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June 26th, 2009
This year's NBA Draft was supposed to be boring. The 2009 class was considered the least talented since the dreadful class of 2000. We knew exactly who was going first for months, and there were no crazy trade rumors involving that top pick.
Things don't always play out as they should, though.
Check back for real time coverage of each pick in both rounds of the NBA Draft, beginning at 8 PM ET. Commentary being made by Brian Cerone (odds) and Nick Prevenas (even). To see all of the picks as they're being made, click here.
With so many teams looking to make deals, projecting the draft
has become increasingly difficult. Here's our best effort to forecast the first
round... for now. To create your own mock draft and compete for a Playstation
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The Thunder have their lawyers all over the case looking into the buyout and likelihood that Rubio can play in the NBA next season.
The Thunder seem less likely to take Rubio and keep him considering they already have Westbrook playing PG.
While there appears to be decent depth – not star-power – at most positions in this draft, there are hardly any true centers who figure to make an impact in the NBA.
By Adi Joseph
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 3:00am
At this time of year, it's easy for a basketball fan to get caught up in mock drafts and hype about which team likes which player and where each young man will be headed for the next NBA season. So much of what we do at sites like NBADraft.net is based on what scouts and front office members are saying about prospects.
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 6:49pm
With so many unknowns, 2009 has been one of the most difficult drafts to project as no one has any idea what Memphis will do (including them) at 2, which will have a direct effect on the picks after it. So basically go ahead and tear up you mock drafts now... With so many teams looking to make deals, projecting the draft has become increasingly difficult. Here's our best effort to forecast the first round... for now.