2009 NBA Re-Draft: How Would the 1st Round Play Out 2 Years Later?

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2009 NBA Re-Draft: How Would the 1st Round Play Out 2 Years Later?
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As a fan of the Portland Trailblazers, there have been times when I wished I could go back in time and take control of the draft for the team. 

Most notably, when the Blazers passed on Michael Jordan in favor of Sam Bowie, and most recently when Portland chose Greg Oden over Kevin Durant.  

The Blazers are not the only team that has been hurt by mistakes in the draft. After all, drafting a player is a very tricky matter, as a number of factors must be taken into account and the possibility of drafting a bust always looms in the air. So it's no surprise that fan bases have been devastated by the failures of players like Darko Milicic, Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi, who just never lived up to their potential.

Had the Blazers known how Greg Oden's career would turn out to this point, would they have instead picked Kevin Durant? What if the Pistons had taken Dwyane Wade rather than Darko Milicic? What if Michael Jordan had never played for the Bulls?

Now that we're in this reflective mood, I'd like to take a look back at the 2009 NBA draft, dubbed "The Year of the Point Guards," to attempt to predict how, two years later, the general managers of the NBA might change their selections.

Obviously, there's no way a re-draft could ever occur, but consider this article as a way of ranking the value of the most prominent members of the 2009 Draft Class.   

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