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NBA Draft: Mike Baldwin's 2009 Mock Draft

Published: June 21, 2009
1. LA Clippers: PF 6-10 Blake Griffin (Oklahoma)

→Clippers build around Griffin and try to trade Kaman or Randolph

2. Minnesota (trade): PG 6-4 Ricky Rubio (Spain)

→The Timberwolves trade up with Memphis to select ballyhooed teenager

3. Thunder: SG 6-5 James Harden (Arizona State)

→Presti fields offers and considers Curry but winds up selecting Harden

4. Sacramento: PG 6-4 Jrue Holiday (UCLA)

→Kings are high on this draft’s version of Russell Westbrook

5. Boston (trade): SG 6-5 Tyreke Evans (Memphis)

→In a blockbuster deal, Celtics trade Ray Allen to get Tyreke Evans

6. Memphis: C 7-3 Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut)

→Grizzlies make out like bandits and get Thabeet four slots later

7. Golden State: PG 6-3 Stephen Curry (Davidson)

→One of hottest names on the board could go higher

8. New York: PF 6-10 Jordan Hill (Arizona)

→Knicks like Curry but probably won’t trade up to get him

9. Toronto: SG 6-6 DeMar DeRozan (USC)

→DeRozan needs time to mature but has lots of upside and fits Raptors well

10. Milwaukee: PG 6-0 Jonny Flynn (Syracuse)

→Speedy PG could go lot of places between No. 4 and 13

11. New Jersey: SG 6-6 Terrence Williams (Louisville)

→Reports indicate Nets might take Hansbrough much higher than projected

12. Charlotte: SG 6-5 Gerald Henderson (Duke)

→If Williams is still there, Bobcats take him; if not, it’s Henderson

13. Indiana: PG 6-2 Brandon Jennings (Italy)

→Pacers probably go for a PG; Jennings’ workouts have wowed scouts

14. Phoenix: SF 6-10 Earl Clark (Louisville)

→No telling what the Suns will do; Clark is NBA ready for team in transition



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