Final Mock Draft 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 forward—a 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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