Looking Back On The 2009 NBA Draft

June 1st, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »

With the 2010 draft on the horizon, I decided it was time to take a look back at the draft we’ve just had.

Despite projections that it was going to be the weakest class since 2000, the Class of 2009 has turned out quite impressive even when you consider that the two most-highly touted prospects from the draft (Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio) are yet to play a minute in the NBA.

We’ve seen three guys who will definitely be All-Stars in the future (Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry and Brandon Jennings) along with a clutch of other guys who will have long NBA careers and potentially be All-Stars like Darren Collison, DeJuan Blair, Ty Lawson, James Harden etc.

However, as always when looking back, the questions (particularly the “what if” kind) come up. So I’m gonna try answer a few of my own here, and if you guys have any, you can leave them as comments.


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