Rank 'Em: 2009 Best Drafts

Created: June 25, 2009, 6:14 PM

Which team had the best draft?

So things went according to plan, in the end, as the Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake Griffin with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. Now, Clippers fans will look to Griffin to turn around a franchise that has only had two winning seasons since moving to Los Angeles in 1984.

And while the Clippers got their guy in the first round, the Minnesota Timberwolves turned heads by drafting point guards Ricky Rubio, Jonny Flynn and Ty Lawson only to later move Lawson to the Nuggets. Whether it will be Rubio or Flynn leading the charge, trying to improve a team that only won 24 games last season, remains to be seen.

But which franchises are most improved coming out of draft night? Scroll over each team's logo to see the players they picked, and then let us know which franchise you think made out best at the 2009 NBA draft!
 
 
  • No. 17: Jrue Holiday
  • No. 12: Gerald Henderson
    No. 40: Derrick Brown
    No. 54: Robert Vaden (Traded to OKC)
  • No. 10: Brandon Jennings
    No. 41: Jodie Meeks
  • No. 16: James Johnson
    No. 26: Taj Gibson
  • No. 30: Christian Eyenga
    No. 46: Danny Green
  • No. 58: Lester Hudson
  • No. 1: Blake Griffin
  • No. 2: Hasheem Thabeet
    No. 27: DeMarre Carroll
    No. 36: Sam Young
  • No. 19: Jeff Teague
    No. 49: Sergey Gladyr
  • No. 43: Marcus Thornton (Traded to N.O.)
    No. 60: Robert Dozier

    Received via trade:
    Patrick Beverley

  • No. 21: Darren Collison
  • No. 20: Eric Maynor
    No. 50: Goran Suton
  • No. 4: Tyreke Evans
    No. 23: Omri Casspi
    No. 31: Jeff Pendergraph (Traded to Portland)

    Received via trade: Jon Brockman

  • No. 8: Jordan Hill

    Received via trade: Toney Douglas

  • No. 29: Toney Douglas (Traded to Knicks)No. 42: Patrick Beverley (Traded to Miami)No. 59: Chinemelu Elonu

    Received via trade: Future second round

  • No picks
  • No. 24: B.J. Mullens (Traded to OKC)No. 56: Ahmad Nivins

    Received via trade: Rodrigue Beaubois

  • No. 11: Terrence Williams
  • No. 34: Sergio Llull
    (Traded to Houston)
  • No. 13: Tyler Hansbrough
    No. 52: A.J. Price
  • No. 15: Austin Daye
    No. 35: DaJuan Summers
    No. 39: Jonas Jerebko
    No. 44: Chase Budinger (Traded to Houston)
  • No. 9: DeMar DeRozan
  • No picks

    Received via trade:
    Chase Budinger

  • No. 37: DeJuan Blair
    No. 51: Jack McClinton
    No. 53: Nando De Colo
  • No. 14: Earl Clark
    No. 48: Taylor Griffin
    No. 57: Emir Preldzic
  • No. 3: James Harden
    No. 25: Rodrigue Beaubois (Traded to Dallas)

    Received via trade:
    B.J. Mullens

  • No. 5: Ricky Rubio
    No. 6: Jonny Flynn
    No. 18: Ty Lawson (Traded to Denver)
    No. 28: Wayne Ellington
    No. 45: Nick Calathes
    No. 47: Henk Norel

    Received via trade:
    First round pick '10

  • No. 22: Victor Claver
    No. 33: Dante Cunningham
    No. 38: Jon Brockman (Traded to Sacramento)No. 55: Patrick Mills

    Received via trades:
    Jeff Pendergraph

  • No. 7: Stephen Curry
  • No. 32: Jermaine Taylor (Traded to Houston)