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NBA Mock Draft – June 11, 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 this 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.
DKV Joventut

4. Sacramento Kings - Jrue Holiday PG/SG – Video: In The Scrum With Jrue Holiday
18 years old, 6’3″, 185 lbs.
UCLA, Freshman

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

6. Minnesota Timberwolves - Tyreke Evans PG/SG
19 years old, 6’5″, 195 lbs.
Memphis, Freshman

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 - Jonny Flynn PG – Video: In The Scrum With Jonny Flynn
20 years old; 6’0″; 172 lbs.
Syracuse, Sophomore

10. Milwaukee Bucks - Jordan Hill PF
21 years old, 6’10”, 235 lbs.
Arizona, Junior

11. New Jersey Nets - Brandon Jennings PG
19 years old, 6’1″, 170 lbs.
Lottomatica Roma, International

12. Charlotte Bobcats - Gerald Henderson SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 215 lbs.
Duke, Junior

13. Indiana Pacers - Earl Clark SF/PF – Video: In The Scrum With Earl Clark
21 years old; 6’9″; 220 lbs.
Louisville, Junior

14. Phoenix Suns - Eric Maynor PG
21 years old, 6’2″, 165 lbs.
VCU, Senior

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

16. Chicago Bulls - James Johnson PF – Video: Exclusive Interview with James Johnson
22 years old, 6’8″, 235 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

17. Philadelphia 76ers – Ty Lawson PG – Video: In The Scrum With Ty Lawson
21 years old, 6’0″, 195 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

18. Minnesota Timberwolves - Tyler Hansbrough PF
23 years old, 6’9″, 230 lbs.
North Carolina, Senior

19. Atlanta Hawks – Darren Collison PG
21 years old, 6’1″, 165 lbs.
UCLA, Senior

20. Utah Jazz - Terrence Williams SG – Audio: In The Scrum With Terrence Williams
21 years old, 6’6″, 220 lbs.
Louisville, Senior

21. New Orleans Hornets - Jeff Teague PG
20 years old, 6’2″, 180 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

22. Dallas Mavericks - Chase Budinger SG/SF
21 years old; 6’7″; 218 lbs.
Arizona, Junior

23. Sacramento Kings - Austin Daye SF/PF – Video: Exclusive Interview With Austin Daye
20 years old; 6’10″; 190 lbs.
Gonzaga, Sophomore

24. Portland TrailBlazers - B.J. Mullens  C
20 years old; 7’0″; 260 lbs.
Ohio State, Freshman

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

26. Chicago Bulls - Gani Lawal PF
20 years old; 6’8″; 233 lbs.
Georgia Tech, Sophomore

27. Memphis Grizzlies - Patrick Mills PG
20 years old, 6’0″, 175 lbs.
Saint Mary’s, Sophomore

28. Minnesota Timberwolves - Wayne Ellington SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 190 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

29. Los Angeles Lakers – Sam Young SF
23 years old, 6’6″, 210 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Senior

30. Cleveland Cavaliers – Derrick Brown PFVideo: Exclusive Interview With Derrick Brown
21 years old; 6’7″; 225 lbs.
Xavier, Junior

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.
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  • spirow

    Im sorry but you lack a lot of knowledge in terms of projecting players on the draft board. . . Flynn dosn’t make sense for toronto. . . And even tho Warriors had a impressive workout with derozan that definently dosn’t make sense. . . Write your opinions based on team needs! Oaklaholma is most likely gonna grab harden. . . You’ll eat my words!

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  • sthyyyy

    Hey man, You really need to relook at this mock draft. You have several examples of teams drafting a player that just does not fit. For one, Brandon Jennings going to the Nets is never going to happen. The Nets have one of the best young PG’s in the game in Devin Harris. Second, the last thing the Warriors will take is another SG. They have plenty. Finally, the Timberwolves will NOT draft another PF, they already have two of the best young PFs in the game in Al Jefferson and Kevin Love. It is safe to say that the Twolves are one of the few, if not the only team in this draft that would not draft Griffin. You should consider B.J. Mullens going in the 18 spot, word is the new GM for MN loves him, and the TWolves need a C. Also, after his recent workouts, it is highly unlikely that Daye falls that far. There are a ton of guys out there that have him in front of Earl Clark, regardless how accurate (talent-wise) that is.

  • chek it

    1 Darren Collison won’t be a 1st rounder
    2 Omri Casspi will be a 1st rounder- will go at 26 for the bulls or 24 for the blazers
    3 James Harden will go to the grizzlies at 2
    4 Ricky Rubio will go at 4

  • Laz

    Grizz are not takin Thabeet

  • Ryan McNeill

    Spirow – Drafting based on team needs is always a risky move. Look at the Clippers – even though they have a glut of post players they are still taking Blake Griffin because he’s the best prospect. When you draft based on need you get what happened to the Raptors when they took Hoffa. And, as a side note, why doesn’t Flynn make sense for Toronto? He could cut down on Calderon’s minutes and be the backup PG the team craves.

    sthyyyy – Thanks for the feedback, here’s my thoughts. I’ve been told MN really like Tyler which is why I have him here. For awhile I thought he would head to Utah at 20 but based on what I’ve been told Minnesota will jump if he’s still available.

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  • spirow

    I know you base it on talent to but if the raps pick up flynn they make no profress in the draft. . . People know theres not a big difference between 3-14, id even say 3-16 but never the less if teams like warriors start going for SGs and the raps for point guards, it dosn’t make sense. . . Im a die hard raps fan and i’ll have faith in roko and since it’s a deep of pgs, im sure colangelo will try his best to aquire a combo guard. . . Don’t be surprised if colangelo moves up in the draft. . . The basic need for this team for the last 2 3 years has been a solid sg, sf. . . I rather have earl clark then flynn . . . I love flynn he’ll be a good sg but if u wanna debate weather or no raps keep bosh is a different story. . . But for now he’s on the raps and u gotta fill in holes not over crowd positions . . . I would kinda expect warriors to do that cuz straight up don nelson is a joke in the NBA. . . His style wont get him a championship ring, or he’s smart and might target jordan hill if he falls. . . Either way i don’t see jordan hill slipping past 7! I mean they are dying for bosh, why not take a guy like jordan hill and forget aquiring and have to good big men, or fullfill ur needs by a SG . . .

  • spirow

    As for Demar derozan. . . I could see a team like timberwolves taking him. . . But thats only if tyreke evans and james harden are off the boards which is very well possible. . . James harden might go three and thats what all their fans are pulling for. . . And Tyreke evans might be picked at 4, you never know. . . It all depends if ricky rubio gets drafted by memphis. . . Knowone will take a risk on derozan that high, And oh yeah i saw the video on jonny flynn anyone would wanna be picked high, why wouldn’t you but the raps rather have jru holiday if all those three guards are gone

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