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If I could turn back the hands of time..

What would we do in 2008?  Im sitting here bored at work the day before Thanksgiving, and thought it would be cool to check out last years draft.  Are we happy with the results???  Roy has us all giddy, Rush has been both sides of the coin, and Bayless (our original pick) hasnt done a darn thing.  Heck , Portland brought in Andre Miller this year to put in over him, lacking depth at the PG.  But being that PG is our most needed position, would it have been better to keep him?  Check it out



Here are the results from NBA.com for the draft last year.  Looking back on it, I think it is safe to say Roy was an absolute steal!  Not even close.  If they redrafted, starting from Chicago, I'd say from what we have seen so far, he goes in the top 10.  It is tough to find a young, coachable, talented, legit center, and this year it seems we really have found it.

 

Now on to the Rush pick.  I would still take Rush over Bayless. I think Rush becomes a solid Defender, 3rd option type guy a year or two from now, while Bayless is still struggling to get PT.  Going back, if we had that pick again I would obviosly take Roy there, but for everyone else after, I think the only players I would have rather drafted at this point are Anthony Randolph - definitely (who is probably just going to be a complete animal once Don Nelson is let go), MAAAAYBBBEEE think about Courtney Lee but I'd still rather have Rush, and probably take his college running-mate Mario Chalmers over him for our lack of PG.  Chalmers started all 82 games at PG for a playoff team last year, not bad for a rook.  All in all, I think Bird did a hell of a Job in this draft looking back a year later, what do you guys think?

 

 

 

1

Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose, Guard, Memphis

2

Miami Heat Michael Beasley, Forward, Kansas State

3

Minnesota Timberwolves O.J. Mayo, Guard, USC (To Memphis)

4

Seattle Supersonics Russell Westbrook, Guard, UCLA

5

Memphis Grizzlies Kevin Love, Forward, UCLA (To Minnesota)

6

New York Knicks Danilo Gallinari, Forward, Italy

7

Los Angeles Clippers Eric Gordon, Guard, Indiana

8

Milwaukee Bucks Joe Alexander, Forward, West Virginia

9

Charlotte Bobcats D.J. Augustin, Guard, Texas

10

New Jersey Nets Brook Lopez, Center, Stanford

11

Indiana Pacers Jerryd Bayless, Guard, Arizona

12

Sacramento Kings Jason Thompson, Forward, Rider

13

Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Rush, Forward, Kansas

14

Golden State Warriors Anthony Randolph, Forward, LSU

15

Phoenix Suns (from Atlanta) Robin Lopez, Forward, Stanford

16

Philadelphia 76ers Marreese Speights, Forward, Florida

17

Toronto Raptors Roy Hibbert, Center, Georgetown

18

Washington Wizards JaVale McGee, Center, Nevada

19

Cleveland Cavaliers J.J. Hickson, Forward, N.C. State

20

Charlotte Bobcats (from Denver) Alexis Ajinca, Center, France

21

New Jersey Nets (from Dallas) Ryan Anderson, Forward, California

22

Orlando Magic Courtney Lee, Guard, Western Kentucky

23

Utah Jazz Kosta Koufos, Center, Ohio State

24

Seattle SuperSonics (from Phoenix) Serge Ibaka, Forward, Spain

25

Houston Rockets Nicolas Batum, Forward, France (To Portland)

26

San Antonio Spurs George Hill, Guard, IUPUI

27

New Orleans Darrell Arthur, Forward, Kansas (To Memphis via Portland)

28

Memphis Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers) Donte Greene, Forward, Syracuse (To Houston)

29

Detroit Pistons D.J. White, Forward, Indiana (To Seattle)

30

Boston Celtics J.R. Giddens, Guard, New Mexico


31

Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami) Nikola Pekovic, Center, Serbia

32

Seattle Supersonics Walter Sharpe, Forward, Alabama-Birmingham (To Detroit)

33

Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis) Joey Dorsey, Forward, Memphis (To Houston)

34

Minnesota Timberwolves Mario Chalmers, Guard, Kansas (To Miami)

35

Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan, Center, Texas A&M

36

Portland Trail Blazers (from New York) Omer Asik, Center, Turkey (To Chicago)

37

Milwaukee Bucks Luc Mbah a Moute, Forward, UCLA

38

Charlotte Bobcats Kyle Weaver, Guard, Washington State

39

Chicago Bulls Sonny Weems, Guard, Arkansas (To Denver)

40

New Jersey Nets Chris Douglas-Roberts, Guard, Memphis

41

Indiana Pacers Nathan Jawai, Forward, Australia

42

Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta) Sean Singletary, Guard, Virginia

43

Sacramento Kings Patrick Ewing Jr., Forward, Georgetown

44

Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia) Ante Tomic, Center, Croatia

45

San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto) Goran Dragic, Guard, Slovenia (To Phoenix)

46

Seattle SuperSonics (from Portland) Trent Plaisted, Forward, BYU (To Detroit)

47

Washington Wizards Bill Walker, Forward, Kansas State (To Boston)

48

Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland) Malik Hairston, Guard, Oregon (To San Antonio)

49

Golden State Warriors Richard Hendrix, Forward, Alabama

50

Seattle SuperSonics (from Denver) DeVon Hardin, Center, California

51

Dallas Mavericks Shan Foster, Guard, Vanderbilt

52

Miami Heat (from Orlando) Darnell Jackson, Forward, Kansas (To Cleveland)

53

Utah Jazz Tadija Dragicevic, Forward, Serbia

54

Houston Rockets Maarty Leunen, Forward, Oregon

55

Portland Trail Blazers (from Phoenix) Mike Taylor, Guard, Idaho Stampede (To L.A. Clippers)

56

Seattle SuperSonics (from New Orleans) Sasha Kaun, Center, Kansas

57

San Antonio Spurs James Gist, Forward, Maryland

58

Los Angeles Lakers Joe Crawford, Guard, Kentucky

59

Detroit Pistons Deron Washington, Forward, Virginia Tech

60

Boston Celtics Semih Erden, Center, Turkey
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