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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Lottery Teams That Will Be Looking to Trade
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As the ping-pong balls flew around in that little container Wednesday night, every NBA lottery team fan was hanging on every bounce, every ping, every moment.

The NBA draft lottery can make or break a franchise, as we’ve seen so many stories of busts and diamonds in the rough that emerge.

The New Orleans Hornets landed the No. 1 selection last night, and nearly everyone expects them to take the 19-year-old defensive sensation, Anthony Davis, who helped the Kentucky Wildcats win the 2012 NCAA Championship.

However, not everyone is thrilled with this year’s class coming out. Teams have been scouting for months on end to find that next diamond in the rough or, more importantly, that next bust at the top of the list to stay away from.

Here are five teams that will move up (and down) to put themselves in a better position when the NBA draft kicks off on June 28…

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