A thumbnail look at the first-round selections for the NBA draft to be held on June 26:
NO. 1 CHICAGO
Derrick Rose, g, Memphis
6-3, 196. ... 14.9 ppg, 4.7 apg, 4.5 rpg
Early entry. ... Terrific size for a point guard. ... Raises the level of play of his teammates. ... A pass-first point guard with excellent court vision. ... A dazzling dunker with blinding speed. ... A streaky shooter. ... Needs to improve his half-court game, particularly his moves off the dribble.
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NO. 2 MIAMI
Michael Beasley, f, Kansas State
6-8, 239. ... 26.2 ppg, 12.4 rpg
Early entry. ... Tremendous athlete with an NBA body. ... Has length, quickness, jumping ability and strength. ... Undersized for the power forward spot. ... Needs to improve his perimeter skills for the small forward position. ... Has a sweet left-handed jump shot. ... Has to improve going to his right.
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NO. 3 MINNESOTA
O.J. Mayo, g, Southern California
6-4, 200. ... 20.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.3 apg
Early entry. ... An explosive scorer. ... Has excellent range. ... Has a 41-inch vertical leap. ... Has a good handle. ... Tough to defend. ... Doesn't have the quickest first step, forcing him to take tough shots. ... Over dribbles. ... Averaged more turnovers (3.5) than assists (3.3).
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NO. 4 SEATTLE
Russell Westbrook, g, UCLA
6-3, 192. ... 12.7 ppg, 4.3 apg
Early entry. ... A gym rat. ... Can attack the basket with a deadly first step and crossover ability. ... His wingspan allows him to play much bigger than his height. ... Tremendous defender. ... Hard working, very coachable. ... Needs to polish his offensive game. ... Doesn't have point-guard instincts yet.
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NO. 5 MEMPHIS
Kevin Love, f, UCLA
6-9, 255. ... 17.5 ppg, 10.6 rpg
Early entry. ... His game is a mix of strength and finesse. ... Has an excellent basketball IQ. ... Has a terrific low-post game. ... Needs to get in better shape for the next level. ... Lacks great floor and lateral speed. ... Struggles against bigger defenders.
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NO. 6 NEW YORK
Danilo Gallinari, f, Armani Milano (Italy)
6-9, 220. ... 17.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg
Early entry. ... A versatile athlete. ... Has point guard skills. ... Can play all backcourt positions. ... Fundamentally sound for his age. ... Has great shooting range. ... Has trouble defending quicker players. ... Needs to improve his shot selection.
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NO. 7 L.A. CLIPPERS
Eric Gordon, g, Indiana
6-3, 222. ... 20.9 ppg, 2.4 apg
Early entry. ... An aggressive combo guard. ... Quick first step. ... Has good length, lateral foot-speed and strength. ... A streaky shooter. ... Has limited passing skills. ... Possesses a smooth jump shot, but sometimes plays out of control.
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NO. 8 MILWAUKEE
Joe Alexander, f, West Virginia
6-8, 220. ... 16.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Early entry. ... Talented wing player. ... Can play above the rim and mix it up underneath. ... Finishes strong going to the basket. ... Has a good midrange shot. ... Has good work ethic, very coachable. ... Needs to improve his shooting range for next level. ... Needs to improve creating off the dribble. ... Average lateral speed on the defensive end.
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NO. 9 CHARLOTTE
D.J. Augustin, g, Texas
5-11, 172. ... 19.2 ppg, 5.8 apg
Early entry. ... A true point guard. ... A leader who is quick with the ball. ... Had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.03. ... Has a good outside shot to keep defenses from slacking off. ... Needs to improve his midrange shot. ... Needs to improve his lateral speed on defense.
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NO. 10 NEW JERSEY
Brook Lopez, c, Stanford
7-0, 258. ... 19.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg
Early entry. ... Possesses good strength and athletic ability. ... Has an excellent touch within 15 feet. ... Nice hands and has a smooth inside game. ... Slow in transition. ... Must improve shot selection. ... Registered a triple-double against Southern Cal with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks.
