Atlanta: The Hawks did not have a first- or second-round pick.
Boston: Completed the first round by taking New Mexico guard J.R Giddens. The Celtics' Ray Allen is not shaking in his Nike kicks quite yet. Traded cash for 6-6 forward Bill Walker from Washington.
Charlotte: There's no question that D.J. Augustin all 5-11 of him will be a terrific ballhandler and distributor for the Bobcats, who ignored conventional thinking that they needed to go big. That's Larry Brown for you somebody who knows a little something about point guards. With a second pick, took Alexis Ajinca, a long, athletic center from France. With the third pick, drafted Kyle Weaver, a 6-6 guard from Washington State.
Chicago: No horns of a dilemma as the Bulls charge ahead with South Side native Derrick Rose, 19. The strong, athletic Memphis freshman backcourt playmaker will create easier scoring opportunities for a shooting-challenged team (and sell tickets). With the 39th pick, selected Sonny Weems, a swingman from Arkansas.
Cleveland: Snatched another freshman, 6-9 forward J.J. Hickson from North Carolina State. He's a young, strong frontcourt player the Cavaliers need with aging Ben Wallace on the roster.
Dallas: No first-round pick but took sharpshooting guard Shan Foster from Vanderbilt in the second round.
Denver: The Nuggets did not have any picks in the draft.
Detroit: D.J. White, a 6-9 senior forward from Indiana, quickly was traded to Seattle for two future second-round picks.
Golden State: Anthony Randolph, another super freshman, is tall enough at 6-10, but is he strong enough at about 200 pounds? A longer-term project for the Warriors, whose biggest issue remains the backcourt and the futures of Baron Davis and Monta Ellis.
Houston: Nicolas Batum, a French league star, is a 20-year-old guard who is another import project for the Rockets.
Indiana: Larry Bird means business as he rebuilds the Pacers, first by trading Jermaine O'Neal to Toronto for guard T.J. Ford. They drafted Arizona guard Jerryd Bayless but traded his rights to Portland for Brandon Rush. Also picked up Jarrett Jack and Josh McRoberts. At 6-7, Rush is a nice long-distance shooter and appears to be over a knee injury. Acquired 7-2 center Roy Hibbert of Georgetown, who was drafted 17th by the Raptors.
L.A. Clippers: Eric Gordon is a fabulous gunner at guard, but can the Big Ten freshman of the year round out his game to justify his lottery selection? DeAndre Jordan, a 6-11 freshman from Texas A&M, needs to develop offensive capabilities. Is he ready?
L.A. Lakers: Did not have a first-round pick, but took 6-4 Kentucky guard Joe Crawford in the second.
Memphis: Kevin Love gives the Grizzlies a skilled big man who can shoot from the outside, post up and pass with the best of them. A consistent, ready-made NBA player who should be a reliable player for years to come. Also drafted 6-10 forward Donte Green of Syracuse, yet another teen freshman. A lanky outside scorer, he will have to work on his total game to have an impact at the next level.
Miami: The draft's biggest mystery ended with the Heat grabbing multitalented strongman Michael Beasley, a scorer who dominates the boards with a pterodactyl-like wingspan. The only thing left to do is make sure the Heat publish his real height and not the 6-10 listed by the SID (Sports Imagination Department?) at Kansas State. Who cares? Beasley's a beast. Picked up Mario Chalmers, a guard from Kansas who is a heady player on defense, from Minnesota.
Milwaukee: With the eighth pick, the Bucks grabbed 6-8 forward Joe Alexander, an athletic frontcourt player who will find it more difficult to create scoring opportunities away from West Virginia and the Big East. Has real potential but is far from a refined product. Luc Richard Mbah A Moute of UCLA is a defensive and rebounding specialist.
Minnesota: Taken third overall by the Timberwolves, O.J. Mayo is a capable shooter and tenacious defender whose biggest problem might be dealing with those Minneapolis winters after dreaming and lobbying for a South Beach address with Miami.
New Jersey: Building for the future. Desperately needed help in the paint and got it with 7-footer Brook Lopez. Earlier, dealt Richard Jefferson to Milwaukee for forwards Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons in a speculated salary cap-clearing move setting up a possible shot at LeBron James down the road when the franchise moves to Brooklyn in 2010. Second pick was Ryan Anderson, a 6-10 long-range shooter from Cal. Guard Chris Douglas-Roberts from Memphis fell into the Nets' laps at No. 40.
New Orleans: Trade of first-round pick Darrell Arthur of Kansas to Portland is pending. Skilled on offense; a capable defender. A good athlete who needs consistency.
New York: Euro star Danilo Gallinari will be popular out on the perimeter and on Mulberry Street but he better produce in Madison Square Garden or adverse fan reaction by Knicks' fans Thursday night will be even worse. GM Donnie Walsh loves the 6-9 Italian as an NBA prototype forward. So does coach Mike D'Antoni, who told ESPN: "He has the potential to be a star." D'Antoni played hoops in Italy with Gallinari's father.
Orlando: Courtney Lee, a senior guard from Western Kentucky, is a complete player who should immediately help the Magic.
Philadelphia: Marreese Speights, one of the most talented big men available, had his conditioning questioned as a Florida Gator. Has a lot of potential but some possible downside if he isn't serious about his game.
Phoenix: Robin Lopez, a center at Stanford, is a shot-blocker and rebounder. Eventually should provide the Suns what they've missed for years a consistent defender, an obvious shift now that GM Steve Kerr is in charge. Fairly raw but has the right attitude.
Portland: Traded with the Pacers for the rights to Jerryd Bayless, a top-notch long-distance shooter, and picked up Darrell Arthur from New Orleans. Also acquired Ike Diogu and drafted Omer Asik, a 7-foot Turkish center.
Sacramento: The Kings' selection of Jason Thompson, a 6-11 upperclassmen from Rider, raised more than a few eyebrows. Versatile player who can provide some instant frontcourt relief for coach Reggie Theus. Grabbed Patrick Ewing Jr., who impressed at pre-draft camp with his leaping ability.
San Antonio: George Hill, a small combo guard, is talented and a real sleeper for the Spurs, who like his conditioning and defense.
Seattle: The No. 4 selection of UCLA combo guard Russell Westbrook gives the Sonics a promising backcourt project. A great defender. Needs to get "old" fast he is only 19. With second selection, the 24th pick overall, the Sonics took Serge Ibaka, a 6-10, 228-pound forward from Congo. Very athletic and a long-term project, so watch for him in Oklahoma City. Later selected Joey Dorsey, a 6-7, 265-pound forward from Memphis.
Toronto: Traded for the big man it wanted in Jermaine O'Neal, bolstering a frontcourt that includes All-Star forward Chris Bosh.
Utah: Kosta Koufos, a 7-footer from Ohio State, will be made tougher and stronger by guess who? Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.
Washington: The Wizards tried to whip up some magic with JaVale McGee, a 7-foot forward who was a sophomore at Nevada. He has size but still needs plenty of seasoning. Took injury-prone 6-6 Bill Walker from Kansas State, then sent him to Boston for cash.