1. Los Angeles Clippers: Blake Griffin, 6-10, 248, Soph., PF, Oklahoma
Look at the bright side. It won't be hard leaving work at the office in beautiful L.A.
2. Memphis Grizzlies: Ricky Rubio, 6-4, 180, PG, Spain
Grizzlies take next best asset and trade him for the player they prefer and more pieces.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder: James Harden, 6-5, 222, Soph., SG, Arizona State
This is me thinking like Sam Presti. I think.
4. Sacramento Kings: Tyreke Evans, 6-5, 221, Fr., PG/SG, Memphis
Kings need talent. Evans needs polish but could shine given time.
5. Washington Wizards: Jordan Hill, 6-10, 232, Jr., PF, Arizona
If they don't trade out, Wizards add to promising stock of talented pups behind the vets.
6. Minnesota Timberwolves: Hasheem Thabeet, 7-2, 267, Jr., C, Connecticut
Wolves need a steady point guard but if this projected top three pick falls they'll pounce.
7. Golden State Warriors: DeMar DeRozan, 6-6, 211, Fr., SG/SF, USC
Just what the Warriors need, another 6-foot-6 wing player.
8. New York Knicks: Stephen Curry, 6-3, 181, Jr., PG/SG, Davidson
If you can shoot like he can, coach Mike D'Antoni finds a way to get you minutes.
9. Toronto Raptors: Gerald Henderson, 6-5, 215, Jr., SG, Duke
Raptors reach a little but get high-flying scoring guard they need.
10. Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, 6-4, 199, Fr., PG/SG/UCLA
Jonny Flynn is better, but coach Scott Skiles can do more defensively with Holiday.
11. New Jersey Nets: Earl Clark, 6-10, 230, Jr., SF/PF, Louisville
Clark could create nightly matchup problems running the pick-and-roll with Devin Harris.
12. Charlotte Bobcats: B.J. Mullens, 7-1, 258, Fr., C, Ohio State
Bobcats are well-positioned to pass on a point guard and take one of this draft's few bigs.
13. Indiana Pacers: Tyler Hansbrough, 6-9, 234, Sr., PF, North Carolina
Indiana's fan base desperately needs a blue-collar player with buzz (and no rap sheet) to latch onto.
14. Phoenix Suns: Jonny Flynn, 6-0, 196, Soph., PG, Syracuse
An absolute steal if he lasts this long.
15. Detroit Pistons: Brandon Jennings, 6-1, 170, PG, Italy
Even with Will Bynum and Rodney Stuckey, Jennings is too good to pass up.
16. Chicago Bulls: Terrence Williams, 6-6, 213, Sr., SG/SF, Louisville
Reigning ROY Derrick Rose gets a new wingman who can finish on the break.
17. Philadelphia 76ers: Ty Lawson, 6-0, 197, Jr., PG, North Carolina
Andre Miller is on the way out, Lawson is the young playmaker Sixers need.
18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Austin Daye, 6-10, 192, Soph., SF/PF, Gonzaga
Versatile forward has the potential to correct the Corey Brewer blunder.
19. Atlanta Hawks: Jeff Teague, 6-1, 175, Soph., PG, Wake Forest
The Hawks need a fresh young point to replace Mike Bibby.
20. Utah Jazz: DeJuan Blair, 6-6, 277, Soph., PF, Pittsburgh
Bye bye Carlos Boozer. (Darren Collison could be a surprise pick here as well.)
21. New Orleans Hornets: Sam Young, 6-6, 223, Sr., SF, Pittsburgh
Hornets need his size, strength, athleticism and defense on the perimeter.
22. Dallas Mavericks: Patrick Mills, 6-0, 175, Soph., PG, St. Mary's
A solid choice no matter what Jason Kidd decides to do in free agency.
23. Sacramento Kings: James Johnson, 6-7, 257, Soph., PF, Wake Forest
Kings add depth at the position with the best available big left on the board.
24. Portland Trail Blazers: Nick Calathes, 6-5, 185, So., PG/SG/Florida
Steve Blake is not the long-term answer but gets the nod while Calathes heads overseas.
25. Oklahoma City Thunder: Eric Maynor, 6-3, 164, Sr., PG, Virginia Commonwealth
Terrific scorer but also a crafty playmaker who can both spell Russell Westbrook and play alongside him.
26. Chicago Bulls: Darren Collison, 6-1, 165, Sr., PG, UCLA
Bulls are now set in the backcourt, can look to unload Kirk Hinrich's contract.
27. Memphis Grizzlies: Chase Budinger, 6-7, 218, Jr., SF, Arizona.
He's the most NBA-ready player available at this point.
28. Minnesota Timberwolves: Wayne Ellington, 6-5, 190, Jr., SG, North Carolina
Draft-day trio of Thabeet, Daye and Ellington makes Minny forget it wanted a point guard.
29. Los Angeles Lakers: Omri Casspi, SF, 6-9, 211, SF, Israel
Insurance for free agents Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza.
30. Cleveland Cavaliers: Victor Claver, 6-10, 218, Spain
A long-term project. Immediate help will come via free agency and trades.