Final Mock Draft 2009

Jeremy KaufmanSenior Analyst IJune 25, 2009

1. Los Angeles Clippers: Blake Griffin (PF)

The ultra-athletic workhorse out of Oklahoma is sure to go at No. 1.

2. Memphis Grizzlies: Hasheem Thabeet (C)

Thabeet would give the Grizzlies a defensive presence at center for the next 10 years.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tyreke Evans (PG/SG)

Evans could step in immediately as a force at shooting guard, while spelling Westbrook at point guard when necessary.

4. Sacramento Kings: Ricky Rubio (PG)

Rubio would provide the Kings with a franchise point guard.

5. Minnesota Timberwolves*: James Harden (SG)

Harden would give the Timberwolves the scoring that they desparately need.

6. Minnesota Timberwolves: Stephen Curry (PG)

Curry is a pin- point shooter and projects to be an excellent NBA point guard.

7. Golden State Warriors: Demar DeRozan (SG)

DeRozan would provide the Warriors with up-tempo scoring that should fit well into their offensive system.

8. New YorkKnicks: Jonny Flynn (PG)

Flynn would give the Knicks an ultra-athletic point guard who should immediately become a fan favorite.

9. Toronto Raptors: James Johnson (SF/PF)

Johnson a solid and versatile forward that should help solve the mess in Toronto.

10. Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Hill (PF)

Hill is an athletic power forward who can be considered a steal at No. 10.

11. New Jersey Nets: Terrence Williams (SG/SF)

Williams is essentially a point forward who should do wonders for the New Jersey offense.

12. Charlotte Bobcats: Tyler Hansbrough (PF)

At No. 12, Jordan will stick to his Tar heel roots and draft a fellow UNC alum.

13. Indiana Pacers: Ty Lawson (PG)

Lawson will give the Pacers an excellent point guard with great leadership skills on and off the floor.

14. Phoenix Suns: Earl Clark (SF/PF)

Earl Clark is an athletic and versatile forwarda perfect fit for the Phoenix system.

15. Detroit Pistons: B.J. Mullens (C)

Mullens would give the Pistons a presence at center and allow Wallace to move back to power forward.

16. Chicago Bulls: Sam Young (SF)

Young is a solid perimeter scorer who should provide immediate help to the Bulls.

17. Philadelphia 76ers: Brandon Jennings (PG)

Jennings was once predicted to be a top five draft pick, and if he proves his critics wrong, he will be an absolute steal for the 76ers.

18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jeff Teague (PG/SG)

Teague is a solid combo guard that should be a nice building block in the Minnesota.

19. Atlanta Hawks: Austin Daye (SF)

At 6’11", Daye is a raw but freakishly gifted small forward who could blossom into a star in Atlanta.

20. Utah Jazz: Taj Gibson (PF)

A solid player for a solid team.

21. New Orleans Hornets: Eric Maynor (PG)

Maynor would provide Paul with a very solid backup at the point guard position.

22. Dallas Mavericks: Dejuan Blair (PF)

Blair would provide the Mavericks with the toughness that they sorely need.

23. Sacramento Kings: DeMarre Carroll (SG)

A scorer for a team that needs as much of it as it can get.

24. PortlandTrailblazers: Darren Collison (PG)

Collison is a very solid point guard prospect, but needs time to develop.

25. Oklahoma City Thunder: Gerald Henderson (SG)

Very solid scorer who should add depth to this developing team.

26. Chicago Bulls: Chase Budinger (SG/SF)

More perimeter help for the Bulls.

27. Memphis Grizzlies: Jonas Jerebko (SF/PF)

The Grizzlies should look to take on more of a project with this pick.

28. Minnesota Timberwolves: Rodrigue Beaubois (PG)

A foreign point guard who can potentially play overseas longer before joining the Wolves.

29. New York Knicks: Nick Calathes (PG)

A 6’6" point guard from Florida who can also potentially play overseas before joining team, thereby alleviating the Knicks of some salary cap space.

30. Cleveland Cavaliers: Omri Casspi (SF/PF)

Potential perimeter help for Lebron James.


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