The NBA Draft: Where Trading Happens, Pt. 1

James BoydContributor IJune 11, 2009

The NBA Draft: Where Trading Happens, Pt. 1

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 26:  NBA Commissioner David Stern shakes hands with the thirteenth draft pick for the Portland Trail Blazers, Brandon Rush during the 2008 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 26, 2008 in New York City. NOTE TO USER:

Pick No 1. L.A. Welcomes Blake Griffin

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Basketball player Blake Griffin arrives at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Pick No. 2 Busting Out

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    INGLEWOOD, CA - 1989:  Sam Bowie #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers battles for position during a game in the 1988-89 NBA season against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pick No. 3 Local Rule

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    19 Nov 1996: Guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on the court during a game against the Golden State Warriors at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California. The Lakers won the game 112-109.

Pick No. 4: Thanks for OJ

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    LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12:  O.J. Mayo #32 of the Memphis Grizzlies sets on the court aganst the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and

Pick Five Rookie or Vet?

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    DENVER - MAY 13:  Josh Howard #5, Jason Kidd #2 and Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks pause during action against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 13, 2009 in De

Pick Six Memphis Finally Chooses

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    MIAMI - MARCH 20:  Forward Jordan Hill #43 of the University of Arizona Wildcats dunks the ball against the University of Utah Runnin' Utes  during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the American Airlines Arena on March

Pick Seven and the First Major Trade.

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 25:  Shaquille O'Neal #32 and Leandro Barbosa #10 of the Phoenix Suns look on near the end the game against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 at NBA Playoffs at the U.S. Airways

Pick Eight: Return of the Jennings

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    MILWAUKEE - MARCH 26:  Brandon Jennings #3 of the West team dribbles during the 2008 McDonald's All American High School Boys basketball game on March 26, 2008 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pick Nine: Here We Go

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 18:  Chris Douglas-Roberts #17 of the New Jersey Nets drives against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden March 18, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this

Pick 10 and the Promised Trades.

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 2:  Michael Redd #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives past Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets during a game at Continental Airlines Arena on November 2, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.   The Bucks won 110-96.  (Photo

Pick 11: Back In Canada

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 21:  Gerald Henderson #15 of the Duke Blue Devils lays in a basket against A.J. Abrams #3 and Clint Chapman #53 of the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coli

Pick 12 and Changing Hands

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16:  Raymond Felton #20 of the Charlotte Bobcats reacts on court against the Toronto Raptors during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 16, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and

Pick 13, Preparing for the Stretch

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    PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Austin Daye #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs plays defense against the Akron Zips in the second half during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden on March 19, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Th

Pick 14: A Gift Falls

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Basketball player Hasheem Thabeet arrives at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Pick 15: Orange Sunrise

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 13:  Jonny Flynn #10 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the basket against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the semifinal round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac
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