NBA Draft Lottery 2012: 3 Teams That Desperately Need the Top Pick

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NBA Draft Lottery 2012: 3 Teams That Desperately Need the Top Pick
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Every year, the worst teams in basketball have something to be excited about; the NBA Draft Lottery.

One lucky team will get their ping-pong ball picked, and that team will take home the first pick in the NBA Draft. Top picks like Derrick Rose, Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, LeBron James, and David Robinson have transformed teams into powerhouses.

Guys like Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, and Russell Westbrook have been pleasant surprises as second, third, and fourth picks, but every team craves the top selection. 

This year, the top prize in the draft is Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis, who guided the Wildcats to a national championship. Davis is known for his punishing defense, great rebounding, and his ability to impact a game in any way.

Here are the three teams that need the top pick (Davis) the most. 

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