2012 NBA Draft Order: Breaking Down 10 Teams in Position to Make Impact Pick

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2012 NBA Draft Order: Breaking Down 10 Teams in Position to Make Impact Pick
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In the 2012 NBA draft, some teams with lottery picks will have the opportunity to choose players who could make a huge impact on the team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Denver Nuggets were among the teams to make difference-making picks in last year's draft. The Cavaliers took Kyrie Irving, who immediately emerged as a future All-Star point guard, showing a good all-around shooting ability and strong point-guard attributes.

The Nuggets picked up Kenneth Faried, who has started to blossom into a strong young frontcourt player who shoots accurately and rebounds very well.

The Cavaliers are again among the teams that can make an impact pick. They're ranked No. 3 in the draft lottery. Whether they jump to the top spot or drop a spot or two, the Cavaliers can take a player who could make a big difference for the franchise.

Also, Cleveland holds the No. 24 pick, which came from the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers are among five teams that have two first-round picks. The Golden State Warriors could join that group by locking up their top-seven pick.

Holding multiple first-round picks, especially multiple picks in the first 16 slots of the first round, as the New Orleans Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets do, gives a team a good shot at making a good pick.

Here is a breakdown of some teams that could help themselves out tremendously with their picks in the draft.

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