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

  • crzy
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Monroe probably needs to stay another year but he's still my favorite big man in this draft.
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Wow Jeff Teague went from mid-late first to top 8 pick on both draftexpress and nbadraft.net.

DX has him going 6th...

The Russell Westbrook of this draft?





That's him arguing with Anthony Morrow.

[ Edited by crzyafrican on Feb 4, 2009 at 19:25:08 ]
I'll take Griffin. He's gonna be what Kenyon Martin should've been.
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Tyreke Evans is now being massively underrated by everyone.

How he fell from top 5 pick to 17 (draftexpress) and 23 (nbadraft.net) is beyond me.
Yeah, Evans is real good. I really like Harden in this draft.
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Mock Draft #1

1) Sacramento - Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma
2) Washington - Greg Monroe, PF/C, Georgetown
3) Oklahoma City - James Harden, SG, Arizona St.
4) LA Clippers - Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, UCLA
5) Memphis - Jeff Teague, PG/SG, Wake Forest
6) Golden State - Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn
7) Minnesota - Tyreke Evans, PG/SG, Memphis
8) Toronto - Al-Farouq Aminu, SF/PF, Wake Forest
9) Charlotte - Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Davidson
10) Indiana - Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona
11) New York - Brandon Jennings, PG, Italy
12) Chicago - Cole Aldrich, PF/C, Kansas
13) Milwaukee - Patrick Patterson , PF, Kentucky
14) Utah - Earl Clark, SF/PF, Louisville
15) New Jersey - Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke
16) Philadelphia - Jonny Flynn, PG, Syracuse
17) Minnesota (from Miami) - BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State
18) Detroit - DeJuan Summers, SF, Georgetown
19) Phoenix - Damion James, SF, Texas
20) Atlanta - DeJuan Blair, PF, Pittsburgh
21) Dallas - Ty Lawson, PG, North Carolina
22) Sacramento (from Houston) - Eric Maynor, PG, VCU
23) Portland - Omri Casspi, SF, Israel
24) New Orleans - Darren Collison, PG, UCLA
25) Oklahoma City (from Denver) - Tyler Hansbrough, PF, North Carolina
26) Oklahoma City (from San Antonio) - Chase Budinger, SG/SF, Arizona
27) Orlando - Jerome Jordan, C, Tulsa
28) Minnesota (from Boston) - Tyler Smith, SF/PF, Tennessee
29) Cleveland - Sam Young, SF, Pittsburgh
30) LA Lakers - Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Louisville

Staying in School/Overseas Predictions
Ricky Rubio, PG, Spain...future top 3 pick
Gani Lawal, PF, Georgia Tech...future top 10 pick
Demar Derozan, SG, USC...future top 10 pick
Samardo Samuels, PF, Louisville
Patrick Mills, PG, St. Mary's
Austin Daye, SF, Gonzaga
Willie Warren, SG, Oklahoma
You don't think that OKC would make a play for Thabeet?
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
You don't think that OKC would make a play for Thabeet?

Sure they might.
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
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

ok, so he's definitely not NBA ready, but his game on sunday vs UNC was extremely impressive
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
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

ok, so he's definitely not NBA ready, but his game on sunday vs UNC was extremely impressive

He needs to stay another year. I am a huge Maryland fan but if he leaves this year he could be a 2nd round pick and that is not guaranteed money.

Supposedly next years recruiting class will be a huge upgrade and could make Vasquez a much higher pick in the 1st round bc the team will be much better.


BTW that was an awesome win over UNC
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
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

ok, so he's definitely not NBA ready, but his game on sunday vs UNC was extremely impressive

He needs to stay another year. I am a huge Maryland fan but if he leaves this year he could be a 2nd round pick and that is not guaranteed money.

Supposedly next years recruiting class will be a huge upgrade and could make Vasquez a much higher pick in the 1st round bc the team will be much better.


BTW that was an awesome win over UNC

I think that if he does what he said in that post-game interview and commits himself to being a true PG, he could even reach lottery status next season. He really needs to develop a post game though
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
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

ok, so he's definitely not NBA ready, but his game on sunday vs UNC was extremely impressive

He was out of his mind against UNC. Absolutely terrific.
Originally posted by ritchie:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
Originally posted by Vrabbit:
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

ok, so he's definitely not NBA ready, but his game on sunday vs UNC was extremely impressive

He was out of his mind against UNC. Absolutely terrific.

But had you heard of the Terps this season until then? No. Why? Because the Terps go as Vazquez go (no, seriously) and he's been inconsistent this season, which is why I'd hate to see him leave after this season.

It'll be interesting to see if he can show some consistency from now on up to and including the acc tournament, if he can take this team into at least the semifinals after closing out strong the regular season, we could see Maryland in the tournament
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If only DeJuan Blair was 5 inches taller.
Just wondering who in here likes Rubio's game.......I'm a life-long Kings fan, and seeing as the Kings will most likely have a top 3 pick in this years' draft, obtaining the likes of Blake Griffin or Ricky Rubio is almost a certainty.

Everyone and their mother LOVES Griffin, however the Kings do not need another big man. Drafting three PF/C in the lottery in three straight years would be ridiculous, especially considering the fact that the team needs a point guard in the worst way.

Rubio is a pass-first player, who plays VERY good defense. He has a style and flair that reminds me of Jason Williams, and with attendance down in the dumps a player of his stature would bring fans back, including myself.