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Mocking the 2009 NBA Draft
By Matt Rochinski and Brian Verdi
bobcats.com

UPDATE - June 25, 2009

2009 Prospect Profiles | Return to Bobcats Draft Central

We're just hours away from the 2009 NBA Draft and we've got all the latest up-to-the-minute changes on mock drafts around the Web, so check them out below. You'll also notice that Matt Rochinski of bobcats.com, Brian Verdi of bobcats.com and Scott Lauer, the radio voice of the Charlotte Bobcats, have all posted their mock drafts at the bottom of the page. Who will have this year's best mock - who knows? But we'll find out soon.
Some things to take notice of:

  • Terrence Williams has finally moved into our consensus mock lottery and is now slated to go to the Bobcats at No. 12.
  • DeJuan Blair fell hard in this latest update, tumbling down four spots out of the lottery at No. 18.
  • Brandon Jennings is down two spots and is now near the tail end of the lottery at No. 13.

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    June 24, 2009

    2009 Prospect Profiles | Return to Bobcats Draft Central

    The NBA Draft is tomorrow and the craziness has already begun. In case you missed it yesterday, Richard Jefferson is now a San Antonio Spur and the Minnesota Timberwolves are reported to have acquired their fourth first round pick, adding No. 5 from Washington (along with Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila and Oleksiy Pecherov) while sending back Randy Foye and Mike Miller. That now gives Minnesota picks 5, 6, 18 and 28 tomorrow night. This could be the first of many more moves we'll see over the next two days.
    There has also been a ton of movement in the mock drafts we're following around the Web. Here are the most notable things since our last update:

  • While nobody fell out of our consensus lottery this time around, there was some significant movement in the order of picks. The biggest coming with Brandon Jennings, who fell from No. 5 overall all the way down to No. 11. Jonny Flynn made the biggest jump inside the lottery, moving up two spots from No. 11 to No. 9.
  • Terrence Williams might not have entered our consensus lottery this time around, but he made the biggest jump of anyone in the first round, moving up seven spots from No. 22 to No. 15. There are also four mocks out there that see him landing with the Bobcats at No. 12, and three more that think he won't be around when Charlotte picks.
  • The Bobcats are still slated to draft Gerald Henderson in our consensus, but three mocks think he won't be there for the Bobcats either.
    There is sure to be more movement on the horizon, and we'll be updating our Mocking the Draft again tomorrow, so make sure to check back then.


    June 16, 2009

    2009 Prospect Profiles | Return to Bobcats Draft Central

    It's been a crazy week since we last update our mock drafts from around the Web, with the Bobcats holding workouts almost every day since. With a break in the workout schedule coming Wednesday and the deadline for early entrants to withdraw from the draft having passed on Monday, this seemed like the ideal time to check in on the 17 drafts we've been following. What we've found was that 13 of the 17 drafts have had changes since our last update, and not necessarily just minor tweaks here and there - we're talking major updates. Here are a few things we've taken notice of:

  • Gerald Henderson is now slated at No. 12 in our consensus mock, with the majority of the mocks projecting that the Bobcats will take him with the 12th pick. Charlotte has had some other players in for workouts the past week it might also be targeting at 12, with more to come Thursday and Friday, so it should be interesting to see how this shakes out.
  • One week ago, James Johnson knocked Earl Clark out of our consensus lottery, but Clark is now back in and Johnson is sitting just on the outskirts. Wouldn't it be awesome to see how those two might match up in a workout?
  • The biggest movers this week - DaJuan Summers is up four spots to No. 24, while Sam Young has moved up three to No. 24. Jordan Hill has seen the most movement inside the lottery, falling back two spots to No. 7 overall.
  • If there's one thing that is holding true heading into this year's draft, it's that nothing is certain and that no two mocks are the same. From picks 4-24, picks are all over the map. Check this out - Brandon Jennings comes in at No. 5 in our consensus mock, but is projected to go as high as four or as low as 18. Stephen Curry seems to be gaining some momentum with two mocks seeing him go as early as No. 4, but four mocks think he might still be around when the Bobcats pick at 12. And what about Tyler Hansbrough? While most mocks see him going in the early 20s, Chad Ford of ESPN thinks he'll be off the board at pick 11. The closer we get, the more we're realizing this is just pure speculation at this point.

