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

Originally posted by crzy:
Wolves could target Lawson, Maynor, Collison, maybe even Mills with the Miami pick in the mid-1st.

But they should go BPA with the 5th pick.

i would rather have Maynor out of those guys listed, i agree with the BPA
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Finishing up a mock with Jrue Holiday and Austin Daye entering draft, Greg Monroe staying, Cole Aldrich staying

Jeff Teague is definitely going to stay when he realizes he won't be in the lottery this year.
[ Edited by crzy on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM ]
Originally posted by crzy:
Finishing up a mock with Jrue Holiday and Austin Daye entering draft, Greg Monroe staying, Cole Aldrich staying, Craig Brackins returning

Jeff Teague is definitely going to stay when he realizes he won't be in the lottery this year.

I must be lagging today cus I totally missed that

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I'm not a fan of Jordan Hill. He's never impressed me. Can't believe some people think he should be in the top 3.

James Harden and Jordan Hill seem like the most likely busts in the top 10.

With Monroe, Aldrich, Ed Davis, Teague, Aminu all probably staying, this draft is looking weaker every day.
[ Edited by crzy on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:15 PM ]
Monroe needs to return to G Town and improve his rebounding.
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Originally posted by Hopper:
Monroe needs to return to G Town and improve his rebounding.

He'll dominate next year and go #2 in 2010 after John Wall.
Possibly, but averaging only four defensive rebounds is not nearly enough.
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Originally posted by Hopper:
Possibly, but averaging only four defensive rebounds is not nearly enough.

College rebounding statistics are meaningless. Michael Beasley is proof.

But Monroe does need to be tougher inside though, I agree. He's a little soft. But then again, so is LaMarcus Aldridge (who I think he resembles).

Quote:
-from draftexpress

Monroe’s struggles with physical defenders around the basket are indicative of the general aversion to physical contact that presents itself in some parts of his game. Though he does a nice job establishing position on the block and attacking his man’s shoulder when he drives for the most part, Monroe looks tentative to go right at his man when attempting to score in the paint, and often lacks the explosiveness to go up and finish strong in traffic. The fact that he still manages to get to the line at a solid rate is a testament to just how easily he puts himself in position to score –not to how physically he plays.
Mike, FL: Is John Wall the No. 1 pick in 2010 Draft. He was awesome at the Hoop Summit game.

Chad Ford: He was awesome and he'll compete with Ed Davis and a few other freshmen for that. However, there is some buzz that Wall believes he might be eligible for THIS year's draft. I've been doing some digging and will be filing a story later today. The short rub is this: Wall is a 5th year senior and depending on how you read the collective bargaining agreement, 5th year seniors are eligible for the draft as long as the turn 19 in the calander year (Wall does). The league is taking a wait and see approach. If he declares, they'll research and make a ruling. If he does declare and is ruled eligible (two big ifs) he's a Top 5 pick in this draft. Maybe Top 3.

Don't sleep on Ed Davis in 2010 also.
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I like Ed Davis a lot. He's like Brandan Wright, except he's more agile and a better shotblocker, and Wright is a bit soft.

Wall will go to Kentucky, I'm sure, and he'll go #1 no doubt.
Originally posted by crzy:
I like Ed Davis a lot. He's like Brandan Wright, except he's more agile and a better shotblocker, and Wright is a bit soft.

Wall will go to Kentucky, I'm sure, and he'll go #1 no doubt.

Millions now or one year of college?

I think Wall is going to declare.
I'm praying patty mills falls to the lakers!! Plz make it happen!!!
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Originally posted by Hopper:
Originally posted by crzy:
I like Ed Davis a lot. He's like Brandan Wright, except he's more agile and a better shotblocker, and Wright is a bit soft.

Wall will go to Kentucky, I'm sure, and he'll go #1 no doubt.

Millions now or one year of college?

I think Wall is going to declare.

I don't believe that he's eligible. I'll believe it when I see it.
Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, OJ Mayo, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, Joe Alexander, DJ Augustin, Brook Lopez, Jason Thompson, Brandon Rush, Anthony Randolph, Marreese Speights, Roy Hibbert, Javale McGee, JJ Hickson, Ryan Anderson, Courtney Lee, Nicolas Batum, George Hill, DeAndre Jordan, Luc Richard, Mario Chalmers, Goran Dragic…Darnell Jackson.

That's 25 rotation guys as ROOKIES in one draft. (although a couple are arguable)
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Mock Draft #4
1. Sacramento - Ricky Rubio, PG, DKV Joventut, Spain
2. Washington - Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma, Sophomore
3. LA Clippers - Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn, Junior
4. Oklahoma City - James Harden, SG, Arizona St., Sophomore
5. Memphis - Earl Clark, SF, Louisville, Junior
6. Minnesota - Brandon Jennings, PG, Lottomatica Roma, Italy
7. Golden State - Tyreke Evans, PG/SG, Memphis, Freshman
8. New York- Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, Junior
9. Toronto - Demar DeRozan, SF, USC, Freshman
10. New Jersey- Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke, Junior
11. Milwaukee - Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Junior, Davidson
12. Indiana - Jonny Flynn, PG, Syracuse, Sophomore
13. Charlotte - DeJuan Blair, PF/C, Pittsburgh, Sophomore
14. Phoenix - Ty Lawson, PG, UNC, Junior
15. Detroit - Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, UCLA, Freshman
16. Philadelphia - Craig Brackins, PF/C, Iowa State, Sophomore
17. Chicago- Austin Daye, PF, Gonzaga, Sophomore
18. Minnesota (from Miami) - Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Louisville, Senior
19. Atlanta - Patrick Mills, PG, St.Mary's, Sophomore
20. Utah - Chase Budinger, SF, Arizona, Junior
21. Dallas - Eric Maynor, PG, VCU, Senior
22. New Orleans - BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State, Freshman
23. Portland - James Johnson, SF/PF, Wake Forest, Sophomore
24. Sacramento (from Houston) - Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, Senior
25. Chicago (from OKC from San Antonio)- Sam Young, SF, Pittsburgh, Senior
26. Oklahoma City (from Denver) - Darren Collison, PG, UCLA, Senior
27. Memphis (from Orlando)- Wayne Ellington, SG, UNC, Junior
28. Minnesota (from Boston) - Omri Casspi, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel
29. LA Lakers - Toney Douglas, PG, Florida St., Senior
30. Cleveland - Nick Calathes, PG/SG, Florida, Sophomore

31. Sacramento - Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple, Senior
32. Washington - AJ Price, PG, UConn, Senior
33. Portland (via LA Clippers)- Jodie Meeks, SG, Kentucky, Junior
35. Houston (via Memphis) - Tyler Smith, SF, Tennessee, Junior
34. Denver (via Oklahoma City) - Scottie Reynolds, PG, Villanova, Junior
36. Detroit (via Minnesota) - Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona St., Senior
37. San Antonio (via Golden State)- DaJuan Summers, SF/PF, Georgetown, Junior



Point Guards
1) Ricky Rubio, PG, DKV Joventut, Spain
2) Jonny Flynn, PG, Syracuse, Sophomore
2) Brandon Jennings, PG, Lottomatica Roma, Italy
4) Patrick Mills, PG, St.Mary's, Sophomore
5) Ty Lawson, PG, UNC, Junior
6) Eric Maynor, PG, VCU, Senior
7) Darren Collison, PG, UCLA, Senior

8) Kemba Walker, PG, UConn, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
9) Toney Douglas, PG, Florida St., Senior
10) Sherron Collins, PG, Kansas, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
11) AJ Price, PG, UConn, Senior
12) Scottie Reynolds, PG, Villanova, Junior

13) AJ Abrams, PG, Texas, Senior

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 *2010 DRAFT*
4) Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Junior, Davidson
5) Nick Calathes, PG/SG, Florida, Sophomore

6) Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, Maryland, Junior
7) Lester Hudson, PG/SG, Tenn. Martin, Senior

Shooting Guards
1) James Harden, SG, Arizona St., Sophomore
2) Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke, Junior

3) Willie Warren, SG, Oklahoma, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
4) Wayne Ellington, SG, UNC, Junior
5) Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple, Senior
6) Jodie Meeks, SG, Kentucky, Junior

7) Marcus Thornton, SG, LSU, Senior
8) Jerel McNeal, SG, Marquette, Senior

Small Forwards
1) Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Wake Forest, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
2) Earl Clark, SF, Louisville, Junior
3) Demar DeRozan, SF, USC, Freshman

4) Terrence Williams, SG/SF, Louisville, Senior
5) Evan Turner, SG/SF, Ohio State, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
6) James Johnson, SF/PF, Wake Forest, Sophomore
7) Sam Young, SF, Pittsburgh, Senior

8) Damion James, SF/PF, Texas, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
9) Chase Budinger, SF, Arizona, Junior]
10) Tyler Smith, SF, Tennessee, Junior

11) Kyle Singer, SF, Duke, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
12) Omri Casspi, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel
13) DaJuan Summers, SF/PF, Georgetown, Junior
14) Danny Green, SF, UNC, Senior
15) Stanley Robinson, SF, UConn, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
16) Raymar Morgan, SF, Michigan St., Junior

Power Forwards
1) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma, Sophomore
2) Greg Monroe, PF/C, Georgetown, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
3) Gani Lawal, PF, Georgia Tech, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
4) Ed Davis, PF, UNC, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
5) Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, Junior
6) DeJuan Blair, PF/C, Pittsburgh, Sophomore
7) Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
8) Craig Brackins, PF/C, Iowa State, Sophomore
9) Austin Daye, PF, Gonzaga, Sophomore
10) Larry Sanders, PF, VCU, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
11) Samardo Samuels, PF, Louisville, Freshman *2010 DRAFT*
12) Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, Senior
13) Michael Washington, PF, Arkansas, Junior*2010 DRAFT*
14) Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona St., Senior
15) JaJuan Johnson, PF, Purdue, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
16) Luke Harangody, PF, Notre Dame, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
17) Jon Brockman, PF, Washington, Senior
18) Dante Cunningham, PF, Villanova, Senior
19) Taj Gibson, PF, USC, Junior

Centers
1) Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn, Junior
2) Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas, Sophomore *2010 DRAFT*
3) Donatus Motiejunas, C, Zalgiris Kaunas, Lithuania *2010 DRAFT*
4) BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State, Freshman
5) Jerome Jordan, C, Tulsa, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
6) Andrew Ogilvy, C, Vanderbilt, Sophomore *2010 Draft*
7) Goran Suton, C, Michigan St., Senior
8) Dexter Pittman, C, Texas, Junior *2010 DRAFT*
9) Giorgi Shermadini, C, Panathinaikos, Greece
[ Edited by crzy on Apr 22, 2009 at 12:36 PM ]
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