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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 6:44 pm  |  398 responses

Links: 2009 NBA Draft Live Blog

Live from Madison Square Garden…

by Lang Whitaker

Whassup, peoples? We are here, live and direct, at the World’s Most Famous Arena, ready for the 2009 NBA Draft to get cracking. If you’ve followed this Draft, even remotely paid attention, you should realize that this thing is a wild card. So many guys with specific talents, so much parity, and it’s all begging for parody. Which is what I’m here for.

Before we get into the Draft, let’s look real quick-like at the three biggest deals that have cropped up today:

• Shaq is now a Cav, which I think will be great for Cleveland. He won’t gum things up, and he’ll be a waaaaay better finisher inside than Varejao.

• Vince Carter is apparently on the way to Orlando in exchange for Courtney Lee, Rafer Alston and Tony Battie. Gives ORL more firepower, obviously, but they lose Lee’s defense and willingness to move the rock. Jersey could now be way under the salary cap in 2010. You know, 2010.

• My Hawks have traded Acie Law and Speedy Claxton to Golden State for Jamal Crawford. As an NBA insider texted me last night, “Anytime you can trade two dudes that don’t play for a guy who averages 20 ppg, you don’t ask questions, you just make it happen.” Agreed.

And then there’s the phalanx of Draft rumors that have been floating all day long, and who knows how much truth there is to any of that stuff. Not me.

OK, here we go…

PRE-DRAFT
• Picked up my credential tonight next to Coach Cal.

• Also bumped into Mark Jackson and the Rubio family.

• Just got a release from the NBA called Bill Duffy Statement on Brandon Jennings: “Beacuse we do not have a strong grasp of brandon’s draft position, I’ve advised that he and his family enjoy this day in a more private setting with the people he loves the most. Brandon Jennings will have an illustious career in the NBA, and at the end of the day, that is all that is important.” So I guess Brandon won’t be in the green room.

• Rick Pitino in the house, as well. Maybe we’ll get a brawl between him and Coach Cal. Or at least a few recruiting violations.

• Back from dinner. Got stuck in a logjam onthe way back behind Sam Perkins.

• Stephen Curry gets his first big cheer of the night from the MSG crowd…and the draft doesn’t even start for another 20 minutes.

• BTW, shout out to Michael Jackson.

• Ben just said, “Ricky looks like he should be in one of those bands…you know, one of those bands I don’t know the name of. But one of those bands.”

• I love Brandon Jennings’ game, but I don’t think he’s going to be a top 6 pick. Ryne, however, does. So we bet a dinner that Brandon won’t go before number 6.

THE DRAFT
• David Stern is in the heezy, rocking a purple tie. No moment of silence for MJ or Farrah Fawcett.

• Stern says the crowd is “rowdy” tonight, and everyone boos. The NBA apparenty forgot to put speakers in the media seating, so it’s hard to hear anything he says.

• The Clippers are on the clock. I’m still hoping they’ll screw up and take Taylor Griffin.

• Damn, the Clippers drafted Blake Griffin. I think Blake Griffin’s suit is a tribute to Iceberg Slim.

• Just got a shout-out from the family section from the Rubio family. That’s a first. from the looks they gave me, I think they’re not sure where he’s going.

• With the second pick, the Grizzlies select Hasheem Thabeet. Stern’s voice was cracking as he read that. Sounded like Peter when the Brady Brunch was recording their single.

• Instead of being the Executive Editor of SLAM, can I become the President of SLAM? That sounds a lot cooler, right?

• Hasheem Thabeet’s suit appears to be made from mercury. Hopefully the Phoenix Mercury.

• With the third pick, the Oklahoma City Thunder select James Harden. Wow. Wow.

• Nice look from Harden, dressed like he’s 60 years old.

• Mike Wilbon just heard me say Harden was dressed like a 60 year old and turned around and said to me, “Clearly that was said by someone who knows nothing about fashion.” Then he laughed. I guess I should have worn a mock turtleneck and a blazer.

• For the record, I also don’t know anything about 60 years olds.

• Fourth pick, Tyreke Evans. His brother has a Philly beard! Two years ago he was the SLAM Diarist. Now he’s in Sacto. Oh well. I bet ESPN’s David Thorpe will hate this pick because now Kevin Martin take all the shots.

• Number five…it’s Ricky Rubio. Simmer down, Myles.

• Someone hit this on Twitter the other day: Separated at Birth: Ricky Rubio and Chainsaw from “Summer School.”

• The L-Wolves aren’t allowed to draft a coach, are they?

• Somebody’s getting traded. The Wolves just picked Flynn, their second point guard in a row. Although it would be awesome if the T-Wolves just decided to pick two point guards.

• Just checked with Flynn’s camp…they don’t know what’s going on either.

• I bet Rubo and Flynn are both praying they’re the one to get traded.

• Ha ha! Ric Bucher just announced that the T-Wolves will keep both point guards! So i guess I can call them the L-Wolves.

• Golden State takes Stephen Curry, to huge boos in the Garden. Now they have the shortest backcourt in the West.

• Sorry, I can’t get over the Wolves using two lottery picks on point guards and announcing they’ll keep both of them. That’s just…hilarious. The L-Wolves are back, baby! They’re back!

• With the 8th pick, the Knicks select Jordan Hill, a selection met mostly by boos. This is a strange pick to me…I’ve not yet bought into the Hill mythos.

• An NBA-related person just texted me and proclaimed Steph Curry’s mom the hottest NBA mom of all time. That’s high praise.

• Demar DeRozan goes 9th to the Raptors. No big surprise there.

• Here’s an unsubstantiated rumor I just heard: Ricky Rubio to New York for Jordan Hill and Nate Robinson in a sign-and-trade.

• With the 10th pick, the Bucks take Brandon Jennings. About 10 rows up in the stands, Sonny Vaccarro stands and claps and celebrates. Nice pick for the Bucks.

• With the 11th pick, the Nets take Terrence Williams. Great.

• Hey, here’s a shock, the BETcats just picked a guy from Cackalackie — Gerald Henderson. he does not take his shirt off and wave it ’round his head like a helicopter.

• Brandon Jennings is in the heezy. Better late than never.

• OK, we’re at 13. Let’s see what Larry Bird does. Tyler Hansbrough! That Hansbrough/Murphy/Dunleavy front line will be thrilling!

• The Suns take Earl Clark 14th, then Stern announces that Clark isn’t here…but Brandon Jennings is! And then Brandon comes strolling out of Stern’s secret room in the back. Weird.

• With the 15th, the Pistons select…Austin Daye! See you later, Tayshaun?

• With the 16th pick, the Bulls select James Johnson…not exactly an exciting pick there. Lots of PGs left for Philly.

• 17th is Jrue Holiday to the Jsixers, and then 18th the Wolves draft another point guard, this time Ty Lawson, who is apparently going to Denver. And Yahoo! is now saying that Rubio might be coming to New York after all.

• Jeff Teague to Atlanta! So I was wrong after all. He reminds me a lot of Acie Law…which is a little scary.

• Stu Scott mentions Larry Brown in passing and the Garden erupted in boos. ESPN should’ve hired Isiah as a draft analyst just for the fun of it.

• Twenty. The first round is flying by. The Jazz select Eric Maynor from VCU. They’ve been drafting scoring guards for about 10 years now.

• At 21, the Hornets take Darren Collison. Are they going to try and trade him for someone cheaper?

• At 22 the Blazers take Victor Claver. Someone wake up Fran Fraschilla!

• 23, the Kings go with Omar Casspi, and a large crowd here go crazy, dancing with an Israeli flag.

• 24, the Mavs go after BJ Mullens! Mark Cuban should fine him for that mustache.

• 25, the Mavs take Rodrique Beaubois, and it’s then announced that they’re swapping him with Dallas for Mullens. Weird.

• 26, Bulls are on the clock. This Draft crowd is much more subdued than most years. Taj Gibson gets subdued applause.

• 27, the Grizz take DeMarre Carroll from Missouri. Who?

• During a timeout the fans started chanting “Jeff Van Gundy” until he dismissively waved at them…and everyone went crazy. Then they did the same for Mark Jackson until he waved, too.

• T-Wolves back on the clock at 28…are there any point guards left? No, they go with Wayne Ellington, who dropped a little lower than was projected.

• At 29, the Lakers are on the clock, picking for the Knicks, it seems. Stern walks out and the crowd goes silent…and the Lakers take Toney Douglas. He’s dope. Great pick for the Knicks.

• And the first round winds down as the Garden crowd files out. With the 30th pick, the Cleveland Cavs select…Christian Eyenga from The Congo. The clips of him are pretty impressive. Hope LeBron likes them.

And that’s Round One. I’m sure there will be tons of trades and moves and all kinds of stuff in the days to come, but I will not be around for them — I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a week of vaca. I’ll catch back up with you guys after July 4th. Stay locked on SLAMonline for all the latest news and updates. Catch you guys next week…

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  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    Micheal Jackson just got drafted into the afterlife. R.I.P

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Hey Lang, any sign of the Stephen A Smith Heckling Society of Gentlemen?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson.

  • Izzo

    Anyone know where I could find a live stream of this?

  • dunkbar

    cosign izzo … sitting in germany at 1am looking for a place to watch the draft :( .

  • TADOne

    Yahoo sports had a mock draft today saying that Brandon Jennings has fallen out of the lottery and may go #15 to the Pistons. Please lord, make this happen.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    ESPN, guys.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    yes! the stephen a smith heckling puppets!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Burn In Hell michael jackson.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    RIP MJ … sad dday.
    Burn in HE11 Tarzan Cooper, Burn in HE11!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    On alighter note. I can’t watch the draft, so inform me!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    espn.com has live radio

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    james, was michael jackson your “special friend”?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I got you, James.

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    RIP Michael, him Marvin & Stevie were the Holy Trinity of music….I blame the Clippers for his death

  • dunkbar

    listening to espn radio now … at least something live.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    What up moose. Actually tarzan, me and MJ had sex, it was great. Don’t hate. I think Jennings is going 6th.

  • KJ

    Lang,

    Any buzz on the Amare to GSW trade? Word is starting to trickle out that it may happen.

  • andrewlkh

    Go on MJ

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    kj, why in the eff would suns trade amare? and for what?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    AMARE COME TO THE LAKERS lol

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    @KJ: Amare to GSW…I doubt it…

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Phalanx.

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    RIP Jacko – your music will live on. Now lets get this Draft started, have been without the drug that is SLAMonline for nearly a month, but had to come back for a fix at draftnight.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Bynum/Adam/Sasha for Amare .. you heard it here first … :S

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    I heard it was gonna be Amare to Houston for T-Mac

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Lz, where you been??

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    I heard that as well wits!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Nice shoutout Lang!

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    reports are coming in saying MJ died of food poisoning, he’d recenbtly been eating 12 year old nuts. RIP Mike

  • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1hraflOfKwY/SkPy3Eei5mI/AAAAAAAAAgY/h6SxYYsP_KA/S220-h/Numba+1.jpg Moose

    Eboy thinks I look like Ricky Rubio. Click my name to see a picture; I want your opinion, guys.

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    Apparently it was touch and go at the hospital but that was just the children’s ward..

  • Homie

    Reflex you’re on fire!

  • Izzo

    Ricky Rubio looks like he should be in Pheonix…

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    I like T-mac to the Suns…that miracle training staff could bring his game back….

    I’m hearing the GSW rumors now though

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    for Amare that is

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Jay bilas says brandon jennings is the 17th best player in this draft. Why the f*ck does he have a job.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    how fd up is our society when we as a whole forgive someone for being a child r@pist because they used to sing and dance? keep it going reflex

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Reflex … that was hilarious.

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    All his dates are now cancelled, including Simon and Ryan aged 5 and 9

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    This is definitely the most intriguing first round I can remember. A few years ago I entered ESPN.com’s Draft Challenge and got 13 of first 14 picks right (player and pick nailed exactly; Qyntel Woods being the one I had too high). I don’t think I could gate 4 out of 14 this year. I just know I totally disagree with all the Brandon bashing today. I really hope he sneaks back up the ladder.

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    Here we go…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    tarzan … pumpernickle

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Moose; new job, new continent. Been busy like Ed Curry at a buffet. Happy to be back though, missed you guys. And ‘yes’ you do look like little Ricky.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Where is Brandon Jennings going to end up ?

    Demar Derozan is a sleeper !

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Is Commissioner Stern high? He seems awfully happy.

  • Matthew

    The commish has the MSG crowd riled up early. Chants of “Lakers suck” in the background… Hahaha!!

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    That’s enough from me, I’m off to bed (UK time), RIP to Mike for real though, one of the best to ever do it. Looking forward to seeing what these drafts brings, wonder who steals Patty Mills..

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    Check my comment above, guys….and BTW, the last time the Clippers selected with the first pick, they took Michael Olowakandi.

  • Moe24

    how long does it take to start? it’s quiet late in germany ;) ! greetz … and by the way….no.41 forever!

  • Izzo

    Apparently,he choked on a small bone….

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    Out of curiosity, what continent/job, Lz? You don’t have to answer, just wondering.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Hey, Tzvi here. I’m also at the draft, sitting next to Lang, Ryne and Ben. I’m post some comments of my own down here. Stern is back first pick….

  • Remo Williams

    blake griffin wearing LAKER purple…. foreshadowing???????????

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    Thabeet no 2?

  • Rusty

    Patty Mills ROY!!!

  • rav

    blake griffin – the second LA tradegy of the day

  • rav

    blake griffin – the second LA based tragedy today

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Continent: South America Job: Check my link Moose.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Wow… Thabbet No 2 what a worst suit

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    This lionel hollins 3rd stint as clippers coach per stu scott. A broke mans dikembe just got picked.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I would love to see Ricky on the Thunder (even moreso if they were in Seattle).

  • Henry Chow

    Thabeet is the new Mutumbo. Caling it here.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    I had a chance to see Thabeet’s suit earlier today. He was thrilled about how it looked (@Milliondollarmindz).

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Oh, and David Stern seems to be losing his voice already–man, it’s gonna be a long night for him.

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Completely agree Ben.

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    HARDEN @ 3!! WHHAaa!?!?!

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    WOW Harden OKC City is serious huh !

  • rav

    thank god rubio’s avoid the zombies and the grizz

  • rav

    thankfully rubio’s still there.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Rubio has to go to sacremento they can’t stay with beno. Rubio is going to be a rebounding, defending and controlled jason williams.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Should’ve been Rubio over Harden. Harden’s last three college games have to be three of the worst ever for a third pick. Check the ugly gamelog: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=36072

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    @ ^ raw lol

  • Izzo

    Thabeet seems like a great interview.He may plug he Mutombo hole somewhat.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    aight i just jumped on the Sac band wagon !

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    Tyreke over Rubio???? All right, T-Wolves are happy.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I don’t care what anyone says or what position he played at memphis tyreke evans is not the pg for sacremento. I like him as a player but in 2 years he playing shooting guard, mark it down.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    WTF?!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Tyreke: SLAM diarist represent!!! Very impressed with his rise up the boards…I will also say that Lance Stephenson has a lot in common with Reke and I would love to see Born Ready in this same spot next year.

  • Izzo

    I hope Rubio goes to Minny.

  • Tight Guy

    I don’t see how OKC could’ve taken Rubio though, considering Westbrook is still developing. Westbrook is a stud. Taking Rubio wouldn’t have done much for the franchise I believe. I intially believed when Thabeet went to the Griz that OKC may have traded down (Minnesota, hello?!) but I guess not, and we’re now left with Harden at 3.

  • Izzo

    People must be ignoring the Great White Hope hype machine.

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    My MD roots (Durant…and Green for that matter) and love of young teams becoming elite make me love OKC right now. 2014 WCF Blazers/Thunder!!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Jonny Flynn is chewing on his lip like it’s gum. He’s got a couple more picks atleast to wait tho.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Go to the knicks ricky!!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Damn, Rubio is losing buy out money by the minutes!

  • Tight Guy

    You mean Kevin Martin isn’t good enough for the Kings with this draft pick? Evans appears to be NBA ready, where do you fit him in their starting lineup?

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    No Rubio yet? – Hmm looks like Telfair will have to ride a lot of pine next year.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Congrats to Ricky and the TWolves on a great pick.

  • rav

    god i wish ricky went somewhere better – but hey a t’wolves rubio swingman jersey will soon be ordered…

  • Izzo

    Steph Curry next?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    *Moonwalks, grabs crotch, simmers down*

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    Has Rubio ever seen (or touched) snow? He will very soon. Maybe he and Bassy can go fur coat shopping together.

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    My bet is that Minny pick Derozan next.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    With the 5th pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves select Ben Collins from Emerson College!

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    @ LZ-Cphfinest3

    If Derozan goes to Minny I am on the bandwagon for real !

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Well , they need a shooting guard now. Ricky rubio looks like my brother for real.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Wow, crazy draft so far!!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Rubio will endure some cooooold winters. Next up, Jordan Hill I suppose?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    *Grabs junk, moonwalks, simmers down*

  • Joe A

    Ricky Rubio looks like Disney’s Aladdin.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Rubio AND Flynn?! WTF?!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Flynn? Why? Two PG’s?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    hey, what did the Lakers get in return for giving up the 29th pick to the knicks????

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    flynn and rubio? trade comin’

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Too Real for the League lives!!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    What’s the freaking plan there?

  • Shu

    WTF? Flynn and Rubio on the same team? Prolly a trade for one of em

  • Izzo

    Ricky is just a cutie pie.And looks like Ben Collins…a lot.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    will there be a trade coming up? Will they trade Flynn?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    The T-Wolves will win the title with midgetry!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Wow … pg city!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    As Lang, Ben and every other reporter here is saying, one of these two won’t be spending too much time as a L-Wolve.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Bad pick imo. Demar derozan would have been MUCH better. A backcourt of rubio and derozan and a front court of al jeff and love would be crazy in 3 years.

  • Shu

    Rubio to NYK for Lee!! I knew it!

  • horsey

    odd how the timberwolves didn’t even have rubio on their prospect list. disconnected from the actual team or complete surprise for everybody?

  • http://danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Weird, now I actually think they’ll trade away Ricky.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    What did the lakers get in return, anyone know?

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Flynn sure is talkative.

  • Jdn41

    omg could jennings be going to the RAPTORS

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    wow No Curry in NYC

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Those last three picks have created two of the smallest backcourts ever. I don’t get it.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Knicks should take Brandon!!!!!!!

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    My exact words to my gf 4 minutes ago “the warriors are probably gonna pick curry and f*ck the knicks” I’m a f*cking jinx.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Golden State added another guard…. sigh…. why not Jordan Hill Nellie? Why not Hill? Come on, too afraid of a normal line-up?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Word from Wolves draft party is that Kahn said they plan on keeping both.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    The backcourt is 320 LBS, and 12″ tall. Can they play 2gether? IS Nellie is gonna do Curry right or sit him ala brandan wright a la every rookie he ever coached ?!

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    curry to NYC for Lee?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Yes, Gerard, Nellie is terrified of a normal lineup. One of the things that annoys me about him so much.

  • Shu

    Well, I for sure will not be getting the draft caps. :-(

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Kahn says Wolves might have to wait a year on Rubio.

  • Joe A

    James the balla- I think the lakers sold the pick for $3 million.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Brandon jennings! Come on.

  • rav

    monta’s getting traded perhaps?

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    @Lang: it’s ridiculous that they will keep them both, just as ridiculous that GSW didn’t pick Hill.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Hill to the Knicks? Was that ever a rumor? Not that I recall. But, end of day, good player. David Lee, gone? eddy Curry, gone (they wish)?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Gtfoh jordan hill. How many freaking 6’10 forwards do we need on our team jesus christ.

  • Candice

    New York fan’s are funny

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    Welp, Jordan finally came to the Knicks!

  • AlbertBarr

    Sac blew it. Tyreke is not a PG.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    The Knicks just selected Kofi Kingston

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    knicks just selected Ronaldo blackman.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I was expecting Derozan or Jennings.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I swear this is my last year for sports if one of my teams doesn’t get it together. The mets knicks and jets have me in a f*cking rage.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    or Renaldo B..

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Me to z. Me too.

  • Prison Mike

    Jordan Hill is gonna suck. How do I know? The dreadlocks. Nobody in Slam’s Top 50 ever had dreadlocks.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    renaldo balkman i mean, whatever

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    good pick by Toronto.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Raps just came up !

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Very good pick for Toronto. He is exactly what they need.

  • andrew

    Could the knicks at least have taken jennings instead of hill can we replay that pick im sure there was a time keeper error or something.

  • serevei

    Derozan to toronto expected i guess

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    DeRozan….Justin Walsh’s man.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Demar DeRozan has a very weird hairline.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    Shaq on ESPN in an hour. Reckon he’ll blast the Suns?

  • Joe A

    I just talked to my friend who’s a Knicks die-hard about Jordan Hill and he said; “We already had him. His name is f*ckin’ Chris Wilcox.” Needless to say Knicks fans are not happy. Kinda unrelated to the draft, when will Stuart Scott retire? It seems like he’s been making ESPN unwatchable for 20 years now.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    @langwhitaker: Is there room in your NYC pad for Rubio?

  • Shu

    Good bye Ramon Sessions?

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    This draft is insane

  • serevei

    thats so awesome that jennings

  • AlbertBarr

    If GSW had chosen Hill then he and Turiaf would be the craziest looking front court act in a while.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Brandon Jennings ! A Buck whooooooooaaaaaaa

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    @Lang: would be a great trade if it happens for NY

  • Shu

    That rumor makes sense, and they can keep Lee. Well done NYK.

  • serevei

    thats so awesome jennings to bucks that just amazing

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Dear Nets: please pick Terrance Williams. Please.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Jennings is crying happy tears somewhere quiet with his fam, and gettin ready to have a lil celebration.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    *Terrence

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Walsh with a great point: Back to back Compton picks.

  • Candice

    stuart scott is so annoying!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Slick rick Pit. looks mad happy.

  • serevei

    there u go gerard

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Tyler Hans not getting drafted by the Nets? This tells me he will fall far.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Good for Brandon, good for the Bucks. Illwaukee, baby.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Also: if Brandon didn’t think Rome was much fun, well…

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    Beautiful Italy vs. Friggid Milwaukee. Welcome to FAIL, Brandon.

  • Shu
  • Krishan

    After Rubio, I was thinking alright t-wolves pick someone above 6’5″. And then Jonny Flynn. Nice job.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    @Lang: when you posted “great” about the pick of my beloved Nets, do I smell sarcasm or were you since there? I hoped this would be the pick from the start, so I’m happy.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    F*CK!! WHY KNICKS?!!?!?! WE COULD HAVE HAD BRANDON JENNINGS. JENNINGS. WITH D’ANTONI. F*CK. NOW WE HAVE RENALDO BALKMAN JR. JUST F*CKIN GREAT, DONNIE. ITS LIKE ISIAH THOMAS IS STILL F*CKING WITH OUR TEAM.

  • Izzo

    Whoa first bad pick of the night.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m so happy for my other team, the Toronto Raptors though! DeRozan was a great pick.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    WHY DO THE KNICKS ALWAYS PASS UP GREAT GUARDS FOR RENALDO BALKMEN’S??

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    I was wrong. Tyler goes to the Pacers. This further shows their inept ability.

  • Shu

    Psyco T? Holy F.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    The Pacers pick the white guy. Shocker.

  • Izzo

    Second bad pick of the night.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Izzo: you mean New Jersey? No man! Good pick!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    IMAGINE LAST YEAR IF WE DRAFTED ERIC GORDON. THEN THIS YEAR IF WE DRAFTED BRANDON JENNINGS.
    DO YOU REALIZE HOW GOOD OF A BACKCOURT JENNINGS AND ERIC GORDON WOULD BE FOR OUR KNICKS? ADD IN LEBRON IN 2010 THAT’S AN AWESOME TEAM.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Hmmm…interesting pick by Indy…

  • Izzo

    Gerard:Bobcats.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Ok Teddy lose the damn caps ya douche…seriously.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Come on, let Earl Clark fall to Detroit…please….

  • Izzo

    This rises Tyler to demi-God status in Indiana.Imagine the car dealership endorsement opportunity.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’m sad that you’re also a knicks fan , teddy. That really cheapens it.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Dam i feel NYC i thought ya’ll were snatching Jennings or Curry ?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I really hope that trade goes through lang.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    WAYNO IS G@Y. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN STRAIGHT IF WE PICKED BRANDON JENNINGS, THOUGH.

  • Aussie Boy

    Patty Mills!!!!!!!! 1st round

  • frank

    hahaha that entrance by jennings was great

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    What’s that supposed to mean, Bryan? Are you trying to tell me that you’d rather have Jordan Hill? Idiot.

  • Rusty

    Is indina a white person haven or something?

  • Rusty

    Im feeling that Aussie Boy

  • Henry Chow

    Mo town takes Mullens, calling it now

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I remember a pic from Jennings in SLAM I think it was a year ago, a friend of mine said: that guy is a badass. He looks ready. (he never heard of Jennings, didn’t read the article, nothing) Was he right?

  • Candice

    who was that man with that beard just shown behind Jrue Holiday?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The Knicks drafted Renaldo Balkmen Jr. instead of Brandon Jennings. WHY?!

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    No it means that I’m sick about you rooting for the same team as me. Although all you ever do on this website is twist what people say to try and make yourself seem smarter so my words are meaningless and I won’t waste anymore space on you.

  • WhaHuh

    Bird selects a white player, surprise!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    It was perfectly set up. The Warriors took Curry, so it wouldn’t look like the Knicks ditched him. We were free for the taking. We had Brandon Jennings right there… And we picked Jordan Hill. Typical Knick draft pick. Just like when we picked Galinari instead of Gordon/Bayless. WOW.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I was actually hoping people would wake up and austin daye wouldn’t be drafted.

  • Shu

    That’s Salt Lake City, Rusty.

  • serevei

    i just hope patty mills gets pick by OKC for 25th pick

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bryan, you’re an idiot. I don’t even know who the f*ck you are, and you don’t even know who I am, so shut up. Thanks and don’t say my “screen name” because I don’t need your stupid “e-beef”. I’m a Knick fan through and through (also Raptors and Rockets) and I’m going to say whatever I feel. Thanks for not talking to me on these forums, idiot!

  • donovan

    Jay Bilas so has it in for Jennings. Makes me sick.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This draft day makes last years seem like a bad case of diarehha.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    KEVIN LOVE ON TWITTER AFTER MINNESOTA MADE THEIR PICKS: 2 point guards…hmm relax people…still alot of time left in this draft you never know what will happen…

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Words cannot express how pissed I am about Detroit picking Austin Daye…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I bet you were one of those white guys cheering that we got Jordan Hill, while the rest of the Knick fans in the building knew we blew an incredible opportunity.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Dick vitale is not at all qualified to comment on nba basketball.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Teddy…..you’ve NEVER claimed to be a Knicks fan for as long as you’ve been around here….stop the bull*hit.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    7/11 first picks were guards. The first 2 were PF and C. Cool stat.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    Too bad for NY, stephen curry really would have been fun to watch under D’Antoni. Glad Raptors got DeMar DeRozan, can’t wait to see the type of player he becomes.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I have a feeling Donnie is going to shop Lee now.. Now that we drafted a big man, this guy’s trying to go as cheap as possible. Frick.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    ^ co sign that

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    So far I’m lovin it! Tyreke over Rubio . Flynn going 6th. I guess the wolves are gonna trade Rubio? OKC made the right move with Harden. TWill in the Derty Jerz I like the players they’re rebuilding with. Skiles and Jennings are gonna beef but I’m glad the kid didnt fall too far. The Curry pick is kinda confusing, Monta could be pissed. And I think Hansborough went to high, but Indy needs the rebounding and frontcourt energy. And now James Johnson to the Chi!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    ESPN fact: Rubio is the first player born in the nineties in the NBA. I feel older than old.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Except I said “come on brandon jennings” right before the knicks picked. Hey eboy!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Eboy: Are you serious? I’ve always been a Knicks fan.. I have 3 teams that I root for always, but the Knicks are my all-time team, you know? Well, you can think whatever you want..

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Tyrus Thomas must be on his way out, didn’t expect that pick by the Chi. I thought they were going with Sam Young.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bryan, don’t talk to me, @sshole.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    6ers go with potential over proven college player.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    I’m actually disgusted that Jrue didn’t go sooner.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    On Twitter : Kevin Love: jordan hill???? what???? haha… OUCH!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    lol anyways, the T-Wolves should have taken Hill…

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Jrue Holiday not bad pick

    Philly potential lineup
    Igo
    Young
    Brand
    Dalmbert

  • Izzo

    Sam Young should be the next pick until gets drafted.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Why did the Warriors draft yet ANOTHER guard? Just curious.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Loving the new-old sixers logo.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    That’s what i said Justin

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Teddy……..c’mon son…..stop it. Shia…..don’t mind Teddy…..he’s alright….just confused. And Shia, I don’t like the Rubio for Lil Nate move though.

  • Lee Jett

    I think I won the contest!!! I only missed 2. I got evens and harden wrong. All others were dead on!!!

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Nice pick for Philly. They need to let Dre Miller walk.,

  • Henry Chow

    LOL LWOLVES

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    WTF?! Lawson?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Wtf are the wolves doing!?! Hahahahaha lang you must be DYING up there.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    That’s it. Rubio is gone.

  • Candice

    Minny has 3 guards now, wow.

