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The 2008 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, including international players from non-North American professional leagues. According to the NBA, 44 players, 39 collegiate players and five international players, filed as early-entry candidates for the 2008 NBA Draft.[1] These numbers do not include players who are automatically eligible for the draft. The Chicago Bulls, who had a 1.7 percent probability of obtaining the first selection, won the NBA Draft Lottery on May 22.[2][3] The Bulls' winning of the lottery was the second-largest upset in NBA Draft Lottery history behind the Orlando Magic, who won it in 1993 with just a 1.5% chance.[4] The Miami Heat and the Minnesota Timberwolves obtained the second and third picks respectively.[3] For the first time in draft history the first three draft picks were all freshmen.[5] The Chicago Bulls used the first overall pick to draft Chicago native Derrick Rose from the University of Memphis, who later went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, making him the first player to be drafted first overall and to win Rookie of the Year since LeBron James in 2003.[6] The Miami Heat used the second pick to draft Michael Beasley from Kansas State University, and the Minnesota Timberwolves used the third pick to draft O. J. Mayo from University of Southern California.[5] With five players taken in the draft, the University of Kansas tied University of Connecticut (2006) and University of Florida (2007) for the record with the most players selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft.[5] Another record was set when twelve freshmen were drafted, ten of whom were drafted in the first round.[7] Of the players drafted, 29 are forwards, 19 are guards, and 12 are centers. The 2008 NBA Draft was the final time that the Seattle SuperSonics made an NBA Draft appearance, as well as the final time that the Sonics appeared in official media publications. In early July, the franchise relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was renamed the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder made their first NBA Draft appearance in 2009.[8] This draft also marked the first time that an NBA D-League player was drafted.[9]

Contents

1 Draft 2 Notable undrafted players 3 Eligibility 4 Draft Lottery 5 Trades involving draft picks

5.1 Draft-day trades 5.2 Pre-draft trades

6 References 7 External links

Draft[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center

^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team

+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game

x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team

# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs

~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year

Derrick Rose was selected first overall by the Chicago Bulls.

Michael Beasley was selected second by the Miami Heat.

O.J. Mayo was selected third by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Russell Westbrook was selected fourth by the Seattle SuperSonics.

Kevin Love was selected fifth by the Memphis Grizzlies and traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Brook Lopez was selected tenth by the New Jersey Nets.

Robin Lopez was selected fifteenth by the Phoenix Suns.

Roy Hibbert was selected seventeenth by the Toronto Raptors and traded to the Indiana Pacers.

DeAndre Jordan was selected thirty-fifth by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Goran Dragić was selected forty-fifth by the San Antonio Spurs and traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team

1 1 Rose, DerrickDerrick Rose*~ PG  United States Chicago Bulls Memphis (Fr.)

1 2 Beasley, MichaelMichael Beasley PF  United States Miami Heat Kansas State (Fr.)

1 3 Mayo, O. J.O. J. Mayo SG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Memphis)[a] USC (Fr.)

1 4 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook* PG  United States Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] UCLA (So.)

1 5 Love, KevinKevin Love* PF  United States Memphis Grizzlies (traded to Minnesota)[a] UCLA (Fr.)

1 6 Gallinari, DaniloDanilo Gallinari SF  Italy New York Knicks Olimpia Milano (Italy)

1 7 Gordon, EricEric Gordon SG  United States Los Angeles Clippers Indiana (Fr.)

1 8 Alexander, JoeJoe Alexander SF  United States Milwaukee Bucks West Virginia (Jr.)

1 9 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin PG  United States Charlotte Bobcats Texas (So.)

1 10 Lopez, BrookBrook Lopez+ C  United States New Jersey Nets Stanford (So.)

1 11 Bayless, JerrydJerryd Bayless PG  United States Indiana Pacers (traded to Portland)[b] Arizona (Fr.)

1 12 Thompson, JasonJason Thompson PF  United States Sacramento Kings Rider (Sr.)

1 13 Rush, BrandonBrandon Rush SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Indiana)[b] Kansas (Jr.)

1 14 Randolph, AnthonyAnthony Randolph PF  United Statesb[›] Golden State Warriors LSU (Fr.)

1 15 Lopez, RobinRobin Lopez C  United States Phoenix Suns (from Atlanta)[n] Stanford (So.)

