NBA Draft 2012
@SportsBata ..nuff said
“It’s crazy. Michael is a great player,” Davis said of Kidd-Gilchrist. Being at the top of the selections at Prudential Center in Newark was “undescribable,” Davis said. “A great feeling. I’ve wanted this all my life and it’s finally here.” – nypost
#NBADraft2012 AS predicted, the New Orleans Hornets selected Kentucky Forward Anthony Davis for the #1 pick in the 2012 #NBADraft, last night! #Hornets also got Duke phenom PG Austin Rivers (son of #Celtics coach Doc Rivers) at the #10 pick as well! The shocker was the Charlotte Bobcats selecting Davis’ teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the #2 pick in the #Draft! It was the first time ever that teammates went #1 and #2 in the #Draft! In fact, ‘Tucky had six players, dubbed ‘Special Six’ (chart below), go in the first round and second round! The #Celtics banked at the #Draft scooping up Ohio State PF Jared Sullinger (#21) and ‘Cuse C Fab Melo (#22)! #NY favorite (St. Johns) Moe Harkless got picked up by the Sixers at the #15 pick! The #Rockets made a smart move picking up U-Conn SG Jeremy Lamb for the 13th pick; the #Suns snatched up NC PG Kendall Marshall for the 14th pick! Check out Pick-by-Pick analysis, Team #Draft grades, #Draft last-minute trade picks, #Draft photo gallery, and the Lottery Picks – Top 14 chart below!
#BrooklynPicks The #Brooklyn Nets shopped around for three solid second-round picks: Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas) for the 41st pick, #Hoboken native, a product of #JerseyCity (Bob Hurley at St. Anthony HS), Tornike Shengelia for the 54th pick, and Ilkan Karaman with 57th overall pick!
#KnicksPick The #Knicks picked up Kostas Papanikolaou for the 48th pick in the #NBADraft! Papnaikolaou has a lot of upside, but will not be able to play until the 2013-14 season due to current contract with Greece.
In other #NBA News: #Odom is being traded to #LAClippers for Mo Williams (to the Jazz), #Wade will miss the #Olympics w/ surgery, #KingJames opens up w/ Oprah about Cavs owner letter, former Knick Mark Jackson in a fix w/ nude pix scandal, and #Brooklyn #JKidd and #DWill chill!
2012 NBA Draft Lottery:
Kentucky Special Six:
|Kentucky, 2012||UNLV, 1977|
|Anthony Davis, (No. 1) New Orleans||Glen Gondrezick (No. 26) New York|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2) Charlotte||Eddie Owens (31) Kansas City|
|Terrence Jones (18) Houston||Larry Moffett (34) Houston|
|Marquis Teague (29) Chicago||Sam Smith (48) Atlanta|
|Doron Lamb (42) Philadelphia||Robert Smith (65) Denver|
|Darius Miller (46) New Orleans||Lewis Brown (69) Milwaukee|
(charts courtesy espn)