NBA 2009 Draft: The Class of the Floor Generals
When briefly taking a look at the potential athletes that will be selected throughout the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft, one would easily notice that a plethora of point-guards are up for grabs.
Ranging from players like Spaniard phenom Ricky Rubio, to the Davidson superstar Stephen Curry, this years NBA Draft is surely a class of the floor generals.
But one major question remains up in the air, how can we tell who will go where and which point-guard will overcome the rest of the draft and succeed the most?
To be quite honest, we cannot truly tell where each PG will go, so as of right now, we have to rely heavily upon websites like NBADraft.net, ESPN, and what not.
As for which quarterback will actually prove to be the worthiest pick in the Draft...well, you will just have to watch the slide show and find out!
The six foot point-guard out of Syracuse is extremely explosive with the ball handling skills just as good as anyone in the league. As of right now, Flynn is projected to be drafted by the Golden State Warriors in which he could land a starting job instantly.
He is an excellent defender and can really lock down his opponent on the defensive end of the court.
Flynn has an incredible 6 foot 4 wingspan, standing just 5'10" barefoot and really uses his speed to attack the basket.
He has potential to emerge as an elite point-guard in the NBA with his incredible basketball IQ.
Curry excelled in college, emerging as the leading scorer and really proving that he knows how to get the ball into the hoop.
As of right now, he is projected to get drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the sixth pick of the draft.
Randy Foye seems to be locked in as the starting point-guard for the T-Wolves, so Curry would really need to produce if he wants to maintain consistent playing time for the lowly Wolves.
Overall, if he can translate his college game to the NBA and gain some weight, Curry can easily become a starting player for Minnesota.
With all the hype in the world on Rubio's side, he has not proven to be much of anything since refusing to workout for any team thus far.
Regardless, he is projected to get drafted fourth pick by the Sacramento Kings, according to NBADraft.net.
Since Sacramento is currently in desperate need of a starting and reliable point-guard, Rubio could easily fit the piece to the puzzle. The question is whether or not Rubio wants to go to a beat up team like the Kings.
Rubio is the biggest point-guard prospect in the draft and wherever he goes, he will more likely than not get a starting job. He has extreme potential and tons of experience on his back.
The 19-year-old Brandon Jennings is projected to get drafted by the New York Knicks.
Jennings is another quick guard that can take the ball to the hoop with a wide variety of moves. He can pull up and knock down the jay, as well as lock down his defenders highly due to his foot speed.
If the Knicks hand Jennings the starting job at the Madison Square Garden, we could see a true young star in the making.
Teague enjoyed an excellent sophomore season for Wake Forest in which he dropped nearly 19 PPG on a terrific 48.5 shooting percentage from the field and 44.1 from beyond the three-point line.
He is currently projected to get selected by the Milwaukee Bucks and could be placed into the starting lineup if Ramon Sessions is not re-signed by the team.
Teague has great potential on both ends of the floor and showed great confidence all season long. He is another point-guard that could emerge as one of the best in the league within just a few seasons.
The freshman out of UCLA has tremendous potential heading into the NBA Draft. As of right now he is projected at the 18th pick and being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Standing 6'4", Holiday can shift to the two guard and excel at that position as well. He is quick on his feet and can consistently keep his defenders off balance when dribbling the ball.
Wherever Holiday goes, he can and will become a great player in the league...he just needs a few seasons in order to gain the experience to emerge as a star.
Maynor is an extremely clutch point guard that can carry a team on his back. He is has an excellent basketball IQ and can really translate his game immediately to the NBA level.
Maynor has stellar court vision and is selected to be chosen by the New Orleans Hornets, with the 21st pick of the draft.
If he does indeed go to New Orleans, he will gain a ton of experience backing up hands down the best point-guard in the NBA in Chris Paul.
Ty Lawson is projected to be selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 25th pick of the NBA Draft.
Lawson proved extremely efficient during his junior campaign with the North Carolina Tar Heels and really looks ready to step his game up to the next level.
He is another quick point-guard with a great arsenal and is not afraid to attack the basket although only standing six feet tall.
Lawson is a nice addition to any NBA team and will quickly prove worthy of being selected during the draft.