2012 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: The Lottery

NBA Draft time, baby! Here is FDS's 2012 NBA Mock Draft where Andrew will be predicting and breaking down each of the first 14 picks in June 28's draft.

1. New Orleans Hornets - Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky

Davis is the clear-cut favorite to go #1, and with good reason. Athletic, shot-blocker, hard working, and with upside. An NBA GM's wet dream.

2. Charlotte Bobcats - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky

It gets fuzzy starting right away at 2, but I think Kidd-Gilchrist is the next best prospect. He's not necessarily someone you can build around, but he's athletic as hell and is going to be a shut down defender at the SF position for the next decade and should improve offensively.

3. Washington Wizards - Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas

The Wizards need to get tougher and Robinson would help fill that void perfectly. Great rebounder and above average offensive player at the PF position, he'll fit in well up front next to Nene.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers - Brad Beal, SG, Florida

A backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Beal would look good for the future, and Beal should benefit from playing alongside Kyrie.

5. Sacramento Kings - Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina

The Kings need someone who can score and Barnes is probably the best available prospect who can fill that need.

6. Portland Trail Blazers - Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut

Someone is going to take a chance on Drummond's potential and Portland can use a center. If they can get him to play hard every night, this will be a great pick.

7. Golden State Warriors - John Henson, PF, North Carolina

The Warriors will continue to morph into a defensive-minded team under Mark Jackson, and Henson is the best defensive prospect in this draft outside of Davis.

8. Toronto Raptors - Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse

I don't necessarily get this pick, but all the insiders seem to have it marked down. I like Waiters and his scoring ability, just not this high.

9. Detroit Pistons - Jeremy Lamb, SG, Connecticut

Lamb reminds me of Rip Hamilton. A lot. He should be able to fit in nicely next to Brandon Knight going forward in Detroit.

10. New Orleans Hornets - Damian Lillard, PG, Weber St.

This would be a dream for the Hornets. Davis No. 1 and the highest rated point guard falling to them at No. 10? They wouldn't even hesitate to snatch him up here.

11. Portland Trail Blazers - Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina

I think Kendall Marshall will be better than Lillard in the long run, but I'm not an NBA GM. However, if Marshall is everything I think he is and Drummond can live up to his potential, the Rose Garden will be rockin' again soon.

12. Milwaukee Bucks - Perry Jones III, SF, Baylor

The Bucks can't sign big name free agents, they won't come to Milwaukee. Therefore, they need to take some shots in the draft. Jones has the biggest upside of anyone left.

13. Phoenix Suns - Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio St.

Sullinger was a two time All-American at Ohio St. and can score in the post with the best of them. The big question with him is whether or not he has the athletic ability to do that in the NBA.

14. Houston Rockets - Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina

Zeller is the most pro-ready center in this draft after playing 4 years at UNC. You know exactly what you're going to get with him - a good post game, rebounding, the ability to run the floor, and a high motor. He's also an underrated athlete and can develop a mid-range jumper.

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