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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Teams That Can't Afford to Miss with 1st-Round Picks
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According to most analyses of the 2012 NBA draft, the New Orleans Hornets would be foolish to pass up Anthony Davis with the No. 1 overall selection.

If the Hornets follow through and select Davis, it would also make pending free agent Chris Kaman available to walk, which will help with cap space thanks to the rookie wage scale.

Judging from the team's website, the Hornets will likely have the can't-miss Davis, and they also possess the No. 10 overall pick. Already with one of the best defensive units in the NBA last season, Davis has the potential to turn the team into a truly elite defensive unit in the league if he lives up to his high expectations.

While the No. 10 would be a luxury to hit on as well for the Hornets, it won't be as imperative.

Here are 10 teams that can't afford to miss in this year's draft with their first-round selections.

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