With the 2008 NBA Draft conveniently approaching, here is my 2nd acquire projecting which rookies will be marketing NBA tickets subsequent year immediately after currently being lottery picks.
1. Chicago Bulls – Derrick Rose, Guard, Memphis
The Bulls get a franchise participant and a Chicago native in Rose.
two. Miami Heat – Michael Beasley, Forward, Kansas Condition
Finding a variety one talent in Beasley with the 2nd decide is a great consolation prize.
three. Minnesota Timberwolves – O.J. Mayo, Guard, USC
I consider Brook Lopez fits more of a need to have, as I’m positive the Wolves would like to pair Al Jefferson with a heart, but I’m going with Mayo due to the fact groups normally acquire the most effective participant obtainable irrespective of positional need to have and Mayo’s means to promote NBA tickets may be unparalleled in this draft.
4. Seattle Sonics – Jeryd Bayless, Guard, Arizona
I have experienced Bayless slotted here considering that the get go, but now there are a large amount of rumblings that the Sonics enjoy Russell Westbrook and Brook Lopez. I’m sticking with my guns, for now, and going with Bayless.
5. Memphis Grizzlies – Kevin Really like, Forward, UCLA
There is a large amount of converse about Eric Gordon here, but the Grizzlies have a large amount of perimeter scoring as it is with Rudy Homosexual and Mike Miller. Really like can deliver some inside scoring with his wide repertoire of article moves. If the crew is arranging to trade Miller as speculated, Gordon could be the option here.
six. New York Knicks – Russell Westbrook, Guard, UCLA
The Knicks are a really hard crew to get a read through on proper now. There are a large amount of names currently being thrown all over regarding this decide, but I consider that in the conclusion Mike D’Antoni will lobby for a stage guard to run his offense and Westbrook is the most effective one obtainable at this juncture.
7. L.A. Clippers – Eric Gordon, Guard, Indiana
The Clippers need to have a stage guard, but Augustin would be a achieve here. I consider they go most effective participant obtainable and get Gordon, who is a heck of a scorer and need to be in a position to lead right away.
eight. Milwaukee Bucks – Joe Alexander, Forward, West Virginia
I have a really hard time observing the Bucks passing on Alexander. He’s done so much to enable his stock.
9. Charlotte Bobcats – Brook Lopez, Middle, Stanford
This would be a slide for Lopez, but it would empower the Bobcats to transfer Emeka Okafor to his natural place of power forward.
10. New Jersey Nets – Danilo Gallinari, Forward, Italy
Gallinari would be the most effective participant obtainable at this stage and the Nets have been rumored to be shopping SF Richard Jefferson. Gallinari could most likely move in and lead right away.
eleven. Indiana Pacers – D.J. Augustin, Guard, Texas
The Pacers need to have a stage guard and Augustin is the purest ground standard aside from Derrick Rose in this draft.
12. Sacramento Kings – Anthony Randolph, Forward, LSU
Randolph is a task but has a ton of upside. The Kings have a hole at power forward proper now and if Randolph and past year’s lottery decide Spencer Hawes both create they’d make a great inside tandem and would complement every single other’s games quite effectively.
thirteen. Portland Trailblazers – Brandon Rush, Guard/Forward, Kansas
I have listened to a large amount about the Blazers dealing this decide due to the fact they have by now bought so quite a few very good young gamers. If they preserve it, Rush could be a great option due to the fact he can protect, is all set to lead proper away and can engage in the two and 3 positions.
fourteen. Golden Condition Warriors – Donte Inexperienced, Forward, Syracuse
An offensive talent like Inexperienced would in shape effectively in Don Nelson’s procedure on a Warrior’s crew that may be heading for a youth motion.
Anywhere these gamers land, they are positive to enable promote NBA tickets in their respective cities.