Celtics, Hornets among 2012 NBA Draft Winners

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Another NBA Draft is in the books.  After all the rumors, projections, incorrect mock drafts, and soaring/dropping stocks, it is time to look at which teams had the best nights at the 2012 NBA Draft.  Click here for my team-by-team drafts grades.

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New Orleans Hornets dump salary in trade with Washington Wizards

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The NBA off-season is officially underway as the first trade has been made between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets.  Here is my analysis on the deal which includes Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Rashard Lewis, and a pick in the up-coming 2012 NBA Draft.

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2012 NBA Draft Lottery: Who needs #1 pick most?

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If you subscribe to the conspiracy theory of the NBA Draft Lottery; either the Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets, or New Orleans Hornets will win the number one overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  All three franchises sorely need a boost which expected top overall prospect, Anthony Davis of Kentucky will certainly provide to whichever franchise selects him.

The ping pong balls will sort themselves out Wednesday night so let’s take a look at each team’s odds and what landing the #1 pick (aka Davis) would mean for their franchise.  Go here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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New Orleans Hornets franchise entering a new era

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With a new owner, new nickname, and a pair of lottery picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets (or whatever they end up getting called) are entering a new era as a team.  It could be the boost that helps fans forget about Chris Paul and look towards a potentially promising future.  However, that can’t happen if the team doesn’t make some upgrades this off-season which should include signing restricted free agent Eric Gordon to a contract extension.

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TSB Talking NBA Draft

TSB resident NBA Draft nerd David Kay will be talking all things draft related with ESPN Radio 97.7, the largest sports talk radio station in Louisiana.  Tune in around 4:30 CST by clicking here.

Check out David’s latest 2010 NBA Mock Draft (updated Monday morning.)

NBA Draft/Off-Season Mailbag

The Sports Bank’s resident NBA Draft and off-season nerd David Kay answers your questions.
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