05/30/2012 07:49 pm ET

NBA Draft Lottery 2012 LIVE: Bobcats, Wizards, Cavaliers With Best Odds For Top Pick

The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery consists of 14 teams hoping for the right to select a teenage member of the national champion Kentucky Wildcats. One-and-done phenom Anthony Davis is the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and will certainly be on the minds of fans for all the franchises with a chance at him. Davis' teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is also among the projected top picks along with former Kansas standout Thomas Robinson and UConn center Andre Drummond.

After a historically poor season, the Charlotte Bobcats enter the 2012 Draft with the highest odds of landing the No. 1 overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft. According to, the Bobcats have a 25% chance of securing the top pick. The Wizards, Cavaliers, Hornets and Kings round out the quartet of teams likeliest to call out Davis' name at the upcoming draft.

The remaining teams eligible to hit the jackpot on Wednesday night include the Nets, Warriors, Raptors, Pistons, Timberwolves (although pick goes to Hornets), Trail Blazers, Bucks, Suns and Rockets.


05/30/2012 8:38 PM EDT

The 2012 NBA Draft Order

No. 1 New Orleans Hornets

2. Charlotte Bobcats

3. Washington Wizards

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Portland Trail Blazers (from Nets)

7. Golden State Warriors

8. Toronto Raptors

9. Detroit Pistons

10. New Orleans Hornets (from Timberwolves via Clippers)

11. Portland Trail Blazers

12. Milwaukee Bucks

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Houston Rockets

05/30/2012 8:32 PM EDT

@ JPosnanski :

Man, I missed watching the NBA lottery. Let's see: Hornets first pick, Bobcats second. Hey, wow, all caught up.

05/30/2012 8:22 PM EDT

The No. 1 Pick

The Hornets have won the lottery

05/30/2012 8:21 PM EDT

2nd Pick

Charlotte Bobcats

05/30/2012 8:21 PM EDT

3rd Pick

The Washington Wizards

05/30/2012 8:19 PM EDT

The Top Three

The Hornets have snuck into the top three and wait with the Wizards and the Bobcats to see who will win the No. 1 overall pick.

05/30/2012 8:18 PM EDT



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05/30/2012 8:17 PM EDT


Nets (to Portland)

05/30/2012 8:17 PM EDT