2009 NBA Mock Draft 1.0 (Trust me, its good)
I will be making 5 of these up until the draft. Please comment.
Overall, i like it but
Teague wont go that high!!!
Capssi is prob a 2nd rounder now
Flynn is probably a top 10 lock now man....
check out my mock ....http://www.nbadraft.net/node/6504
1. teague is going there.
2. okc is building so they might try and get him to develop him in europe then bring him over.
3. not if it falls that way.
Teague is being looked at by the Bucks...but if they take him at 10....they will be fools
they want a big guard and he is one unlike most pgs in this draft. imo, they like teague over holiday.
teague is 6-2 and Holiday is 6-4....
they want a big guard??
One of the best Mocks I've seen but why would the TWolves take DeRozan at 6 then Budinger at 18? they play the same position. Chances are they take Tyreke or Flynn at #6.
i was thinking tyreke evans but then i thought that derozan is just a better prospect for them due to his upside and their rebuilding. Also, they lack in the wing department so they need to take the BPA that happens to be another wing with that pick. i don't see a pg worth taking there.
the only other ting i want to see is some1 take a chance on derozan and draft him 3 before harden
overall very good mock, but i think flynn will go higher
i dont think a mock's good when it's got thabeet going at 2.
"Rubio isnt even going to visit Memphis. See below. Interesting article from ESPN. I've copied the article.
Heres the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2009/news/story?id=4241929"
"Rubio seeks to clear road to NBAComment Email Print Share By Chad Ford
Spanish teenager Ricky Rubio, projected as a top-five pick in the NBA draft, took the first step in clearing his way toward the NBA on Monday when he notified his team, DKV Joventut, that he wants to terminate his contract.
Rubio is asking out of his deal, and also is challenging a 4.75 million Euro (approximately $6.6 million) buyout, which climbs to 5.75 million Euros after June 30. Rubio made 70,000 Euros last season (about $97,000) and is scheduled to make 125,000 Euros next season (about $175,000).
"The [buyout] clauses are disproportionate to his salary -- abusive clauses," Rubio's father, Esteban, told ESPN's Chad Nielsen. "We want to know, if he really left, whether or not he'd have to pay these amounts. It's fair for DKV Joventut to get paid a certain amount of money, but what they want to collect is out of proportion with what Ricky earns."
Rubio hasn't filed a lawsuit. Instead, he has asked for arbitration to settle the dispute. A source said that Rubio has retained a highly regarded labor law firm in Barcelona to represent him. If the dispute cannot be settled, a civil legal action would be next for Rubio.
"We tried to renegotiate but couldn't reach an agreement," Esteban Rubio told Nielsen. "The contract wasn't changed at all."
The source told ESPN.com that Spanish law allows an athlete to terminate his contract with team and then pay an indemnity (or buyout) to his team -- DKV Joventut. Both Spanish law and FIBA regulations allow for Rubio to get his letter of clearance to play in the NBA before the amount of the indemnity amount is determined.
If an arbitrator agrees with Rubio and lowers the buyout, Rubio would likely be headed to the NBA next season. If the arbitrator rules that Rubio's indemnity payment to the Joventut is reasonable, it may convince Rubio to stay in Spain another year.
In the meantime, Rubio plans to arrive with his family in the United States on June 13. Rubio has yet to schedule visits with any team, according to the source.
Rubio has already informed teams that he won't do workouts, but he might visit them to meet the front office and owners. The source said if visits happen, they will be to Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Sacramento -- owners of the first, third and fourth picks in the draft.
The source said it's likely that Rubio and his camp will skip visits to Memphis. The Grizzlies hold the No. 2 pick, but the source said Rubio is leery about playing in Memphis after two other Spanish players -- Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro -- had bad experiences there.
Chad Ford covers the NBA and NBA Draft for ESPN Insider. Information from ESPN The Magazine contributing writer Chad Nielsen was used in this report"
Teague will not go ahead of Flynn thats for sure. Teague still needs to see if he is really a pG.
but that doesnt mean memphis won't use him as trade bait. blake griffin is really what memphis needs but i think jordan hill would be a nice addition next to marc gasol..not thabeet. also, there's no need for rubio to visit memphis coz the coaching staff and marc gasol have already contacted him while he was in Europe. in addition to that, memphis plays a fast-paced offense, thabeet and gasol together would kill that (see sixers with brand and dalembert).