    Stay tuned to bobcats.com throughout heading up to draft day, as we will be updating this section more frequently.


    June 9, 2009

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    DeJuan Blair is slated at the No. 12 spot
    in our updated consensus mock draft.

    It has been one week since we’ve last updated our “Mocking the 2009 NBA Draft” section, and there have already been some major changes in positioning from mock drafts around the Web. Six of our previous 16 mock drafts were updated, and we added a 17th one.

    You’ll notice that we have also added a new piece of information this year under the player’s class or age. We have taken a look at where our consensus lottery picks are most frequently projected to be taken in this year’s draft, and recorded the results. For example, even though Gerald Henderson is slated at No. 13 in our consensus mock, more drafts are projecting that the Bobcats will take him with the 12th pick than any other position on the board.

    Our consensus top 10 picks stayed the same this week, but 11 through 16 all changed. Jrue Holiday and DeJuan Blair flipped the 11th and 12th spots, and now Blair is projected to go to the Bobcats at 12. Earl Clark slipped out of our consensus lottery, and James Johnson moved up two spots to number 14.

    The biggest jumps were made by former North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough, who is coming in to work out for the Bobcats on Wednesday. He moved up three spots to number 20 overall, and moved up eight spots in both Hoops World and Hoops Report’s mocks. In College Hoops Update’s newest mock, they have Hansbrough being taken 12th overall by the Bobcats, 11 spots higher than where they had him last week. He moved up a total of 27 spots combined in the six drafts we updated this week.

    Holiday and Terrence Williams are also climbing our draft boards, having both moved up a total of 20 spots. Clark fell the most total spots (21), followed by Brandon Jennings and Eric Maynor, who both dropped a total of 18 spots.



    June 2, 2009

    The 2009 NBA Draft will take place on June 25 in New York. After staying in the No. 12 spot in the 2009 NBA Draft Lottery, the Bobcats now hold the No. 12, No. 40 and No. 54 picks in this year's draft.
    There is a lot up in the air this season outside of the top three picks, where right now Blake Griffin is everybody's top pick followed by Ricky Rubio and Hasheem Thabeet in some order. After that, it's anyone's guess, with more than a handful of guys projected to go in multiple orders over the course of the next 11 lottery picks, much the same as last season. A lot could happen in the next few weeks as teams continue workouts and posture for position in the draft, and bobcats.com is keeping you posted on mock drafts on the Web leading up to the big event.
    The following are the consensus lottery picks of 17 mock drafts from around the Web, followed by the complete first round mock drafts we've come across already. You'll notice that we've also listed where each mock draft ranks in its accuracy the last two seasons (if applicable). Last year, Sports Illustrated had the best mock draft, followed by DraftExpress. In 2008, DraftExpress.com and InsideHoops.com were far and away the most accurate mocks on the Web. Over those two years, DraftExpress (No. 2 and No. 1) and InsideHoops.com (No. 4 and No. 2) have proved to be the most accurate, so it will be interesting to see how close they can come in 2009.
    Make sure to check back often, as we'll be updating these mock drafts and our overall consensus rankings as often as needed heading into the 2009 NBA Draft.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Blake
    Griffin
    Oklahoma
    6-10
    Sophomore
    Most: 1
    Hasheem
    Thabeet
    Connecticut
    7-3
    Junior
    Most: 2
    Ricky
    Rubio
    Spain
    6-4
    Age: 18
    Most: 3
    James
    Harden
    Arizona St.
    6-4
    Sophomore
    Most: 5
    Tyreke
    Evans
    Memphis
    6-6
    Freshman
    Most: 4
    Stephen
    Curry
    Davidson
    6-3
    Junior
    Most: 6
    Jordan
    Hill
    Arizona
    6-9
    Junior
    Most: 7
    8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    Jonny
    Flynn
    Syracuse
    6-0
    Sophomore
    Most: 8
    DeMar
    DeRozan
    USC
    6-6
    Freshman
    Most: 9
    Jrue
    Holiday
    UCLA
    6-4
    Freshman
    Most: 10
    Gerald
    Henderson
    Duke
    6-4
    Junior
    Most: 11
    Terrence
    Williams
    Guard
    6-6
    Senior
    Most: 12
    Brandon
    Jennings
    Italy
    6-2
    Age: 19
    Most: 17
    Earl
    Clark
    Louisville
    6-9
    Junior
    Most: 14

