2012 NBA Draft: Hornets win lottery, Hawks to draft 23rd

The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft lottery on Wednesday night, landing the first pick which will almost certainly be used on Kentucky shot-blocking extraordinaire, Anthony Davis. The Charlotte Bobcats, who had a 25% chance of winning the lottery scored the second overall pick in the draft, while the Washington Wizards were awarded the third. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings round out the top 5, respectively.

While this draft isn’t as strong as some anticipated at the start of the season, there is still loads of talent and potential that just needs to be coached into fruition. There is so much of this talent and potential that the Hawks have a chance at landing a solid contributor with their 23rd pick. Chad Ford of ESPN has often pegged Washington point guard Tony Wroten to the Hawks, but Atlanta’s intentions will become clearer as we move closer to draft day on June 28.

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