NBA Draft order -- six Bay Area picks


NBA Draft order -- six Bay Area picks

The 2012 NBA Draft order is set following the NBA draft lottery held Wednesday evening in New York.

The New Orleans Hornets leapfrogged from their No. 4 pre-lottery slot to nab the top pick, bumping the Charlotte Bobcats down to second.

Both the Kings and the Warriors retained their pre-lottery slots. Sacramento will have the fifth overall pick, Golden State will pick seventh.

For the Warriors, not moving down from the seventh slot is a big deal. Had they been bumped to eighth or lower, their pick would have gone to Utah as part of the conditions of a 2011 trade for Marcus Williams.

Golden State will have three other picks in the draft on June 28. They own San Antonio's first-round pick (30th overall), acquired in the deal that sent Stephen Jackson to the Spurs in March. The Warriors also acquired the 35th overall pick (fifth in the second round) from the Brooklyn Nets in the Brandan Wright trade in February; as well as the 52nd overall pick, which they bought from Atlanta in March.

The Warriors' own second-round pick (38th overall) was traded to New York as part of the deal for David Lee. It now belongs to Denver.

Sacramento's draft status isn't quite so complicated. The Kings have two picks: their first-rounder (5th overall), and their natural second round pick (36th overall).

The complete 2012 NBA Draft order:

First round:
1. New Orleans
2. Charlotte
3. Washington
4. Cleveland
5. Sacramento
6. Portland (From Brooklyn)
7. Golden State
8. Toronto
9. Detroit
10. New Orleans (From Minnesota via LA Clippers)
11. Portland
12. Milwaukee
13. Phoenix
14. Houston
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)

Second round:
31. Charlotte
32. Washington
33. Cleveland
34. Cleveland (From New Orleans via Miami)
35. Golden State (From Brooklyn)
36. Sacramento
37. Toronto
38. Denver (From Golden State via New York)
39. Detroit
40. Portland (From Minnesota via Houston)
41. Portland
42. Milwaukee
43. Atlanta (From Phoenix)
44. Detroit (From Houston)
45. Philadelphia
46. Washington (From Dallas)
47. Utah
48. New York
49. Orlando
50. Denver
51. Boston
52. Golden State (From Atlanta)
53. LA Clippers
54. Philadelphia (From Memphis)
55. Dallas (From LA Lakers)
56. Toronto (From Indiana)
57. Brooklyn (From Miami)
58. Minnesota (From Oklahoma City)
59. San Antonio
60. Brooklyn (From Chicago via Milwaukee)
OR LA Lakers (From Chicago via Brooklyn and Milwaukee)

Jordan Bell: 'I think Markelle Fultz would rather be...'

Jordan Bell: 'I think Markelle Fultz would rather be...'

Markelle Fultz was selected No. 1 overall.

Jordan Bell had to wait until the 38th pick to get drafted.

"I think I'm in the best spot," Bell said on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday. "I think Markelle Fultz would rather be in my position than his (laughter)."

Apparently, joining the defending champions and getting the opportunity to play with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson is a pretty good situation to be in.

Bell revealed that he thought he was going to be taken somewhere in the 19-31 range.

As he continued to slide, he was extremely frustrated.

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But then he found out that the Warriors -- who paid the Bulls $3.5 million for Bell's rights -- were his new team.

And all was good in the world.

What are Bell's plans over the next couple of weeks and months?

"Been up here for awhile working out with the team, lifting, getting to know the players a little bit," Bell explained. "Definitely going to play in Summer League and then right after that, I'm going to try to find a place out here, move in right away so I can just get ready to help the team out as much as possible."

Ben Simmons -- the top pick in the 2016 draft -- made about $5.9 million as a rookie (he didn't play a single game).

Pat McCaw -- the 38th pick in the 2016 draft -- made about $543,000.

No word yet on Bell's contract details with the Warriors...

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

Durant very amused by rhetorical question on Twitter about Rockets

Durant very amused by rhetorical question on Twitter about Rockets

Kevin Durant continues to speak his mind on social media.

The user "PATisDOPE" (has over 233,000 followers) tweeted the following:

"How you gonna defend Harden and Paul, the West is looking great I hate Golden State."

Kevin Durant channeled his inner Steph Curry, and responded with 10 "crying-because-I'm-laughing-so-hard" emojis.

The reason for the original tweet is because the Clippers and Rockets agreed to a trade that will send Chris Paul to Houston.

[RELATED: Report: Austin Rivers played major role in Chris Paul losing faith in Doc]

There's no doubt that the Rockets got better on Wednesday, but it's probably going to take a little time for Harden and Paul -- ball-dominant point guards -- to figure things out.

Ultimately, Houston's offense is going to be a handful.

And in case you were curious, "PATisDOPE" loves Durant but is not a fan of Draymond Green:

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