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Old 06-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
monthh
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Default My Complete Draft Breakdown

I haven't had much time to post here this year, but I have been following the draft just as close has I have always done. These are my rankings and thoughts on the different prospects.

Position Breakdown

Point Guards:
1. Ricky Rubio
2. Brandon Jennings
3. Johnny Flynn
4. Jeff Teague
5. Stephan Curry
6. Ty Lawson
7. Eric Maynor
8. Darren Collison
9. Patrick Mills
10. Nick Calathes
11. Rodrigue Beaubois
12. A.J. Price
13. Jerel McNeal
14. Tyrese Rice
15. Curtis Jerrells
16. Jeremy Pargo
17. Josh Akognon
18. Dominic James
19. A.J. Abrams
20. Aaron Jackson

I love this PG class. If I need depth or just added skill at point, I am trading into the last 1st round or somewhere in the 2nd round to get one of these guys. I'm not sold on any of these guys being stars beyond Rubio, but they all should be NBA caliber PG that will help teams. Curry is obviously the big surprise here, but I'm not sold on him as a PG. Maybe I should have included him with the combo-gaurds, but I think he will need to play the point in the NBA.

Combo-Guards:
1. Jrue Holiday
2. Sergio Llull
3. Nando De Colo
4. Lester Hudson
5. Jack McClinton
6. Patrick Beverley
7. Daniel Hackett

This is not a real strong CG class as you can see. Holiday is the stud here, but Colo and Hudson could get drafted. I really like Hackett, but he will have to earn a spot in the NBA down the road.

Shooting Gaurds:
1. Demar DeRozan
2. James Harden
3. Tyreke Evans
4. Gerald Henderson
5. Wayne Ellington
6. Marcus Thorton
7. Jermaine Taylor
8. Dionte Christmas
9. Toney Douglas
10. Danny Green
11. Jodie Meeks
12. Wesley Matthews
13. Paul Harris
14. Lee Cummard
15. Stefan Jackson

While the PG position is the strongest in the draft, I think this SG class may provide more stars than any other position. While Rubio is the only star PG in my eyes, I think DeRozan, Harden, and Evans could all be great in the NBA. After that there are a lot of solid players that could find spots in the NBA. The last 4 or 5 guys are kind of a big drop-off though.

Swingmen:
1. Sam Young
2. Chase Budinger
3. Terrence Williams
4. Emir Preldzic
5. Joe Ingles
6. Christian Eyenga
7. Micah Downs
8. Dar Tucker

I'm actually pretty fond of these guys. Young, Budinger, and Williams should make solid pros and the Europeans could be sleepers in the 2nd round. I think liked Downs and Tucker and they could come up out of the D-Leauge.

Small Forwards:
1. James Johnson
2. Earl Clark
3. Austin Daye
4. Omri Casspi
5. Derrick Brown
6. DaJuan Summers
7. Victor Claver
8. Jonas Jerebko
9. Milenko Tepic
10. Marko Keselj

This is really a hit-or-miss class of SF. Some people love some of these guys, others wouldn't touch them. I really like Johnson and Claver. The others I probably wouldn't be too high on even though Clark, Daye, Casspi, Brown, and Summers clearly have a lot of upside. Once again their are some foreign sleepers that might make solid 2nd rounders.

Combo-Forwards:
1. Dante Cunningham
2. Ahmad Nivins
3. Nemanja Aleksandrov

Really not much to discuss here. Some people consider Griffin a CF, but I think he is set at PF. One of these guys might get taken in the 2nd round, but I don't expect much from any of them. I will admit up front, however, that I was on the Aleksandrov bandwagon a few years ago calling him a future top 5 pick.

Power Forward:
1. Blake Griffin
2. Jordan Hill
3. DeJuan Blair
4. Tyler Hansbrough
5. Taj Gibson
6. Jeff Pendergraph
7. Jeff Adrien
8. DeMarre Carroll
9. Leo Lyons
10. Jon Brockman
11. Brandon Costner
12. Kevin Rogers
13. Tony Gaffney
14. Chinemelu Elonu
15. Connor Atchley

This draft is really weak inside. Outside of Griffin I am not sold on any of these guys being more than role players. Really past Gibson, I don't know if any of these guys will play more than a season or two in the NBA.

Power Forward/Centers:
1. Josh Heytvelt
2. Henk Norel
3. Vitor Faverani
4. Chris Johnson
5. Goran Suton

Another weak class here. I like all of these guys as 2nd rounders, but I don't see them being more than serviceable guys off the bench. Maybe Heytvelt could do some things, and I love Suton if he finds the right team.

Centers:
1. Hasheem Thabeet
2. B.J. Mullens
3. Alade Aminu
4. Slava Kravtsov
5. Garret Siler
6. Luke Nevill
7. John Bryant
8. Russell Hicks

Not much here after Thabeet and Mullens, but teams are always looking for size and you never know what who might land a spot in the NBA.

My Top 100 Prospects:
1. Ricky Rubio
2. Blake Griffin
3. Hasheem Thabeet
4. Demar DeRozan
5. James Harden
6. Jordan Hill
7. Tyreke Evans
8. Stephan Curry
9. Brandon Jennings
10. Johnny Flynn
11. Jrue Holiday
12. Jeff Teague
13. Gerald Henderson
14. James Johnson
15. Earl Clark
16. DeJuan Blair
17. Sam Young
18. Ty Lawson
19. Chase Budinger
20. Austin Daye
21. Wayne Ellington
22. Eric Maynor
23. B.J. Mullens
24. Terrence Williams
25. Tyler Hansbrough
26. Omri Casspi
27. Derrick Brown
28. Darren Collison
29. Marcus Thorton
30. DaJuan Summers
31. Victor Claver
32. Patrick Mills
33. Jermaine Taylor
34. Dionte Christmas
35. Nick Calathes
36. Jonas Jerebko
37. Toney Douglas
38. Josh Heytvelt
39. Sergio Llull
40. Taj Gibson
41. Rodrigue Beaubois
42. Danny Green
43. A.J. Price
44. Jeff Pendergraph
45. Jodie Meeks
46. Dante Cunningham
47. Jerel McNeal
48. Jeff Adrien
49. DeMarre Carroll
50. Tyrese Rice
51. Alade Aminu
52. Curtis Jerrells
53. Leo Lyons
54. Milenko Tepic
55. Emir Preldzic
56. Henk Norel
57. Nando De Colo
58. Joe Ingles
59. Ahmad Nivins
60. Christian Eyenga
61. John Brockman
62. Wesley Matthews
63. Marko Keselj
64. Paul Harris
65. Lester Hudson
66. Micah Downs
67. Slava Kravtsov
68. Lee Cummard
69. Brandon Costner
70. Vitor Faverani
71. Dar Tucker
72. Jeremy Pargo
73. Josh Akognon
74. Stefan Jackson
75. Jack McClinton
76. Dominic James
77. Robert Dozier
78. KC Rivers
79. Chris Johnson
80. Garret Siler
81. Alonzo Gee
82. Patrick Beverley
83. A.J. Abrams
84. Daniel Hackett
85. Luke Nevill
86. Kevin Rogers
87. Josh Shipp
88. Aaron Jackson
89. Goran Suton
90. Ben Woodside
91. Luigi Datome
92. Robert Vaden
93. John Bryant
94. Alex Ruoff
95. Tony Gaffney
96. Courtney Fells
97. Antonio Anderson
98. Milos Teodosic
99. Chinemelu Elonu
100. Eric Devendorf
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