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.
2012 NBA Draft Winners
New Orleans Hornets:
They won the draft lottery and then ended up winning on draft night as well. Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers should be instant game changers for the Hornets and help them with their re-building effort. Add Eric Gordon into the fold and that’s a solid young nucleus moving forward; assuming Rivers and Gordon can coexist in the same backcourt. It will be interesting to see if the Hornets move forward with trying to have Rivers play the point when he is not a true distributor but he was clearly the best player on the board. I also love the Darius Miller selection in the second round and expect him to be an immediate role player earning minutes at the three to help replace the traded Trevor Ariza....