It's 2012 NBA Draft day, finally, and the Denver Nuggets hold the No. 20 overall pick on Thursday evening. While the Nuggets could certainly stand pat and use that selection, we'll need to see if any of the pre-draft rumor rumblings about moving up turn out to be true. Or maybe the Nuggets trade out of the first-round and pick up a player from another team -- we'll need to wait and see.
Last year, the Nuggets used the 22nd overall pick on Morehead St. forward Kenneth Faried. Faried went on to average 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for the Nuggets, making him one of the top rookies in the league during the 2012 season.
A little while later, the Nuggets swung a three-team trade to acquire 26th overall pick Jordan Hamilton from the Dallas Mavericks. The Portland Trail Blazers were the other party involved, picking up Raymond Felton from the Nuggets while sending Andre Miller back to the Nuggets. Denver also acquired Rudy Fernandez from the Mavericks. Hamilton played sparingly as a rookie.
Time: 5:00 p.m. MT
Location: Newark, N.J.
Nuggets Picks: 20, 38, 50