2009 NBA Draft Live-Blog

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Well here we are folks. It's one of the most enjoyable nights of the year and it's become a fun tradition here at AA. There will be photos, videos, analysis and fun all evening long, so comment early and comment often. We'll get underway around 7pm but in the meantime feel free to click through last year's live blogs, and leave your predictions in the comments.

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Okay all, I'm here and ready to go. Was just checking out all the MJ news, and the support in LA is amazing. Whether or not you believed the allegations against him or not, there wasn't a person in the world who wasn't touched by his music at some point or another.

With that said, what's the over/under on the number of minutes before ESPN tries a tribute piece?

"I believe it's a very deep draft!"- Dick Vitale

You hear that Bilas? Vitale is trying to best you for biggest over-statement of the Draft! Don't take that nonsense!!! David Stern is kicking this thing off with his cheesy "hard work" speech and we're underway!

"It's a very rowdy group tonight."- David Stern

YES! Thank goodness something in this Draft will be entertaining. DANNY MANNING, CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!!! Clippers on the clock.

"Clippers frantically looking over their notes to see if they should take Griffin or a new prospect they just discovered, Patrick Chewing." (Via Lammy)

Hahahaha. Too funny.
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1. Blake Griffin
PF, 6'10", 248 lbs
Oklahoma

You think the Clippers could have gotten Griffin to wear red or something. That purple is a little nasty. Oh and the Clippers Draft Room is clapping for themselves. Really? REALLY?!?! That took a lot of thought. Oh and eff you Clippers for wasting five minutes of our lives!

"Mark Jones is just a horrible host. He used to be good but he has gone off the cheesy end." (Via SS Reporters)

Ain't that the truth! ESPN now scores an interview with Bill Simmons' new nemesis, Mike Dunleavy. Who ironically is the only GM-Coach combo in the NBA.
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2. Hasheem Thabeet
C, 7'3", 267lbs.
Connecticut

"Did the Commissioner just say Tanzania? Yes he did!"- Stuart Scott

Ugh. Stuart Scott just broke the annoying sound barrier. This could be a worse pick than Kandi Man. He's just too slow for the NBA. Basketball has been berry berry good to Hasheem!

"They took Brian West.....er, Russel Westbrook"- Mark Jackson
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3. James Harden
SG, 6'5", 222lbs.
Arizona State


I love the Mark Jackson assessments down the bottom....Sacramento "Need a Point Guard"

Harden is another person I predict as a bust in the NBA, but I like the kid, so I hope he proves me wrong. If the Kings don't take Rubio, they deserve to have the most lottery balls for their existence.

"His shorts are going to be a lot lower than Byron Scott's." - Stu Scott (Via SS)

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4. Tyreke Evans
SG, 6'5", 220lbs.
Memphis


"He's got size, he's got amazing length."- Jay Bilas

And now we watch Ricky Rubio fall to New York, the only team that can pay his fee. Damn, the Wiz could have had Jason Williams 2.0!
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5. Ricky Rubio
PG, 6'5", 180lbs.
Spain


There's not a chance in hell that Rubio weighs 180lbs, ESPN! Oh and the Knicks fans chiming in with the USA chants was priceless. If the Timberwolves select Stephen Curry next, I'm going to lose it. Hey, a Fran Fraschilla sighting! Drink!!!

"He's got a Gretzky like feel for the game of basketball."- Fran Frashcilla

"Oh THATS where Spain is? Thanks ESPN." (Via Lammy)

Great use of the World Map, ESPN. And Jemele Hill's tweet comparing Rubio to Balky from Perfect Strangers was priceless.
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6. Johnny Flynn
PG, 6'1", 196lbs.
Syracuse


Wow. Didn't think they would pick two point guards, especially playing in the West. Johnny Flynn is going to be a good NBA player.....when he gets traded away from Minnesota. If anyone can get me that ESPN puzzle piece in front of Mark Jones, I will pay them top dollar. I want to hang that above my fireplace.