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NO. 11 INDIANA - (TRADED TO PORTLAND)
Jerryd Bayless, g, Arizona State
6-3, 204. ... 19.7 ppg, 4.0 apg
Early entry. ... Has a great feel for the game. ... Tremendous first step and has great floor speed. ... Has great leaping ability and range. ... Needs to play under control. ... Has been plagued by injuries. ... Needs to improve his play making skills at the point.
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NO. 12 SACRAMENTO
Jason Thompson, f, Rider
6-10, 245. ... 20.4 ppg, 12.1 rpg
A versatile big man. ... Has inside/outside skills. ... Has solid court vision and passing skills. ... Has terrific foot speed on both ends of the court. ... A quality defender. ... Needs to get stronger and tougher inside. ... Needs to improve free-throw shooting.
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NO. 13 PORTLAND - (TRADED TO INDIANA)
Brandon Rush, g, Kansas
6-6, 210. ... 13.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg
Early entry. ... Has a 6-11 wingspan. ... An exceptional athlete. ... Runs the floor well. ... Plays under control. ... Has very good range. ... A very good defender. ... Needs to improve ball handling. ... Needs to go to the basket more. ... Some question his assertiveness, as he appears to coast in games.
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NO. 14 GOLDEN STATE
Anthony Randolph, f, LSU
6-10, 197. ... 15.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg
Early entry. ... Highly versatile. ... Has a tremendous handle. ... Runs the floor with ease. ... Has a lot of defensive potential due to his length, timing and explosiveness ... Needs to add size. ... Needs to develop his shooting range. ... Needs to get tougher both physically and mentally for next level.
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NO. 15 PHOENIX (FROM ATLANTA)
Robin Lopez, c, Stanford
7-0, 255. ... 10.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Early entry. ... More athletic than his twin Brook. ... Hard-nosed player. ... Hits the boards with a vengeance. ... A shot blocker. ... Struggles on the offensive end. ... Lacks a shooting touch. ... Limited moves in the post. ... Poor foul shooter.
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NO. 16 PHILADELPHIA
Marreese Speights, f, Florida
6-10, 250. ... 14.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg
Early entry. ... Shows a lot of offensive promise. ... Has excellent length and shooting touch within 8 feet of the basket. ... Has a huge wingspan. ... Can become a shot blocker and rebounder with work. ... Makes careless passes. ... Seems to shy away from contact. ... Must develop court awareness.
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NO. 17 TORONTO - (TRADED TO INDIANA)
Roy Hibbert, c, Georgetown
7-2, 278. ... 13.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg
Great size and strength. ... Possesses an excellent touch on his shot. ... Strong rebounder ... Good free throw shooter. ... Hard worker. ... Needs to continue developing his post game. ... Lacks speed and quickness in the open court. ... Big athletic centers will give him trouble.
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NO. 18 WASHINGTON
JaVale McGee, c, Nevada
7-0, 241. ... 14.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg
Early entry. ... Has great potential. ... Runs the floor exceptionally well. ... His 7-6 wingspan makes him a great rebounder and shot blocker. ... Still growing into his body. ... Needs to mature on the court. ... His foul shooting is dismal.
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NO. 19 CLEVELAND
J.J. Hickson, f, N.C. State
6-9, 235. ... 14.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg
Early entry. ... Can mix it up inside or play the high post. ... Very strong upper and lower body. ... Has to develop a jump shot. ... Needs to improve ball handling. ... Undisciplined in the low blocks on defense. Gets out of position too often by biting in first move.
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NO. 20 CHARLOTTE (FROM DENVER)
Alexis Ajinca, f, Hyeres-Toulon (France)
7-0, 220. ... 5.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg
Early entry. ... Very agile for his size. ... Runs the floor very well. ... Solid passer. ... A good shot blocker. ... Needs to improve his shooting touch. ... A raw talent that needs seasoning. ... Not ready for this level at this time, a project.
