Update On Traded First-Round Picks

With the NBA's regular season in the books, the status of most of this season's traded first-round picks has been finalized. With an assist from Hoops Rumors' tentative draft order, let's take a look at whether teams who traded protected 2012 first-rounders will be giving them up or keeping them for another season:

Bobcats (7-59)
Pick traded to: Bulls
Protection: Top-14
Projected: 1st
Will it change hands: No
Future: Top-12 protected in 2013

Nets (22-44)
Pick traded to: Trail Blazers
Protection: Top-3
Projected: T-5th
Will it change hands: Undecided*
Future: Top-2 protected in 2013

Kings (22-44)
Pick traded to: Cavaliers
Protection: Top-14
Projected: T-5th
Will it change hands: No
Future: Top-13 protected in 2013

Warriors (23-43)
Pick traded to: Jazz
Protection: Top-7
Projected: T-7th
Will it change hands: Undecided**
Future: Top-6 protected in 2013

Timberwolves (26-40)
Pick traded to: Hornets
Protection: None
Projected: 10th
Will it change hands: Yes

Rockets (34-32)
Pick traded to: Nets
Protection: Top-14
Projected: 14th
Will it change hands: No
Future: Top-14 protected in 2013

Mavericks (36-30)
Pick traded to: Rockets
Protection: Top-20
Projected: T-16th
Will it change hands: No
Future: Top-20 protected in 2013

Jazz (36-30)
Pick traded to: Timberwolves
Protection: Top-14
Projected: T-16th
Will it change hands: Yes

Knicks (36-30)
Pick traded to: Rockets
Protection: Top-5
Projected: T-16th
Will it change hands: Yes

Clippers (40-26)
Pick traded to: Celtics
Protection: Top-10
Projected: T-22nd
Will it change hands: Yes

Lakers (41-25)
Pick traded to: Cavaliers
Protection: Top-14
Projected: T-24th
Will it change hands: Yes

Spurs (50-16)
Pick traded to: Warriors
Protection: Top-14
Projected: T-29th
Will it change hands: Yes

* The Nets have about a 25.4% chance of keeping their pick.
** The Warriors will have about a 72.5% chance of keeping their pick if they win the tiebreaker for the 7th lottery seed, and about a 12.4% chance if they lose.

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