"He's got one of the best smiles in this Draft class"- Mark Jones

Great analysis there.
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7. Stephen Curry
PG, 6'3", 181lbs.
Davidson


"I didn't realize there were so many fans who hated the Golden State Warriors."- Stu Scott

I know the Knicks fans are booing now, but TRUST ME....this is for the best. Pick DeMar DeRozan and love watching him dominate over the next few years. Oh and get this little rumor....Rubio is heading to the Knicks. So just relax.

"He's got real good maturity."- Jay Bilas (Via 49er16)

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8. Jordan Hill
PF, 6'10", 232lbs.
Arizona


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

That shows you how much Knicks fans know about Basketball. I think DeRozan would have been the better pick since they already have David Lee, but Hill is a beast. Good pick, but he might be traded to Minnesota soon.

Is it just me or does Donnie Walsh look like he's in the mob?
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9. DeMar DeRozan
G, 6'6", 211lbs.
USC


Hello Tracy McGrady 2.0! Great pick for the Raptors there. Wait, did DeMar just use the word "defensicality"? Jay Bilas would like a word with you!!!

"People leaving draft in droves. Only in NY. Come to boo and leave." (Via Darren Rovell on Twitter)

Thanks for the infomercial on the public transportation, Mark Jones. Signed, Toronto (Via 49er16)
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10. Brandon Jennings
PG, 6'2", 165lbs.
Compton/Italy


Well I guess you can now say averaging 4.0ppg in Europe will help your draft status. Sorry David Stern.

"He's got a chance to be very very good."- Jay Bilas

Ummm....can't you say that about everybody in the Draft?

"He didn't go to Europe to improve his draft status! He went to Europe to GET PAID." (Via Free Darko on Twitter)

Good point. And now he gets to go to Milwaukee. Screw Italy....Milwaukee is where it's at!!!!

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11. Terrence Williams
SG, 6'6", 212lbs.
Louisville


"Terrence Williams says he doesn't watch ESPN...."- Stu Scott

Guess who's my new favorite player! Lebron and Williams in 2010!!!

"Shout out to Jay Bilas. He's a great guy, even though he went to Duke."- Terrence Williams

And now it's time to watch Michael Jordan botch a draft pick! Who's ready for Tyler Hansbrough!!!!
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12. Gerald Henderson
SG, 6'5", 215lbs.
Duke


I'd just love it if one year the Bobcats would draft out of state.

Of course Jay Bilas loves Henderson. Bilas proabably thinks he should have been the first pick. (Via 49er16)

Henderson is one of only a few players Jordan actually saw for Charlotte. Can't believe he made this pick without doing any leg work. (Via TheJonLee on Twitter)
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13. Tyler Hansbrough
PF, 6'10", 234lbs.
UNC


And the Knicks fans are right on queue with the chant of OVER-RATED!!! Is anybody completely bored with the Draft at this point?

"It's okay if you want to stay all four years."- Jeff Van Gundy

Well not normally, but okay. Tyler already has the standard/boring answers down pat. 110% Baby!!!!!! Where's Dickie V???

There are going to be tons of mormons rioting in the streets of Salt Lake tonight because Hansbrough didn't go to the Jazz. (Via Lammy)
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14. Earl Clark
SF, 6'10", 226lbs.
Louisville


Oh my god!!!! That's Brandon Jennings music!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a random appearance. Oh and Jay Bilas....STOP SAYING THE WORD "LENGTH"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No one even cares about the great pick of Earl Clark because Jennings now gets to talk about his decisions. Good times, and that's the end of the lottery.
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15. Austin Daye
SF, 6'11, 192lbs.
Gonzaga


Length, Length, Length, Length, Wingspan....Tayshaun Prince clone....yada yada yada. Next pick please.

Surprise! Dickie V likes the picks of Hansbrough and Curry, and he even says Curry will be the ROY next year. Ugh.

"Daye makes Prince look like the Hulk."- Jeff Van Gundy
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16. James Johnson
PF, 6'8", 258lbs.
Wake Forest


Not a bad pick there at all. A big man that can shoot is what you need in the league, and with Deng hurt all the time....Johnson might be able to step in right away.

