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**Official 2009 NBA Draft Thread** (ON RIGHT NOW)

  • crzy
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NBA DRAFT June 25, 2009. 7 p.m. ET



2009 Draft: POST-Combine Top 50 Big Board (updated June 23)
1) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma, Sophomore
2) Ricky Rubio, PG, DKV Joventut, Spain
3) Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn, Junior
4) Tyreke Evans, PG/SG, Memphis, Freshman
5) Jonny Flynn, PG, Syracuse, Sophomore
6) Brandon Jennings, PG, Lottomatica Roma, Italy
7) Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, UCLA, Freshman
8) Demar DeRozan, SF, USC, Freshman
9) James Harden, SG, Arizona St., Sophomore
10) Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, Junior
11) Earl Clark, SF, Louisville, Junior
12) Jeff Teague, PG/SG, Wake Forest, Sophomore
13) Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Louisville, Senior
14) DeJuan Blair, PF/C, Pittsburgh, Sophomore
15) Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke, Junior
16) Ty Lawson, PG, UNC, Junior
17) Eric Maynor, PG, VCU, Senior
18) Patrick Mills, PG, St.Mary's, Sophomore
19) Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Junior, Davidson
20) James Johnson, SF/PF, Wake Forest, Sophomore
21) Rodrique Beaubois, PG, Cholet, France
22) Austin Daye, PF, Gonzaga, Sophomore
23) Chase Budinger, SF, Arizona, Junior
24) BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State, Freshman
25) Sam Young, SF, Pittsburgh, Senior
26) Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, Senior
27) Wayne Ellington, SG, UNC, Junior
28) Marcus Thornton, SG, LSU, Senior
29) Darren Collison, PG, UCLA, Senior
30) Jermaine Taylor, SG, Central Florida, Senior
31) Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple, Senior
32) Jodie Meeks, SG, Kentucky, Junior
33) DaJuan Summers, SF/PF, Georgetown, Junior
34) Victor Claver, PF, Pamesa Valencia, Spain
35) Omri Casspi, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel
36) Taj Gibson, PF, USC, Junior
37) Toney Douglas, PG, Florida St., Senior
38) Nick Calathes, PG/SG, Florida, Sophomore
39) Jerel McNeal, SG, Marquette, Senior
40) Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona St., Senior
41) Josh Heytvelt, PF, Gonzaga, Senior
42) Danny Green, SF, UNC, Senior
43) DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Missouri, Senior
44) Derrick Brown, PF, Xavier, Junior
45) Sergio Llull, PG/SG, Real Madrid, Spain
46) Jack McClinton, PG/SG, Miami, Senior
47) Nando Del Colo, PG/SG, Cholet, France
48) AJ Price, PG, UConn, Senior
49) Jonas Jerebko, SF, Angelico Biella, Sweeden
50) Dante Cunningham, PF, Villanova, Senior


***POSITIONAL RANKINGS***


2009 Point Guards
1) Ricky Rubio, PG, DKV Joventut, Spain
2) Jonny Flynn, PG, Syracuse, Sophomore
2) Brandon Jennings, PG, Lottomatica Roma, Italy
4) Ty Lawson, PG, UNC, Junior
5) Patrick Mills, PG, St.Mary's, Sophomore
6) Eric Maynor, PG, VCU, Senior
7) Rodrique Beaubois, PG, Cholet, France
8) Darren Collison, PG, UCLA, Senior
9) Toney Douglas, PG, Florida St., Senior
10) AJ Price, PG, UConn, Senior
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11) Curtis Jerrells, PG, Baylor, Senior
12) Milos Teodosic, PG, Olympiakos, Serbia
13) Tyrese Rice, PG, Boston College, Senior
14) Jeremy Pargo, PG, Gonzaga, Senior
15) AJ Abrams, PG, Texas, Senior


2009 Combo (PG/SG) Guards
1) Tyreke Evans, PG/SG, Memphis, Freshman
2) Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, UCLA, Freshman
3) Jeff Teague, PG/SG, Wake Forest, Sophomore
4) Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Junior, Davidson
5) Nick Calathes, PG/SG, Florida, Sophomore
6) Sergio Llull, PG/SG, Real Madrid, Spain
7) Jack McClinton, PG/SG, Miami, Senior
8) Nando Del Colo, PG/SG, Cholet, France
9) Lester Hudson, PG/SG, Tenn. Martin, Senior
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10) Milenko Tepic, PG/SG, KK Partizan Belgrade, Serbia


