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6. Minnesota Timberwolves- James Harden, SG, Arizona State
The Timberwolves already have their frontcourt set with Al Jefferson and Kevin Love so they look to Harden as a backcourt mate for point guard Randy Foye. Harden struggled at the end of last season especially in the NCAA Tournament but can create for himself and can finish at the rim. Harden is also a good defender and has great range.
7. Golden State Warriors- Tyreke Evans, G, Memphis
The Warrior will be looking for someone to pair with Monta Ellis. Whether the Warriors want to keep Ellis at the point or move him to the 2 where he will be a bit undersized. If the Warriors select Evans that would give them great flexibility. Evans can play both on and off the ball. He can drive and get to the basket and would be a good fit in the Warriors up temp style of basketball.
8. New York Knicks- Stephen Curry, PG, Davidson
The Kicks are looking to upgrade everywhere on their roster but especially point guard where they would rather have Chris Duhon coming off the bench. There have been rumors that the Knicks have promised Curry they will take him here. If they do Curry would be a great fit in Mike D’Antoni’s offense. Curry is a terrific scorer who can shoot the lights out and has a great basketball IQ, and has a big name making him a great fit in New York.
9. Toronto Raptors- DeMar DeRozan, SG, USC
The Raptors have a need at the two guard and DeRozan would be a good fit. The Raptors big men like to hang out on the perimeter and the ability of DeRozan to drive to the basket would compliment them. DeRozan struggled early on in the season but really turned it on once conference play started. DeRozan has great athleticism and has enormous potential but was inconsistent at times in college.
10. Milwaukee Bucks- DeJuan Blair, PF, Pittsburgh
The Bucks will probably lose Charlie Villanueva to free agency this summer creating a big hole at power forward. Blair is undersized at 6-7 but has a great wingspan to counter that. The NBA has seen undersized power forwards succeed recently such as Paul Milsap as Blair is not different. Blair will give some toughness to the Bucks front line that could use some. He is a great rebounder and also solid defensively. He will need to work on his perimeter game in the pros though.
11. New Jersey Nets- James Johnson, F, Wake Forest
The Nets have needs at both of the forward positions and with Blair off the board Johnson should be the pick. The Nets are also looking to trade Yi Jianlian which would make forward an ever bigger need. Johnson also possesses the versatility to play the four if need be. Johnson can score form the outside and the inside making him hard to defend. Johnson will need to work on his assertiveness and rounding out his game.
12. Charlotte Bobcats- Gerald Henderson, SG, Duke
The Bobcats have a big need at shooting guard after trading Jason Richardson during last season. Gerald Henderson is a bit undersized at only 6-5 but makes up for it in other areas of the game. Larry Brown usually doesn’t play rookies much but Henderson is a great defender and will be hard to sit. Henderson improved every year in college and especially his junior season but will have to work on consistency at the next level.
13. Indiana Pacers- Johnny Flynn, PG, Syracuse
The Pacers will likely lose Jarret Jack in free agency creating a need at point guard. Luckily for them there are plenty of good ones in the draft. They will likely have their choice of Flynn, Ty Lawson, and Eric Maynor. Flynn has a great season at Syracuse putting the team on his shoulders in the Big East Tournament. Flynn is a great playmaker at the position but will need to improve his shot selection.
14. Phoenix Suns- Earl Clark, F, Louisville
The Suns could look for a successor for Steve Nash or look to replace Grant Hill. Earl Clark would be a steal here at 14. He can both forward positions and will remind Suns fans of Shawn Marion. Clark is great in transition and would be a prefect fit in the Suns offense. He is an excellent rebounder and can defend both forward positions but e will need to work on his mental focus if he wants to live up to his potential.