    2009 bobcats.com
    Consensus
    06.25
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.James Harden
    5.Tyeke Evans
    6.Stephen Curry (+1)
    7.Jordan Hill (-1)
    8.Jonny Flynn (+1)
    9.DeMar DeRozan (-1)
    10.Jrue Holiday
    11.Gerald Henderson (+1)
    12.Terrence Williams (+3)
    13.Brandon Jennings (-2)
    14.Earl Clark
    15.B.J. Mullens (+3)
    16.Ty Lawson
    17.James Johnson
    18.DeJuan Blair (-4)
    19.Tyler Hansbrough
    20.Austin Daye (+2)
    21.Eric Maynor
    22.Jeff Teague (-2)
    23.Sam Young
    24.Omri Casspi (+1)
    25.Chase Budinger (-1)
    26.Wayne Ellington (+2)
    27.DaJuan Summers (+2)
    28.Marcus Thornton (-1)
    29.Darren Collison (-3)
    30.Jonas Jerebko (+1)
    DraftExpress -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 2
    2007 Rank: No. 1
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+1)
    3.Ricky Rubio (+1)
    4.Jonny Flynn (+6)
    5.James Harden (-3)
    6.Stephen Curry (+1)
    7.Jordan Hill (-2)
    8.Tyreke Evans (-2)
    9.Jrue Holiday (-1)
    10.Brandon Jennings (+3)
    11.DeMar DeRozan (-2)
    12.Terrence Williams (-1)
    13.Ty Lawson (+4)
    14.James Johnson
    15.Earl Clark
    16.Gerald Henderson (-4)
    17.Eric Maynor (+5)
    18.B.J. Mullens
    19.DeJuan Blair (-3)
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.Jeff Teague (-2)
    22.Omri Casspi (+4)
    23.Sam Young
    24.Toney Douglas (+7)
    25.Austin Daye (-4)
    26.Taj Gibson (+5)
    27.DeMarre Carroll (+4)
    28.Jonas Jerebko (+1)
    29.Jack McClinton (+2)
    30.Rodrigue Beaubois
    Inside Hoops -- 06.23
    2008 Rank: No. 4
    2007 Rank: No. 2
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.James Harden
    4.Ricky Rubio
    5.Stephen Curry (+2)
    6.Tyreke Evans
    7.Jordan Hill (-2)
    8.Jonny Flynn
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Brandon Jennings
    11.Tyler Hansbrough
    12.Terrence Williams (+6)
    13.DeJuan Blair
    14.Gerald Henderson (+10)
    15.James Johnson
    16.B.J. Mullens
    17.Jrue Holiday (-3)
    18.Earl Clark (-6)
    19.Ty Lawson
    20.Sam Young
    21.Jeff Teague
    22.Austin Daye
    23.Eric Maynor (-6)
    24.Marcus Thornton (+3)
    25.Chase Budinger (-2)
    26.Omri Casspi
    27.Wayne Ellington (-2)
    28.Derrick Brown (+1)
    29.Darren Collison (-1)
    30.Patrick Mills
    Sports Illustrated -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 1
    2007 Rank: No. 10 (Tied)
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+4)
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Tyreke Evans (-2)
    5.James Harden
    6.Stephen Curry (+2)
    7.Jordan Hill (+2)
    8.Jrue Holiday (+3)
    9.DeMar DeRozan (-2)
    10.Jonny Flynn (-6)
    11.Gerald Henderson (+1)
    12.Terrence Williams (+12)
    13.Ty Lawson (+3)
    14.James Johnson (+1)
    15.B.J. Mullens (+8)
    16.Austin Daye (+1)
    17.Brandon Jennings (-4)
    18.Eric Maynor
    19.Tyler Hansbrough (+2)
    20.Omri Casspi
    21.DeJuan Blair (-11)
    22.Earl Clark (-3)
    23.Jeff Teague (-9)
    24.Sam Young (-2)
    25.Rodrigue Beaubois
    26.Wayne Ellington
    27.Josh Heytvelt
    28.Nick Calathes
    29.Jonas Jerebko
    30.Chase Budinger
    Hoops World -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 5
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+3)
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Tyreke Evans (+2)
    5.James Harden (-3)
    6.Stephen Curry (+4)
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Jrue Holiday
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jonny Flynn (-6)
    11.Terrence Williams (+7)
    12.Gerald Henderson
    13.DeJuan Blair
    14.Brandon Jennings
    15.Earl Clark
    16.B.J. Mullens
    17.Ty Lawson
    18.Tyler Hansbrough (-7)
    19.Jeff Teague
    20.Sam Young (+2)
    21.Marcus Thornton
    22.Omri Casspi (+1)
    23.James Johnson (-3)
    24.DeMarre Carroll (+7)
    25.Austin Daye (-1)
    26.DaJuan Summers (+5)
    27.Eric Maynor (+4)
    28.Taj Gibson (+3)