2009 Shooting Guards
1) James Harden, SG, Arizona St., Sophomore
2) Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke, Junior
3) Wayne Ellington, SG, UNC, Junior
4) Marcus Thornton, SG, LSU, Senior
5) Jermaine Taylor, SG, Central Florida, Senior
6) Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple, Senior
7) Jodie Meeks, SG, Kentucky, Junior
8) Jerel McNeal, SG, Marquette, Senior
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9) Wesley Matthews, SG, Marquette, Senior


2009 Small Forwards
1) Demar DeRozan, SF, USC, Freshman
2) Earl Clark, SF, Louisville, Junior
3) Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Louisville, Senior
4) James Johnson, SF/PF, Wake Forest, Sophomore
5) Chase Budinger, SF, Arizona, Junior
6) Sam Young, SF, Pittsburgh, Senior
7) DaJuan Summers, SF/PF, Georgetown, Junior
8) Omri Casspi, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel
9) Danny Green, SF, UNC, Senior
10) DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Missouri, Senior
11) Jonas Jerebko, SF, Angelico Biella, Sweeden
12) Paul Harris, SF, Syracuse, Junior
13) Emir Preldzic, SF, Fenerbahce Ulker, Slovenia
14) Vladimir Dasic, SF/PF, KK Budoncnost Podgorica, Montenegro
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15) Luigi Datome, SF, Lottomatica Roma, Italy
16) Micah Downs, SG/SF, Gonzaga, Senior
17) Lee Cummard, SF, BYU, Senior


2009 Power Forwards
1) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma, Sophomore
2) Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, Junior
3) DeJuan Blair, PF/C, Pittsburgh, Sophomore
4) Austin Daye, PF, Gonzaga, Sophomore
5) Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, Senior
6) Victor Claver, PF, Pamesa Valencia, Spain
7) Taj Gibson, PF, USC, Junior
8) Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona St., Senior
9) Josh Heytvelt, PF, Gonzaga, Senior
10) Derrick Brown, PF, Xavier, Junior
11) Dante Cunningham, PF, Villanova, Senior
12) Milan Macvan, PF/C, KK Hemofarm, Serbia
13) Alade Aminu, PF, Georgia Tech, Senior
14) Jeff Adrien, PF, UConn, Senior
15) Leo Lyons, PF, Missouri, Senior
16) Henk Norel, PF, DKV Joventut, Netherlands
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17) Jon Brockman, PF, Washington, Senior
18) Robert Dozier, PF, Memphis, Senior


2009 Centers
1) Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn, Junior
2) BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State, Freshman
3) Goran Suton, C, Michigan St., Senior
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4) Slava Kravtsov, C, BC Kyiv, Ukraine
5) Garret Siler, C, Augusta St., Senior
6) Chris Johnson, C, LSU, Senior
7) Luke Nevill, C, Utah, Senior

[ Edited by crzy on Jun 25, 2009 at 16:39:34 ]
I'll be keeping my eyes on this guy, biased of course, since he's Venezuelan

To my knowledge there have only been two Venezuelan players to ever play in the NBA: Carl Herrera, who actually played in the Rockets teams of the mid 90's, so he got a couple of rings (), and Oscar Torres, who didn't do much in his stints with the Rockets (01-02) and Warriors (02-03).

I've been watching Vasquez since his freshman a year and he's improved every year. He's kind of a PG in a SG's body, but he definitely plays like a SG (he needs to bulk up to play this position in the NBA). As of now he's somewhat of the go-to guy for the Terps, and has his team at 12-4 right now. He plays with fire, he's emotional, and well in all honesty I'm curious to see, 1)if he declares for the draft after this season, and 2) where he'd go in the draft.

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/greivis-vasquez
http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Greivis-Vasquez-1133/

These sites confirm my believes that he has the tools to play at the next level but needs some fine coaching, I'll be watching to see how he improves this season
Monroe at #1? Really?

