2012 NBA Draft Order: New Orleans Starts Things Off

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The 2012 NBA draft is set to tip off on Thursday evening, with the Hornets slotted to make the first overall selection.

The 2012 NBA draft is set to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Thursday, June 28. The festivities will kick off with the New Orleans Hornets using the No. 1 overall pick that they received after winning the NBA draft lottery. The night will come to a close with the Los Angeles Lakers making the final pick of the second round -- that is, if they haven't traded the pick by that time.

Here is the order of the first round of the 2012 NBA draft:

  1. New Orleans Hornets
  2. Charlotte Bobcats
  3. Washington Wizards
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. Sacramento Kings
  6. Portland Trail Blazers
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Toronto Raptors
  9. Detroit Pistons
  10. New Orleans Hornets
  11. Portland Trail Blazers
  12. Houston Rockets
  13. Phoenix Suns
  14. Milwaukee Bucks
  15. Philadelphia 76ers
  16. Houston Rockets
  17. Dallas Mavericks
  18. Houston Rockets
  19. Orlando Magic
  20. Denver Nuggets
  21. Boston Celtics
  22. Boston Celtics
  23. Atlanta Hawks
  24. Cleveland Cavaliers
  25. Memphis Grizzlies
  26. Indiana Pacers
  27. Miami Heat
  28. Oklahoma City Thunder
  29. Chicago Bulls
  30. Golden State Warriors

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