2009 NBA draft

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The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.wikipedia
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However, he missed the entire 2009–10 season due to surgery on his broken left kneecap, which he injured during the pre-season.
The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, and Blake Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Blake Griffin

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The Los Angeles Clippers, who won the draft lottery on May 19, 2009, used their first overall draft pick to draft Blake Griffin from University of Oklahoma.
Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection.

James Harden

James Harden was drafted 3rd by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Tyreke Evans

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The Sacramento Kings drafted Tyreke Evans 4th; he was named 2009–10 NBA Rookie of the Year, after he became the fourth NBA player in history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his rookie season, joining the elite club of Oscar Robertson (1960), Michael Jordan (1984) and LeBron James (2003).
After playing college basketball for the Memphis Tigers, he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Hasheem Thabeet

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Tanzanian-born Hasheem Thabeet from University of Connecticut was drafted second by the Memphis Grizzlies.
He played college basketball for UConn before being drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ricky Rubio

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Spanish teenager Ricky Rubio was drafted 5th by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On June 25, 2009, he was drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Timberwolves, making him the first player born in the 1990s to be drafted by the NBA.

Omri Casspi

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Twenty-third pick Omri Casspi became the first Israeli player to be drafted in the first round, and later he became the first Israeli to play in the NBA.
Casspi was drafted 23rd overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, making him the first Israeli to be selected in the first round of an NBA draft.

Oklahoma City Thunder

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James Harden was drafted 3rd by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City did not make any major moves in the off-season, other than drafting James Harden from Arizona State University with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Brandon Jennings

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Brandon Jennings, who skipped college to play professional basketball with Italian team Lottomatica Roma, was drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the draft.
After a year in Italy, he declared for the 2009 NBA draft and was selected 10th overall by the Bucks.

Gerald Henderson Jr.

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Gerald Henderson Jr., son of Gerald Henderson, was drafted 12th by the Charlotte Bobcats.
He was drafted with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Austin Daye

Austin Daye, son of Darren Daye, was drafted 15th by the Detroit Pistons.
The 6'11" forward played college basketball for Gonzaga before being drafted 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA draft. He has previously played for the Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks, while also spending time in Russia, Italy and the NBA Development League.

DeMar DeRozan

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He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA draft.

Jordan Hill (basketball)

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Hill played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before he was drafted eighth overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.

Stephen Curry

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Stephen Curry, son of Dell Curry, was drafted 7th by the Golden State Warriors.
On June 25, 2009, Curry was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.

Earl Clark

He played college basketball for the University of Louisville and was drafted 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2009 NBA draft.

Ty Lawson

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This second provision affected Chase Budinger, Wayne Ellington, and Ty Lawson, all of whom declared for and withdrew from the 2008 draft.
He was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets.

Tyler Hansbrough

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Following his college career, Hansbrough was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

Jrue Holiday

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He played college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins before being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft with the 17th overall pick.

Los Angeles Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers, who won the draft lottery on May 19, 2009, used their first overall draft pick to draft Blake Griffin from University of Oklahoma.
They were then awarded the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

Jeff Teague (basketball)

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Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest University before being selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

James Johnson (basketball, born 1987)

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He was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.

Darren Collison

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He was drafted by the Hornets in the first round with the 21st overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft.

Golden State Warriors

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Stephen Curry, son of Dell Curry, was drafted 7th by the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors chose future superstar point guard Stephen Curry of Davidson College with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

Wayne Ellington

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This second provision affected Chase Budinger, Wayne Ellington, and Ty Lawson, all of whom declared for and withdrew from the 2008 draft.
He chose to forgo his final season of college eligibility to declare for the 2009 NBA draft, and was drafted 28th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.