The Los Angeles Clippers selected forward Blake Griffin with the top overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Griffin joined the Clippers after spending two seasons at the University of Oklahoma. Griffin didn’t play at all in what would have been his rookie season after suffering a broken left kneecap during the preseason. He came back and won Rookie of the Year honors for the 2010-11 season.
Top Ten Picks in the 2009 NBA Draft
With the second overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected UConn center Hasheem Thabeet. At number three, the Houston Rockets selected future All-Star and Arizona State guard James Harden. With the fourth pick, the Sacramento Kings chose Memphis guard Tyreke Evans. The Minnesota Timberwolves rounded out the top five with the selection of Spanish guard Ricky Rubio.
The top 10 picks in the 2009 NBA Draft included:
- Minnesota Timberwolves – Jonny Flynn (G, Syracuse)
- Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry (PG, Davidson)
- New York Knicks – Jordan Hill (PF, Arizona)
- Toronto Raptors – DeMar DeRozan (SG, USC)
- Milwaukee Bucks – Brandon Jennings (PG, Italy)
Other notable players selected in the first round include Ty Lawson, Jeff Teague, Darren Collison and Taj Gibson. Omri Casspi became the first Israeli ever selected in round one when taken by the Sacramento Kings with the 23rd overall pick.
2009 NBA Draft Notes
Evans of the Kings was named the Rookie of the Year for the 2009-10 NBA season. Evans. Along with Jennings, Curry, Collison and Gibson were named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Some notable players selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft include DeJuan Blair, Jon Brockman, Chase Budinger, Patty Mills, Danny Green and Jodie Meeks. Notable players who went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft include Dionte Christmas, Jeff Adrien, Jeremy Pargo, Garrett Temple, Luke Zeller and Marcus Landry.
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The Washington Wizards selected point guard John Wall with the top overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Wall joined the Wizards after spending one season at the University of Kentucky. Wall, who was named SEC Player of the Year in 2010, finished second in Rookie of the Year voting for the 2010-11 NBA season.
Wall was one of a record five players selected from Kentucky in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft.
Top Ten Picks in the 2010 NBA Draft
With the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Ohio State guard Evan Turner. At number three, the New Jersey Nets chose Georgia Tech forward Derrick Favors. Syracuse forward Wes Johnson went to the Minnesota Timberwolves at number four, while the Sacramento Kings took Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins to round out the top five.
The top 10 picks in the 2010 NBA Draft included:
- Golden State Warriors – Ekpe Udoh (PF, Baylor)
- Detroit Pistons – Greg Monroe (C, Georgetown)
- Los Angeles Clippers – Al-Farouq Aminu (SF, Wake Forest)
- Utah Jazz – Gordon Hayward (SF, Butler)
- Indiana Pacers – Paul George (SF, Fresno State)
The other players selected from Kentucky in the first round were Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton.
2010 NBA Draft Notes
No players selected in the 2010 NBA Draft were named to an All-Star team during their rookie season. The Rookie of the Year Award went to Blake Griffin, who was taken with the top overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft but missed all what would have been his rookie season due to injury. Griffin, Wall, Landry Fields, Demarcus Cousins and Gary Neal were all named to the NBA All-Rookie Team.
The most notable player not to be selected during the 2010 NBA Draft was point guard Jeremy Lin. Ben Uzoh, Sherron Collins and Marqus Blakely also weren’t selected.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the top overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Irving joined the Cavs after spending just one season with the Blue Devils. Cleveland, which had acquired the pick in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in the season, was looking to rebuild after the departure of star LeBron James following the 2010 season. Irving would go on to win Rookie of the Year honors for the 2011-12 NBA season.
Irving was one selected with one of the two top-five picks the Cavs held in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Top Ten Picks in the 2011 NBA Draft
With the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Arizona forward Derrick Williams. At number three, the Utah Jazz picked Kentucky center Enes Kanter. The Cavs were on the board again at number four and selected Texas forward Tristan Thompson. The Toronto Raptors rounded out the top five by selecting Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas.
The top 10 picks in the 2011 NBA Draft included:
- Washington Wizards – Jan Vesely (PF, Czech Republic)
- Sacramento Kings – Bismack Biyombo (PF, DR Congo)
- Detroit Pistons – Brandon Knight (PG, Kentucky)
- Charlotte Bobcats – Kemba Walker (PG, UConn)
- Milwaukee Bucks – Jimmer Fredette (PG, BYU)
Meanwhile, twins Markieff and Marcus Morris were selected with back-to-back picks in the first round. Markieff was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns, while Marcus went 14th to the Houston Rockets. The Chicago Bulls wrapped up the first round by picking Marquette forward Jimmy Butler.
2011 NBA Draft Notes
No one from the 2011 NBA Draft class was named to the All-Star Game during their rookie season. Irving, Knight, Klay Thompson, Kenneth Faried, Ricky Rubio, Iman Shumpert and Kawhi Leonard were named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
The final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft was guard Isaiah Thomas, who was selected 60th overall by the Sacramento Kings.
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The New Orleans Hornets selected Kentucky big man Anthony Davis with the top overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Davis was taken with the top pick after helping lead Kentucky to the 2012 national championship. Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Final Four for his efforts.
Davis was one of four players from Kentucky selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
Top Ten Picks of the 2012 NBA Draft
The Charlotte Bobcats took Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the second overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft. At number three, the Washington Wizards took Florida guard Bradley Beal. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Syracuse guard Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick, while the Sacramento Kings rounded out the top five with the selection of Kansas forward Thomas Robinson.