1 16 Speights, MarreeseMarreese Speights PF  United States Philadelphia 76ers Florida (So.)

1 17 Hibbert, RoyRoy Hibbert+ C  United States  Jamaicac[›] Toronto Raptors (traded to Indiana)[c] Georgetown (Sr.)

1 18 McGee, JavaleJavale McGee C  United States Washington Wizards Nevada (So.)

1 19 Hickson, J. J.J. J. Hickson PF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers NC State (Fr.)

1 20 Ajinça, AlexisAlexis Ajinça C  France Charlotte Bobcats (from Denver)[o] Hyères-Toulon (France)

1 21 Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson PF  United States New Jersey Nets (from Dallas)[p] California (So.)

1 22 Lee, CourtneyCourtney Lee SG  United States Orlando Magic Western Kentucky (Sr.)

1 23 Koufos, KostaKosta Koufos C  Greece  United Statesd[›] Utah Jazz Ohio State (Fr.)

1 24 Ibaka, SergeSerge Ibaka PF  Republic of the Congo  Spaine[›] Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] (from Phoenix)[q] L'Hospitalet (Spain)

1 25 Batum, NicolasNicolas Batum SF  France Houston Rockets (traded to Portland)[d] Le Mans (France)

1 26 Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill PG  United States San Antonio Spurs IUPUI (Jr.)

1 27 Arthur, DarrellDarrell Arthur PF  United States New Orleans Hornets (traded to Memphis via Portland)[d][e] Kansas (So.)

1 28 Greene, DontéDonté Greene SF  United Statesf[›] Memphis Grizzlies (from LA Lakers[r], traded to Houston)[d] Syracuse (Fr.)

1 29 White, D. J.D. J. White PF  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Seattle)a[›][f] Indiana (Sr.)

1 30 Giddens, J. R.J. R. Giddens SG  United States Boston Celtics New Mexico (Sr.)

2 31 Peković, NikolaNikola Peković C  Montenegro Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami via Boston)[s] Panathinaikos (Greece)

2 32 Sharpe, WalterWalter Sharpe PF  United States Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] (traded to Detroit)[f] UAB (Jr.)

2 33 Dorsey, JoeyJoey Dorsey PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis[t], traded to Houston)[d] Memphis (Sr.)

2 34 Chalmers, MarioMario Chalmers PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Miami)[g] Kansas (Jr.)

2 35 Jordan, DeAndreDeAndre Jordan* C  United States Los Angeles Clippers Texas A&M (Fr.)

2 36 Aşık, ÖmerÖmer Aşık C  Turkey Portland Trail Blazers (from New York[u], traded to Chicago)[h] Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)

2 37 Mbah a Moute, LucLuc Mbah a Moute SF  Cameroon Milwaukee Bucks UCLA (Jr.)

2 38 Weaver, KyleKyle Weaver SG  United States Charlotte Bobcats Washington State (Sr.)

2 39 Weems, SonnySonny Weems SG  United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Denver)[h] Arkansas (Sr.)

2 40 Douglas-Roberts, ChrisChris Douglas-Roberts SG  United States New Jersey Nets Memphis (Jr.)

2 41 Jawai, NathanNathan Jawai PF  Australia Indiana Pacers (traded to Toronto)[c] Cairns Taipans (Australia)

2 42 Singletary, SeanSean Singletary PG  United States Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta)[v] Virginia (Sr.)

2 43 Ewing, Jr., PatrickPatrick Ewing, Jr. SF  Jamaica Sacramento Kings Georgetown (Sr.)

2 44 Tomić, AnteAnte Tomić# C  Croatia Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia)[w] KK Zagreb (Croatia)

2 45 Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić* PG  Slovenia San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto[x], traded to Phoenix)[i] Union Olimpija (Slovenia)

2 46 Plaisted, TrentTrent Plaisted# PF  United States Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] (from Portland via Boston[y], traded to Detroit)[f] BYU (Jr.)

2 47 Walker, BillBill Walker SG  United States Washington Wizards (traded to Boston)[j] Kansas State (Fr.)

2 48 Hairston, MalikMalik Hairston SG  United States Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland[z], traded to San Antonio)[i] Oregon (Sr.)

2 49 Hendrix, RichardRichard Hendrix# PF  United States Golden State Warriors Alabama (Jr.)

