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June 26th, 2008
A list of the trades on draft night:
The Grizzlies acquired OJ Mayo (No. 3) from the Timberwolves for Kevin Love (No. 5) in a multi-player deal.
The Blazers acquired Jerryd Bayless (No. 11) from the Pacers for Brandon Rush (No. 13) in a multi-player deal.
For the first time in this site's history, NBADraft.net will be breaking down the draft as it happens. Nick Prevenas and Kevin Duffy will be offering instant analysis after each pick, while attempting to document every trade, awkward interaction and ill-advised suit choice. Feel free to join the party by leaving a comment below.
This year's draft is one of the most difficult ever
to project because there are so many unknowns with regard to trades taking
place at the top of the draft, beginning with the 2nd pick, down through the lottery and into the late
first round. Look for a number of trades to go down changing the expected course of events
throughout the draft.
The 2008 NBA draft is still a couple hours away, but the wheeling and dealing is already in high gear.
Russell Westbrook should buy Rajon Rondo a really nice Rolex. At the very least, he needs to send him a thank-you card.
[img_assist|nid=1273|title=Russell Westbrook|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=477]DeAndre Jordan needs to head back to Texas A&M to study arthroscopic surgery. Either that, or hire a witch doctor who specializes on healing the knees of 7-foot Lakers' centers.
1. Eric Gordon
2. Derrick Rose
3. Joe Alexander
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Deron Washington
1. Derrick Rose
New York Knicks
2007-08 record: 23-59
Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni
This just in: The NBA Draft is more than the first 14 picks.
46 more, to be exact.
With the NBA's ever-increasing influx of international players (25 percent of the league), the importance of scouting globally continues to rise.
Every year, a handful of international prospects dot the draft landscape, and while this draft is no different, it has no clear-cut superstar talents. No one that is likely to turn into a franchise-level player, a la Dirk Nowitzki or Yao Ming.