15. Philadelphia 76ers

16. Rockets (from New York Knicks)

17. Dallas Mavericks

18. Timberwolves (from Utah Jazz)

19. Orlando Magic

20. Denver Nuggets

21. Boston Celtics

22. Celtics (from Clippers via Oklahoma City Thunder)

23. Atlanta Hawks

24. Cavaliers (from Los Angeles Lakers)

25. Memphis Grizzlies

26. Indiana Pacers

27. Miami Heat

28. Thunder

29. Chicago Bulls

30. Warriors (from San Antonio Spurs)