2012 NBA Mock Draft: Updated Predictions for Every Pick

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Updated Predictions for Every Pick
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What happens after Anthony Davis is selected will be eye-opening.

Draft Night is finally upon us. 

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET ,the NBA will hold its annual draft. 

Due to a number of factors, there are a ton of questions as the draft rapidly approaches. 

Here's why. 

There is only one sure-fire bona-fide superstar in this draft, that's Anthony Davis, and he's going to go to New Orleans with the first pick.

After that it gets fuzzy, and that's why there will be rumors and question marks right up until the moment a team actually makes a selection. 

There is also a new labor agreement in place. That type of certainty regarding contracts, salary cap, and rookie wages allows teams to wheel-and-deal without fear of repercussions from a new collective bargaining agreement, or a lockout or a strike. 

There's also no "dynasty" team in the league right now. Sure, the Heat won the NBA title, but there's no team with a star in his prime and more than one ring in his possession. 

The Spurs and Lakers, who have accounted for nine of the 14 NBA titles won since Michael Jordan retired, are led by aging superstars. The newer teams such as Miami and Oklahoma City could become dynasties but as of now, they've got one ring among the two of them. 

There are probably a lot of teams that feel like they're only a player or two away from a possible trip to the finals. 

Tonight's draft promises to be full of surprises. Here's the best bet as to what will happen as of 6:30 p.m. ET.  

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