The Ricky Rubio Bidding War Begins

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2009

The NBA Draft rumor mill is certainly picking up.

After the Clippers select Blake Griffin with the top pick in this years draft, the Grizzlies will be officially on the clock, but in essence, they already are.

Reports are coming in, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, that Memphis has been approached by the Knicks, Rockets, and Celtics about their 2nd pick. has obtained some details regarding the offers of two of those teams.



The Rockets would have to be willing to move playoff sensation Aaron Brooks, Chuck Hayes, and a future pick for the rights to the 2nd pick overall.



The Knicks would be offering up the 8th pick overall, as well as potentially David Lee in a sign and trade for the 2nd pick and Darko Millicic.



There is no clear cut offer that has surfaced for Boston, however most would feel that the Celtics would have to give up Rajon Rondo as well as Tony Allen. The thoughts of trading Ray Allen for the 2nd pick don’t make sense for Memphis, who already have O.J Mayo playing the shooting guard spot.