The Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA draft lottery and in return got the number one overall pick in the 2009 draft.
This draft does not possess half the star power or potential as the instant classic 2008 draft, but, nonetheless it has a few studs that could help some teams right away.
Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio seem to be set in stone with the first two picks. After that the rest is just a blur.
This draft could possibly have some trade activity in the lottery due to the uncertainty of the talent, as well as some teams just needing a veteran to help them be a playoff contender.
Some may have forgotten about Brandon Jennings after his test score debacle with the NCAA. But after a year overseas, where he did get much playing time it should be interesting to see what team picks him and if his stock dropped because of his decision to skip college.
If you pay close attention to the NBA draft, teams usually follow trends when drafting. So whatever is hot at the time you can most likely expect your team to follow that trend unless they are the trend setters.
For instance, a few years ago when the European invasion happened, a lot of teams were drafting foreign players looking for the next Dirk Nowitzki, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker. Many of those players never panned out or even came to the NBA.
Then you had the high-school phase when most drafts featured the top high-school stars right out of the McDonalds All-American game.
The trend now is getting a franchise point guard. With the instant success of Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Rajon Rondo teams are chomping at the bit for these point guards.
The 2009 draft is loaded with stud point guards but will they all see the instant success as the players before them?...