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Oklahoman Modified: June 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm •  Published: June 21, 2009
→Boston could be trying to trade up to No. 2 (Grizzlies), No. 3 (Thunder), No. 4 (Kings), No. 5 (Wizards), No. 9 (Raptors) or No. 11 (Nets). Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen are players they might be willing to trade. The Celtics don’t have a first-round pick.

→Stephen Curry most likely will not be around at pick No. 8 for the Knicks, which is where he’s stated he would like to play. Will New York trade up to get him or be satisfied someone like Jordan Hill drops that far?

→The Wizards are believed to be more interested in trading down or giving up their No. 5 pick for a veteran. If they keep the pick, they’re leaning toward Curry.

→Syracuse pint-sized point guard Jonny Flynn is a lock to go in the lottery after posting a combine-best 40-inch vertical leap. Flynn’s charismatic interviews impressed general managers.

→For all the talk of Memphis possibly trading its pick, if the Grizzlies keep the selection, there’s still debate whether they take Hasheem Thabeet or Ricky Rubio. Even if they prefer Rubio, there are concerns he doesn’t want to play in Memphis.

→Brandon Jennings’ quickness has impressed several teams, but he saw limited playing time in Italy and is still raw. The former high school star, who played one year overseas instead of going to college, has, at best, a 50-50 shot at being a lottery pick.

→Minnesota has three first-round picks and is trying to trade up.


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