While most teams are diligently preparing their draft boards for the first round of the upcoming 2012 NBA draft, several teams will not have the luxury of selecting with one of the first 30 picks.
First-round picks are not only great ways to acquire young talent fresh out of the college or international ranks, they are also highly valuable on the trade market, as these teams have found out.
While these teams may have been happy to send away a pick at the time, rather than have to give up an actual player, they may be kicking themselves on Thursday as they take a backseat to the exciting action that is the first round of the NBA draft.
Of course, there is always the possibility that one of these teams could trade for another first-round pick at some point, and there is a very good chance that one of them will.
With the draft order set right now, here are six teams that are going to regret not having a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft.