by Jack Maidment
1. Blake Griffin. LA Clippers.
Can’t really argue with this pick. Best player available.
2. Hasheem Thabeet. Memphis Grizzlies.
Ummm. You have to feel that Memphis were beaten into a corner by Rubio’s camp. Defensive presence for sure, but no offense. At all. Pretty underwhelming #2 pick.
3. James Harden. Oklahoma City Thunder.
Really good pick. Arguably the best player available and at a position that OKC need. Very exciting starting 5 for the Thunder next year. Part of me wishes they had taken Rubio. Imagine the passing to Durant.
4. Tyreke Evans. Sacramento Kings.
Just no. The Kings now have two good players at the same position. Who would bring the ball up? Kevin martin or Evans? Makes little sense, especially with Rubio still available. Madness quite frankly.
5. Ricky Rubio. Minnesota Timberwolves.
Run for the Spanish hills Ricky. Potentially insanely good player drafted to a woeful franchise. Good chance he will stay in Spain.
6. Jonny Flynn. Minnesota Timberwolves.
The two best PGs in this draft playing in the same backcourt? I guess someone had to draft with stupidity. One of Rubio or Flynn will move, if they don’t Rubio almost certainly wont come over to play.
7. Stephen Curry. Golden State Warriors.
Funny just because they spoilt New York’s party. Asking a lot for Curry and Ellis to play together. Could turn up in Phoenix as part of the trade rumoured for Amare Stoudemire.
8. Jordan Hill. New York Knicks.
Booed because he wasn’t Stephen Curry, Hill is hardly the star the Knicks would have liked. Solid player, but not electrifying. You can appreciate the disappointment of Knick’s fans: Curry would have been fun.
9. DeMar DeRozan. Toronto Raptors.
Very good for the Raptors who were in desperate need of a slasher: DeRozan is the perfect player for them. Wise draft choice. Clearly not on the crazy pills supplied to Sacramento and Minnesota.
10. Brandon Jenning. Milwaukee Bucks.
This is a good pick for the Bucks who are firmly now in a rebuilding phase. If you are going to lose games, you may as well have fun and score points, two strengths of Jennings. Huge potential to turn into a star.