It's 4:20. Do you know where your GM is?
Though this draft is fated to be overshadowed by NBA trades and mega-celebrities passing on to the Great Beyond, 60 young men are still going to be selected tonight and we'll be covering the events as they unfold. If you don't have access to a TV, check here for every pick. Also discuss the picks and moves in this thread.
1. Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin from Oklahoma
2. Memphis Grizzlies Hasheem Thabeet from Connecticut
3. Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden from Arizona State Memphis
Analysis: Watch out if Rubio makes it past Sacramento.
Further Analysis: With the Sergio trade, maybe you should watch out even if Sacramento takes Rubio.
4. Sacramento Kings Tyreke Evans from Memphis
Analysis: Now watch to see if one of these Minnesota picks will be traded.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio from Spain
Note: Draftexpress analysis is down so...so much for the links for now.
Analysis: It doesn't necessarily HAVE to happen, but it will be interesting if the 'Wolves pick a second point guard here.
6. Minnesota Timberwolves Jonny Flynn from Syracuse
Analysis: Yeah. Here we go. One of the above two players is moving. Keep in mind that most moves aren't announced until the second pick involved is made, the better to avoid the Stepien rule. Also some can't be announced until later because of contract-matching reasons.
7. Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry from Davidson
Note: Word is that Rubio is going to the Knicks.
8. New York Knicks Jordan Hill from Arizona
Analysis: Once again the Knicks have violated Dave's Golden Rule of Drafting: Never select an Indiana guard or an Arizona big man. But Hill is a prime candidate in that Rubio move...
9. Toronto Raptors Demar DeRozan from USC
10. Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings from L.A. and Rome
11. New Jersey Nets Terrence Williams from Louisville
Analysis and Personal Note: It'll be interesting to watch what Minnesota does with their 18th pick now. Could they be looking to make TWO deals? Also I have a red Game Fuel ready to pop open to toast the Blazers' first announced move (pick or trade). Y'all can grab something too.
12. Charlotte Bobcats Gerald Henderson from Duke
Analysis: We're now in the Lawson danger zone.
13. Indiana Pacers Tyler Hansbrough from UNC
Analysis: Mild surprise there. Trade?
14. Phoenix Suns Earl Clark from Louisville
Reminder: We will switch to a new thread after the next pick.
New Man Law: If you don't show up for the draft you don't get to come later if you're picked. If you believe in yourself, show up and sit there. If nobody else believes in you, take it and cry like a man...in front of the cameras.
15. Detroit Pistons Austin Daye from Gonzaga