27 Jun 2008 17:43:53
Patricia Bender
News from June 26, 2008


News from June 26.

TRADE: New Jersey traded Richard Jefferson to Milwaukee for Bobby Simmons
and Yi Jianlian.

James Jones (Por) elected to opt-out of his contract and is now a free
agent.

Grant Hill (Pho) elected not to opt-out of his contract and,thus, remains
signed through 08-09.


The NBA held the 2008 draft.

a) TRADE: Minnesota traded Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner, and
the draft rights to #3 O.J. Mayo to Memphis for Mike Miller, Brian
Cardinal, Jason Collins, and the draft rights to #5 Kevin Love.

b) TRADE: New Orleans traded the draft rights to #27 Darrell Arthur to
Portland for cash.

c) TRADE: In a 3-team trade, Portland traded the draft rights to #27
Darrell Arthur and the draft rights to #33 Joey Dorsey for the draft
rights to #25 Nicolas Batum; Houston traded the draft rights to #25
Nicolas Batum for the draft rights to #28 Donte Green, the draft rights to
#33 Joey Dorsey, and a 2009 2nd round draft pick from Memphis; and Memphis
traded a 2009 2nd round draft pick for the draft rights to #27 Darrell
Arthur.

d) TRADE: Detroit traded the draft rights to #29 D.J. White to Seattle for
the draft rights to #32 Walter Sharpe and the draft rights to #46 Trent
Plaisted.

e) TRADE: Minnesota traded the draft rights to #34 Mario Chalmers to Miami
for 2 future 2nd round draft picks and cash.

f) TRADE: In a 3-team trade, Chicago traded the draft rights to #39 Sonny
Weems and 2 future 2nd round draft picks for the draft rights to #36 Omer
Asik; Portland traded the draft rights to #36 Omer Asik for a 2009 2nd
round draft pick from Denver and 2 future 2nd round draft picks from
Chicago; and Denver traded a 2009 2nd round draft pick for the rights to
#39 Sonny Weems.

g) TRADE: San Antonio traded the draft rights to #45 Goran Dragic to
Phoenix for the draft rights to #48 Malik Hairston, Golden State's 2009
2nd round draft pick (which Phoenix owned), and cash.

h) TRADE: Washington traded the draft rights to #47 Bill Walker to Boston
for cash.

i) TRADE: Miami traded the draft rights to #52 Darnell Jackson to
Cleveland for a 2009 2nd round draft pick.

j) TRADE: Portland traded the draft rights to #55 Mike Taylor to the LA
Clippers for a 2009 2nd round draft pick.

k) TRADE: Seattle traded the draft rights to #56 Sasha Kaun to Cleveland
for cash.

[Note: There is a widely reported rumored trade of Toronto trading T.J.
Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, the rights to #17 (Roy Hibbert) to Indiana for
Jermaine O'Neal and someone else. That reported trade has not
officially occurred.]

