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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24:  Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after defeating the Syracuse Orange during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Final at TD Garden on March 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Matt ShetlerCorrespondent IJune 28, 2012

In only a matter of hours, Kentucky's Anthony Davis will be a member of the New Orleans Hornets when the 2012 NBA draft kicks off. 

After that, though, there's nothing but guesses as to what will happen next.

This draft features a ton of storylines, and there's a lot of potential shake-ups that can happen between now and when the Charlotte Bobcats are on the clock with the No. 2 pick.

Here's a look at everything you need to know about the 2012 NBA draft.

 

Potential Top 10 Picks (based off of my latest mock draft)


1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

2. Charlotte Bobcats: Thomas Robinson, Kansas 

3. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, Florida

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky

5. Sacramento Kings: Andre Drummond, Connecticut

6. Portland Trail Blazers (via New Jersey Nets): Damian Lillard, Weber State

7. Golden State Warriors: Harrison Barnes, North Carolina

8. Toronto Raptors: Dion Waiters, Syracuse

9. Detroit Pistons: John Henson, North Carolina

10. New Orleans Hornets (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Austin Rivers, Duke

 

What will the Bobcats do at No. 2?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31:  Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the second half while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Supe
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Charlotte could go with Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Thomas Robinson or trade the pick.

ESPN reported that the Bobcats have as many as five trade offers for the picks, and whatever Michael Jordan and company ultimately decide will have a huge impact on the rest of the lottery.

 

Will the Houston Rockets Continue to Deal?

So far Houston has made two trades in as many days to attempt to obtain enough trade assets to make a run at Dwight Howard.

If they can't get Howard or another big man, will they still try and move up and grab a pair of Top 10 picks, or will they settle for their three picks between No. 12 and 18?

What they do will shake up the draft in a big way.

 

Veterans on the Trade Block

Speaking of Howard, his name could be in play tonight.  The likes of Pau Gasol, Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala and others are speculated big names that could be dealt to move up in the draft.

 

What will Cleveland do?

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 24:  Chane Behanan #24 of the Louisville Cardinals and Bradley Beal #23 of the Florida Gators battle for a loose ball in the first half during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Final at US Airways Center on March 24, 2012 in
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The Cavs could have an opportunity to move up to No. 2 where they would select Beal. If they don't, it could come down to a tough decision between Barnes and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

There's a ton of drama involving picks two through five right now.

 

How far will Jared Sullinger fall?

A year ago, Sullinger may have been the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Now because of medical concerns and athleticism issues, Sullinger could fall outside of the top 20 (I currently have him at No. 22 to Boston).

How far Sullinger drops will just be one of a number of major storylines for draft fans to keep their eyes on, as this draft could get very interesting before it is all said and done.

 

Complete Draft Order

Here is the order of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft

First round

1. New Orleans

2. Charlotte

3. Washington

4. Cleveland

5. Sacramento

6. Portland (from Brooklyn)

7. Golden State

8. Toronto

9. Detroit

10. New Orleans (from Minnesota via LA Clippers)

11. Portland

12. Houston (via Milwaukee)

13. Phoenix

14. Milwaukee (via Houston)

15. Philadelphia

16. Houston (from New York)

17. Dallas

18. Houston (from Minnesota via Utah)

19. Orlando

20. Denver

21. Boston

22. Boston (from LA Clippers via Oklahoma City)

23. Atlanta

24. Cleveland (from LA Lakers)

25. Memphis

26. Indiana

27. Miami

28. Oklahoma City

29. Chicago

30. Golden State (from San Antonio)

Second round

31. Charlotte

32. Washington

33. Cleveland

34. Cleveland (from New Orleans via Miami)

35. Golden State (from Brooklyn)

36. Sacramento

37. Toronto

38. Denver (from Golden State via New York)

39. Detroit

40. Portland (from Minnesota via Houston)

41. Portland

42. Milwaukee

43. Atlanta (from Phoenix)

44. Detroit (from Houston)

45. Philadelphia

46. New Orleans

(from Washington via Dallas)

47. Utah

48. New York

49. Orlando

50. Denver

51. Boston

52. Golden State

(from Atlanta)

53. LA Clippers

54. Philadelphia

(from Memphis)

55. Dallas (from LA Lakers)

56. Toronto (from Indiana)

57. Brooklyn (from Miami)

58. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City)

59. San Antonio

60. LA Lakers (from Chicago via Milwaukee and Brooklyn)

 


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