2012 NBA draft order


2012 NBA draft order

It has finally arrived. After waiting to see if they wouldget to keep their first-round pick, the Warriors are set for their No. 7selection in Thursday night's NBA draft. Although pre-draft and in-draft tradescould certainly change this, here is the selection order for the 2012 NBAdraft:First Round1: New OrleansHornets2: CharlotteBobcats3: WashingtonWizards4: ClevelandCavaliers5: SacramentoKings6: Portland Trail Blazers (from Brooklyn)7: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS8: TorontoRaptors9: DetroitPistons10: New Orleans Hornets (fromMinnesota via Los Angeles Clippers)11: Portland Trail Blazers12: MilwaukeeBucks13: PhoenixSuns14: HoustonRockets15: Philadelphia76ers16: Houston Rockets (from New York)17: DallasMavericks18: Minnesota Timberwolves(from Utah)19: OrlandoMagic20: DenverNuggets21: BostonCeltics22: Boston Celtics (from Los Angeles Clippers via Oklahoma City)23: AtlantaHawks24: Cleveland Cavaliers (fromLos AngelesLakers)25: MemphisGrizzlies26: IndianaPacers27: MiamiHeat28: Oklahoma CityThunder29: ChicagoBulls30: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Second Round31: CharlotteBobcats32: WashingtonWizards33: ClevelandCavaliers34: Cleveland Cavaliers (fromNew Orleans via Miami)35: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (from Brooklyn)36: SacramentoKings37: TorontoRaptors38: Denver Nuggets (from Golden Statevia New York)39: DetroitPistons40: Portland Trail Blazers (from Minnesotavia Houston)41: Portland Trail Blazers42: MilwaukeeBucks43: Atlanta Hawks (from Phoenix)44: Detroit Pistons (from Houston)45: Philadelphia76ers46: New Orleans Hornets (fromWashington via Dallas)47: UtahJazz48: New YorkKnicks49: OrlandoMagic50: DenverNuggets51: BostonCeltics52: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (from Atlanta)53: Los AngelesClippers54: Philadelphia 76ers (from Memphis)55: Dallas Mavericks (from Los Angeles Lakers)56: Toronto Raptors (from Indiana)57: Brooklyn Nets (from Miami)58: MinnesotaTimberwolves59: San AntonioSpurs60: Los Angeles Lakers (from Chicago via Milwaukee and Brooklyn)

Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout


Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout

It appears that the Dwyane Wade era in Chicago won't last much longer.

The 2006 NBA Finals MVP and the Bulls are expected to reach terms on a buyout agreement within the next few months, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

In July 2016, Wade signed a two-year deal worth $47 million -- with a $23.8 million player option in Year 2.

In late June, he exercised the option.

If a buyout happens, Wade would become a free agent.

He is very close with LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony reportedly wants to be traded to Houston.

The Warriors open the season against the Rockets on Oct. 17.

Wade's status will be a story worth watching.

The 12-time All-Star will turn 36 years old in January.

Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron


Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron

Kevin Durant was recently playing some pickup ball with LeBron James (see video below).

And on Wednesday afternoon, he reacted to a fan's opinion on what the Cavs should do with LeBron.

LeBron took his talents to South Beach in July 2010, and the Cavs landed the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 (Kyrie Irving), 2013 (Anthony Bennett) and 2014 (Andrew Wiggins).

Durant should have also mentioned that LeBron has a no-trade clause and that Dan Gilbert can't trade LeBron even if he wants to.

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Also, why would LeBron waive his no-trade clause and agree to be shipped to a team that is going to have to relinquish many assets just to get LeBron?

He can simply play this season out and then determine his future next summer.

The only question that needs to be answered at this point is: Will the Cavs actually trade Kyrie Irving or will they hold out and hope for a reconciliation?

Enjoy the video...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller