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

Originally posted by crzy:
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.

Wall is a fifth year senior. He turns 19 in October which should make him draft eligible.
[ Edited by Hopper on Apr 14, 2009 at 1:06 PM ]
At #2, I could see Kings going Rubio for sure. At #1? Pretty skeptical. Even with our 4/5 spots looking good. I don't think you can pass on Griffin, especially with us having another 1st rounder and other PG's possibly available (Maynor, Collison, Price).

Where ever we land, I put full trust in Petrie. Some people give him a hard time, but really, not many have drafted better in the NBA in the last 15 years.

1996. Peja Stojakovic (14th pick)
2000. Hedo Turkoglu (16th pick)
2001. Gerald Wallace (25th pick)
2004. Kevin Martin (26th pick)
2005. Francisco Garcia (23rd pick)
2007. Spencer Hawes (10th pick)
2008. Jason Thompson (12th pick)

Good track record for having no picks inside 10.
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http://www.draftexpress.com/article/NBA-Draft-Roundup-April-15-3182/


Wall isn't a traditional fifth year high school senior.

He didn't graduate yet. Therefore his eligibility is questionable.

If he declares, I think the NBA will clarify the rule and tell Wall that he cannot enter this draft.


Plus, he apparently wants to go to college.
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Originally posted by SacRock14:
At #2, I could see Kings going Rubio for sure. At #1? Pretty skeptical. Even with our 4/5 spots looking good. I don't think you can pass on Griffin, especially with us having another 1st rounder and other PG's possibly available (Maynor, Collison, Price).

Where ever we land, I put full trust in Petrie. Some people give him a hard time, but really, not many have drafted better in the NBA in the last 15 years.

1996. Peja Stojakovic (14th pick)
2000. Hedo Turkoglu (16th pick)
2001. Gerald Wallace (25th pick)
2004. Kevin Martin (26th pick)
2005. Francisco Garcia (23rd pick)
2007. Spencer Hawes (10th pick)
2008. Jason Thompson (12th pick)

Good track record for having no picks inside 10.

Only did it to switch things up.

I don't think the Kings would take Rubio over Griffin, nor do I think they should.
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I might be wrong, but I don't think that my Rocks have any draft picks in 2009

35. Houston (via Memphis) - Tyler Smith, SF, Tennessee, Junior

So this 2nd rounder, normally doesn't belong to us. I'll check, but I'm sure both the 1st & 2nd round picks were traded...

BTW...Whoever gets the 1st overall pick, IMO shouldn't pick Rubio over Blake. I love Rubio, but Blake will dominant, I think...
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• Houston will receive Memphis' 2009 second round pick, as part of Donte Greene-Darrell Arthur trade
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Originally posted by crzy:
• Houston will receive Memphis' 2009 second round pick, as part of Donte Greene-Darrell Arthur trade

but I think they traded that pick away after...Maybe in the Alston/Lowry trade.
I heard somewhere that we had no picks this year...Checking now...

Checked & you seem to be correct...hmmm...I wonder where I heard that?
Thanks though good new then, at least we get something...
[ Edited by sarpp on Apr 15, 2009 at 7:57 AM ]
Dar Tucker is leaving DePaul for the NBA and has hired an Agent...

Unreal I thought he could use some more seasoning before he left for the NBA. I guess not...
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
Dar Tucker is leaving DePaul for the NBA and has hired an Agent...

Unreal I thought he could use some more seasoning before he left for the NBA. I guess not...

Mid-late 2nd round pick.
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Dar Tucker is leaving DePaul for the NBA and has hired an Agent...

Unreal I thought he could use some more seasoning before he left for the NBA. I guess not...

Mid-late 2nd round pick.

He should change his name to Der Tucker because he's a bonafide dumbass.
Tucker says he's going to the draft cause of personal financial circumstances. Whatever that could mean.

I know Azubuike went to the draft cause he needed money to help pay for his dad's attorney fees, so sometimes those factors do play in as to why a player declares.
Originally posted by ritchie:
Tucker says he's going to the draft cause of personal financial circumstances. Whatever that could mean.

I know Azubuike went to the draft cause he needed money to help pay for his dad's attorney fees, so sometimes those factors do play in as to why a player declares.

That's fair. I shouldn't act like I know about these dude's lives, and if it's money, he could probably go somewhere other than the NBA and make a bit of coin.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by ritchie:
Tucker says he's going to the draft cause of personal financial circumstances. Whatever that could mean.

I know Azubuike went to the draft cause he needed money to help pay for his dad's attorney fees, so sometimes those factors do play in as to why a player declares.

That's fair. I shouldn't act like I know about these dude's lives, and if it's money, he could probably go somewhere other than the NBA and make a bit of coin.

He might have to if he goes undrafted like Azubuike.
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by ritchie:
Tucker says he's going to the draft cause of personal financial circumstances. Whatever that could mean.

I know Azubuike went to the draft cause he needed money to help pay for his dad's attorney fees, so sometimes those factors do play in as to why a player declares.

That's fair. I shouldn't act like I know about these dude's lives, and if it's money, he could probably go somewhere other than the NBA and make a bit of coin.

He might have to if he goes undrafted like Azubuike.

I actually think that it's better for guys like him and Azubuike to go undrafted instead of being a late 2nd round pick. That way, no one holds their rights and they can choose a situation that fits them.
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Doesn't include incoming freshmen...

Updated 2009/2010 Power Forward Rankings
1) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Oklahoma, Sophomore
2) Greg Monroe, PF/C, Georgetown, Freshman
3) Ed Davis, PF, UNC, Freshman
4) Gani Lawal, PF, Georgia Tech, Sophomore
5) Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, Junior
6) DeJuan Blair, PF/C, Pittsburgh, Sophomore
7) Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky, Sophomore
8) Craig Brackins, PF/C, Iowa State, Sophomore
9) Austin Daye, PF, Gonzaga, Sophomore
10) Larry Sanders, PF, VCU, Sophomore
11) Samardo Samuels, PF, Louisville, Freshman
12) Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, Senior
13) Michael Washington, PF, Arkansas, Junior
14) Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona St., Senior
15) JaJuan Johnson, PF, Purdue, Sophomore
[ Edited by crzy on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:04 AM ]