The Clippers are a lock to take Griffin, Thabeet and Rubio will go #2 and 3. The next tier looks like Harden and Hill. Beyond those two you have the group of Evans, Holiday, DeRozen, Clark, Curry and Jennings. Three out of four teams, 6-9, are rumored to be interested in a PG. DeRozen is saying he's probably not going to give the Raptors
a workout because he believes he won't be there at #9...Is a team telling him something maybe? The Wolves are said to be very impressed with Evans. The Knicks, who were rumored to be taking Curry, are now rumored to be far more interested in Jrew Holiday than Curry. So, 6-8 sounds as though Evans, DeRozen and Holiday will probably be selected. There is now great potential for Curry to be on the board at #9. Now, take the following into consideration:
Don't be surprised if the Portland Trail Blazers trade into the lottery, looking to acquire Davidson's Stephen Curry.
The way I hear it, the Blazers (currently picking 24th) are nosing around to trade up and have Curry in their sights. Enough teams are willing to deal down that this is a real possibility. And it would be great for Curry in this regard:
A long-time NBA scout told me months ago that the ideal situation for Curry is to play point guard on a team with a shooting guard who can also handle the ball. That would allow Curry to spot up some, and maximize the impact of his shooting.
If Curry is there at #9, should the Raptors
then try to trade the pick to the Blazers along with a bad contract(KAPONO!!!) for a couple young players? Guys that come to mind are Rudy Fernandez, Travis Outlaw and Martel Webster. What do you think?