It's time for ESPN to lose the draft rights and put it on Versus or something. I'm tired of these bozos managing to screw up every draft by the verbal diaharrea they spew out. (Via SS)

Yeah, this is pretty damn boring and pointless.
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17. Jrue Holiday
G, 6'4", 199lbs.
UCLA


Yawn....Minnesota is getting ready to select another Point Guard, so let's brace ourselves!

Nice wide tie Jrue where did he pick that thing up, 1985? (Via Lammy)
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18. Ty Lawson (Traded to Denver)
PG, 6'1", 199lbs.
UNC


Ummm....when did the Timberwolves become the Lions??? There's no doubt that Rubio is heading to NYC, right? Oh wait....Ty Lawson is going to Denver apparently.

wanna bet that last Minny pick was part of a trade ??? anyone ? (Via Mark Cuban on Twitter)

"You can't play everyone." - JVG (Via JFein)

GENIUS!!!!
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19. Jeff Teague
G, 6'1", 175lbs.
Wake Forest


Worst defender in the draft. Terrible pick of Teague by the Hawks, who just traded for Jamal Crawford. Just a terrible pick. Got a dollar says the Jazz pick BJ Mullens....
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20. Eric Maynor
PG, 6'3", 164lbs.
VCU


Wow. Interesting pick since they already have Deron Williams in the backcourt. They could send Brewer to the three though, and have a two guard lineup. Intriguing.

Great....a Larry Brown interview. And thank you Knicks fans for once again booing on queue.
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21. Darren Collison
PG, 6'1", 166lbs.
UCLA


Yes! We have our first player who wasn't invited to the Draft making his way through the fans!!! Always the best move at the Draft. Nothing like having hostile New York fans throwing stuff at you as you surprise David Stern on stage. Good times.

Seriously, how do the Hornets take this guy ahead of Blair? You can get a reliable 10-minute backup PG for $1M this summer. (Via John Hollinger on Twitter)

I don't know about that one. I like the backup point guard move at this point. Plus I want Blair to slip to the Wiz at the top of round two.
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22. Victor Claver
F, 6'9", 224lbs.
Spain


Forget the Portland foreigner....Shaq is talking about Mike Jackson! Couldn't ESPN have done better than a conference call with Lisa Salters!?!?!?! Stop talking over the Diesel, woman!!! Worst. Interview. Ever.

Shaq says "I've always been a team player." Somwhere Kobe is laughing out loud. (Via Skip Bayless on Twitter)
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23. Omri Casspi
F, 6'9", 211lbs.
Israel


The fact that someone was holding up a "Jordan" jersey in front of all the Israeli flags in the stands. MIDDLE EAST REPRESENT!!!!


"They better have good flafel in Sacramento!"- Fran Fraschilla
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24. BJ Mullens (To OKC for Rodrigue Beaubois)
7'1", 258lbs.
Ohio State


Wow....Mark Cuban has been focusing all of his attention on bloggers, and not on the Draft. When have the Mavericks ever had a real center on their team? Answer....never.
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25. Rodrigue Beaubois (To Dallas for BJ Mullens)
G, 6'2", 182lbs.
Guadeloupe


Pass.

Oh wait.....the two teams drafting in back of each other just traded the last two picks. Why does the draft suck so bad now?
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26. Taj Gibson
PF, 6'9", 214lbs.
USC


Annnnnnnd.....it's commercial time. No more commentary for the rest of the night from ESPN.
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27. DeMarre Carroll
F, 6'7", 207lbs.
Missouri


"Here's a guy who has a liver disease"- Stuart Scott

Must Improve: Drinking Tolerance
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28. Wayne Ellington
G, 6'5", 202lbs.
UNC


I finally agree with Jay Bilas. I think Ellington will be a better pro than Henderson, but there's a problem. What do you do with Corey Brewer and Rodney Carney?

***Knicks trade Quentin Richardson to Memphis for Darko***

Sure....why not?!?!?!
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29. Toney Douglas
G, 6'2", 183lbs.
FSU


Not a bad pick at all for the Knicks. But now the Cavs get DeJaun Blair, and the Wizards will never beat them in a Playoff Series.
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30. Christian Eyenga
G/F
Congo


"With the 30th and the final pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select...."

Even Stern doesn't want this to go to a second round.