First Round
# Team Player Pos Ht Wt B-day College
1 Chi Derrick Rose .......... G 6-3 190 10/4/88 Memphis'11
2 Mia Michael Beasley ....... F 6-10 235 1/9/89 Kansas State'11
3 aMem O.J. Mayo ............. G 6-5 200 11/5/87 USC'11
4 Sea Russell Westbrook ..... G 6-3 187 11/12/88 UCLA'10
5 aMin Kevin Love ............ C 6-10 255 9/7/88 UCLA'11
6 NY Danilo Gallinari ...... F 6-8 210 8/8/88 Italy
7 LAC Eric Gordon ........... G 6-4 215 12/25/88 Indiana'11
8 Mil Joe Alexander ......... F 6-8 230 12/26/86 West Virginia'09
9 Cha D.J. Augustin ......... G 6-0 180 11/10/87 Texas'10
10 NJ Brook Lopez ........... C 7-0 260 4/1/88 Stanford'10
11 Ind Jerryd Bayless ........ G 6-3 200 8/20/88 Arizona'11
12 Sac Jason Thompson ........ F 6-11 250 7/21/86 Rider'08
13 Por Brandon Rush .......... G 6-6 210 7/7/85 Kansas'09
14 GS Anthony Randolph ...... F 6-10 205 7/15/89 LSU'11
15 Pho Robin Lopez ........... C 7-0 255 4/1/88 Stanford'10
16 Phi Marreese Speights ..... F 6-10 245 8/4/87 Florida'10
17 Tor Roy Hibbert ........... C 7-2 278 12/11/86 Georgetown'08
18 Was JaVale McGee .......... C 7-0 237 1/19/88 Nevada'10
19 Cle J.J. Hickson .......... F 6-9 242 9/4/88 NC State'11
20 Cha Alexis Ajinca ......... C 7-0 220 5/6/88 France
21 NJ Ryan Anderson ......... F 6-10 240 5/6/88 California'10
22 Orl Courtney Lee .......... G 6-5 200 10/3/85 Western Kentucky'08
23 Uta Kosta Koufos .......... C 7-0 265 2/24/89 Ohio State'11
24 Sea Serge Ibaka ........... F 6-10 220 9/18/89 Spain
25 cPor Nicolas Batum ......... F 6-8 190 12/14/88 France
26 SA George Hill ........... G 6-2 180 5/4/86 IUPUI'09
27cbMem Darrell Arthur ........ F 6-9 225 3/25/88 Kansas'10
28 cHou Donte Greene .......... F 6-11 226 2/21/88 Syracuse'11
29 dSea D.J. White ............ F 6-9 251 8/31/86 Indiana'08
30 Bos J.R. Giddens .......... F G-5 215 2/13/85 New Mexico'08

Second Round
# Team Player Pos Ht Wt B-day College
31 Min Nikola Pekovic ........ C 6-11 265 1/3/86 Serbia
32 dDet Walter Sharpe ......... F 6-9 245 7/16/86 UAB'10
33 cHou Joey Dorsey ........... F 6-9 265 12/16/83 Memphis'08
34 eMia Mario Chalmers ........ G 6-1 190 5/19/86 Kansas'09
35 LAC DeAndre Jordan ........ C 7-0 260 7/21/88 Texas A&M'11
36 fChi Omer Asik ............. C 7-0 255 7/4/86 Turkey
37 Mil Luc Mbah a Moute ...... F 6-8 230 9/9/86 UCLA'09
38 Cha Kyle Weaver ........... G 6-6 201 1/18/86 Washington State'08
39 fDen Sonny Weems ........... G 6-6 203 7/8/86 Arkansas'08
40 NJ Chris Douglas-Roberts . G 6-7 200 1/8/87 Memphis'09
41 Ind Nathan Jawai .......... F 6-10 280 10/10/86 Midland College'10
42 Sac Sean Singletary ....... G 6-0 185 9/6/85 Virginia'08
43 Sac Patrick Ewing ......... F 6-8 240 5/20/84 Georgetown'08
44 Uta Ante Tomic ............ C 7-1 225 1/17/87 Croatia
45 gPho Goran Dragic .......... G 6-4 180 5/6/86 Slovania
46 dDet Trent Plaisted ........ F 6-11 245 10/20/86 BYU'09
47 hBos Bill Walker ........... F 6-6 220 10/9/87 Kansas State'10
48 gSA Malik Hairston ........ G 6-6 220 2/23/87 Oregon'08
49 GS Richard Hendrix ....... F 6-9 255 11/15/86 Alabama'09
50 Sea DeVon Hardin .......... C 6-11 250 6/3/86 California'08
51 Dal Shan Foster ........... G 6-6 205 8/20/86 Vanderbilt'08
52 iCle Darnell Jackson ....... F 6-8 250 11/7/85 Kansas'08
53 Uta Tadija Dragicevic ..... F 6-9 222 1/28/86 Serbia
54 Hou Maarty Leunen ......... F 6-9 220 9/3/85 Oregon'08
55 jLAC Mike Taylor ........... G 6-2 165 1/21/86 Iowa State'08
56 kCle Sasha Kaun ............ C 6-11 250 5/8/85 Kansas'08
57 SA James Gist ............ F 6-9 235 10/26/86 Maryland'08
58 LAL Joe Crawford .......... G 6-5 207 6/17/86 Kentucky'08
59 Det Deron Washington ...... F 6-7 210 12/12/85 Virginia Tech'08
60 Bos Semih Erden ........... C 6-11 240 7/28/86 Turkey


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