    29.Ahmad Nivins (+2)
    30.Wayne Ellington (-5)
    ESPN -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 11
    2007 Rank: No. 3 (Tied)
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Stephen Curry (+2)
    5.Tyreke Evans (-1)
    6.Jonny Flynn (+5)
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.James Harden (-3)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Brandon Jennings (-2)
    11.Gerald Henderson (+3)
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.Jrue Holiday (-3)
    14.Earl Clark (+1)
    15.Austin Daye (+8)
    16.James Johnson
    17.Eric Maynor (+5)
    18.B.J. Mullens
    19.Ty Lawson (-2)
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.Sam Young
    22.DeJuan Blair (-9)
    23.Omri Casspi (+4)
    24.Jeff Teague (-5)
    25.Chase Budinger
    26.Nick Calathes (+5)
    27.DeMarre Carroll (+4)
    28.Jonas Jerebko
    29.Toney Douglas (-3)
    30.Taj Gibson (+1)
    College Hoops Net -- 06.22
    2008 Rank: No. 6
    2007 Rank: No. 10 (Tied)
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Tyreke Evans (+2)
    5.Jordan Hill
    6.Brandon Jennings (-2)
    7.James Harden
    8.Stephen Curry (+7)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Ty Lawson (-2)
    11.Gerald Henderson (+1)
    12.Terrence Williams (+7)
    13.Jrue Holiday (+8)
    14.Earl Clark (-4)
    15.James Johnson (-4)
    16.B.J. Mullens
    17.Jeff Teague (-4)
    18.DeJuan Blair
    19.Eric Maynor (-2)
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.Jonny Flynn (-7)
    22.Sam Young (+1)
    23.Austin Daye (-1)
    24.Nick Calathes (+7)
    25.Omri Casspi
    26.Chase Budinger
    27.Victor Claver (+1)
    28.DaJuan Summers (+2)
    29.Patrick Mills (-2)
    30.Wayne Ellington (-6)
    College Hoops Update -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 8
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Ricky Rubio
    3.Hasheem Thabeet
    4.Tyreke Evans
    5.James Harden
    6.Stephen Curry
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Jrue Holiday (+3)
    9.Jonny Flynn (+1)
    10.DeMar DeRozan (-1)
    11.Tyler Hansbrough (+4)
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.Brandon Jennings (-5)
    14.Earl Clark
    15.B. J. Mullens (+3)
    16.Gerald Henderson
    17.Ty Lawson (-4)
    18.James Johnson (+2)
    19.Jeff Teague (-2)
    20.DeJuan Blair (+1)
    21.Eric Maynor (-2)
    22.Omri Casspi (+6)
    23.Sam Young (+1)
    24.Austin Daye (-2)
    25.Chase Budinger
    26.DaJuan Summers (-3)
    27.Nick Calathes (+2)
    28.Wayne Ellington (+2)
    29.Darren Collison
    30.Taj Gibson (+1)
    Real GM -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 12
    2007 Rank: No. 5
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+1)
    3.Ricky Rubio (-1)
    4.Jrue Holiday
    5.James Harden (+1)
    6.Jonny Flynn (+4)
    7.Jordan Hill (-2)
    8.Stephen Curry
    9.Tyreke Evans
    10.Brandon Jennings (+3)
    11.Earl Clark
    12.Terrence Williams (+7)
    13.DeJuan Blair (+3)
    14.DeMar DeRozan (+1)
    15.B.J. Mullens (+6)
    16.Gerald Henderson (-4)
    17.Jeff Teague (-3)
    18.Austin Daye
    19.Ty Lawson (-2)
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.James Johnson (-14)
    22.Omri Casspi (+1)
    23.DaJuan Summers (+1)
    24.Eric Maynor (-2)
    25.Taj Gibson (+6)
    26.Darren Collison (+2)
    27.Rodrigue Beaubois (+4)
    28.Nick Calathes (-3)
    29.Wayne Ellington (-2)
    30.Chase Budinger (-1)
    Sporting News -- 06.24
    2008 Rank: No. 3
    2007 Rank: No. 16 (Tied)
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Stephen Curry
    4.Ricky Rubio
    5.Tyreke Evans (+3)
    6.James Harden (-1)
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Gerald Henderson (+4)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jonny Flynn
    11.Tyler Hansbrough (+9)
    12.Terrence Williams (+11)
    13.Jrue Holiday (-2)
    14.Earl Clark
    15.Austin Daye
    16.DeJuan Blair (-3)
    17.Brandon Jennings (-11)
    18.Jeff Teague (-1)
    19.B.J. Mullens (-3)
