While most impact players are selected in the first 30 picks, every draft features a handful of intriguing second-round picks — Landry Fields, Devin Ebanks, Chandler Parsons, and Isaiah Thomas are among the 2010 and 2011 second-rounders currently playing important minutes for their respective squads. Teams can also use second-round picks to secure the rights of international players.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the 2012 second-round picks that have been traded. Here are the selections that are locks to change hands:
* 76ers: Receive Grizzlies' pick
Cavaliers: Receive Hornets' pick
Hawks: Receive Suns' pick
** Lakers: Receive Bulls' pick
Mavericks: Receive Lakers' pick
Nets: Receive Heat's pick
Nuggets: Receive Warriors' pick
Pistons: Receive Rockets' pick (top-40 protected)
Raptors: Receive Pacers' pick
Timberwolves: Receive Thunder's pick
*** Trail Blazers: Receive Timberwolves' pick
Warriors: Receive Hawks' pick
Wizards: Receive Mavericks' pick
* The Grizzlies' second-rounder will be sent to the Sixers if it's between 31st and 55th overall; otherwise it will go to the Heat.
** The Lakers can choose to receive cash from the Nets instead of the Bulls' pick.
*** The Timberwolves' second-rounder will be sent to the Blazers since it will fall between 31st and 55th overall; otherwise it would have gone to to the Mavericks.
The following picks were included in trades, but almost certainly won't be going anywhere due to protection:
Celtics: Bucks' pick (top-44 protected)
Heat: Grizzlies' pick (top-55 protected)
Mavericks: Timberwolves' pick (top-55 protected), Wizards' pick (top-55 protected)
Suns: Knicks' pick (top-55 protected)
Trail Blazers: Nuggets' pick (Blazers had the right to swap their own pick for Denver's)