1. L.A. Clippers -- Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, PF
He's the only sure thing in this draft; an athletic and rugged power forward. Will the Clippers trade one of their other big men?
2. Memphis Grizzlies -- Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, C
It's what he does, not how well he does it; he's the only defensive center in this first round.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder, Ricky Rubio, Spain, PG
Would pair with Russell Westbrook in a blowout backcourt.
4. Sacramento Kings -- Tyreke Evans, Memphis, PG
Syracuse's Jonny Flynn is also a strong possibility here.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves -- James Harden, Arizona State, SG
Remaking the backcourt following the trade with the Washington Wizards.
6. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Stephen Curry, Davidson, PG
Buy a good parka, Steph; you're not in Charlotte anymore.
7. Golden State Warriors -- Jordan Hill, Arizona, PF
Unorthodox Warriors can live with Hill's lack of bulk at the position.
8. New York Knicks -- Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, PG
The Knicks want Curry, but Flynn's dribble-penetration fits what coach Mike D'Antoni wants to do.
9. Toronto Raptors -- DeMar DeRozan, Southern Cal., SG-SF
They need wing players and DeRozan is a great athlete, but he needs to improve his jump shot.
10. Milwaukee Bucks -- Brandon Jennings, European pro, PG
They would love for Flynn to get to them, but that seems unlikely.
11. New Jersey Nets -- Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, PF
Terrence Williams is also on the Nets' short list.
12. Charlotte Bobcats -- Terrence Williams, Louisville, SG-SF
They'll be happy if either Williams or Gerald Henderson is still there to back up Raja Bell.
13. Indiana Pacers -- Ty Lawson, North Carolina, PG
DeJuan Blair also makes some sense at this spot.
14. Phoenix Suns -- Gerald Henderson, Duke, SF
A value pick at this spot in the draft.
15. Detroit Pistons -- DeJuan Blair, Pitt, PF
They get the best rebounder in a draft short on big men.
16. Chicago Bulls -- James Johnson, Wake Forest, SF
He has a wide spectrum of offensive skills.
17. Philadelphia 76ers -- Jrue Holiday, UCLA, PG
They need a playmaker; they'd love for Lawson to get to them.
18. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Earl Clark, Louisville, SF
Continuing the mass makeover of the Timberwolves' roster.
19. Atlanta Hawks -- Jeff Teague, Wake Forest, PG-SG
Ideally, Teague evolves into a Flip Murray-like combo guard.
20. Utah Jazz -- Sam Young, Pitt, SF
He's just the sort of tough, gritty player coach Jerry Sloan has always valued.
21. New Orleans Hornets -- Eric Maynor, VCU, PG
The Hornets would be open to selling this pick to avoid another guaranteed salary.
22. Portland Trail Blazers -- Chase Budinger, Arizona, SF
Budinger, formerly an elite volleyball player, is a fine athlete.
23. Sacramento Kings -- B.J. Mullens, Ohio State, C
He's a center, but he's a long way off from being an NBA rotation player.
24. Dallas Mavericks -- Austin Daye, Gonzaga, PF
He has plenty of skill, but needs to fill out his body considerably.
25. Oklahoma City Thunder -- Derrick Brown, Xavier, SF
Still assembling talent, so they could go for any position with this pick.
26. Chicago Bulls -- Wayne Ellington, North Carolina, SG
Bulls could lose backcourt scoring if Ben Gordon leaves in free-agency.
27. Memphis Grizzlies -- Toney Douglas, Florida State, PG
Not yet a true point guard, but he has the makings of an NBA player.
28. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Marcus Thornton, LSU, SG
He's small for his position, but this guy can flat-out shoot and score.
29. Los Angeles Lakers -- Omri Casspi, Israel, SF
They could leave him overseas to continue developing on another team's payroll.
30. Cleveland Cavaliers -- DaJuan Summers, Georgetown, SF
Good luck finding much time, playing behind LeBron James.