2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

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2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:15 pm

If GMs knew then what they know now, how do you think they would have drafted?



ROUND 1


Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team

1 1 Blake Griffin* PF United States Los Angeles Clippers Oklahoma (So.)
1 2 Hasheem Thabeet C Tanzania Memphis Grizzlies Connecticut (Jr.)
1 3 James Harden* SG United States Oklahoma City Thunder Arizona State (So.)
1 4 Tyreke Evans SG United States Sacramento Kings Memphis (Fr.)
1 5 Ricky Rubio PG Spain Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington)[a] DKV Joventut (Spain)[11]
1 6 Jonny Flynn PG United States Minnesota Timberwolves
Syracuse (So.)
1 7 Stephen Curry* PG United States Golden State Warriors Davidson (Jr.)
1 8 Jordan Hill PF United States New York Knicks Arizona (Jr.)
1 9 DeMar DeRozan+ SG United States Toronto Raptors USC (Fr.)
1 10 Brandon Jennings PG United States Milwaukee Bucks Lottomatica Roma (Italy)[12]
1 11 Terrence Williams SG United States New Jersey Nets Louisville (Sr.)
1 12 Gerald Henderson SG United States Charlotte Bobcats Duke (Jr.)
1 13 Tyler Hansbrough PF United States Indiana Pacers North Carolina (Sr.)
1 14 Earl Clark SF United States Phoenix Suns Louisville (Jr.)
1 15 Austin Daye SF United States Detroit Pistons Gonzaga (So.)
1 16 James Johnson SF United States Chicago Bulls Wake Forest (So.)
1 17 Jrue Holiday+ PG United States Philadelphia 76ers UCLA (Fr.)
1 18 Ty Lawson PG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami,[c] traded to Denver)[A] North Carolina (Jr.)
1 19 Jeff Teague+ PG United States Atlanta Hawks Wake Forest (So.)
1 20 Eric Maynor PG United States Utah Jazz VCU (Sr.)
1 21 Darren Collison PG United States New Orleans Hornets UCLA (Sr.)
1 22 Víctor Claver SF Spain Portland Trail Blazers (from Dallas)[d] Pamesa Valencia (Spain)[11]
1 23 Omri Casspi SF Israel Sacramento Kings (from Houston)[e] Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)[11]
1 24 Byron Mullens C United States
United Kingdom Dallas Mavericks (from Portland,[d] traded to Oklahoma City) Ohio State (Fr.)
1 25 Rodrigue Beaubois PG France Oklahoma City Thunder (from San Antonio,[f] traded to Dallas)[b] Cholet (France)[11]
1 26 Taj Gibson PF United States Chicago Bulls (from Denver via Oklahoma City)[g] USC (Jr.)
1 27 DeMarre Carroll SF United States Memphis Grizzlies (from Orlando)[h] Missouri (Sr.)
1 28 Wayne Ellington SG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Boston)[b] North Carolina (Jr.)
1 29 Toney Douglas PG United States Los Angeles Lakers (traded to New York)[C] Florida State (Sr.)
1 30 Christian Eyenga SF DR Congo Cleveland Cavaliers CB Prat (Spain)[11]


ROUND 2

2 31 Jeff Pendergraph PF United States Sacramento Kings (traded to Portland)[D] Arizona State (Sr.)
2 32 Jermaine Taylor SG United States Washington Wizards (traded to Houston)[E] Central Florida (Sr.)
2 33 Dante Cunningham PF United States Portland Trail Blazers (from LA Clippers)[j] Villanova (Sr.)
2 34 Sergio Llull[13]# PG Spain Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City,[k] traded to Houston)[F] Real Madrid (Spain)[14]
2 35 DaJuan Summers PF United States Detroit Pistons (from Minnesota)[l] Georgetown (Jr.)
2 36 Sam Young SF United States Memphis Grizzlies[m] Pittsburgh (Sr.)
2 37 DeJuan Blair PF United States San Antonio Spurs (from Golden State via Phoenix)[n] Pittsburgh (So.)
2 38 Jon Brockman PF United States Portland Trail Blazers (from New York via Chicago,[o] traded to Sacramento)[D] Washington (Sr.)
2 39 Jonas Jerebko PF Sweden Detroit Pistons (from Toronto)[p] Angelico Biella (Italy)[15]
2 40 Derrick Brown SF United States Charlotte Bobcats (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[q] Xavier (Jr.)
2 41 Jodie Meeks SG United States Milwaukee Bucks Kentucky (Jr.)
2 42 Patrick Beverley[16] PG United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Charlotte,[r] traded to Miami)[G] BC Dnipro (Ukraine)[17]
2 43 Marcus Thornton SG United States Miami Heat (from Indiana,[s] traded to New Orleans)[H] LSU (Sr.)
2 44 Chase Budinger SF United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Houston)[I] Arizona (Jr.)
2 45 Nick Calathes PG Greece
United Statesa[›] Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia via Miami,[t] traded to Dallas)[J] Florida (So.)
2 46 Danny Green SF United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago)[u] North Carolina (Sr.)
2 47 Henk Norel[18]# PF Netherlands Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami)[t] DKV Joventut (Spain)[19]
2 48 Taylor Griffin SF United States Phoenix Suns Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 49 Sergiy Gladyr[20]# SG Ukraine Atlanta Hawks MBC Mykolaiv (Ukraine)[11]
2 50 Goran Suton[21]# C Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Statesb[›] Utah Jazz Michigan State (Sr.)
2 51 Jack McClinton[22]# SG United States San Antonio Spurs (from New Orleans via Toronto)[v] Miami (FL) (Sr.)
2 52 A. J. Price PG United States Indiana Pacers (from Dallas)[w] Connecticut (Sr.)
2 53 Nando de Colo PG France San Antonio Spurs (from Houston)[x] Cholet (France)[23]
2 54 Robert Vaden[24]# SG United States Charlotte Bobcats (from San Antonio,[y] traded to Oklahoma City)[K] UAB (Sr.)
2 55 Patty Mills PG Australia Portland Trail Blazers (from Denver)[o] Saint Mary's (So.)
2 56 Ahmad Nivins[25]# PF United States Dallas Mavericks (from Portland)[d] Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
2 57 Emir Preldžič[26]# PF Slovenia
Turkeyc[›] Phoenix Suns (from Orlando via Oklahoma City,[z] traded to Cleveland)[L] Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)[27]
2 58 Lester Hudson PG United States Boston Celtics Tennessee-Martin (Sr.)
2 59 Chinemelu Elonu[28]# PF Nigeria
United Statesd[›] Los Angeles Lakers Texas A&M (Jr.)
2 60 Robert Dozier[29]# SF United States Miami Heat (from Cleveland)[aa] Memphis (Sr.)
Jump up ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
^ a: Nick Calathes was born in the United States, and has dual U.S. and Greek citizenship by birth. He has represented Greece internationally.[30]
^ b: Goran Suton, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is also a naturalized citizen of the United States since 2006.[31]
^ c: Emir Preldžič, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also has Slovenian and Turkish citizenship. He had represented Slovenia internationally in 2008, before switching to Turkey.[32][33]
^ d: Chinemelu Elonu was born in Nigeria, is also a naturalized citizen of the United States.[34][35]


