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First pick: Blake Griffin
2009 was what you expect out of a typical draft. A few stars, a few key players, and a few busts. Expected right? When it comes to star power, look no further than Blake Griffin.
Griffin had his original rookie campaign delayed due to injury. When he came back the next year, he simply dominated on his way to capturing the Rookie of the Year Award.
Although his slam dunk contest finale was overrated, he did have some of the sickest throw downs in the 2011 season. Poor Timofey Mozgov.
Honored with a trip to the All-Star game, Griffin had one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory. Expect him to be a fixture for the event in the future.
Griffin proved that he does not just have the potential to be a great power forward. Rather, he already is a great power forward.
Honorable mentions: Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings