Tag:NBA Draft
Posted on: June 26, 2008 4:32 pm

NBA Draft

Well, I've been busy transferring schools, but I am back to preview the NBA draft.  I know, it may seem that I just really like doing mock drafts, partly true, but, I swear I will be back to my usual blog self soon.  So, expect me to jump onto a new bandwagon any day now.  In the mean time, another draft approaches.  The ground rules: the team with the pick must pick.  Meaning, a number of teams are likely to trade their pick, its the NBA, its expected. However, I'm not going to try and venture guesses as to who will trade up, down, or out of the draft.  I'd also like to remind readers that the following is a combination of team needs and what I think is best for that team. So, without further ado, here's my take...

1. Chicago Bulls:  Derrick Rose PG Memphis
2. Miami Heat:  Michael Beasley PF Kansas State
3. Minnesota T-Wolves:  O.J. Mayo S/PG USC
4. Seattle SuperSonics:  Jerryd Bayless P/SG Arizona
5. Memphis Grizzlies:  Brook Lopez C Stanford
6. New York Knicks:  Danilo Gallinari SF Italy
7. Las Angeles Clippers:  Eric Gordon SG Indiana
8. Milwaukee Brewers:  Joe Alexander SF West Virginia
9. Charlotte Bobcats:  Kevin Love PF UCLA
10. New Jersey Nets:  Anthony Randolph PF LSU
11. Indiana Pacers:  D.J. Augustin PG Texas
12. Sacramento Kings:  Russell Westbrook S/PG UCLA
13. Portland Trailblazers:  Alexis Ajinca C France
14. Golden State Warriors:  Darrell Arthur P/SF Kansas
15. Phoenix Suns:  Brandon Rush SG/F Kansas
16. Philadelphia 76ers:  Robin Lopez C Stanford
17. Indianapolis Pacers:  Marreese Speights C Florida
18. Washington Wizards:  Donte Greene SF Syracuse  -- 
(here's my one trade prediction. Houston comes up to get Greene here).
19. Cleveland Cavaliers:  Koste Koufos C Ohio State
20. Denver Nuggets:  Mario Charlmers PG Kansas
21. New Jersey Nets:  JaVale McGee C Nevada
22. Orlando Magic:  Chris Douglas-Roberts SG Memphis
23. Utah Jazz:  Roy Hibbert C Georgetown
24. Seattle Supersonics:  Serge Ibaka C Congo
25. Houston Rockets:  Jason Thompson C Rider
26. San Antonio Spurs:  Nicolas Batum SF France
27. New Orleans Hornets:  Courtney Lee SG Western Kentucky
28. Memphis Grizzlies:  DeAndre Jordan C Texas A&M
29. Detroit Pistons: Ryan Anderson PF California
30. Boston Celtics: Ante Tomic C Croatia

This weekend I'll be analyzing the actual draft, so come back for that.
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