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My (Early) 2012 NBA Post-Lottery Mock Draft

I could start this off by talking about how the idiots out there are acting like it's such a conspiracy that the team with the fourth best odds -- and, even then, just one fewer chance than the team with the third best odds -- ended up winning the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery but I'll leave that for another place and time. Well, maybe not another place but definitely another time. For those that don't know, I follow the NBA Draft throughout the year and actually updated the potential 2012 NBA Draft order after play each day. I kept it up to date and always do a big board to rate guys on how I view them. No, I don't get paid for it. Yes, I wish I did. Either way, I still plan on doing stuff like this until I (a) either get too bored or (b) can't take it anymore. So, with that said, here is my initial 2012 NBA Post-Lottery Mock Draft. And we'll start it off, of course, with the team that defied the odds ... so to speak.

01.) New Orleans Hornets | Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky

02.) Charlotte Bobcats | Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky

03.) Washington Wizards | Bradley Beal, SG, Florida

04.) Cleveland Cavaliers | Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina

05.) Sacramento Kings | Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas

06.) Portland Trail Blazers (from Brooklyn) | Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State

07.) Golden State Warriors | Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse

08.) Toronto Raptors | Jeremy Lamb, SG, Connecticut

09.) Detroit Pistons | Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut

10.) New Orleans Hornets (from Minnesota) | Austin Rivers, G, Duke

11.) Portland Trail Blazers | Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina

12.) Milwaukee Bucks | Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State

13.) Phoenix Suns | Perry Jones III, F, Baylor

14.) Houston Rockets | Terrence Ross, SG, Washington

15.) Philadelphia 76ers | John Henson, PF, North Carolina

16.) Houston Rockets (from New York) | Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois

17.) Dallas Mavericks | Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina

18.) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Utah) | Royce White, SF, Iowa State

19.) Orlando Magic | Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky

20.) Denver Nuggets | Terrence Jones, F, Kentucky

21.) Boston Celtics | Arnett Moultrie, PF, Mississippi State

22.) Boston Celtics (from LA Clippers) | Orlando Johnson, SG, UC Santa Barbara

23.) Atlanta Hawks | Fab Melo, C, Syracuse

24.) Cleveland Cavaliers (from LA Lakers) | Moe Harkless, SF, St. John's

25.) Memphis Grizzlies | Quincy Miller, SF, Baylor

26.) Indiana Pacers | Tony Wroten Jr., PG, Washington

27.) Miami Heat | Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt

28.) Oklahoma City Thunder | Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure

29.) Chicago Bulls | Jeff Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt

30.) Golden State Warriors (from San Antonio) | Draymond Green, SF, Michigan State

That's what I got right now. I almost started to do a 2nd round on top of this but I figured that'd be too much so that is that. Comments, questions, whatever. I'll answer if anyone asks anything. I could have also put trades that I think will happen in here but I didn't want to make things so convoluted for people that they would have gotten lost trying to understand what happened so I just went with what the draft order is right now.

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