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,u,s NBA mock draft /1By Rodney McKissic

1. Portland: Greg Oden, C, Ohio State -- Best C prospect since Shaq.

2. Seattle: Kevin Durant, SF, Texas -- Best player in the draft.

3. Atlanta: Al Horford, PF, Florida -- Hawks could trade pick.

4. Memphis: Mike Conley, PG, Ohio State -- The next Tony Parker.

5. Boston: Yi Jianlian, PF, China -- If C's keep pick, it's Jianlian.

6. Milwaukee: Jeff Green, SF, Georgetown -- Cliffs Notes version of Scottie Pippen.

7. Minnesota: Joakim Noah, PF, Florida -- Fills a need if KG gets traded.

8. Charlotte: Corey Brewer, SF/SG, Florida -- Game changer on defense.

9. Chicago: Spencer Hawes, C, Washington -- Bulls also like Jianlian and Noah.

10. Sacramento: Brandan Wright, PF, North Carolina -- Superior athletic ability.

11. Atlanta (from Indiana): Acie Law, PG, Texas A&M -- Hawks finally land a PG.

12. Philadelphia: Al Thornton, F, Florida State -- Dangerous in the open court.

13. New Orleans: Nick Young, SG, Southern California -- Will fit nicely with Chris Paul.

14. LA Clippers: Javaris Crittenton, PG, Georgia Tech -- Point man with size.

15. Detroit (from Orlando): Julian Wright, SF, Kansas -- Pistons just got more athletic.

16. Washington: Derrick Byars, SG/SF, Vanderbilt -- Wizards add sleeper.

17. New Jersey: Rodney Stuckey, SG, Eastern Washington -- Can score with his eyes closed.

18. Golden State: Rudy Fernandez, SG, Spain -- Think Manu Ginobili.

19. LA Lakers: Josh McRoberts, PF, Duke -- Good passing big man.

20. Miami: Jason Smith, PF, Colorado State -- Provides depth along front line.

21. Philadelphia (from Denver): Sean Williams, PF/C, Boston College -- Has some baggage.

22. Charlotte (from Toronto through Cleveland): Gabe Pruitt, G, Southern California -- Athletic, talented combo guard.

23. New York (from Chicago): Wilson Chandler, SF, DePaul -- Versatile, but not a great athlete.

24. Phoenix (from Cleveland through Boston): Thaddeus Young, SF, Georgia Tech -- Too good to pass here.

25. Utah: Daequan Cook, SG, Ohio State -- He'll get time to develop.

26. Houston: Marco Belinelli, SG, Italy -- Rockets looking for a shooter.

27. Detroit: Ramon Sessions, PG, Nevada -- Makes sense if Chauncey bolts.

28. San Antonio: Marc Gasol, C, Spain -- Pau's little bro.

29. Phoenix: Glen Davis, PF, LSU -- Big Baby heads West.

30. Philadelphia (Dallas through Denver and Golden State): Nick Fazekas, PF, Nevada: Skilled big man.


>On the web

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* Follow the draft Thursday night at and get Rodney McKissic's pick-by-pick analysis on the "College Hoopla" blog at


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