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2012 NBA Draft Results: Picks 1-10 Complete Recap

The 2012 NBA Draft kicked off with a bang. Aside from the New Orleans Hornets selecting Anthony Davis with their No. 1 overall pick, nothing really went as planned.

First, Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats threw everyone for a loop by selecting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2. Then the Washington Wizards stayed on script by nabbing Bradley Beal at No. 3; however, right after that, the Cleveland Cavaliers took Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick.

Yes, the same Dion Waiters who didn’t start at Syracuse.

Thomas Robinson fell all the way to No. 5 right into the Sacramento Kings’ lap, and Damian Lillard went at No. 6 to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Harrison Barnes, some people’s consensus most overrated player in the top 10, went at No. 7 to the Golden State Warriors. The Toronto Raptors, after trying their damndest to move that No. 8 pick, eventually decided to reach for Terrence Ross.

Andre Drummond, who at one point was rumored to be a top-five pick, went to the Detroit Pistons at No. 9. And, finally, the Hornets wrapped up the top 10 by taking Austin Rivers out of Duke.

1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis

2. Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

3. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Dion Waiters

5. Sacramento Kings: Thomas Robinson

6. Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard

7. Golden State Warriors: Harrison Barnes

8. Toronto Raptors: Terrence Ross

9. Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond

10. New Orleans Hornets: Austin Rivers

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