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NO. 21 NEW JERSEY (FROM DALLAS)
Ryan Anderson, c, California
6-10, 235. ... 21.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg
Early entry. ... A scorer. ... A threat inside and out. ... Has effective post moves. ... Range 15-18 feet from the basket. ... Solid rebounder and defender. ... Plays under control. ... Lacks open floor speed. ... May struggle against more athletic opponents.
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NO. 22 ORLANDO
Courtney Lee, g, Western Kentucky
6-5, 200. ... 20.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg
A polished scorer. ... Has a quick release and 3-point range. ... A good foul shooter. ... Can shoot off the dribble or spot up. ... Rarely takes a bad shot. ... Adequate passer. ... A little small for a 2-guard. ... Could struggle defensively at the next level.
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NO. 23 UTAH
Kosta Koufos, c, Ohio State
7-0, 252. ... 14.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg
Early entry. ... Developed as a baseline player at Ohio State. ... Has a nice touch around the basket. ... Solid midrange shooter. ... A solid defender. ... Needs to get stronger to battle on the boards at the next level. ... Needs to improve his shooting range.
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NO. 24 SEATTLE (FROM PHOENIX)
Serge Ibaka, f, LHospitalet (Spain)
6-10, 228. ... 16.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg
Early entry. ... A native of Congo. ... Has a tremendous vertical leap. ... Hard working. ... Solid footwork in the post. ... A raw talent, needs to refine his skills. ... Needs to add weight and build up his stamina.
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NO. 25 HOUSTON
Nicolas Batum, g, Le Mans (France)
6-8, 210. ... 12.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg
Early entry. ... Versatile wing player. ... Quick off the floor, explosive leaper. ... Plays under control. ... Has very good passing skills. ... Has the tools to become a great defender. ... Needs to play more consistently. ... Doesn't like contact. ... Needs to add strength.
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NO. 26 SAN ANTONIO
George Hill, g, IUPUI
6-2, 180. ... 21.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.3 apg
Early entry. ... Runs an offense smoothly and effectively. ... Quick versatile player. ... Unselfish player. ... Terrific rebounder for his size. ... Tends to over dribble. ... An average athlete. ... May have to move from a shooting guard to the point.
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NO. 27 NEW ORLEANS (TRADED TO PORTLAND)
Darrell Arthur, f, Kansas
6-9, 216. ... 12.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg
Early entry. ... Great size and athleticism. ... Possesses many skills for power forward. ... Has a good handle and a midrange shot. ... Has an explosive vertical leap. ... Led the Jayhawks in blocked shots as a freshman with 56. ... Foul prone. ... Ball handling needs to improve. ... Needs to improve foul shooting.
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NO. 28 MEMPHIS (FROM L.A. LAKERS)
Donte Greene, f, Syracuse
6-9, 221. ... 17.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg
Early entry. ... An athlete with enormous potential. ... Long and versatile. ... Has tremendous perimeter skills. ... Has good feel for the ball. ... Needs to go to the basket more for his size. ... Needs to add strength, as he shies away from contact.
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NO. 29 DETROIT
D.J. White, f, Indiana
6-8, 242. ... 17.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg
Big Ten Player of the Year. ... A skilled post player. ... Explosive around the basket. ... Energetic. ... Huge wingspan. ... Terrific rebounder. ... Undersized for the power forward spot. ... Injury prone. ... Needs to expand his shooting range.
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NO. 30 BOSTON
J.R. Giddens, g, New Mexico
6-5, 215. ... 16.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg
A versatile scorer. ... Good length and outstanding leaping ability. ... Effective rebounder for a guard. ... Effective from the 3-poin arc. ... Doesn't drive well to the basket. ... Average defender.

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