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1. ORLANDO, DWIGHT HOWARD, f, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy: Winner of the 2004 Naismith Award as the nation's best high school player . . . Can play all three frontcourt positions . . . Has a solid work ethic.
2. CHARLOTTE (from L.A. Clippers), EMEKA OKAFOR, f-c, Connecticut: The Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four . . . Outstanding rebounder and shot-blocker . . . Blocked a school-record 441 shots in his three seasons.
3. CHICAGO, BEN GORDON, g, Connecticut: The leading scorer for the NCAA national champion Huskies . . . A complete guard . . . Has great range as a shooter . . . Plays bigger than his size.
4. L.A. CLIPPERS (from Charlotte), SHAUN LIVINGSTON, g, Peoria (Ill.) Central HS: Originally committed to play for Duke . . . A true point guard . . . Excellent court vision and ballhandling skills.
5. a-WASHINGTON, DEVIN HARRIS, g, Wisconsin: Can play both guard spots . . . Has a quick first step and good range on his jumper . . . An excellent athlete.
6. ATLANTA, JOSH CHILDRESS, f, Stanford: The Pac-10 Player of the Year . . . Excellent rebounder and defender . . . Solid ball handler and passer.
7. b-PHOENIX, LUOL DENG, f, Duke: Traded to Chicago . . . Has a strong work ethic . . . A solid defender . . . Good court vision.
8. TORONTO, RAFAEL ARAUJO, c, Brigham Young: Strong and athletic . . . Not afraid of contact in the paint . . . Can play with his back to the basket.
9. PHILADELPHIA, ANDRE IGUODALA, f, Arizona: Early entry . . . Has been compared to Scottie Pippen . . . Versatile and athletic . . . Tremendous passer.
10. CLEVELAND, LUKE JACKSON, f, Oregon: Solid all-around game . . . Unselfish . . . Has a quick release and 3-point range.
11. GOLDEN STATE, ANDRIS BIEDRINS, f, BK Skonto Riga (Latvia): Good size and wingspan, could develop into a great shot blocker . . . Needs to work on the offensive end.
12. SEATTLE, ROBERT SWIFT, c, Bakersfield (Calif.) HS: Originally committed to play for Southern Cal . . . Has great hands and footwork for his age . . . A shotblocker and a decent passer.
13. PORTLAND, SEBASTIAN TELFAIR, g, Abraham Lincoln HS, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Originally committed to play for Louisville . . . Excellent passer and court vision . . . Has quick hands and feet on the defensive end.
14. UTAH, KRIS HUMPHRIES, f, Minnesota: Very physical on the offensive end . . . Gets to the foul line . . . Solid rebounder . . . Can score inside and out.
15. BOSTON, AL JEFFERSON, f, Prentiss (Miss.) HS: A hard worker in the blocks . . . Has a nice touch from 10-12 feet . . . An excellent post player for his age.
16. UTAH (from New York through Phoenix), KIRK SNYDER, g, Nevada: The WAC Player of the Year . . . A solid all-around player . . . Can play both guard positions . . . Strong and athletic.
17. ATLANTA (from Milwaukee through Denver and Detroit), JOSH SMITH, f, Oak Hill: A great leaper . . . An all-around athlete . . . Originally committed to play for Indiana . . . Has explosive first step.
18. NEW ORLEANS, J.R. SMITH, g, St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, N.J: Has a 44-inch vertical leap . . . Has great range on his jumper . . . Originally committed to play for North Carolina. . . . Sacrifices his body.
19. MIAMI, DORELL WRIGHT, f, South Kent (Conn.) Prep: Originally committed to play for DePaul . . . Spent his first four years of high school at Leuzinger in California . . . An excellent rebounder with a great vertical jump.
20. c-DENVER, JAMEER NELSON, g, St. Joseph's: Traded to Orlando . . . Consensus National Player of the Year . . . His quickness breaks down the defense and opens space for his shot.
21. d-UTAH (from Houston), PAVEL PODKOLZINE, c, Varese (Italy): Traded to Dallas . . . This Russian has enormous size . . . Has some potential . . . Has shown a nice shooting touch.
22. e-NEW JERSEY, VIKTOR KHRYAPA, f, CSKA Moscow (Russia): Traded to Portland . . . Compared to Utah's Andrei Kirilenko . . . Good athlete with quickness . . . Has leaping ability . . . Can play some guard.
