NBA Draft 2012: New Orleans Hornets' 5 Best Options at Pick No.10

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NBA Draft 2012: New Orleans Hornets' 5 Best Options at Pick No.10
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New Orleans Hornets

I’m in New Orleans.


The New Orleans Hornets are the buzz, no pun intended, around town after they won the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery this past month. With only a 13.7 percent chance of earning the top pick, the New Orleans Hornets lucked out (thank you David Stern) and earned the right to the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The New Orleans Hornets were a franchise that was on a downward spiral since they shipped out their star point guard Chris Paul this past season. They were out of favor in New Orleans and were thought to possibly be on their way out of town with their deal with the state of Louisiana on the brink of expiring.

What a difference a few weeks can make. At the midway point of April, the Hornets’ luck quickly changed. On Monday, April 16, 2012, NBA Commissioner David Stern introduced Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints owner, as the new owner of the New Orleans Hornets. Along with the great news of Tom Benson’s new ownership, the Commissioner announced that the All-Star game would return to the city of New Orleans in 2014.

Just as the Hornets thought things couldn't get better, they lucked out again. On May 30, 2012, the New Orleans Hornets were the winners of the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, or as it should be called, “The Anthony Davis Sweepstakes”.

They also posses the rights to the 10th overall pick in what many see as one of the deepest draft classes in the last few years. Here are the 5 best draft options for the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th pick.

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