2012 NBA Lottery Results: What Lottery Results Mean for Anthony Davis' Future
Leading up to the NBA 2012 Draft Lottery, most mock drafts had Anthony Davis—the 6’10 forward from Kentucky—going first overall in the 2012 Draft.
The draft lottery is now over and the final order can be viewed here
The New Orleans Hornets have won the first pick in the draft, and I don't see Davis' status as the number one pick changing.
New Orleans' 21-45 record does not do them justice as they had to play nearly the entire season without high scoring shooting guard Eric Gordon.
Gordon is a free agent this year and is considered top priority for the Hornets. With the first pick in the draft, the chances of him resigning are all the more likely.
As for Davis, he did not land with the worst team in the league (Bobcats), and instead got a below average roster, but not a terrible one. The Hornets also have the tenth pick in the draft which they can use to acquire another good talent in this incredibly deep draft.
If the pick went to the the Bobcats, Anthony Davis' future outlook would not haven been all that promising.
As a rookie, confidence is important, and it is very difficult to maintain confidence when your team is losing game after game. The roster is also built terribly all around, and Davis could not have changed their record too much.
The Hornets on the other hand, are the perfect fit for the young forward.
Davis can play defense and grab rebounds, and his defense will be welcomed on a defensive unit while his rebounding will move the team out of the 24th place it currently holds.
The Hornets should be thrilled about their spot and so should Anthony Davis, he dodged a major bullet by just one pick.
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