2012 Cavs.com Mock Draft

June 27, 2012
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The 2012 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching and various mock drafts are imploding as we get closer to Thursday night. Cavs.com decided to get into the act and asked three members of the Wine and Gold family – Cavalier legend, Campy Russell, radio play-by-play man John Michael and Cavs.com beat writer Joe Gabriele – to weigh in with their predictions.

Of course, the opinion of this mock draft’s three wise men is purely their own and doesn’t reflect how Chris Grant and the actual Cavaliers’ brain trust feels about this year’s Draft prospects.

Our panel made the Lottery picks for the first four teams and predicted who the Wine and Gold might tab at No. 24.

All that’s left now is to see how their picks stack up against reality after David Stern puts New Orleans on the clock …

Team Campy Russell John Michael Joe Gabriele
1. New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky
2. Charlotte Bobcats Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas
3. Washington Wizards Bradley Beal, SG, Florida Bradley Beal, SG, Florida Bradley Beal, SG, Florida
4. Cleveland Cavaliers Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina
5. Sacramento Kings Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky
6. Portland Trail Blazers Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina Andre Drummond, C, UConn Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State
7. Golden State Warriors Andre Drummond, C, UConn Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse Andre Drummond, C, UConn
8. Toronto Raptors Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse Jeremy Lamb, SG, UConn Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse
9. Detroit Pistons John Henson, PF, North Carolina John Henson, PF, North Carolina Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois
10. New Orleans Hornets Jeremy Lamb, SG, UConn Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State Jeremy Lamb, SG, UConn
11. Portland Trail Blazers Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina Austin Rivers, SG, Duke John Henson, PF, North Carolina
12. Milwaukee Bucks Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina
13. Phoenix Suns Terrence Ross, SG, Washington Terrence Ross, SG, Washington Terrence Ross, SG, Washington
14. Houston Rockets Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois Perry Jones III, PF, Baylor
24. Cleveland Cavaliers Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure Jeffrey Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt