1.A person familiar with the team’s plans said Minnesota is loaded for a run at Rubio, the gifted but raw 18-year-old point guard, and Thabeet, the 7-3 shot-blocker who would finally replace Kevin Garnett’s inside presence. “In a perfect world, both,” said the person with knowledge of Minnesota’s master plan.
2. The Memphis Grizzlies select No. 2, and Rubio is widely viewed as the second-best prospect. But Rubio and his agent, Dan Fegan, have made it clear that Memphis is an unfavorable landing spot, and the Grizzlies have engaged in discussions with the Sacramento Kings about exchanging the second and fourth picks, according to a Western Conference executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was speaking about another organization’s dealings.
3. While Memphis is expected to draft UConn center Hasheem Thabeet at 2, there are rumors that Minnesota could be interested in trading its newly acquired 5th and 6th picks for the No. 2 pick to get Spain guard Ricky Rubio.
4. Portland and Phoenix are interested in trading for one of Minnesota's 5th or 6th picks
5. If Davidson guard Stephen Curry is gone before New York selects 8th, the Knicks would likely lean toward drafting Duke guard Gerald Henderson with USC forward DeMar DeRozan also getting strong consideration. While the Knicks have some interest in Italian Roma Lottomatica guard Brandon Jennings, there is talk he could drop to the mid-teens.
6. The Raptors seem to have narrowed it down to DeMar DeRozan, Gerald Henderson and Holiday. We're sticking with DeRozan in our mock draft, but well-placed sources in Toronto say that Holiday has a lot of fans in Toronto right now. The Raptors had James Johnson in for a second workout as well. Johnson's stock has been all over the board and he could be a target as well. The Raptors may have a need at small forward if they're unable to resign free agent Shawn Marion this summer.
I dont like #5...I think that the Knicks needs to go PG because they have noone to replace Duhon
Yeah, Duhon is in his last yr of a contract, but these two guys fit the style that D'Antoni wants to play