Christian Eyenga: 0.8 PPG. Stat of the night. (Via Dan Shanoff on Twitter)
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That's it for me tonight. Just don't have it in me to stick with this for a whole second round full of foreign players. Thanks for joining in, and I'll have some quotes and videos tomorrow. I'll be on Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/awfulannouncing, so we can all continue this party there if you'd like.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 4:09 PM

189 Comments:

This is such a weak draft.

Predictions: James Harden will be a bust. The Knicks will pick somebody no one has ever heard of.


Guarantees: The Sonics won't pick this year. If anyone plays the NBA Draft Drinking Game (because this broadcast will be a trainwreck) then I'll probably be the only one who isn't trashed by the 5th pick.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 4:55:00 PM  

Holy crap, Michael Jackson is dead.

The King of Pop is no more.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  

Last I saw it was only just a cardiac arrest says CNN.com. This turribull shrowd is going to be hanging over the draft all night ::sobs::

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:15:00 PM  

http://www.examiner.com.au/news/world/world/general/michael-jackson-dies-of-heart-attack-report/1551580.aspx

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/pop-star-michael-jackson-was-rushed-to-a-hospital-this-afternoon-by-los-angeles-fire-department-paramedics--capt-steve-ruda.html

/threadjack

I'm in your NBA Draft, spoiling your moods.

Alex said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

There was some uncertainty earlier, but it's pretty much been confirmed now. RIP Michael Jackson.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

I wonder if Stu Scott knows yet? He could break down on live TV if someone mentions it.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:54:00 PM  

As far as the draft goes, while my Sixers need a PG and Ty Lawson seems to be the most likely choice for them, it puts me in a conundrum because it would be a good pick for them, but at the same time, I've always never liked UNC basketball and I really can't picture myself getting excited over Ty Lawson coming to Philly.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:56:00 PM  

I fully expect this to be a horrible broadcast for a draft class of busts.


30 minutes until Blake Griffin is selected #1 overall.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:57:00 PM  

Danny Ferry-: "Trading for Shaq is a unique opportunity." Not, really since pretty much everyones done it already.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 6:59:00 PM  

I'm alreadying hating Stu Scott.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

"Shaq failed to win a playoff game in Phoenix." - John Barr


You mean other than the one in 2007 against the Spurs?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:08:00 PM  

If Shaq doesn't know anything about his new city I know of a couple tourism videos he should check out before he moves.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:13:00 PM  

"Los Alngeles Clippers." - Stu Scott

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:14:00 PM  

Taylor is balding already.


Do the Wizards have a pick this year? If not then I guess they're complacent with a 20 win season with a hobbled Arenas for another year.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:15:00 PM  

Taylor Griffin rocking the front of the head fade nicely.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:15:00 PM  

Holy crap. Vince Carter to the Magic for Alston, Lee, and Battie.


http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/9732454/Reports:-Nets-deal-Carter-to-Magic-for-Alston,-Lee

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:18:00 PM  

Holy crap. Vince Carter to the Magic for Alston, Lee, and Battie.


http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/9732454/Reports:-Nets-deal-Carter-to-Magic-for-Alston,-Lee

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:18:00 PM  

I'm still on the fence about the Wizards/Wolves trade, but its hard to believe that THAT was the best thing they could get. You'd think that a team as guard heavy as them would oh I dunno, get some front line help or something?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:18:00 PM  

Magic made a horrible trade. Courtney Lee could become a killer, while Vince still lacks a killer's instinct.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:20:00 PM  

Count the number of superlatives used by ESPN tonight.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:21:00 PM  

Oh God, a Dickie V sighting. Muting my TV now.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:28:00 PM  

Dickie V just predicted Cavs/Spurs in the 2010 Finals with the Cavs winning.


That was already the most boring Finals in history.....don't do it again.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:29:00 PM  

Yeah I hate that Magic trade too, but I'm all for the Wiz trade. Get rid of dead weight for a shooter and a guard that would be top 10 in this draft as well.

Jun 25, 2009, 7:30:00 PM  

Clippers frantically looking over their notes to see if they should take Griffin or a new prospect they just discovered, Patrick Chewing.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:30:00 PM  

Stephen Curry will succeed only if he uses his mother as a distraction.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:32:00 PM  

Yay Liberty!