Poor rebounder and only a slightly better defender. Superb offensive player, both in the face up and post up game (although he pretty much only goes left), but lots of holes and a questionable motor. I'd have him @ #3 behind Griffin (far and away the #1 guy, IMO) and Rubio. Could be a go to scorer on the pro level, but the Zach Randolph similarities are disturbing. Watching this goober drop 31 & 11 on him, despite foul trouble, is hard to ignore.


Woah. Black dude's hair. Haha I love it.. I hope that style makes a comeback for the brothas.
I think its funny that a Warriors fan made this thread...only rightfully so as it should have been...


lol, just f**kin with yah crzy
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Originally posted by Hornblower:


Woah. Black dude's hair. Haha I love it.. I hope that style makes a comeback for the brothas.

HE SHAVED IT

That's him (Brandon Jennings) guarding Rubio in this picture



[ Edited by crzyafrican on Jan 15, 2009 at 00:12:58 ]
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Monroe at #1? Really?

Poor rebounder and only a slightly better defender. Superb offensive player, both in the face up and post up game (although he pretty much only goes left), but lots of holes and a questionable motor. I'd have him @ #3 behind Griffin (far and away the #1 guy, IMO) and Rubio. Could be a go to scorer on the pro level, but the Zach Randolph similarities are disturbing. Watching this goober drop 31 & 11 on him, despite foul trouble, is hard to ignore.

Luke Harangody is a college beast though lol. If he was playing for Duke or UNC, he would be as hyped as Psycho T.

I thought you didn't like Griffin.

I've been extremely high on Monroe since I watched him play against UConn. I think he's the most talented player in this draft. He might be raw and he has plenty of bust potential, but I think I'll take Monroe's upside over Griffin.
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Awesome article on Yahoo about Demar Derozan

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jo-derozan011509&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Apparently Floyd and USC recruited Demar through Master P as a package deal with Lil Romeo. I didn't realize this.

USC with more sketchy recruiting.
Griffin please!!!!
Originally posted by crzyafrican:
Awesome article on Yahoo about Demar Derozan

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jo-derozan011509&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Apparently Floyd and USC recruited Demar through Master P as a package deal with Lil Romeo. I didn't realize this.

USC with more sketchy recruiting.

You know somethin was up since they went after Romeo...i mean why the f**k would go after him...supposedly he is FAR from anything special...but yeah, word was he was really good friends with Demar...so there yah go...

f**k your couch USC...
Originally posted by GameOver:


f**k your couch USC...



[ Edited by SacRock14 on Jan 24, 2009 at 15:04:17 ]
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BJ Mullins is a huge stiff if I ever seen one.
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Originally posted by GameOver:


f**k your couch USC...


OMG, I effing love that gif!!!
Originally posted by crzyafrican:
Awesome article on Yahoo about Demar Derozan

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jo-derozan011509&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Apparently Floyd and USC recruited Demar through Master P as a package deal with Lil Romeo. I didn't realize this.

USC with more sketchy recruiting.

Sketchy? Nothing wrong with that. s**t like that happens all the time.

As far as Derozan being passive - earlier this season, definitely. But lately he's started to be more aggressive. He was the only reason we lost by 4 to UCLA - we were getting beat down until he took over.

I still think he needs another year in college, so I agree with you there. But his ceiling is higher than OJ Mayo's.
Originally posted by crzyafrican:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Monroe at #1? Really?

Poor rebounder and only a slightly better defender. Superb offensive player, both in the face up and post up game (although he pretty much only goes left), but lots of holes and a questionable motor. I'd have him @ #3 behind Griffin (far and away the #1 guy, IMO) and Rubio. Could be a go to scorer on the pro level, but the Zach Randolph similarities are disturbing. Watching this goober drop 31 & 11 on him, despite foul trouble, is hard to ignore.

Luke Harangody is a college beast though lol. If he was playing for Duke or UNC, he would be as hyped as Psycho T.

I thought you didn't like Griffin.

I've been extremely high on Monroe since I watched him play against UConn. I think he's the most talented player in this draft. He might be raw and he has plenty of bust potential, but I think I'll take Monroe's upside over Griffin.

Luke Harangody is putting those type of numbers on everyone, but I agree that Griffin is number 1 right now. Monroe is really raw right now