    20.James Johnson (-2)
    21.Chase Budinger (-2)
    22.Eric Maynor
    23.Sam Young (+6)
    24.Ty Lawson
    25.Darren Collison (-4)
    26.Patrick Beverley (+5)
    27.Marcus Thornton (-1)
    28.Derrick Brown (-3)
    29.Jermaine Taylor (+2)
    30.Nick Calathes (-2)
    NBADraft.net -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 14
    2007 Rank: No. 6
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+4)
    3.James Harden
    4.Ricky Rubio (-2)
    5.Stephen Curry (-1)
    6.Tyreke Evans (+2)
    7.Jonny Flynn (+7)
    8.Jordan Hill (-3)
    9.James Johnson (+7)
    10.DeMar DeRozan
    11.Gerald Henderson (-2)
    12.Terrence Williams (+8)
    13.DeJuan Blair
    14.Tyler Hansbrough (-2)
    15.B.J. Mullens
    16.Earl Clark (-5)
    17.Eric Maynor (+4)
    18.Sam Young (+13)
    19.Brandon Jennings (-12)
    20.Jrue Holiday (-2)
    21.Ty Lawson (-4)
    22.Jeff Teague (-3)
    23.Omri Casspi
    24.DaJuan Summers (+6)
    25.Chase Budinger (-3)
    26.Wayne Ellington (-1)
    27.Derrick Brown (+2)
    28.Jonas Jerebko
    29.Toney Douglas (-3)
    30.Taj Gibson (-3)
    NBC Sports -- 06.24
    2008 Rank: No. 19
    2007 Rank: No. 3 (Tied)
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.James Harden
    4.Ricky Rubio
    5.Tyreke Evans (+3)
    6.Stephen Curry
    7.Jordan Hill (-2)
    8.Brandon Jennings (+2)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday (-3)
    11.Terrence Williams (+7)
    12.Gerald Henderson
    13.Jonny Flynn
    14.Ty Lawson
    15.B.J. Mullens
    16.DeJuan Blair (-5)
    17.Eric Maynor
    18.Austin Daye (+5)
    19.Jeff Teague
    20.Earl Clark (-4)
    21.James Johnson (-1)
    22.Darren Collison (+2)
    23.Omri Casspi (+8)
    24.Tyler Hansbrough (+1)
    25.Sam Young (+3)
    26.Wayne Ellington
    27.DaJuan Summers (+3)
    28.Patrick Mills (+1)
    29.Marcus Thornton (-8)
    30.Chase Budinger (-8)
    Pro Basketball News2 -- 06.23
    2008 Rank: No. 11 (Tied)
    2007 Rank: No. NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet (+1)
    3.James Harden (+2)
    4.Ricky Rubio (-2)
    5.Tyreke Evans (+2)
    6.Stephen Curry (+8)
    7.Jordan Hill (-3)
    8.Jonny Flynn (+2)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday (-4)
    11.Terrence Williams (+20)
    12.Gerald Henderson (+1)
    13.Tyler Hansbrough (+2)
    14.Ty Lawson (+5)
    15.DeJuan Blair (-4)
    16.James Johnson (-4)
    17.Brandon Jennings (-9)
    18.B.J. Mullens (+2)
    19.Darren Collison (+5)
    20.Earl Clark (-2)
    21.Marcus Thornton (+10)
    22.Eric Maynor
    23.Sam Young (+2)
    24.Austin Daye (-1)
    25.Chase Budinger (-9)
    26.DaJuan Summers (+5)
    27.Omri Casspi
    28.Jonas Jerebko (+3)
    29.Jeff Teague (-12)
    30.Wayne Ellington (-9)
    MyNBADraft.com -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 11 (Tied)
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.James Harden
    4.Jonny Flynn (+2)
    5.Ricky Rubio
    6.Tyreke Evans (-2)
    7.Jordan Hill (+1)
    8.Stephen Curry (-1)
    9.Jrue Holiday (+1)
    10.DeMar DeRozan (-1)
    11.Terrence Williams
    12.Gerald Henderson
    13.Ty Lawson (+4)
    14.B.J. Mullens (+1)
    15.Earl Clark (-1)
    16.James Johnson
    17.Brandon Jennings (-4)
    18.Austin Daye
    19.Eric Maynor
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.DeJuan Blair
    22.Omri Casspi (+6)
    23.Sam Young
    24.Jeff Teague (-2)
    25.Chase Budinger (+2)
    26.Toney Douglas (+5)
    27.DeMarre Carroll (+4)
    28.Jonas Jerebko (+3)
    29.Nick Calathes
    30.Taj Gibson
    The Hoops Report -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 15
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Jonny Flynn
    5.James Harden
    6.Stephen Curry (+2)
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Tyreke Evans (-2)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday
    11.Gerald Henderson (+5)
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.DeJuan Blair (+7)
    14.Earl Clark
    15.B.J. Mullens
    16.Tyler Hansbrough (+3)