  • Lee Jett

    whats up with MIN???

  • Lee Jett

    whats up with MIN???

  • http://www.unitedplayersofamerica.com John Delaware

    Ricky Rubio, Jonny Flynn, and Ty Lawson for the Timberwolves? Three point guards in one draft?

    WTF?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The Wolves are such an embarrasment.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Okay is this some kind of sophisticated joke?

  • serevei

    omfg t wolves pick another pg wat the hell is goin on???

  • Joe A

    damn, I didn’t think the wolves could get a worse GM than Mchale.3 point guards???

  • Rusty

    wow the wolves are stupid…and i thought being a Tmac fan was painful

  • vic21

    I bet the wolves pick a third PG

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    This must mean the T-Wolves are gonna make a trade. It just has to be.

  • donovan

    Sam Young will EASILY be the steal of this draft.

  • Lee Jett

    Were will Jodie Meeks from UK go????

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’d hate to lose lil nate, I’d rather them send duhon eboy.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Lawson to Denver.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I’m so confused by that pick…

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Ty lawson is going to Denver !

  • Rusty

    C’mon Patty

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Eboy: Lol okay… I’ve always liked the Knicks. But hey, since this guy on SLAMonline tells me otherwise, I guess I don’t anymore!
    That’s not going to happen.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    We should trade Nate for Jennings… Why the heck do the Knicks want Rubio?

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    HA! Lang kept saying the Hawks wouldn’t take Teague. I actually like him in the ATL. I’m surprised they went with him after the Crawford trade.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Rubio will be eaten alive in NY……he’ll be a perrenial bench warmer after 2 seasons……if he lasts that long.

  • Henry Chow

    Please select another point at 23 for massive lulz

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Teddy: why not? Rubio+D’Antoni would be a great match!

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    If I was MInny and I could get Wislon Chandler and HIll for Rubio/Flynn, I’d pull probably the trigger. What other teams are hot for Rubio? Portland could put something together.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Lol I’m starting to think Bryan doesn’t actually like the Knicks… I bet he doesn’t even know who the first black NBA player ever was. Nor does he know what team he played for. Which I kind of gave away. Anyways, I’m going to go back to the television now and hope that the Knicks make a trade to get Brandon Jennings. Sigh..

  • Izzo

    Lawson to Nuggets for future pick.Rubio4MVP FTH.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    You and I disagree on rubio to me he’s got that “I don’t give a fck” type swag that I think would enable to do well in any market. Especially playing for dantoni. I’d be inclined to agree if he was playing for another coach or team who didn’t need a pg but I think he’s pretty tailor made for a younger uptempo type team and no one does that ebtter than dantoni.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    The wolves are gonna take patty mills with their next pick right?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yeah…..that’s all well and good in theroy, Shia, but I’ve seen a ton of guys come to the Knicks that were supposed to show out and that sh*t rarely pans out that way.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    And all of a sudden I think chase budinger should go to the knicks at 29. I think he’s a good fit for real.

  • Lakers!!

    i still cant work out how patty mills hasnt been drafter higher, he smoked curry when they met and he put 20 points on redeeem team on the olympics…how many guys can compete with that – not even rubio!….maybe cos his short and shooting needs to improve… just hoping lakers pick him up at 29

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Wherever Rubio lands they’ll need to play fast because in the half court his J could be exposed. He’ll be pretty good offensively from the jumpbut I’m not convinced he’ll be able to guard the top 10-12 (or more) PGs in the league. He’ll get steals if he’s allowed to gamble on D, but he’s gonna get burned off the dribble and muscled by most NBA points.

  • Rusty

    Point guard city this draft. Pick Patty Mills someone. Dude will be great

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’m with you I just can’t say it cause they’re my team. I won’t be surprised if the knicks and all their players epically fail but I’m obviously not hoping for it.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    ESPN had a little fact earlier tonight: Rubio is the first player ever that has been drafted and has been born in the nineties. This makes me feel old. Very old.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    ^ Snoop Live

    No way Lebron 2010 Madison Square ? Rubio to soft

  • serevei

    OKC better pick him that would be so awesome (mills that is)

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Umm, what does the L in “L-Wolves” stand for? I somehow missed this during my examinations rush or something. Loser? Lame? Limp? Lackadaisical? Luminescent? Languorous?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/spip.php?page=auteurHV&id_auteur=106 chiqo

    why was shaq the first person to mention michael jackson on espn? and then stuart scott is obligated to say something. at least mention it, it’s not like there are too many people who were more famous on the planet.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    And great pick by the Raptors getting Demar! Thank goodness they didn’t pick another Rafael Araujo… geez.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I hate this kid mullens, but this an absolutley low risk high reward pick.

  • Rusty

    OKC have the worlds ugliest jerseys

  • serevei

    nice pick by sac

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Casspi, just like I said….http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2009/06/slamonline-mock-draft-omri-casspi-no-23/ … read it and weep (kings fans are prolly).

  • serevei

    come on okc do the right thing pick patty

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with our work, but I’m very much rooting for Brandon to succeed. I was at his press conference a few minutes ago and loved the biting of the tongue. He’s happy, relieved, humbled, all that. But he’s also angry. Said that he’s better than people picked ahead of him. He’s right.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I have never watched the Draft live before (they don’t air it in The Netherlands, so I’m watching it on the net). Does the crowd at MSG hear the announcers? Do they hear Mark, Jeff and the rest?

  • donovan

    What’s wrong with Sam Young???

  • Izzo

    Interesting pick from OKC.He’s a good player.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/spip.php?page=auteurHV&id_auteur=106 chiqo

    someone give stern a pronounciation guide. sheesh.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Dude, wayne ellington,chase and patty mills still on the board and all thse nobodies are getting picked?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Gerard, the announcers are piped into the stands. It’s not great sound, but if fans want to hear it they can. Here in the press area it is a little harder. The guys just sound like a steady whisper.

  • serevei

    yeh they should just leave him in france for another year

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    @ chiqo.. I feel you ! Shaq rep the Goat !

