DARNELL MAYBERRY Modified: June 22, 2009 at 4:33 am •  Published: June 22, 2009
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Oklahoma City's first NBA Draft is just three days away, and we have your guide to Thursday night's action. We're giving you the three best players at selected skills as they pertain to the Thunder's needs as well as the biggest values, sleepers, question marks, teams to watch and a projection of who could end up where when all the first-round picks are in.


Three best playmakers

Ricky Rubio, 6-4, 180, PG, Spain

Draws comparisons to Pete Maravich for his flashy passes.

Ty Lawson, 6-0, 197, Jr., PG, North Carolina

Speed and quickness allows him to get wherever he wants on the court. Vision and unselfishness allows him to deliver the ball to his teammates once he's there.

Darren Collison, 6-1, 165, Sr., PG, UCLA

Has the unfortunate stigma of being a senior. But he knows how to run a team and run it well.

Three best rebounders

DeJuan Blair, 6-6, 277, Soph., PF, Pittsburgh

Was at his best against college basketball's best — 22 boards against Notre Dame's Luke Harangoday, 23 against UConn's Hasheem Thabeet.

Blake Griffin, 6-10, 248, Soph., PF, Oklahoma

Led the nation with a 14.3-rebounding average.

Hasheem Thabeet, 7-2, 267, Jr., C, Connecticut

Size gives him an instant advantage.

Three best shooters

Stephen Curry, 6-3, 181, Jr., PG/SG, Davidson

Puts it in from anywhere on the floor and off the dribble as well as with his feet set.

Jodie Meeks, 6-4, 208, Jr., SG, Kentucky

Slightly undersized as a shooting guard at the next level, but if he gets a good look it's going down.

Jack McClinton, 6-0, 185, Sr., PG/SG, Miami


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