2 50 Hardin, DeVonDeVon Hardin# C  United States Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] (from Denver)[aa] California (Sr.)

2 51 Foster, ShanShan Foster# SG  United States Dallas Mavericks Vanderbilt (Sr.)

2 52 Jackson, DarnellDarnell Jackson PF  United States Miami Heat (from Orlando[ab], traded to Cleveland)[k] Kansas (Sr.)

2 53 Dragićević, TadijaTadija Dragićević# PF  Serbia Utah Jazz Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)

2 54 Leunen, MaartyMaarty Leunen# PF  United States Houston Rockets[ac] Oregon (Sr.)

2 55 Taylor, MikeMike Taylor PG  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Phoenix via Indiana[ad], traded to LA Clippers)[l] Idaho Stampede (D-League)

2 56 Kaun, SashaSasha Kaun C  Russia Seattle SuperSonicsa[›] (from New Orleans via Houston[ae], traded to Cleveland)[m] Kansas (Sr.)

2 57 Gist, JamesJames Gist# PF  United Statesg[›] San Antonio Spurs Maryland (Sr.)

2 58 Crawford, JoeJoe Crawford SG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Kentucky (Sr.)

2 59 Washington, DeronDeron Washington# SF  United States Detroit Pistons Virginia Tech (Sr.)

2 60 Erden, SemihSemih Erden C  Turkey Boston Celtics Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)

^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

^ a: The franchise relocated to become the Oklahoma City Thunder in July 2008.[8] ^ b: Anthony Randolph was born in West Germany to American parents and was raised in the United States.[10] ^ c: Roy Hibbert was born in the United States to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother. He had represented the United States internationally at youth level in 2007.[11] Since 2010, he has represented Jamaica internationally.[12] ^ d: Kosta Koufos was born and raised in the United States to Greek parents. He has represented Greece internationally.[13] ^ e: Serge Ibaka, who was born in Congo, became a naturalized citizen of Spain in 2011.[14] He has represented Spain internationally since 2011.[15] ^ f: Donté Greene was born in West Germany to American parents. He has represented the United States internationally at youth level.[16] ^ g: James Gist was born in Turkey to American parents.[17] Notable undrafted players[edit] These players were not selected in the 2008 NBA Draft but have played in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team

Forbes, GaryGary Forbes SF  Panama UMass (Sr.)

Gaines, SundiataSundiata Gaines PG  United States Georgia (Sr.)

Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness C  United States Alabama A&M (Sr.)

Hill, StevenSteven Hill PF  United States Arkansas (Sr.)

Hunter, OthelloOthello Hunter F  United States Ohio State (Sr.)

Jeffers, OthyusOthyus Jeffers SG  United States Robert Morris (IL) (Sr.)

Kurz, RobRob Kurz SF  United States Notre Dame (Sr.)

Mejri, SalahSalah Mejri C  Tunisia Étoile Sportive du Sahel (Tunisia)

Morrow, AnthonyAnthony Morrow SG  United States Georgia Tech (Sr.)

Mozgov, TimofeyTimofey Mozgov C  Russia Khimki Moscow (Russia)

Nelson, DeMarcusDeMarcus Nelson PG  United States Duke (Sr.)

Roberts, BrianBrian Roberts PG  United States Dayton (Sr.)

Rudež, DamjanDamjan Rudež F  Croatia KK Split (Croatia)

Stiemsma, GregGreg Stiemsma C  United States Wisconsin (Sr.)

Williams, ReggieReggie Williams SF  United States VMI (Sr.)

Eligibility[edit] Main article: Eligibility for the NBA Draft Draft Lottery[edit] Further information: NBA Draft Lottery The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery determined the three teams that would obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. As it is commonplace in the event of identical win-loss records, the NBA performed a random drawing to break the ties on April 18, 2008.[18] The lottery was held on May 20, 2008, in Secaucus, New Jersey.[18] The Chicago Bulls, who had the ninth-worst record, won the lottery with just a 1.7% chance to win. The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, with the worst and third-worst records, respectively, won the second and third picks. Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2008 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:[19][20]