    17.Brandon Jennings (-4)
    18.Austin Daye
    19.Ty Lawson (-8)
    20.James Johnson (+6)
    21.Eric Maynor
    22.Omri Casspi
    23.Sam Young
    24.Patrick Mills (+7)
    25.Taj Gibson (+6)
    26.Wayne Ellington (+5)
    27.Jeff Teague (-10)
    28.Jonas Jerebko (-4)
    29.Jack McClinton (+2)
    30.Derrick Brown (-3)
    Pro Basketball News -- 06.24
    2008 Rank: No. 18
    2007 Rank: No. 15
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio (+1)
    4.Tyreke Evans (+2)
    5.Stephen Curry
    6.James Harden (-3)
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Brandon Jennings
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jonny Flynn
    11.Earl Clark
    12.Jrue Holiday
    13.DeJuan Blair
    14.Ty Lawson
    15.James Johnson
    16.B. J. Mullens
    17.Gerald Henderson
    18.Terrence Williams
    19.Eric Maynor
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.Marcus Thornton
    22.Omri Casspi (+2)
    23.Austin Daye
    24.Jeff Teague (-2)
    25.Patrick Mills
    26.Chase Budinger
    27.Darren Collison
    28.Jonas Jerebko
    29.Sam Young
    30.Wayne Ellington
    NBA Draft Depot -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: NA
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Tyreke Evans
    5.James Harden
    6.Jonny Flynn (+4)
    7.Stephen Curry (-1)
    8.Jordan Hill (-1)
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday (-2)
    11.Gerald Henderson
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.James Johnson (+1)
    14.Ty Lawson (+3)
    15.Earl Clark
    16.DeJuan Blair
    17.Brandon Jennings (-4)
    18.Austin Daye
    19.Jeff Teague (+2)
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.B.J. Mullens (-2)
    22.Sam Young (+1)
    23.Omri Casspi (+2)
    24.Eric Maynor (-2)
    25.Chase Budinger (-1)
    26.Wayne Ellington
    27.Toney Douglas (+4)
    28.Jonas Jerebko (+3)
    29.Rodrigue Beaubois (+2)
    30.Darren Collison (-3)
    Matt Rochinski
    bobcats.com -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: No. 9
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Stephen Curry
    5.James Harden
    6.Tyreke Evans
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Jonny Flynn
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday
    11.Gerald Henderson
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.Brandon Jennings
    14.Earl Clark
    15.B.J. Mullens
    16.James Johnson
    17.Ty Lawson
    18.DeJuan Blair
    19.Eric Maynor
    20.Tyler Hansbrough
    21.Austin Daye
    22.Omri Casspi
    23.Sam Young
    24.Jeff Teague
    25.Chase Budinger
    26.Wayne Ellington
    27.Toney Douglas
    28.Jonas Jerebko
    29.Derrick Brown
    30.Darren Collison
    Brian Verdi
    bobcats.com -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.Ricky Rubio
    4.Tyreke Evans
    5.James Harden
    6.Jonny Flynn
    7.Jordan Hill
    8.Stephen Curry
    9.DeMar DeRozan
    10.Jrue Holiday
    11.Tyler Hansbrough
    12.Terrence Williams
    13.Ty Lawson
    14.James Johnson
    15.Earl Clark
    16.Gerald Henderson
    17.Brandon Jennings
    18.B.J. Mullens
    19.Jeff Teague
    20.Sam Young
    21.DeJuan Blair
    22.Omri Casspi
    23.Austin Daye
    24.Chase Budinger
    25.DeJuan Summers
    26.Eric Maynor
    27.DeMarre Carroll
    28.Jonas Jerebko
    29.Jack McClinton
    30.Marcus Thornton
    Scott Lauer
    Bobcats Radio -- 06.25
    2008 Rank: NA
    1.Blake Griffin
    2.Hasheem Thabeet
    3.James Harden
    4.Ricky Rubio
    5.Tyreke Evans
    6.Stephen Curry
    7.DeMar DeRozan
    8.Brandon Jennings
    9.Gerald Henderson
    10.Jeff Teague
    11.Jordan Hill
    12.Earl Clark
    13.DeJuan Blair
    14.Jonny Flynn
    15.James Johnson
    16.B.J. Mullens
    17.Chase Budinger
    18.Tyler Hansbrough
    19.Jrue Holiday
    20.Austin Daye
    21.Eric Maynor
    22.Ty Lawson
    23.Terrence Williams
    24.Toney Douglas
    25.Danny Green
    26.Wayne Ellington
    27.Derrick Brown
    28.DaJuan Summers
    29.Taj Gibson
    30.Sam Young


