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drafting stars

July 24, 2009
By dequallian BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
dequallian BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
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Analysis: The good news for the Clippers is the 6-10 Oklahoman is expected by scouts to be a future all-star. The bad news is that they said the same in the last 20 years about former top picks Pervis Ellison, Joe Smith, Michael Olowokandi, Kwame Brown, Andrew Bogut, Andrea Bargnini and Greg Oden. To be polite, we won't mention the Clips' history with reconstructive knee surgeries. – Dan Wetzel


Size, shot-blocking skill, upbeat personality and home continent says this is another Dikembe Mutombo. Needs work offensively, but at least Memphis didn't pick (or trade for) a point guard for the first time in four years. A rare draft-night victory for common sense. -- Dan Wetzel

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badgers21 said...
on Sep. 22 2009 at 2:43 pm
Thabeet great player but overrated. blake griffin was the best choice