The 2009 NBA Draft is turning out to be one of the most historic and fascinating drafts, due to great and terrible players. Way different than the 2007 NBA draft. Aside from Steph Curry, perhaps on his way to becoming the greatest shooter ever, being slipping to #7, there was more intrigue. Blake Griffin was obvious at #1, but Hasheem Thabeet at #2 to the Grizzlies? James Harden, followed by Tyreke Evans were fair picks.
But what about Minnesota Timberwolves GM taking Ricky Rubio followed by Johnny Flynn, just before Curry?
Another interesting aspect of the draft was Jeff Teague, Jrue Holiday, and Ty Lawson were all taken in the mid-late first round. There were some other gems later in the draft, including Taj Gibson, Demarre Carrol, and Danny Green.