Steve said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:33:00 PM  

I want to smack that smug smile out of Stern's face so badly.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:34:00 PM  

Stern's head looks like a yam with gray play-doh on top.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:34:00 PM  

Ha! David Stern's mentioning of the Lakers got booed!

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:35:00 PM  

"Sasha Vujacic is a really good player." - Stuart Scott


And he did this horrible joke involving trading Kobe and Vujacic for pick #1.

Here we go.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:36:00 PM  

Yes, JVG already gettin in the zingers already.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:37:00 PM  

Van Gundy making fun of the Clippers.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:37:00 PM  

Why is it taking this long for the Clippers to select Black Griffin?

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:37:00 PM  

JVG thinks the Clips should trade Camby.

Who wants to see the Kaman? Other than for the nut shots?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:38:00 PM  

Griffin's mom looks like she is from the South.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

"Blake Griffin, the All-Galaxy, All-Everything, player of the year." - Stu Scott

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:40:00 PM  

Did Blake tear his ACL walking to the podium?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:41:00 PM  

I have to go out for a bit. I'll be back shortly.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:41:00 PM  

Mark Jones is just a horrible host. He used to be good but he has gone off the cheesy end.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

Blake records Snl every week? He wasn't even alive when it was good.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

God Damn, give the poor girl (Lisa Salters) a seat.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:43:00 PM  

I doubt Tommy Griffin is enjoying this interview.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:44:00 PM  

Griffin's mom has a crazy eye!

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:44:00 PM  

Stern is losing his voice.


Thabeet to the Grizzlies.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:46:00 PM  

If the Thunder pass up Rubio I'll fall over.

Surely the Kings would want him?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:47:00 PM  

Hasheem Thabeet: the homeless man's Manute Bol

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:48:00 PM  

Who the hell is Hamed Hammadi?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  

Improvement: Offense

Sure the Griz take an offensive stiff.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  

Brian Westbrook entered the draft? Mark Jackson just told me!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:51:00 PM  

JAMES HARDEN?!!!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:52:00 PM  

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE KINGS CAN TAKE RUBIO!!!!

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:52:00 PM  

"His shorts are going to be a lot lower than Byron Scott's." - Stu SCott

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:55:00 PM  

James Harden has joined the bow tie revolution!

/old jim rome show bit

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:55:00 PM  

FACIAL HAIR?!!!


Fire Mark Jones. Stephen A. wouldn't ask these retarded questions.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:56:00 PM  

"Tariq Evans." - Mark Jackson


This is already worse than last year.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:57:00 PM  

HAHAHAHA!!! Kings pass up Rubio!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:57:00 PM  

Damn the Wiz could've had Rubio!?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:58:00 PM  

Although I wanted Rubio, I can learn to love Evans. The guys at the desk seem to love Evans more than Rubio.

This pick will defenitily be a make or break for Geoff Petrie.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 7:59:00 PM  

T-Wolves pick Rubio and...?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:02:00 PM  

Ah, Crap. Who am I kidding. The Kings should have drafted Rubio.

/Going out to buy a bottle of Crown Royal

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:03:00 PM  

Rubio to the T'Wolves.

What a steal.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:04:00 PM  

Now does Rubio show up in Minnesota? He wanted to play in a big market.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:04:00 PM  

Oh THATS where Spain is? Thanks ESPN.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:05:00 PM  

The Timberwolves are this year's Blazers as far as drafting studs.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:10:00 PM  

Jonny Flynn to Minny!?!?