The top 10 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft included:
- Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard (PG, Weber State)
- Golden State Warriors – Harrison Barnes (SF, North Carolina)
- Toronto Raptors – Terrence Ross (SG, Washington)
- Detroit Pistons – Andre Drummond (C, UConn)
- New Orleans Hornets – Austin Rivers (SG, Duke)
Lillard was named the unanimous Rookie of the Year after averaging 19 points and six assists per game during the 2012-13 NBA season. Lillard also was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month all six times during the campaign. Lillard, along with Davis, Beal, Barnes and Waiters were named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
2012 NBA Draft Notes
No one selected in the 2012 NBA Draft was named an All-Star during their rookie season. Three freshmen were selected with the top three picks, but a freshman wasn’t selected again until Drummond at number nine. Notable players who went unselected in the 2012 NBA Draft include guard Kent Bazemore, guard Toure’ Murry and swingman Hollis Thompson.
The final player selected in the 2012 NBA Draft was center Robert Sacre, who was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked many in the basketball world by selecting UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Bennett bolted for the NBA after spending one year with the Rebels. Bennett became the first-ever Canadian-born player to be selected with the first overall pick.
Bennett was one of only two players born in Canada taken in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Top Ten Picks of the 2013 NBA Draft
The Orlando Magic selected Indiana guard Victor Oladipo with the second overall pick in the in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Washington Wizards selected Georgetown swingman Otto Porter at number three, while the Charlotte Bobcats took Indiana big man Cody Zeller fourth overall. The Phoenix Suns rounded out the top five with the selection of Maryland center Alex Len.
The top 10 in the 2013 NBA Draft included:
- New Orleans Pelicans – Nerlens Noel (C, Kentucky)
- Sacramento Kings – Ben McLemore (SG, Kansas)
- Detroit Pistons – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG, Georgia)
- Minnesota Timberwolves – Trey Burke (PG, Michigan)
- Portland Trail Blazers – C.J. McCollum (PG, Lehigh)
The Rookie of the Year for the draft class was selected just outside the top 10 of the 2013 NBA Draft. RoY honors went to Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams, who was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 11th overall pick. “MCW” also earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors four times during the 2013-14 NBA season.
2013 NBA Draft Notes
The 2013 NBA Draft was the final selection meeting under the watch of NBA commissioner David Stern, who retired during the 2013-14 season. No members of the 2013 NBA Draft class were named to the All-Star team during their rookie campaign. Notable players who were not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft include Matthew Dellavedova, Seth Curry, James Southerland and Robert Covington.
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A total of 16 teams will enter the 2014 NBA playoffs, but only one will be able to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The 2014 NBA playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 19th. You can follow all the action in the 2014 NBA playoffs with the printable NBA playoff bracket sheet. The 2014 NBA playoff bracket is available as an instant download on this page. Simply click on the download link to get the 2014 NBA playoffs bracket today!
The 2014 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference
LeBron James and the Miami Heat enter the 2014 NBA playoffs as the two-time defending champions, but they are not the top seed in the conference. The Indiana Pacers grabbed the top seed in the East after finishing two games better than Miami during the regular season. Indiana will open the playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, while the Heat will clash with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Meanwhile, the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls will collide with the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. The third-seeded Toronto Raptors will also take on the sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets.
The 2014 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference
The defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs head into the 2014 NBA playoffs as the league’s top overall seed. The Spurs, who racked up 62 wins during the regular season, will do battle with the in-state rival Dallas Mavericks in the first round. The Oklahoma City Thunder finished just behind the Spurs and will meet the Memphis Grizzlies in round one.
Also out West, the fourth-seeded Houston Rockets will face the fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, while the third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers will go head-to-head with the rival and sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors.
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Organizing a basketball tournament or a tournament party can take a great deal of work. Depending on the size of the event and the amount of people planning on attending, it can be difficult to spread the word. You can make the planning process quicker and easier with the basketball tournament flyer template.
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There are dozens of responsibilities that come along with coaching or managing a basketball team. Coaches have to worry about future opponents, game plans and playing time, while managers have to make sure things are in place so that all the team has to worry about is playing. Coaches and team managers can both benefit greatly from the basketball roster template.
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Tip-off of the 2013-14 NBA season is rapidly approaching. A great way to follow the 82-game grind that is the regular season is with the NBA picks pool. With the NBA picks pool sheet, you can keep tabs on your favorite teams and bitter rivals all on one sheet. You can also run a fun contest at your home or office that runs until the Larry O’Brien trophy is raised by the NBA champion.
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NBA Picks: The 2013-14 NBA Season
LeBron James and the Miami Heat enter the 2013-14 NBA season as the two-time defending champions. After pulling off a dramatic 103-100 overtime win in Game Six of the NBA Finals, the Heat captured their second straight crown with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game Seven.
The Heat will open up the new season at home against the Chicago Bulls, who lost to the Heat in the second round of the playoffs. The Bulls will once again have the services of star guard Derrick Rose, who missed all of last season due to an ACL injury.
In addition to the Heat-Bulls match-up, two other games are featured on “Opening Night” on Tuesday, October 29th. The season will officially tip off when the Indiana Pacers host the Orlando Magic. Later in the evening, the Los Angeles Clippers will clash with the cross-town rival Lakers. Meanwhile, Dwight Howard will make his Rockets debut when Houston hosts the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, October 30th.
Filling Out the NBA Picks Pool Sheet
The 30 NBA teams are split up in to eight different groups on the NBA picks pool sheet. To participate in the NBA picks pool, select a single team from each group. This team will be yours for the duration of the season and postseason.
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