23. PORTLAND (from Memphis), SERGEY MONIA, f, CSKA Moscow (Russia): Fundamentally sound . . . Has a good work ethic . . . Has speed and quickness . . . Solid one-on-one defender.
24. BOSTON (from Dallas), DELONTE WEST, g, St. Joseph's: Proficient jump shot, deadly from mid-range . . . Drives to the basket well . . . Good post-up player for his size . . . Projected by some to play point guard.
25. BOSTON (from Detroit), TONY ALLEN, g, Oklahoma State: Can take his man off the dribble . . . Draws fouls . . . Athletic and elevates . . . Can change gears quickly.
26. SACRAMENTO, KEVIN MARTIN, f, Western Carolina: A scorer . . . Can make the three or take the ball to the basket and draw fouls . . . Good ball-handler.
27. L.A. LAKERS, SASHA VUJACIC, g, Snaidero Udine (Italy): A scorer . . . Can make the three or take the ball to the basket and draw fouls . . . Good ball-handler.
28. SAN ANTONIO, BENO UDRIH, g, Breil Milano (Italy): Stock rose at the pre-draft camp in Chicago . . . Has good size for a point guard.
29. INDIANA, DAVID HARRISON, c, Colorado: Good overall skills . . . Excellent shotblocker . . . Has decent shooting touch.Note: Minnesota's first-round pick has been forfeited.
30. Orlando, Anderson Varejao, f, F.C. Barcelona (Brazil).
31. b-Chicago, Jackson Vroman, f-c, Iowa State.
32. Washington, Peter John Ramos, c, Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico).
33. L.A. Clippers (from Charlotte), Lionel Chalmers, g, Xavier.
34. Atlanta, Donta Smith, g, Southeastern Illinois.
35. f-Seattle (from L.A. Clippers), Andre Emmett, g, Texas Tech.
36. g-Orlando (from Phoenix), Antonio Burks, g, Memphis.
37. Atlanta (from Philadelphia), Royal Ivey, g, Texas.
38. Chicago (from Toronto), Chris Duhon, g, Duke.
39. h-Toronto (from Cleveland), Albert Miralles, f, Roseto (Spain).
40. Boston, Justin Reed, f, Mississippi.
41. Seattle, David Young, g, North Carolina Central.
42. Atlanta (from Orlando through Philadelphia and Golden State), Viktor Sanikidze, f, SAOS JDA Dijon (Georgia).
43. New York, Trevor Ariza, f, UCLA.
44. New Orleans, Tim Pickett, g, Florida State.
45. Charlotte (from Milwaukee), Bernard Robinson, f, Michigan.
46. Portland, Ha Seung-jin, c, Yonsei U. (South Korea).
47. h-Miami, Pape Sow, f, Fullerton State.
48. Sacramento (from Utah), Ricky Minard, g, Morehead State.
49. Memphis (from Denver through Orlando), Sergei Lishouk, f, Khimik Yuzhniy (Ukraine).
50. Dallas (from Houston through Denver), Vassilis Spanoulis, g, Moroussi (Greece).
51. New Jersey, Christian Drejer, f, F.C. Barcelona (Spain).
52. San Antonio (from Memphis), Romain Sato, g, Xavier.
53. Miami (from Dallas), Matt Freije, f, Vanderbilt.
54. Detroit, Rickey Paulding, g, Missouri.
55. Houston (from Sacramento through Utah), Luis Flores, g, Manhattan.
56. L.A. Lakers, Marcus Douthit, f, Providence.
57. San Antonio, Sergei Karaulov, f-c, Yakutsk (Russia).
58. Minnesota, Blake Stepp, g, Gonzaga.
59. Indiana, Rashad Wright, g, Georgia.Comment on this story
a-Traded to Dallas along with F Jerry Stackhouse and F Christian Laettner for F Antawn Jamison and cash considerations.
b-Traded to Chicago for F-C Jackson Vroman (No. 31), cash and a future first-round draft pick.
c-Traded to Orlando for a future first-round draft pick.
d-Traded to Dallas for a future first-round draft pick.
e-Traded to Portland for G Eddie Gill and cash considerations.
f-Traded to Memphis for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
g-Traded to Memphis for cash considerations.
h-Traded to Miami for F Pape Sow (No. 47) and a future second-round pick.