2009 NBA Mock Draft

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By: David K.

2009 Mock NBA Draft
To justify that I am not some hack throwing out a random mock draft, consider that I got as many right in my final mock of 2008 as ESPN “expert” Chad Ford, and less than a handful of other mocks on the web had more correct than I did.  Considering I don’t have the “connections” that Ford or some other sites have, that is pretty impressive.  Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock.

1. Sacramento- Blake Griffin, PF, Oklahoma, 6-10, So.
-physical, explosive, can put the ball on the floor, owns the boards
Think: Amare Stoudemire

2. Washington- Greg Monroe, C/F, Georgetown, 6-10, Fr.
-does it all on offense, best passing big in college, extremely athletic
Think: Chris Bosh

3. L.A. Clippers- Hasheem Thabeet, C, UConn, 7-3, Jr.
-athletic for his size, tremendous shot blocker, still raw on offense
Think: Ben Wallace, but six inches taller

4. Oklahoma City- James Harden, SG, Arizona State, 6-5, So.
-great at attacking the hoop, solid outside shooter, too unselfish at times
Think: Paul Pierce

5. Memphis- Jordan Hill, PF, Arizona, 6-10, So.
-lives around the rim, great on the glass, much improved outside game
Think: LaMarcus Aldridge

6. *Minnesota- Jeff Teague, PG, Wake Forest, 6-1, So.
-shoots it at a high-percentage from all areas, a true play-maker
Think: Devin Harris

7. Golden State- Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke, 6-4, Jr.
-ferocious finisher, much improved shooter, team player
Think: Rudy Fernandez

8. Toronto- Earl Clark, SF, Louisville, 6-8, Jr.
-a point forward type, excels as a penetrater, good rebounder
Think: Lamar Odom

9. ?New York- Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Wake Forest, 6-9, Fr.
-all-around skill set from handling the ball to creating his own shot, runs floor well
Think: Travis Outlaw

10. Indiana- Chase Budinger, G/F, Arizona, 6-7, Jr.
-ridiculous athleticism, can stroke it from deep but is sometimes too streaky a shooter
Think: Stephen Jackson

11. Charlotte- Brandon Jennings, PG, Italy, 6-0, 1989
-tremendous court vision, unselfish, not afraid to take it to the hoop
Think: Kenny Anderson

12. New Jersey- Tyreke Evans, G, Memphis, 6-6, Fr.
-slasher, handles the ball well in transition, needs more consistency with jumper
Think: DeShawn Stevenson

13. Chicago- Stephen Curry, G, Davidson, 6-2, Jr.
-unbelievable three-point range and scorer, great vision as a passer
Think: a sharp-shooting Tony Parker

14. Phoenix- Damion James, SF, Texas, 6-8, Jr.
-very versatile, strong rebounder, nice mid-range game
Think: Marvin Williams

15. Milwaukee- Patty Mills, PG, St. Mary’s, 5-11, So.
-made a name for himself in Olympics playing for Australia, has been out a month with a broken bone in his hand.
Think: Ramon Sessions

16. =Philadelphia- Gani Lawal, F, Georgia Tech, 6-8, So.
-low-post threat, solid on the boards, not a great shooter
Think: Brandon Bass

17. Detroit- Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky, 6-9, So.
-great skill set in the post, very physical, good ball-handler for a big
Think: Kenyon Martin

18. #Minnesota- Ty Lawson, PG, UNC, 5-11, Jr.
-very quick with the ball, suffocating perimeter defender, leader on the floor
Think: Jameer Nelson

19. Atlanta- Darren Collison, PG, UCLA, 6-0, Sr.
-great on-the-ball defender, smart decision-maker, can hit three ball
Think: Bobby Jackson

20. Dallas- Eric Maynor, PG, VCU, 6-3, Sr.
-playmaker on the offensive end, a floor general, must become more consistent shooter
Think: Antonio Daniels

21. Portland- Terrence Williams, SF, Louisville, 6-6, Sr.
-very versatile, great passer, solid defender, needs to work on outside shot
Think: Gerald Wallace

22. Utah- Johnny Flynn, PG, Syracuse, 6-0, So.
-can take over a game, great range and driver, lock-down perimeter defender
Think: Raymond Felton

23. &Sacramento- Tyler Smith, SF, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
-fearless when attacking the hoop, great in transition, must improve outside shooting
Think: Jeff Green

24. New Orleans- Sam Young, G/F, Pitt, 6-6, Sr.
-can score from outside or inside, doesn’t take a lot of bad shots, not a great creator
Think: Michael Finley

25. ~Oklahoma City- Tyler Hansbrough, PF, UNC, 6-9, Sr.
-high basketball IQ, plays with an incredible intensity, nice touch on jump shot
Think: Eduardo Najera

26. +%Chicago- James Johnson, F, Wake Forest, 6-9, So.
-can put the ball on the deck and attack the rim, NBA-ready body, inconsistent shooter
Think: Wilson Chandler