^ Denotes the actual lottery results

Team 2007–08 record Lottery chances Pick

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th

Miami Heat 15–67 250 .250 .215^ .177 .358 — — — — — — — — — —

Seattle SuperSonics 20–62 199 .199 .188 .171 .319^ .124 — — — — — — — — —

Minnesota Timberwolves 22–60 138 .138 .142 .145^ .238 .290 .045 — — — — — — — —

Memphis Grizzlies 22–60 137 .137 .142 .145 .085 .323^ .156 .013 — — — — — — —

New York Knicks 23–59 76 .076 .084 .095 — .262 .385^ .093 .004 — — — — — —

Los Angeles Clippers 23–59 75 .075 .083 .094 — — .414 .294^ .039 .001 — — — — —

Milwaukee Bucks 26–56 43 .043 .049 .058 — — — .600 .232^ .018 .000 — — — —

Charlotte Bobcats 32–50 28 .028 .033 .039 — — — — .725 .168^ .006 .000 — — —

Chicago Bulls 33–49 17 .017^ .020 .024 — — — — — .813 .122 .004 .000 — —

New Jersey Nets 34–48 11 .011 .013 .016 — — — — — — .870^ .089 .002 .000 —

Indiana Pacers 36–46 8 .008 .009 .012 — — — — — — — .908^ .063 .001 .000

Sacramento Kings 38–44 7 .007 .008 .010 — — — — — — — — .935^ .039 .000

Portland Trail Blazers 41–41 6 .006 .007 .009 — — — — — — — — — .960^ .018

Golden State Warriors 48–34 5 .005 .006 .007 — — — — — — — — — — .982^

Trades involving draft picks[edit] Draft-day trades[edit] The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.

a 1 2 Memphis acquired the draft rights to 3rd pick O. J. Mayo, along with Marko Jarić, Antoine Walker, and Greg Buckner, from Minnesota in exchange for the draft rights to 5th pick Kevin Love, along with Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, and Jason Collins.[21][22] b 1 2 Portland acquired the draft rights to 11th pick Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu from Indiana in exchange for the draft rights to 13th pick Brandon Rush, Jarrett Jack and Josh McRoberts.[21] The trade was finalized on July 9, 2008.[23] c 1 2 Toronto acquired Jermaine O'Neal and the draft rights to 41st pick Nathan Jawai from Indiana in exchange for T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovič, Maceo Baston, and the draft rights to 17th pick Roy Hibbert.[21] The trade was finalized on July 9, 2008.[23] d 1 2 3 4 In a three-team trade, Portland acquired the draft rights to 25th pick Nicolas Batum from Houston, Houston acquired the draft rights to 33rd pick Joey Dorsey from Portland and the draft rights to 28th pick Donté Greene and a 2009 second-round draft pick from Memphis, and Memphis acquired the draft rights to 27th pick Darrell Arthur from Portland.[21] e Portland acquired the draft rights to 27th pick Darrell Arthur from New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations.[21] f 1 2 3 Detroit acquired the draft rights to 32nd pick Walter Sharpe and 46th pick Trent Plaisted from Seattle in exchange for the draft rights to 29th pick D. J. White.[21] g Miami acquired the draft rights to 34th pick Mario Chalmers from Minnesota in exchange for two future second-round draft picks and cash considerations.[21] h 1 2 In a three-team trade, Chicago acquired the draft rights to 36th pick Ömer Aşık from Portland, the Trail Blazers acquired a second-round draft pick in 2009 from Denver and two future second-round draft picks from Chicago, and Denver acquired the draft rights to 39th pick Sonny Weems from Chicago.[21] i 1 2 San Antonio acquired the draft rights to 48th pick Malik Hairston, a second-round draft pick in 2009, and cash considerations from Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to 45th pick Goran Dragić.[21] j Boston acquired the draft rights to 47th pick Bill Walker from Washington in exchange for cash considerations.[21] k Cleveland acquired the draft rights to 52nd pick Darnell Jackson from Miami in exchange for 2009 second-round draft pick.[21] l The L.A. Clippers acquired the draft rights to 55th pick Mike Taylor from Portland in exchange for a 2009 second-round draft pick.[21] m Cleveland acquired the draft rights to 56th pick Sasha Kaun from Seattle in exchange for cash considerations.[24]

