Monday, July 4, 2011

NBA draft

On June 23 the NBA draft took place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. This is a list of the picks that were selected. Draft day trades are at the bottom.
Round 1
1. The Cleveland Cavaliers select Duke Guard, Kyrie Irving.
2. The Minnesota Timberwolves select Arizona Forward, Derrick Williams.
3. The Utah Jazz select Kentucky Forward/Center, Enes Kanter.
4. The Cleveland Cavaliers select Texas Forward, Tristan Thompson.
5. The Toronto Raptors select Lietuvos Rytas Center, Jonas Valanciunas.
6. The Washington Wizards select Partizan Forward, Jan Vesely.
7. The Sacramento Kings select Fuenlabrada Center, Bismack Biyombo.
8. The Detroit Pistons select Kentucky Guard, Brandon Knight.
9. The Charlotte Bobcats select Connecticut Guard, Kemba Walker.
10. The Milwaukee Bucks select BYU Guard, Jimmer Fredette.
11. The Golden State Warriors select Washington State Guard, Klay Thompson.
12. The Utah Jazz select Colorado Guard, Alec Burks.
13. The Phoenix Suns select Kansas Forward, Markieff Morris.
14. The Houston Rockets select Kansas Forward, Marcus Morris.
15. The Indiana Pacers select San Diego State Forward, Kawhi Leonard.
16. The Philadelphia 76ers select USC Forward/Center, Nikola Vucevic.
17. The New York Knicks select Georgia Tech Guard, Iman Shumpert.
18. The Washington Wizards select Florida State Forward, Chris Singleton.
19. The Charlotte Bobcats select Tennessee Forward, Tobias Harris.
20. The Minnesota Timberwolves select Benetton Treviso Forward/Center, Donatas Montijunas.
21. The Portland Trailblazers select Duke Guard, Nolan Smith.
22. The Denver Nuggets select Morehead State Forward, Kenneth Faried.
23. The Houston Rockets select Real Madrid Forward, Nikola Mirotic.
24. The Oklahoma City Thunder select Boston College Guard, Reggie Jackson.
25. The Boston Celtics select Providence Guard, Marshon Brooks.
26. The Dallas Mavericks select Texas Forward, Jordan Hamilton.
27. The New Jersey Nets select Purdue Forward, JaJuan Johnson.
28. The Chicago Bulls select Cleveland State Guard, Norris Cole.
29. The San Antonio select Texas Guard, Cory Joseph.
30. The Chicago Bulls select Marquette Forward, Jimmy Butler.
Second Round
31. The Miami Heat select Fenerbahce Ulker Guard/Forward, Bojan Bogdanovic.
32. The Cleveland Cavaliers select Richmond Forward, Justin Harper.
33. The Detroit Pistons select Duke Forward, Kyle Singler.
34. The Washington Wizards select Butler Guard, Shelvin Mack.
35. The Sacramento Kings select UCLA Forward, Tyler Honeycutt.
36. The New Jersey Nets select Maryland Forward/Center.
37. The Los Angeles Clippers select Georgia Forward, Trey Thompkins.
38. The Houston Rockets select Florida Forward, Chandler Parsons.
39. The Charlotte Bobcats select Tokyo Apache Forward/Center, Jeremy Tyler.
40. The Milwaukee Bucks select Wisconsin Forward, Jon Leuer.
41. The Los Angeles Lakers select Michigan Guard, Darius Morris.
42. The Indiana Pacers select Union Olimpja Forward, Davis Bertans.
43. The Chicago Bulls select UCLA Guard, Malcolm Lee.
44. The Golden State Warriors select Hofstra Guard, Charles Jenkins.
45. The New Orleans Hornets select Kentucky Center, Josh Harrellson.
46. The Los Angeles Lakers select Charleston Guard, Andrew Goudelock.
47. The Los Angeles Clippers select Georgia Guard, Travis Leslie.
48. The Atlanta Hawks select Oakland Center, Keith Benson.
49. The Memphis Grizzlies select Kansas Guard, Josh Selby.
50. The Philadelphia 76ers select Temple Forward, Lavoy Allen.
51. The Portland Trailblazers select Ohio State Guard, Jon Diebler.
52. The Detroit Pistons select Florida Forward/Center, Vernon Macklin.
53. The Orlando Magic select Kentucky Guard/Forward, DeAndre Liggins.
54. The Cleveland Cavaliers select Maccabi Tel Aviv Forward/Center, Milan Macvan.
55. The Boston Celtics select Purdue Guard, E'Twaun Moore.
56. The Los Angeles Lakers select Bakersfield Jam Forward/Center, Chukwudiebere Maduabum.
57. The Dallas Mavericks select Al Rayyan Forward, Tanguy Ngombo.
58. The Los Angeles Lakers select Gold Coast Blaze Forward/Center, Ater Majok.
59. The San Antonio Spurs select Albacomp Guard, Adam Hanga.
60. The Sacramento Kings select Washington Guard, Isaiah Thomas.
  • The Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, and the Sacramento Kings participated in a trade together. The Milwaukee Bucks acquired Beno Udrih from the Kings, and Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, and Tobias Harris from the Bobcats. The Sacramento Kings acquired John Salmons, and Jimmer Fredette from the Bucks. The Charlotte Bobcats acquired Corey Magette from the Bucks, and Bismack Biyombo from the Kings.
  • The Indiana Pacers and the San Antonio Spurs participated in a trade together. The Pacers acquired George Hill. The Spurs acquired Kawhi Leonard, Davis Bertans, and Erazem Lorbek.
  • The Houston Rockets and the Minnesota Timberwolves participated in a trade together. The Rockets acquired Jonny Flynn, Donatas Montiejunas, a future second round pick, and cash. The Timberwolves acquired Brad Miller, Nikola Mirotic, and a future first round pick.
  • The Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves participated in trade together. The Bulls acquired Nikola Mirotic. The Timberwolves acquired Norris Cole, Malcolm Lee, and cash.
  • The New Jersey Nets and the Boston Celtics participated in a trade together. The Nets acquired Marshon Brooks. The Celtics acquired JaJuan Johnson and a future second round pick.
  • The Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trailblazers, and Denver Nuggets participated in a trade together. The Mavericks acquired Rudy Fernandez, and Petteri Koponen from the Blazers. The Nuggets acquired Jordan Hamilton from the Mavericks, and Andre Miller and a future second round pick from the Blazers. The Blazers acquired Raymond Felton from the Nuggets, and Tanguy Ngombo from the Mavericks.
  • The Miami Heat and the Minnesota Timberwolves participated in a trade together. The Miami Heat acquired Norris Cole. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Bojan Bogdanovic, a future second round pick, and cash.
  • The Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers participated in a trade together. The Orlando Magic acquired Justin Harper. The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired two future second round picks.
  • The Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Bobcats participated in a trade together. The Warriors acquired Jeremy Tyler. The Bobcats acquired cash.
  • The New York Knicks and New Orleans Hornets participated in a trade together. The Knicks acquired Josh Harrellson and the Hornets acquired cash.
  • The Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers participated in a trade together. The Nuggets acquired Chukwudiebere Maduabum and the Lakers acquired a future second round pick.
These players in the draft can grow into good NBA players and even though there are some very NBA-ready players in the draft, rookie of the year will go to Ricky Rubio. The 5th overall pick in the 2009 draft is the most NBA-ready rookie having spent 6 years playing professionally in Spain. He is the most likely rookie to become an all-star or hall of famer. These players in the draft will probably become good players but I am afraid I have to go with Ricky Rubio on this one.