The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery did not go as hoped for the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets drew the sixth pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, which means they will not be picking in the first round at all. Brooklyn's first-round pick goes to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the Gerald Wallace trade.
Odds gave the Nets only a 7.5 percent chance of getting the top pick and a 25 percent chance of landing in the top three. Landing a top-three pick would have allowed the Nets to keep their first-round pick.
The New Orleans Hornets landed the top pick in the draft. Charlotte got the second pick, and Washington ended up with the third.
Earlier on Wednesday, rumors circulated that the Nets might consider dealing the top pick, and the right to draft Kentucky's Anthony Davis, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Dwight Howard. Landing Howard, the report said, would help the team hang onto to Deron Williams. Whether the report had any substance is now irrelevant.
1. New Orleans
6. Portland (via Brooklyn)
7. Golden State
10. New Orleans (via Minnesota)
16. Houston (via New York)
18. Minnesota (via Utah)
22. Boston (via L.A. Clippers)
24. Cleveland (via L.A. Lakers)
28. Oklahoma City
30. Golden State via San Antonio