NBA Mock Draft – May 28, 2009

As we all know, the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft can make for an overwhelming flurry of inside scoops, conspiracy theories and rumors from all around the internet; this year appears to be no different.

Fortunately, Hoops Addict has been keeping tabs on all the top college prospects and will be in attendance at NBA pre-draft workouts in Toronto and Washington next month to put it all in perspective. While there is a lot up in the air, this is our best attempt to get through all the speculation and give you some insight into who the top 30 prospects are.

Make sure you keep checking back for updated rankings over the next few weeks.

1. Los Angeles Clippers – Blake Griffin PF/C
20 years old, 6’10″, 251 lbs.
Oklahoma, Sophomore

2. Memphis Grizzlies – Hasheem Thabeet C
22 years old, 7’3″, 265 lbs.
Connecticut, Junior

3. Oklahoma City Thunder – Ricky Rubio  PG
18 years old, 6’4″, 180lbs.
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4. Sacramento Kings – Brandon Jennings PG
19 years old, 6’1″, 170 lbs.
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5. Washington Wizards – Jordan Hill PF
21 years old, 6’10″, 235 lbs.
Arizona, Junior

6. Minnesota Timberwolves – James Harden SG
19 years old, 6’5″, 218 lbs.
Arizona State, Sophomore

7. Golden State Warriors – DeMar DeRozan SG/SF
19 years old, 6’7″, 207 lbs.
USC, Freshman

8. New York Knicks – Stephen Curry PG/SG
21 years old, 6’3″, 185 lbs.
Davidson, Junior

9. Toronto Raptors – Gerald Henderson SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 215 lbs.
Duke, Junior

10. Milwaukee Bucks – Tyreke Evans PG/SG
19 years old, 6’5″, 195 lbs.
Memphis, Freshman

11. New Jersey Nets – James Johnson PF
22 years old, 6’8″, 235 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

12. Charlotte Bobcats Earl Clark SF/PF
21 years old; 6’9″; 220 lbs.
Louisville, Junior

13. Indiana Pacers - Eric Maynor PG
21 years old, 6’2″, 165 lbs.
VCU, Senior

14. Phoenix Suns – Jrue Holiday PG/SG
18 years old, 6’3″, 185 lbs.
UCLA, Freshman

15. Detroit Pistons – DeJuan Blair PF/C
19 years old, 6’7″, 265 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Sophomore

16. Chicago Bulls – Terrence Williams SG/SF
21 years old, 6’6″, 220 lbs.
Louisville, Senior

17. Philadelphia 76ers – Ty Lawson PG
21 years old, 6’0″, 195 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

18. Minnesota Timberwolves – Jonny Flynn PG
20 years old; 6’0″; 172 lbs.
Syracuse, Sophomore

19. Atlanta Hawks – Jeff Teague PG/SG
20 years old, 6’2″, 180 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

20. Utah Jazz – Tyler Hansbrough PF
23 years old, 6’9″, 230 lbs.
North Carolina, Senior

21. New Orleans Hornets – Darren Collison PG
21 years old, 6’1″, 165 lbs.
UCLA, Senior

22. Dallas Mavericks – Patrick Mills PG
20 years old, 6’0″, 175 lbs.
Saint Mary’s, Sophomore

23. Sacramento Kings  – Austin Daye SF/PF
20 years old; 6’10″; 190 lbs.
Gonzaga, Sophomore

24. Portland TrailBlazers – Chase Budinger SG/SF
21 years old; 6’7″; 218 lbs.
Arizona, Junior

25. Oklahoma City Thunder – Toney Douglas PG/SG
23 years old; 6’1″; 196 lbs.
Florida State, Senior

26. Chicago Bulls – Sam Young SF/PF
23 years old, 6’6″, 210 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Senior

27. Memphis Grizzlies – Gani Lawal PF
20 years old; 6’8″; 233 lbs.
Georgia Tech, Sophomore

28. Minnesota Timberwolves – B.J. Mullens  C
20 years old; 7’0″; 260 lbs.
Ohio State, Freshman

29. Los Angeles Lakes – Wayne Ellington SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 190 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

30. Cleveland Cavaliers – Patrick Beverley PG
20 years old; 6’1″; 172 lbs.
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Ryan McNeill Ryan McNeill has appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. He has covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season.

Comments (6)

  1. Ryan,

    Are you aware of the fact that you have 13 players who can play the PG position projected to go in the 1st Round of the coming NBA Draft?

    IMO, there are a number of talented players who you are leaving out of the first 30 selections by over-emphasizing this one position in your projections.

  2. Khandor – Yes, I’m well aware of the high amount of players who can play the point, however, only a handful of these players are “true” point guards. This is also a draft without a lot of post or wing players. Throw into the mix that this is a weak draft and I’m expecting this to be a guard heavy draft.

  3. Ryan,

    IMO, there are solid Guards/Wings/Forwards available in this draft that many NBA observers are mistakenly choosing to by-pass, in favour of several of these PG’s.

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