27. $Memphis- A.J. Price, PG, UConn, 6-2, Sr.
-can light it up from deep, good decision-maker, sometimes disappears during games
Think: Delonte West

28. ^Minnesota- Jerome Jordan, C, Tulsa, 7-0, Jr.
-big time shot blocker, still raw on the offensive end, average at best athleticism
Think: Theo Ratliff

29. Cleveland- Jerel McNeal, G, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
-creates his own shot, much improved shooter, ferocious defender
Think: Charlie Bell

30. L.A. Lakers- Danny Green, SF, UNC, 6-7, Sr.
-does a little bit of everything, will be a great role player in the NBA
Think: James Posey

Second Round
31. Vitor Faverani, F/C, Brazil, 7-0, 1988
32. Jermaine Taylor, SG, Central Florida, 6-4, Sr.
33. Omri Cassipi, SF, Isreal, 6-8, 1988
34. Wesley Matthews, SG, Marquette, 6-5, Sr.
35. Josh Heytvelt, PF, Gonzaga, 6-11, Sr.
36. Jack McClinton, PG, Miami (FL), 6-1, Sr.
37. Taj Gibson, PF, USC, 6-9, Jr.
38. Tyrese Rice, PG, Boston College, 6-1, Sr.
39. Robert Vaden, SG, UAB, 6-5, Sr.
40. Luigi Datomi F, Italy, 6-8, 1987
41. Jeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona State, 6-10, Sr.
42. Marcus Thornton, SG, LSU, 6-4, Sr.
43. Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple, 6-5, Sr.
44. Dante Cunningham, F, Villanova, 6-8, Sr.
45. Curtis Jerrells, PG, Baylor, 6-1, Sr.
46. Lester Hudson, PG, UT-Martin, 6-3, Sr.
47. Hank Norel, PF, Netherlands, 6-11, 1987
48. Leo Lyons, PF, Missouri, 6-9, Sr.
49. Jonas Jerebko, PF, Sweded, 6-9, 1989
50. Joe Ingles, SF, Australia, 6-8, 1987
51. Lee Cummard, G/F, BYU, 6-7 Sr
52. Jeff Adrien, PF, UConn, 6-7, Sr.
53. Chris Johnson, PF, LSU, 6-11, Sr.
54. Nando de Colo, G, 6-5, France 1987
55. Luke Nevill, C, Utah, 7-0, Sr.
56. DeMarre Carroll, F, Missouri, 6-7, Sr.
57. Jon Brockman, PF, Washington, 6-7, Sr.
58. Jeremy Pargo, PG, Gonzaga, 6-2, Sr.
59. A.J. Abrams, G, 5-11, Texas, Sr.
60. Stefon Jackson, SG, UTEP, 6-5, Sr.

Other First Round talent likely to stay in school/overseas:
Ricky Rubio, PG, Spain, 6-4, 1990
B.J. Mullens, C, Ohio State, 7-0, Fr.
DeMar DeRozan, SG, USC, 6-6, Fr.
Austin Daye, SF, 6-10, Gonzaga, So.
DeJuan Blair, PF, Pitt, 6-7, So.
Kyle Singler, F, Duke, 6-8, So
Derrick Brown, SF, Xavier, 6-8, Jr.
Willie Warren, G, Oklahoma, 6-3, Fr.
Craig Brackins, PF, Iowa State, 6-10, So.
Cole Aldrich, F/C, Kansas, 6-10, So.
Nick Calathes, G, Florida, 6-5, So.
Wayne Ellington, SG, UNC, 6-4, Jr.

Returning to School:
DaJuan Summers, F, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.

*Clippers get Minnesota’s ’09 1st round pick (top ten protectred) via Marko Jaric trade
#Minnesota gets Miami’s ’09 1st round pick (top ten protected) via Ricky Davis trade
=Minnesota gets Philadelphia ’09 1st round pick (from Utah –Gordon Giricek trade-top 22 protected) via Rodney Carney trade
&Kings get Houston ’09 1st round pick via Ron Artest trade
?Utah gets New York ’09 1st round pick (top 22 protected) via Phoenix
+Thunder gets Spurs’ ’09 1st round pick (lottery preotected) via Kurt Thomas trade
~Thunder gets Denver ’09 1st round pick (lottery protected) via Johan Petro trade
%Bulls get lower of Thunder’s ’09 1st round pick (from either SA or Den) via Thabo Sefolosha trade
$Memphis gets Orlando ’09 1st round pick via Rafer Alston trade
^Minnesota gets Boston’s ’09 1st round pick (top 3 protected) via Kevin Garnett trade

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  1. paulmbanks says

    I really hope the Bulls dont make the playoffs and end up back in the lottery again..they gain nothign from outlasting the Bucks for the right to get swept 3-0 in the first round

  2. Jason Moe says

    Love The Arizona Pic!!!

    Moe Out

  3. paulmbanks says

    Dave, your thoughts on your man-crush D. Wade blowin up for 49 pts tongiht? in 2 OT over his hometown Bulls..we were all witness tonight! did you jizz from that?

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