2012 NBA Draft: Time, TV Schedule, Draft Order, Online Streaming

A new crop of players will officially make the jump to professional basketball when the 2012 NBA Draft gets underway on Thursday night. For all the rumors and speculation about how the draft will unfold, there has been no suspense as to the New Orleans Hornets will take with the first overall pick. New Orleans will go with Kentucky's Anthony Davis, a consensus top pick. The selections after that are harder to predict and are likely to fluctuate as trades happen.

The draft starts at 7 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 28, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Both rounds will be broadcast on ESPN. Additional coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. on NBA TV. The event will be streamed online at ESPN3.

Here is the order of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft:

  1. New Orleans Hornets
  2. Charlotte Bobcats
  3. Washington Wizards
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. Sacramento Kings
  6. Portland Trail Blazers
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Toronto Raptors
  9. Detroit Pistons
  10. New Orleans Hornets
  11. Portland Trail Blazers
  12. Milwaukee Bucks
  13. Phoenix Suns
  14. Houston Rockets
  15. Philadelphia 76ers
  16. Houston Rockets
  17. Dallas Mavericks
  18. Minnesota Timberwolves
  19. Orlando Magic
  20. Denver Nuggets
  21. Boston Celtics
  22. Boston Celtics
  23. Atlanta Hawks
  24. Cleveland Cavaliers
  25. Memphis Grizzlies
  26. Indiana Pacers
  27. Miami Heat
  28. Oklahoma City Thunder
  29. Chicago Bulls
  30. Golden State Warriors

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