One year after landing two picks in the top four at the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers will pick No. 4 in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft.
The consensus No. 1 pick is Kentucky's Anthony Davis, but after that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Brad Beal are generally considered the next tier of prospects. After that, it's a mix of prospects with Thomas Robinson and Andre Drummond considered top five talents. Below the complete 2012 Draft Order:
1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
3. Washington Wizards
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trail Blazers (via New Jersey Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Detroit Pistons
10. New Orleans Hornets (via Minnesota)
11. Portland Trail Blazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets
In addition to the No. 4 pick, the Cavaliers also hold the rights to the No. 24 pick (via the Lakers) and the No. 3 and No. 4 picks of the second round.
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