Hornets wins 2012 NBA Draft Lottery
The New Orleans Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, have won the NBA's draft lottery and the No. 1 pick overall.
The Hornets, after a difficult season in which they traded All-Star Chris Paul, have a shot to add another superstar, with Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis considered the best player available.
New Orleans moved up from the fourth spot, where they had a 13.7 percent chance, to earn the pick.
The Charlotte Bobcats, after the worst season in NBA history, fell to the No. 2 pick. Washington will pick third and Cleveland fell one spot to fourth.
The Sacramento Kings will pick fifth, Brooklyn Nets sixth, Golden State Warriors seventh, Toronto Raptors eighth, Detroit Pistons ninth, New Orleans will pick again at 10th, Portland 11th, Milwaukee 12th, Phoenix 13th and Houston 14th.
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