  • serevei

    let him develop

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Taj Gibson: under the radar but rugged. Brooklyn style. Nice pick by the Bulls.

  • Rusty

    Patty to Memphis?

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    thanks Ben. I’ve been following the NBA for so long now, and watching the Draft now (finally, long live the internet) is more fun than I thought. Although now it’s starting to bore me a little bit.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Yahoo tells us that the T-Wolves are holding off the Knicks, and intent to keep Rubio.

  • serevei

    yeh that would be cool overtake conley straight up

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Bk represent!

  • serevei

    gerard where are u watching on the net like which site???

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Dajaun blair is gonna make people pay for tonight. Don’t worry patty fans, the wolves are on the clock.

  • Izzo

    Minny up next.LEVANCE FIELDS LEVANCE FIELDS LEVANCE FIELDS LEVANCE FIELDS LEVANCE FIELDS……

  • Rusty

    Hmm wolve to pick another PG?

  • serevei

    hahha well came on minny u gotta pick patty just to make it 4 if anything

  • serevei

    come on minny pick the first indigenious aussie first rounder u know u want to

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Presti is really doing a nice job, sticking with Harden, swapping Beaubois for Mullens could be a homerun that late in the first. Not sure I like the Taj Gibson pick. I LOVE Demarre Carroll though, that guy’s a beast.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Alan Paul and the Pitt fans do not approve of this Draft.

  • guti

    espn assesses that the lakers need to resign ‘odem’

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    The wolves select F joseph forte.
    sidenote, anyone out there think tyler hansborough would be the first unc pick? Hey knicks! Get. Chase. Budinger.

  • Rusty

    The whole of Australia does not either.

  • guti

    get patty new york

  • serevei

    i reckon cavs will take patrick mills… most logical choice

  • donovan

    In a New York Milicic

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Darko! Ill take him , a mobile skilled big in a dantoni offense. And if he sucks he’s gone after this year anyway. And f*ck fsu. Sorry I wanted chase.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself
  • http://phoenixsunsrising.blogspot.com Hersey

    Earl Clark. Easy E. Good job Kerr. Please don’t trade away the rest of our team for cashews and tube socks.

  • donovan

    I’m with whoever else who said that D-$tern is losin’ it.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I’ve never ever heard this dude’s name before.

  • serevei

    oh wtf this is absolute bull

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    There is balance again in the league..There is no more clear run air aways..

    Where is Danny Ainge tonight ? He may be listening to Thriller Album

    RIP MJ

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I thought that Sam Young could have cam in and played right away for the Cavs. I know nothing about the dude they took, seems like an athletic freak. They’re staying they’ll stash him for a couple of years, oh well.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    From the HoopsHype twitter: Rubio’s father: “Right now, Ricky is likely staying in Europe one or two years.” (EPIC FAIL, Minnesota. Trade him immediately.)

  • serevei

    if washington take mills ima gonna be that pissed

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Thanks Lang!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Indiana has to be the team with the most white dudes. I’m counting 6.

  • serevei

    geez i really didnt think patty would fall this far

  • http://www.unitedplayersofamerica.com John Delaware

    Dajaun Blair to the San Antonio Spurs is the steal of the draft. I’ll bet the bank that Dajaun Blair turns into a beast in the NBA. Most people assumed Blair would be drafted in the top 20. Going to a perrenial winner like San Antonio surrounded by astute professionals will provide an atmosphere for success.

    Mark my words, Dajaun Blair is going to be a menance for years to come. Oh yeah, the timberwolves are idiots.

  • donovan

    Man…….. that’s why the Spurs are the Spurs.

  • donovan

    Paul Millsap gets no love on these “good second-rounders” snippets.

  • guti

    thank god patty didnt get stuck in milwaukee

  • serevei

    i dont know him playin with bogut would have been pretty cool

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    ^ Check it out

    San Antonio Props for grabbing Ginboli late and now Blair.. PLus Richjeff ! Problems.. Lakers better sign Ariza and Odom asap

    RIP MJ

  • donovan

    DICK Vitale = The most predictable commentator in all of history.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    Pistons ! Dumars with a steal ! Chase Budginer

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    did anyone catch what shaq said? hahahha, shaq is the best.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    I guess I should be happy about Blair, I just hope Pop gives him some minutes at the 4. If we pass on Heytvelt, McClinton, Jerel McNeal, etc for some foreign nobody I’m gonna be pissed though. I feel like there are gonna be at least 5 players in the first 10-15 of the second round who have really really good careers.

  • donovan

    Have two brothers ever been taken in the same draft before?

  • Rusty

    why is mills slippin?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    rockets bought Jermaine Taylor, Sergio Lull, and chase Budinger…not bad for not owning a single pick this year…actually pretty good, i like the Taylor kid, Lull is a nice project and Budinger may surprise..

  • http://www.sprint.com/pre dma

    sorry .. the last white guys that made it in detroit were eminem, kid rock and bill laimbeer. good luck budinger

  • Rusty

    last year. Lopez

  • http://www.slamonline.com Alan Paul

    I think Sam Young and Dejuan dropped way too far but agree that Blair is in a great spot. I will be shocked if he does not have a nice career.

  • http://www.sprint.com/pre dma

    hey look utah picked a white guy too! i hope utah and indiana play in the finals soon.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Nice. Jack McClinton at 51st, another guy I hope can get some burn.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    RV; Houston is killing it Taylor is a player, and Buddinger has a good shot at being one.
    Spurs better go Mills or Heytvelt here. C’mon!

  • K

    As a Knicks fan, I can’t believe this sh*t. Jennings would absolutely blow the f*ck up in the D’Antoni system. You cannot teach vision, and Jennings is one of the few who has it. Make em all pay next year BJ.

  • serevei

    far out i dont know if mills is gonna get drafted now

  • Rusty

    Yeah im a bit nervous for him too.

