Draft: First Round is Final

    
June 26th, 2008
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Three hours into the Draft and we finally have our thirty First Round picks. Things went smoothly at the top, outside of Charlotte's surprise pick of DJ Augustin. In the middle, Jerryd Bayless wen't to the Pacers.. however it appears that pick is going to the Portland Trailblazers. This is a steal for Portland, who also snagged Darrell Arthur late in the round. Arthur, the last remaining member of the Green Room, got a nice hand from the crowd (who earlier booed the heck out of Danilo Gallinari). Perhaps the biggest surprises came late in the round, where George Hill, DJ White, and JR Giddens snuck into the 1st round. The big losers thus far have been DeAndre Jordan, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and Mario Chalmers.

Also: 2008 Draft Report Card and our more official NBA Draft Results Board

2008 NBA Draft - First Round

1. Chicago - Derrick Rose
2. Miami - Michael Beasley
3. Minnesota - OJ Mayo
4. Seattle - Russell Westbrook
5. Memphis - Kevin Love
6. New York - Danilo Gallinari
7. LA Clippers - Eric Gordon
8. Milwaukee - Joe Alexander
9. Charlotte - DJ Augustin
10. New Jersey - Brook Lopez
11. Indiana - Jerryd Bayless (Portland*)
12. Sacramento - Jason Thompson
13. Portland - Brandon Rush (Indiana*)
14. Golden State - Anthony Randolph
15. Phoenix - Robin Lopez
16. Philadelphia - Marreese Speights
17. Indiana - Roy Hibbert
18. Washington - JaVale McGee
19. Cleveland - JJ Hickson
20. Charlotte - Alexis Ajinca
21. New Jersey - Ryan Anderson
22. Orlando - Courtney Lee
23. Utah - Kosta Koufous
24. Seattle - Serge Ibaka
25. Houston - Nicolas Batum
26. San Antonio - George Hill
27. Charlotte - Darrell Arthur (Portland)
28. Memphis - Donte Greene
29. Detroit - DJ White
30. Boston - JR Giddens