They must be going to trade either him or Rubio.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:10:00 PM  

"He's got real good maturity."-Jay Bilas

I though Jay graduated from Duke?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:12:00 PM  

Aside from Songaila's awful contract the Twolves are doing pretty good so far.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:13:00 PM  

Uh oh, Jonny Flynn is already referring to himself in the 3rd person.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

"Stu, Flynn has got one of the best smiles in this draft." - Mark Jones

He's creeping me out.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:15:00 PM  

Curry will LOVE playing in the Don Nelson system. But what do the Warriors do now with Mota Ellis.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:16:00 PM  

Stephen Curry to the Warriors.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:16:00 PM  

That hurts. that really hurts. Jordan Hill just doesn't do it for me.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:17:00 PM  

The Knicks have to make a deal for one of the two PG's Minnesota drafted. They have to.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:18:00 PM  

According to Tim Kawakami, the Warriors are shopping Curry along with other players to Phoenix for Amare Stoudmire.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:20:00 PM  

Hey AA...The Knicks have the Lakers 29th pick. You still got the Lakers logo up there.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:20:00 PM  

I quit. ESPN thinks their entire audience is friggin retarded and giving us useless pieces of information.


I have had enough of Mark Jones.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:21:00 PM  

Did anyone else notice the little kid putting in the thumbs down only to have his father reverse it?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:22:00 PM  

That kid giving the thumbs down was classic.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:23:00 PM  

Mark Jones is making me long for SAS, at least he wasn't boring.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:24:00 PM  

"He's a really nice guy and he's committed to his job."-Donnie Walsh, talking about Jordan Hill

I hope so......

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:26:00 PM  

Thanks BK!

Jun 25, 2009, 8:26:00 PM  

I smell a sign and trade with D-Lee.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:27:00 PM  

DeMar DeRozan. Must Improve: Acne

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:29:00 PM  

Lupus? What the fuck's a Lupus?

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:29:00 PM  

Thanks for the infomercial on the public transportation, Mark Jones.

Signed Toronto

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:30:00 PM  

Brandon Jennings to Milwaukee?

I guess Milwaukee should have hired the Sports Fella for GM.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:33:00 PM  

Brandon Jennings is a very left handed player.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:35:00 PM  

Did Stu just say "translike" instead of translate?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:35:00 PM  

The Nets are on the clock. Anyone know why Lawrence Frank is still employed?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:36:00 PM  

Hey Mookie, did you see where Owen Schmitt was picked up for a DUI? How long do you think he will be suspended for?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:38:00 PM  

Figures the Nets would take a player with a questionable character.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:39:00 PM  

Terrence Williams to the Nets.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:39:00 PM  

"Why is he sucking up to you?"-JVG

"They all do."-Jay Bilas

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:40:00 PM  

Let's see what pick MJ screws up this year.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:42:00 PM  

Terrence Williams doesn't watch ESPN!? Get out of my country pinko!

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:42:00 PM  

HOLY CRAP! MJ AND LARRY BROWN WENT WITH A DUKE PLAYER

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:45:00 PM  

Gerald Henderson is your next Duke bust....well done to MJ for picking ANOTHER North Carolina player.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:45:00 PM  

Of course Jay Bilas loves Henderson. Bilas proabably thinks he should have been the first pick.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:47:00 PM  

@49er16.....yeah sure I think he'll get suspended for 4 games or something like that. We still have Justin Griffith!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:47:00 PM  

"When did you know your son had NBA talent? - Lisa Salters

He doesn't.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

And suddenly im a little less sad about losing vinsanity. Twill is the man.

Frigidevil said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

@ SSR: I"m glad I'm not the only one that found that an odd question to ask his father...

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:50:00 PM  

Holy crap.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:50:00 PM  

Boy I can just see Hansbrough, Dunleavy Jr., and Troy Murphy playing on the front line for Indiana now.

FIRE LARRY BIRD NOW!

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:51:00 PM  

TYLER HANSBROUGH!!!

And pretty much everyone at ESPN has a hard-on right now...

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:51:00 PM  

There are going to be tons of mormons rioting in the streets of Salt Lake tonight because Hansbrough didn't go to the Jazz.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:52:00 PM  

"How about this crowd saying 'overrated'? Do they not recognize this guy's body of work. He's one of the greatest players of all time." - Mark Jackson

Or they just see him for the flaming fraud that he will be exposed as in the NBA....

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:54:00 PM  

"They need talent"-Mark Jackson

Doesn't every team need talent?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:55:00 PM  

What just happened?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:56:00 PM  

Who is Earl Claw, David Stern?