    Tyler (Asheville, NC)
    I think that Jeff Teague would be a good move for the Bobcats (even though im not a fan of him). He would be beneficial to the bobcats because He would be able to fit in as a sidekick to D.J. and be able to fit in with G.Wallace,Emeka Okafor, and the rest of the bunch.Teague also has tremendous Potential, im not saying he is going to become the next Kobe,LeBron,or D.Wade but he could. I know its a stretch to think about because he is supposed to get drafted around the 17th pick but if the bobcats do it Teague could help support the bobcats to a winning season and a playoff appearance. Well just something to think about, Good luck Bobcats Organization and whoever you pick im sure it will help and turn out for the best. We will find out on Draft Day and next season. GO BOBCATS!!!
    ~ A Dedicated Bobcats fan

    Jay (Orlando, FL)
    Here's my take.
    1- Blake Griffin
    2- Ricky Rubio
    3- Jordan Hill
    4- Stephen Curry
    5- James Harden
    6- Brandon Jennings
    7- Hasheem Thabeet
    8- DeMar DeRozan
    9- Tyreke Evans
    10- Jrue Holiday
    11- Dejuan Blair
    12- Gerald Henderson
    13- James Johnson/Tyler Hansbrough
    14- Earl Clark/Austin Daye/Jonny Flynn
    Note: If teams and sports casters actually look at what they need rather than who's left on the board to take, then maybe there team would be more successful.

    KJ (Charlotte, NC)
    I just wanted to put this on record and say that if when draft day comes the Bobcats select Gerald Henderson, it would be the wrong move. number 12 is too high to take him and people projected to go after him are better... terrance williams for instance, he has the same deffensive capabilities but is two times as talented, athletic, and skilled on offence. His vision is great which means he would be able to take pressure off D.J. and let him spot up and shoot that perfect J more. T-will also is an attacker and has potential to be a steal a yr or 2 down the road. He has way more star potential than henderson and could take rajas place off the bat and be better than Gerald Wallace in 2 years(neither has a shot but t-will is way more skilled). other people better than henderson include but not limited too... Earl clark, budinger, draft express has us taking henderson ahead of brandon jennings(yall better not!)


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