Final Updated 2009 NBA Mock Draft

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Final Updated 2009 NBA Mock Draft
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There has already been a trade into the top five in tomorrow night's Draft, and there may be more. With the Draft just a day away and with trade rumors flying up in the air, here is the final mock before the Draft.

1. Los Angeles Clippers—Blake Griffin, Oklahoma (6'10", 251): Obvious pick here. 

2. Memphis Grizzles—Hasheem Thabeet, UConn (7'3", 267): Defensive presence who could lead the NBA in blocks this year.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder—James Harden, Arizona St. (6'5", 222): Will make the Thunder a contender in a few years.

4. Sacramento King—Jonny Flynn, Syracuse (6'0", 196): Said to be to picked here. Will be a mistake if they pass on Rubio or Evans for another PG.

5. Minnesota Timberwolves—Ricky Rubio, Spain (6'4", 190) 

6. Minnesota Timberwolves—Tyreke Evans, Memphis (6'5", 221)

7. Golden State Warriors—Jordan Hill, Arizona (6'10", 232)

8. New York Knicks—Stephen Curry, Davidson (6'3", 181): Will fit perfect in Mike D'Antoni's offense.

9. Toronto Raptors—Demar Derozan, Southern Cal (6'7", 211): Will give Toronto a Vince Carter-esque player.

10. Milwaukee Bucks—Jrue Holiday, UCLA (6'4", 199) 

11. New Jersey Nets—Gerald Henderson, Duke (6'5", 214)

12. Charlotte Bobcats—Terrance Williams, Louisville (6'6", 213)

13. Indiana Pacers—Brandon Jennings, Italy (6'1" 170)

14. Phoenix Suns—James Johnson, Wake Forest (6'8", 257)

15. Detroit Pistons—B.J. Mullens, Ohio St. (7'0" 258)

 

16. Chicago Bulls—Dejaun Blair, Pitt (6'6", 277): I expect if this happens, Blair would be traded to the Blazers.

17. Philadelphia 76ers—Ty Lawson, UNC (6'0", 197)

18. Minnesota Timberwolves—Earl Clark, Louisville (6'10", 226): If the 'Wolves get these three with their first three picks they could be serious contenders in a few years. Man, if only they re-did that O.J. Mayo trade.

19. Atlanta Hawks—Jeff Teague, Wake Forest (6'2", 175)

20. Utah Jazz—Tyler Hansbrough, UNC (6'9", 234)

21. New Orleans Hornets—Eric Maynor, VCU (6'3", 164): I think he could emerge as the best PG in the draft. I wish my Lakers would trade up for him.

22. Dallas Mavericks—Marcus Thornton, LSU (6'4", 198): Ben Gordon-type player.

23. Sacramento Kings—Sam Young, Pitt (6'6", 223): Age (almost 25) has hurt his stock.

24. Portland Trailblazers—Darren Collison, UCLA: Considered a lock here.

25. Oklahoma City Thunder—Omri Casspi, Turkey (6'9", 211): A lot like Andres Nocioni.

26. Chicago Bulls—Nick Calathes, Florida (6'5", 185): With Kirk Hinrich likely to be traded (POR), the Bulls get an exact clone of Hinrich.

27. Memphis Grizzles—Taj Gibson, USC (6'10", 214): Rumors are that he will be pick No. 20.

28. Minnesota Timberwolves—Chase Budinger, Arizona (6'7", 206)

29. Los Angeles Lakers—Jonas Jerebko Finland (6'9", 220): Similar to Nocioni like Casspi. Lakers will probably trade down or sell pick or get Jerebko, who they are rumored to be in love with.

30. Cleveland Cavaliers—DeMarre Carroll, Missouri (6'8", 207): All-around hustler with solid rebounding and great defensive ability.

 

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