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:56:00 PM  

I already hate Brandon Jennings. He was blowing kisses to the crowd.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:57:00 PM  

What is this, the WWE? "Stone Cold Steve Austin is not in the building tonight..." "...oh my God here he comes!"

Steve said...
Jun 25, 2009, 8:58:00 PM  

Jennings should have just said F-college and go to Europe to get paid.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:01:00 PM  

Austin Daye = Tyshaun Prince

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:02:00 PM  

"He's very, very skilled."-Jay Bilas

He must be if you say very twice.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:03:00 PM  

It's time for ESPN to lose the draft rights and put it on Versus or something.

I'm tired of these bozos managing to screw up every draft by the verbal diaharrea they spew out.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:03:00 PM  

Austin Daye has grown 7 inches since high school...um, where Stu?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:04:00 PM  

"He loves video games, especially Madden video games." - Stu Scott on Austin Daye

Good to know! For the most important quality that I look in in my NBA Draft prospects is their love of Madden video games. The Pistons are now in good hands with Daye....

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:04:00 PM  

Did Dickie V just say Curry will win ROTY? Wow.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:06:00 PM  

Of course ESPN brings in Dickie V to talk about Hansbrough.

Dickie V. thinks Hansbrough will be the next Bill Russell.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:06:00 PM  

"Daye makes Tayshaun Prince look like the Hulk." - JVG

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:07:00 PM  

"Daye makes Prince look like The Hulk." - Jeff Van Gundy

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:07:00 PM  

A black guy from Wyoming? What next black people from Utah?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:09:00 PM  

My Sixers are now on the clock and Lawson is still on the board. Great....

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:10:00 PM  

Eddie Jordan is not a good pickup.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:13:00 PM  

Sorry JFein. You get the guy who was owned by Vilanova in the NCAA Tournament.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:13:00 PM  

Jrue Holiday!!!!!!

Holiday >>>>>>>>>>> Lawson

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:13:00 PM  

Nice wide tie Jrue where did he pick that thing up, 1985?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:15:00 PM  

I'm actually happy with the Holiday pick. The draft is about bang for your buck and the Sixers most definitley got that with Holiday at 17. Most importantly though, he's not Ty Lawson!

And my little brother who pretty much lives and breaths the Sixers is completely giddy.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:18:00 PM  

Where are all the crazy, make no sense trades that could spice up this coma of a draft?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:19:00 PM  

HOLY CRAP! MINNY HAS SELECTED 3 POINT GUARDS

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:19:00 PM  

Small ball in Minny!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:19:00 PM  

Good grief, another point guard for Minnesota???????

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:19:00 PM  

Is Matt Millen running Minnesota's draft?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:20:00 PM  

Everyone in my household was on the edge of their seats, waiting for Bilas to say Lawson is long.

Gorgonzola said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:20:00 PM  

Lawson to the Nuggets via trade. Probably because Lawson wants to be near Coors headquarters for his next DUI arrest.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:21:00 PM  

"You can't play everyone." - JVG

Brillant!

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:22:00 PM  

Say goodbye to Atlanta, Mike Bibby.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:23:00 PM  

Terrible pick by Teague? Really?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:25:00 PM  

I'm surprised Utah didn't go with the white guy from Ohio St.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:28:00 PM  

Why do they need Maynor?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:30:00 PM  

I like the Collison pick for NO. He will be a great backup to CP3.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:33:00 PM  

Hey look Collison.


Let's see if the Blazers will destroy everyone in the draft again.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:34:00 PM  

Decent pick for the Hornets

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:34:00 PM  

Watch the Kings select the Great White Stiff from Ohio St. with the 23rd pick.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:35:00 PM  

Mavs pick coming up, is Cuban there or at a bar somewhere getting hammered?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

I wouldn't mind seeing the Blazers trade for one of the T-Wolves PG's. A Travis Outlaw, Rudy Fernandez and the 22 for Flynn would be a good deal for them.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

Nice jab from Mark Jackson.


Made my night I guess.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:38:00 PM  

Ha, awesome Dos Equis commercial.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:39:00 PM  

Who?

Blazers love their Spaniards.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:40:00 PM  

A Spainard named Victor?