Pre-draft trades[edit] Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

n On August 19, 2005, Phoenix acquired 2006 and 2008 first-round draft picks and Boris Diaw from Atlanta in exchange for Joe Johnson.[25] Phoenix used the pick to draft Robin Lopez. o On June 25, 2008, Charlotte acquired the 20th draft pick from Denver in exchange for a future conditional first-round draft pick.[26] Charlotte used the pick to draft Alexis Ajinça. p On February 19, 2008, New Jersey acquired 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks, Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, Maurice Ager, DeSagana Diop, and Keith Van Horn from Dallas in exchange for Jason Kidd, Antoine Wright and Malik Allen.[27] New Jersey used the pick to draft Ryan Anderson. q On July 20, 2007, Seattle acquired 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks and Kurt Thomas from Phoenix in exchange for a 2009 second-round draft pick.[28] Seattle used the pick to draft Serge Ibaka. r On February 1, 2008, Memphis acquired 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks, the draft rights to Marc Gasol, Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, and Aaron McKie from the L.A. Lakers in exchange for Pau Gasol and a 2010 second-round draft pick.[29] Memphis used the pick to draft Donté Greene. s On January 26, 2006, Minnesota acquired Boston's 2006 and Miami's 2008 second-round draft picks, Ricky Davis, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed and Mark Blount from Boston in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones and a future first-round draft pick.[30] Previously, Boston acquired 2006 and 2008 second-round draft picks, Qyntel Woods and the draft rights to Albert Miralles from Miami in a five-team trade on August 8, 2005.[31] Minnesota used the pick to draft Nikola Peković. t On June 28, 2006, Portland acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick from Memphis in exchange for the draft rights to Alexander Johnson.[32] Portland used the pick to draft Joey Dorsey. u On June 28, 2007, Portland acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick, Steve Francis and Channing Frye from New York in exchange for Zach Randolph, Dan Dickau, Fred Jones and the draft rights to Demetris Nichols.[33] Portland used the pick to draft Ömer Aşık. v On February 16, 2008, Sacramento acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick, Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Shelden Williams, and Lorenzen Wright from Atlanta in exchange for Mike Bibby.[34] Sacramento used the pick to draft Sean Singletary. w On June 6, 2005, Utah acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick from Philadelphia in exchange for the 60th draft pick in the 2005 Draft.[35] Utah used the pick to draft Ante Tomić. x On June 28, 2007, San Antonio acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick from Toronto in exchange for the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis.[36] San Antonio used the pick to draft Goran Dragić. y On June 28, 2007, Seattle acquired Portland's 2008 second-round draft pick, Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West and the draft rights to Jeff Green from Boston in exchange for Ray Allen and the draft rights to Glen Davis.[37] Previously, Boston acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick, Sebastian Telfair and Theo Ratliff on June 28, 2006 from Portland in exchange for Raef LaFrentz, Dan Dickau and the draft rights to Randy Foye.[38] Seattle used the pick to draft Trent Plaisted. z On September 17, 2002, Phoenix acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick from Cleveland in exchange for Milt Palacio.[39] Phoenix used the pick to draft Malik Hairston. aa On February 23, 2006, Seattle acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick, Earl Watson and Bryon Russell from Denver in a four-team trade.[40] Seattle used the pick to draft DeVon Hardin. ab On June 7, 2007, Miami acquired 2007 and 2008 second-round draft picks from Orlando as part of the hiring of Stan Van Gundy as Orlando's head coach.[41] Miami used the pick to draft Darnell Jackson. ac On February 21, 2008, Houston re-acquired their 2008 second-round draft pick along with Bobby Jackson and Adam Haluska from New Orleans in a three-team trade.[42] Previously, Houston and New Orleans agreed to exchange second-round draft picks in a trade that sent Kirk Snyder to Houston on July 14, 2006.[43] Houston used the pick to draft Maarty Leunen. ad On June 28, 2006, Portland acquired Indiana's 2007 and Phoenix's 2008 second-round draft picks and the draft rights to Alexander Johnson from Indiana in exchange for the draft rights to James White.[44] Previously, Indiana acquired a 2008 second-round draft pick on August 25, 2005 from Phoenix in exchange for James Jones.[45] Portland used the pick to draft Mike Taylor. ae On June 28, 2007, Seattle acquired New Orleans' 2008 second-round draft pick and cash considerations from Houston in exchange for the draft rights to Carl Landry.[37] Previously, Houston and New Orleans agreed to exchange second-round draft picks in a trade that sent Kirk Snyder to Houston on July 14, 2006.[43] Seattle used the pick to draft Sasha Kaun.

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