Notable undrafted players[edit]
These players were not selected in the 2009 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Jeff Adrien PF United States Connecticut (Sr.)
Josh Akognon PG United States/ Nigeria Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
Antonio Anderson SG United States Memphis (Sr.)
Aron Baynes C/PF Australia Washington State (Sr.)
Dionte Christmas SG United States Temple (Sr.)
Marcus Cousin C United States Houston (Sr.)
Luigi Datome SF Italy Virtus Roma (Italy)
Justin Dentmon PG United States Washington (Sr.)
Shane Edwards F United States Arkansas–Little Rock (Sr.)
Vítor Faverani PF/C Brazil CB Axarquía (Spain)
Alonzo Gee SF/SG United States Alabama (Sr.)
Terrel Harris G United States Oklahoma State (Sr.)
Cedric Jackson PG United States Cleveland State (Sr.)
Chris Johnson C/PF United States LSU (Sr.)
Viacheslav Kravtsov C Ukraine Kyiv (Ukraine)
Marcus Landry PF United States Wisconsin (Sr.)
Wesley Matthews SG/SF United States Marquette (Sr.)
Jerel McNeal PG/SG United States Marquette (Sr.)
Gal Mekel PG Israel Wichita State (So.)
Jeremy Pargo PG United States Gonzaga (Sr.)
Garret Siler C United States Augusta State (Sr.)
Garrett Temple G United States LSU (Sr.)
Luke Zeller F/C United States Notre Dame (Sr.)


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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by kdp59 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:18 am

my top 4 is easy:

1. Currry
2. Harden
3. Blake
4. DeRozen

not sure how 30 GM's missed on Matthews as he is one of only I think 24 players from that list that has played in 8000 minutes or more ( 1000 min/year).
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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by gyso on Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:42 pm

Jonas Jerebko should have gone higher.

Many of us thought we had a gem in Lester Hudson. I guess not.

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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by bobheckler on Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:04 pm

What amazes me about this draft is how many of the 2nd rounders are still in the NBA and how many of the lottery picks are busts or underachievers given their draft position.  Two of the non-lottery gems are All-Stars.  Beverly, Danny Green and Patty Mills are all 2nd rounders and very good.

Lottery Stars:  Griffin, Harden, Curry, DeRozan.
Lottery Busts or, at least, non-stars:  Thabeet, Evans (journeyman), Rubio (NOT the next Pistol), Flynn, Hill (I like Jordan Hill, but as a #8?  Only started on a really bad Laker team), Brandon Jennings (good, not great), Terrence Williams, Henderson (nice but...), Hansbrough (bench), Clark (90 day wonder with Lakers), Daye, Johnson.

Non-lottery gems:  Holiday, Lawson, Teague, Collison, Taj Gibson, Carroll.

2nd round gems:  Blair, Jerebko, Beverly, Thornton (journeyman, but knows his role), Danny Green, Patty Mills

Marcus Landry, undrafted.  Amazing what hard work can do for you and man, nobody works harder than that undersized PF.

My conclusion?  It's a crap shoot (yeah, I'm sure you're all surprised to hear me say that).  4 stars out of 16 lottery picks. 6 players and 2 All-Stars out of the next 14 picks.



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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by dboss on Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:23 pm

The team that probably made the biggest mistakes was Minn taking Rubio and Flynn back to back and leaving Curry on the board.
DeMar DeRozan may have been an unknown quantity but everybody knew Steph could ball
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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by kdp59 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 pm

I think Thabeet sticks out with the second pick as the worst in that draft.



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Re: 2009 NBA Re-Draft: The Way It Should Have Been

Post by worcester on Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:47 pm

My obvious shoulda been the #1 pick:

Nick Calathes was born in the United States, and has dual U.S. and Greek citizenship by birth. He has represented Greece internationally.[30]

His mom makes great baklava.
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