Thursday, June 25, 2009

2009 NBA Draft: My First 5 Picks...

If I were picking for the first 5 teams tonite...

1. Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers have no reason to pick anyone other than Blake Griffin...unless they think of one.

2. Memphis Grizzlies

This would become one of the best young squads in the league. Mike Conley and OJ Mayo in the backcourt with Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay and Hasheem Thabeet. I think Thabeet has the potential to be the next Dikembe Mutombo given his size and blocking ability.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder need athletic size down low and DeMar DeRozan is a sleeper at the 3rd pick.

4. Sacramento Kings

Either Rubio is the next Darko Milicic or the next Steve Nash. Either way, the Kings have nothing to lose by selecting Rubio at the 4th pick. They have to rebuild around someone, might as well be a Spanish point guard.

5. Minnesota Timberwolves (via trade with Washington)

Tyreke Evans makes the most sense in the great white north. A 6'6" guard that is either going to be a complete and total bust OR will become one of the top 10 guards in the league over the next 5 seasons. The T'Wolves have their eye on someone or else they would not have made the trade to get the 5th and 6th picks.

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