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NBA Draft Winners And Losers

The New Orleans Hornets were a clear winner on Thursday night, as was Kentucy Wildcat basketball. Having the first two players selected, as well as six players overall in the NBA Draft, big blue nation reminded the basketball world why they won the NCAA National Championship less than three months ago.

There were a few losers as well. For starters, the international player. After having 10 selected in the first round a year ago, only 4 were taken in the first 30 picks last night, and 3 of them played at American universities.

Yahoo! sports writer Marc J. Spears gives his lists of winner and losers from the 2012 NBA Draft, and explains the obvious reason why the Hornets were a winner.

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 The Hornets have new owner in New Orleans Saints patriarch Tom Benson, they landed a franchise big man in Anthony Davis with the top pick and picked up one of the draft’s top guards (Duke’s Austin Rivers) at No. 10, as well as a potential second-round steal in Miller.

The Hornets’ next challenge is to re-sign restricted free-agent guard Eric Gordon, which would give them a talented, young core. Rivers’ father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, also is good friends with Hornets coach Monty Williams.”I love New Orleans more than anything right now,” Rivers said. “This is the greatest feeling of my life.”

NBA Draft’s Winner and Losers

Don’t worry Marc. They’ll resign Eric Gordon in the next two weeks. Austin and Anthony love New Orleans, and the Hornets love being the biggest winner from last night’s NBA Draft.

Click here to check out all of Spears’ winner and losers, and learn why unibrows are clearly “winning.”

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