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2012 NBA Draft Order: New Orleans Hornets Remain In Control Of First Round

With the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery now in the rearview mirror, the official first round order can be determined and posted. Teams like the New Orleans Hornets with multiple choices can now strategize about how to handle the draft, while others like the Spurs can try to trade back in.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the 28th choice in the draft but with a deep draft class, they should still find a solid player they like.

Here’s the official 2012 NBA Draft order for the first round:
1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
3. Washington Wizards
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trailblazers (from the Brooklyn Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Detroit Pistons
10. New Orleans Hornets
11. Portland Trailblazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets
15. Philadelphia
16. Houston (from New York)
17. Dallas
18. Minnesota (from Utah)
19. Orlando
20. Denver
21. Boston
22. Boston (from LA Clippers via Oklahoma City)
23. Atlanta
24. Cleveland (from LA Lakers)
25. Memphis
26. Indiana
27. Miami
28. Oklahoma City
29. Chicago
30. Golden State (from San Antonio)

For more coverage of the Thunder and the NBA draft, check out SB Nation Kansas Cityas well as Welcome To Loud City.