With their third pick, the Timberwolves took Ty Lawson of North Carolina.
Yes, another guard.
New Jersey: With Vince Carter traded earlier in the day, the Nets grabbed two-guard Terrence Williams of Louisville, the first senior selected in the 2009 draft at No. 11 overall. Williams, 6-6, is an exceptional defender who is quite versatile.
The first-team All-Big East star is the only player in Cardinals history to post at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 500 assists and 200 steals.
New York: With the eighth overall pick, the Knicks selected Arizona junior power forward Jordan Hill, prompting plenty of boos because fans wanted Curry. Hill, 6-10, 235, has an exceptional wingspan and is a multi-dimensional player. He was the first Wildcat to average double figures in scoring (18.3) and rebounding (11.0) in the same season in three decades.
Oklahoma City: Picking third overall, the Thunder took Arizona State 6-5, 220-pound sophomore guard James Harden, increasing the likelihood the team will keep Russell Westbrook at the point. A smart, hard-working player, the Pac-10 Player of the Year was considered one of the most complete players in the draft.
Orlando: The Magic did not have a first- or second-round pick.
Philadelphia: With new coach Eddie Jordan, the 76ers drafted UCLA point guard Jrue Holiday. The Bruin freshman can rebound, block shots and play at a high level defensively.
Phoenix: The economically strapped Suns, who are still dickering with trading power forward Amare Stoudemire, chose Earl Clark, a 6-10 junior forward out of Louisville. He has loads of potential and can do a little bit of everything but needs a lot of seasoning at the professional level.
Sacramento: The Kings, who desperately needed help in the backcourt, went for the second-highest rated point guard when they grabbed Tyreke Evans with the fourth overall selection. The 6-6, 221-pound freshman from Memphis was Conference USA's Freshman of the Year. Strong and quick, Evans is a sensational ball-handler who is capable of slashing into the lane and creating opportunities for teammates.
San Antonio: The Spurs did not have a first-round pick.
Toronto: Picking ninth overall, the Raptors made an interesting selection in taking Demar DeRozan of Southern California, a first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman in his only season of college basketball. Despite exceptional athleticism - he first dunked as a sixth-grader - and ability to guard multiple positions, the 6-7, 220-pound forward remains a bit of a gamble for a struggling franchise.
Washington: The Wizards did not have a first-round pick.
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