Que, Fran

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:40:00 PM  

"This is the 2nd deepest team in basketball behind the Lakers." - Mark Jackson on the Trail Blazers
"I think.....are you crazy?" - JVG
"I was about to ask you the same thing 10 minutes ago." - Mark Jackson

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:40:00 PM  

Did anyone have Shaq as the first person to bring up Michael Jackson's death?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:41:00 PM  

HA! SHAQ WITH A WACKO JACKO MENTION.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:41:00 PM  

Lisa Salters doing another crappy job with this interview.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:43:00 PM  

Yeah right. Like Shaq is going to be Big Z's backup.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:43:00 PM  

"We know you're always a ton of fun." - Lisa Salters to Shaq.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:43:00 PM  

Did you see the tear coming down Stu's eye, while mentioning Michael Jackson?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:44:00 PM  

Really, Sacramento?

"They better have good falafel in Sacramento." - Fran Fraschilla

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:45:00 PM  

Now that is a typical Kings pick. Geoff Petrie loves his European players.

He won't like where the Jewish community is in Sacramento. Rough neighborhood.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:46:00 PM  

And on that note Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, and Jason Terry have all put in trade requests.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:50:00 PM  

HAHAHAHAHAHA..... THE GREAT WHITE STIFF ALONG WITH ERICA DAMPIER.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:51:00 PM  

"He's got the best name in the draft." - Stu Scott

Can't they get ANYONE else to do this?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:54:00 PM  

THE BIG WHITE STIFF TO OK CITY. DON'T THEY HAVE JEFF GREEN?

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:55:00 PM  

Wow so OKC is picking up Mullens?

Then again I don't care all that much....I'm seriously not bitter that the Sonics are gone. That was the city's fault and they knew it.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:55:00 PM  

Wait! OKC and Dallas are trading picks!

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:57:00 PM  

Hey look a Taj Gibson sighting!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 9:59:00 PM  

Taj Gibson's Must Improve: Shooting in Traffic


It's Southern California, he should be a pro when it comes to shootings on the freeways.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:01:00 PM  

Taj Gibson Must improve:Shooting in traffic. Well it IS hard to aim your gun with everyone honking at you.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:02:00 PM  

Jeff Teague poops on you and your assessment.

JFreak said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:06:00 PM  

Wow is ESPN that slow?

The Lakers sold their pick to the Knicks....where did the trade part come from?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:08:00 PM  

I'd die of laughter if Minnesota selected another point guard....

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:08:00 PM  

I think at this point they're just tying to end it all as fast as possible...so they can get to SportsCenter and relive this train wreck all over again!

Lammy742 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:10:00 PM  

ANOTHER GUARD!!!!!!!

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:11:00 PM  

"Yet you hear the calls of under-rated." - Lisa Salters talking to RW on Hansbrough


I don't think that's what the crowd was chanting.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:14:00 PM  

The Knicks got Darko!!! What a joke.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:15:00 PM  

RIP Jeff Goldblum

Jun 25, 2009, 10:16:00 PM  

Thunder that was a hoax, you know.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:20:00 PM  

The hard-on that everyone at ESPN has for Psycho-T is just unbearable.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:21:00 PM  

"With the 30th and final pick of the 2009 NBA Draft." - David Stern


They cut it off early?

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:23:00 PM  

The Commish is late.....

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:23:00 PM  

Wow, DeJuan Blair slipped to the second round.

49er16 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:23:00 PM  

You know this draft is boring when we are running dry on witty comments here tonight.

SSReporters said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:29:00 PM  

+1 SSR.

JFein said...
Jun 25, 2009, 10:34:00 PM  

Anyone hear the guy yell out right before Rod Thorn's interview, when Stu Scott said "why did you trade Vince carter?" and the guy yells out Cuz he sucks.

Priceless. Best moment of the draft.

bk said...
Jun 25, 2009, 11:07:00 PM  

What a cliche pick by the Pacers. Lilly white Tyler Hansbrough going to Indiana. For everyone who hates on we Utahns being "whiter" than anyone, I give you Indiana!

Brad James said...
Jun 26, 2009, 1:32:00 PM  

Boring!

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