Having multiple first-round picks can really benefit an organization by allowing it to either stockpile young talent or create an enticing package in an effort to trade for a top pick or a star player.
In the 2012 NBA draft, the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics will all select more than once.
After acquiring the No. 18 pick for Chase Budinger and the No. 12 pick for Samuel Dalembert and the No. 14 pick, the Rockets will have three first-rounders in the No. 12-18 range.
It appears that the Rockets are just gathering first-rounders to trade for a pair of top-10 picks as bargaining chips in acquiring a certain Orlando Magic center.
According to Steve Kyler of Hoops World, the Cavs have an offer on the table for the Bobcats' No. 2 overall pick in exchange for the No. 4 and No. 24 picks.
If Cleveland doesn't make any moves, they will end up taking Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal or Harrison Barnes at No. 4.
The Trail Blazers are the only team currently with two picks in the top-12, and they don't appear to be moving off of those two spots.
The Draft Express' most recent mock draft has Portland selecting point guard Damian Lillard at No. 6 and forward John Henson with the No. 11 pick.
The Boston Celtics own the No. 21 and 22 picks, and they don't appear to be very serious about moving up or down in the draft.
The Draft Express mock draft has Boston selecting the talented but troubled forward Royce White at No. 21 and St. Bonaventure forward Andrew Nicholson with at No. 22.
There will undoubtedly be a lot of movement in the draft order before the 2012 NBA draft is finished, and there is a great chance that teams with multiple picks in the first round will be at the center of the excitement.