Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson (0) shoots between Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23) and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (middle) during the finals of the 2012 NCAA men

2012 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Anthony Davis first then what?

The 2012 NBA Draft is almost here. Tomorrow night we will find out where everyone will be playing next season.

Anthony Davis will go first overall to the New Orleans Hornets then it gets a little shady. Many believe Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the second best player in the draft but Charlotte may be leaning toward another player at No. 2.

Thomas Robinson of Kansas has been getting the biggest buzz at No. 2 for the Bobcats. However, the Bobcats have been open to shopping their No. 2 pick but haven’t found any suitors just yet.

The same goes for Washington at No. 3 who is also listening to any offers made for that pick but if they keep it, it’s pretty certain they will look to pair Bradley Beal with John Wall in their backcourt.

Next will come the decision between MKG and Harrison Barnes. During the NCAA tournament and immediately following, MKG seemed like the obvious pick between the two. But Barnes’ stock has risen some in the past few weeks and Cleveland could take him at No. 4.

It appears very few players are interested in going to Sacramento as many refused to work out for the Kings. Houston has already made an offer for the No. 5 pick in an attempt to stockpile draft picks and talent to throw Orlando’s way for Dwight Howard.

After the first five picks the draft will turn into: Where will Andre Drummond go? Drummond has as much talent and potential as anyone in the draft according to most scouts but he is very young and a big risk in the top five.

Drummond could slip down as far as No. 9 but still could be picked second overall as well.

Austin Rivers, who may be the most polarizing player in this draft, will have a chance to be selected soon after. A few weeks ago Rivers was projected as low as the early-20s by some which would have put the Boston Celtics and Rivers’ father Doc in play to draft the Duke shooting guard.

Rivers has been slowly climbing the boards of late though as high as No. 8 to Toronto but still could fall out of the lottery potentially too.

Towards the end of the first round at pick No. 28, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have a chance to decide what they want to do with their pick. There are a few players on their radar that could fall to that pick most notably Jared Sullinger and Royce White, but it feels more likely that OKC will try and move the pick or draft Evan Fournier of France and store him overseas for a few years.

So here is the latest NBA Mock Draft 2.0 from Thunderous Intentions:

Pick Team Player College
1 Hornets Anthony Davis Kentucky
2 Bobcats Thomas Robinson Kansas
3 Wizards Bradley Beal Florida
4 Cavaliers Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky
5 Kings Harrison Barnes North Carolina
6 Tailblazers Andre Drummond Connecticut
7 Warriors Dion Waiters Syracuse
8 Raptors Damian Lillard Weber State
9 Pistons John Henson North Carolina
10 Hornets Austin Rivers Duke
11 Trailblazers Jeremy Lamb Connecticut
12 Bucks Tyler Zeller North Carolina
13 Suns Kendall Marshall North Carolina
14 Rockets Meyers Leonard Illinois
15 76ers Arnett Moultrie Mississippi State
16 Rockets Terrence Ross Washington
17 Mavericks Terrence Jones Kentucky
18 Rockets Jared Sullinger Ohio State
19 Magic Moe Harkless St. John’s
20 Nuggets Perry Jones III Baylor
21 Celtics Royce White Iowa State
22 Celtics Fab Melo Syracuse
23 Hawks Andrew Nicholson St. Bonaventure
24 Cavaliers Jeffrey Taylor Vanderbilt
25 Grizzlies Marquis Teague Kentucky
26 Pacers Draymond Green Michigan State
27 Heat Festus Ezeli Vanderbilt
28 Thunder Evan Fournier France
29 Bulls Will Barton Memphis
30 Warrios Quincy Miller Baylor

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