  • guti

    love it. good fit

  • Rusty

    Thank God

  • serevei

    about bloody time

  • serevei

    thats rubbish that he fell further then jawai did last year… and last years draft was obviously way stronger

  • DavidQ

    Hey, am I crazy or has someone been wheezing into the mic all night long? Bilas? Anyone else hearing that half-whistle, half-nose wheeze?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign K.
    We needed a point guard this draft. Badly. The Knicks always pull this kind of cr@p. We had so many choices to choose from, from Johnny Flynn, Stephen Curry, all the way down to Brandon Jennings. Everyone BUT Jennnings was taken. We had the perfect chance, knowing darn well Brandon would pwn in D’Antoni’s system. And what does Donnie Walsh do? He picks Renaldo Balkmen Jr…
    I seriously think Isiah Thomas is still running sh!t in New York, I can just feel it. Ah well, what can we do?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bryan is an idiot for wanting the Knicks to pick Chase Buddinger. Its a good thing they didn’t listen to your dumb@ss, because Toney Douglas seems to be a much better for D’Antoni’s system.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bryan is an idiot for wanting the Knicks to pick Chase Buddinger. Its a good thing they didn’t listen to your dumb@ss, because Toney Douglas seems to be a much better fit for D’Antoni’s system.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Toney Douglas is like a bigger, saner lil Nate. Is this David Kahn guy full of sh1t or what? Is he really gonna play Rubio and Flynn together?
    JVG says the Spurs had the best draft, not sure if I’d go that far, but the Jefferson deal was solid, and Blair was a steal at 37. McClinton should make the team and I’ve heard a lot of good things about Nando De Colo. I still can’t believe Heytvelt went undrafted, we really still need some frontcourt depth.

  • jub_al

    rumour has it that Curry is going to PHX with Biedrins for Amare… anybody else hear about this?

  • pck

    who the hell is baller david 09

  • Rusty

    Will patty Mills get any burn in portland? im not sure

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m glad the Rockets ended up with some solid picks tonight, though. The Raptors had a great pick in DeRozan, which I’m very excited about.
    Other than that though, I’m really steamed at the Knicks’ pick. Why do they do this every draft? Jennings was the perfect fit for New York. I’ve been repeating this so much that my fingers hurt. This one stings my basketball senses real b@d.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    It also sucks that some punk named Bryan who I’ve never talked to or answered on here likes the same team as me, and tries to start “e-beef” with me behind his computer screen. That left me pretty confused… Oh well, who cares?
    Donnie Walsh needs to work the trades real soon after blowing this one, or the Knicks are going to be looking very unattractive to the likes of LeBron James.

  • Rusty

    hHave a whinge teddy

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    @ jub_al that deal was in the works even before the draft, it was something like the pick, plus randolph for Amar’e…..GS really wants amar’e and phoenix wanted to pick curry, GS could always keep curry though..

  • jub_al

    @RV – thanks.. definitely news to me.. i wouldnt’ mind seeing amare in GState…

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Minny management are idiots.

  • el gee

    what the heck was the deal with young money? he was scared he might not go high up in the draft so he says hes not going. then he finds out he will be a lotery pick so he comes. then the nba stops everything to announce him. i dont no something just seems very off/wrong about the whole thing.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    el gee, i agree, who care if you’re sitting in the green room by yourself, you’re becoming AN NBA PLAYER at some point, it’s not like he was going to slip into the second round..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    and apparently houston is after Rubio, that’s why there were rumors of them moving up to a top pick withint he last week, they’re still trying to work out a deal with Minny, along with other teams..

  • Tredders

    How the hell does Patty Mills slip to 55?!?!?! All NBA executives have the IQ of a half blind deformed monkey to let him slip that far.

  • Alan

    great for Ricky, avoiding the Thunder and the Grizz. The T-Wolves have Al Jeff and K Love, 2 guys I really like down there, young and with bright future. If they can get a shotter, this looks great for the future. Plus I think he’ll stay another year here in Spain, and getting a huge cut in the buy-out for that. Well see.

  • http://nba.com Reflex

    I absolutely agree with Tredders above, the guy’s got tools to produce from the get go, I don’t understand these GMs, especially those @ the LA, Cleveland, you’d thiik they’d jump a chance to a dd a decent bench player at minimum wage, 55 ffs!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    PHX got Earl! I told you Tyler was going higher!
    Wheres my damn PHX cap!?

  • jumpman3224

    Imagine not just a Tyler/Mike Dun/ Murphy front line, but a Tyler/Mike Dun/Murphy/Jeff Foster and Austin Croshure (sp?) line up.

  • jumpman3224

    As a Lakers fan I love their pick…save the cap room for LO and Ariza!

  • jumpman3224

    Also with multiple players the Cavs were supposedly connected to left at 30…they draft the Congoian. Danny Ferry: I thought you were all about improving now and not being patient. Danny Green was a solid round two pickup…but guarantee they are going to wish they would have picked…J. Pendegraph, D. Brown or S. Young

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I am not too happy about a couple things..
    1. The Bobcats took a player that will either be a super star or a complete fail at #12. We will see.

    2. The Bobcats missed Dejuan Blair by about 4 picks. I WANTED BLAIR

    3. The 54th pick was a complete waste.

  • jumpman3224

    Cant wait to get a Jennings Jersey…well the Bucks jersey are right under the Thunder and right about the Wolves for the ugliest/worst…so maybe player shirt, yea def. player shirt

  • jumpman3224

    right above*

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    shaqs phone interview was awesome. lady asked shaq about being traded and, “first off i want to send out my condolences to michael jacksons family. we lost a legend today. i also want to send out congratulations to all the kids and their families, this is a big moment for them”. i had to rewind to make sure i heard right. the diesel, tellin it like it is.

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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    @ Tarzan: haha, that’s how I found out that he was dead. It’s like the Shaqalier twittered it in life.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    shaq will be missed is the biggest understatement in the history of shaqtern civilization!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    This draft was bogus for Patty. Fu*k that. Now if he makes the Blazer squad, I have to hope that he never plays the Rockets. I’ll be torn.
    Thanks for the blog Lang. Have a good rest, you earned it.

  • you already know.

    Brandon Jenning is that dude. Very Underated player.

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