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1. Chicago: Derrick Rose - PG
2. Miami: Michael Beasley - PF
3. Minnesota: O.J. Mayo - SG
4. Seattle: Russell Westbrook - PG
5. Memphis: Kevin Love - PF
6. New York: Danilo Gallinari - SF
7. L.A. Clippers: Eric Gordon - SG
8. Milwaukee: Joe Alexander - SF
9. Charlotte: D.J. Augustin - PG
10. New Jersey: Brook Lopez - C
11. Indiana (traded to Portland): Jerryd Bayless - PG
12. Sacramento: Jason Thompson - PF
13. Portland (traded to Indiana): Brandon Rush - SG
14. Golden State: Anthony Randolph - PF
15. Phoenix (from Atlanta): Robin Lopez - C
16. Philadelphia: Marreese Speights - C
17. Toronto (traded to Indiana): Roy Hibbert - C
18. Washington: JaVale McGee - PF
19. Cleveland: J.J. Hickson - PF
20. Charlotte (from Denver): Alexis Ajinca - PF
21. New Jersey (from Dallas): Ryan Anderson - PF
22. Orlando: Courtney Lee - SG
23. Utah: Kosta Koufos - C
24. Seattle (from Phoenix): Serge Ibaka - PF
25. Houston (traded to Portland): Nicolas Batum - SF
26. San Antonio: George Hill - PG
27. New Orleans (traded to Houston from Portland): Darrell Arthur - PF
28. Memphis (from L.A. Lakers): Donte Greene - SF
29. Detroit (traded to Seattle): D.J. White - PF
30. Boston: J.R. Giddens - SG

Aside from the obvious picks, this was a baffling draft for a lot of teams. One of the bigger question marks is Russell Westbrook going #4, making me think that the Sonics ownership is still determined to tank that team until they get moved out of Seattle. Another WTF comes in the form of Robin Lopez, the far-less talented brother of Brook Lopez that many thought wouldn't even get drafted in the first round. I just don't get it.

New York was sure harsh with Danilo Gallinari's introduction, but unless he turns into Darko II: Electric Boogaloo, I think he'll win over a lot of Knicks fans in the coming years.

Indiana coming out with Brandon Rush and Roy Hibbert makes them the big winners of this year's draft.

(edited by It's False on 26.6.08 2151)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.71
I don't know what time you posted this, but you completely ignored the second round which I felt was far more important this year than usual. And if you consider THAT round, Miami is probably the big winner this year having picked up Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.80
    Originally posted by It's False
    19. Cleveland: J.J. Hickson - PF
Huh? Oh well, at least we didn't draft Koufos.

    Originally posted by It's False
    23. Utah: Kosta Koufos - C
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by It's False
    New York was sure harsh with Danilo Gallinari's introduction


Someone fill me in ... When the crowd went nuts over Memphis selecting Kevin Love, I assumed it was because their preferred selection for the Knicks was still available.

So, praytell, does anyone know who the New York crowd was hoping they would get rather than the Italian?





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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Alessandro
      Originally posted by It's False
      New York was sure harsh with Danilo Gallinari's introduction


    Someone fill me in ... When the crowd went nuts over Memphis selecting Kevin Love, I assumed it was because their preferred selection for the Knicks was still available.

    So, praytell, does anyone know who the New York crowd was hoping they would get rather than the Italian?




We will cheer anyone who we feel is a solid basketball player and most NYers love Love, thsu the cheers. But since we were MASSIVELY burned years ago with taking Fredrick Weis over Ron Artest, the thought of Weis Part II with a Europena when Gordon and Bayless were still there was enough for all of us to vomit in our mouths, swallow it and then rain boos down from the rafters. Personally, I feel Gallinari will be a soldi player and will win the crowd over like Renaldo Balkman has done, but I am in the minority.

In reality, the Knicks should have tried to keep trading down and gathering picks in latter years and taking Chris Douglas Roberts at the end of the first round or the top of the second. In fact, I was more pissed NY didn;t try to buy a early 2nd round pick and take him. He would have done really well in NY and with D'Antonio.



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Poor, poor Darrell Arthur. I saw him waiting forever on ESPN to be drafted. Jay Bilas had him as the 7th best player (I think), but he doesn't get selected until the 27th pick. Then to add insult to injury, he gets traded THREE times in the same night(from the Hornets to the Trail Blazers to the Rockets to finally the Grizzlies). You think for someone who won the NCAA championship, they wouldn't play hot potato with him so much.
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The only thing I realized this morning after hearing all the trades is that I don't know who plays for whom anymore.

Minnesota and Memphis basically traded 1/2 their teams didn't they??



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by Wpob
      Originally posted by Alessandro
        Originally posted by It's False
        New York was sure harsh with Danilo Gallinari's introduction


      Someone fill me in ... When the crowd went nuts over Memphis selecting Kevin Love, I assumed it was because their preferred selection for the Knicks was still available.

      So, praytell, does anyone know who the New York crowd was hoping they would get rather than the Italian?




    We will cheer anyone who we feel is a solid basketball player and most NYers love Love, thsu the cheers. But since we were MASSIVELY burned years ago with taking Fredrick Weis over Ron Artest, the thought of Weis Part II with a Europena when Gordon and Bayless were still there was enough for all of us to vomit in our mouths, swallow it and then rain boos down from the rafters. Personally, I feel Gallinari will be a soldi player and will win the crowd over like Renaldo Balkman has done, but I am in the minority.

    In reality, the Knicks should have tried to keep trading down and gathering picks in latter years and taking Chris Douglas Roberts at the end of the first round or the top of the second. In fact, I was more pissed NY didn;t try to buy a early 2nd round pick and take him. He would have done really well in NY and with D'Antonio.





I don't think Gallinari is going to be helped when Donnie Walsh says in his press conference after the draft that he never saw him play live, but that Isiah Thomas provided excellent reports on him. Isiah's recommendation will surely win over the Knickerbocker faithful.
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