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Will Galen
07-08-2008, 01:14 PM
2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50

By David Thorpe, Scouts Inc.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/rankings

<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"><td rowspan="2">1</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4388.jpg</td> <td> Michael Beasley (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3418&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>MIA</td> <td>19</td> <td>PF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: He made it look like it was just another game for ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3418&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">2</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4243.jpg</td> <td> Greg Oden (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3225&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>POR</td> <td>20</td> <td>C</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: This is based on his playing on two healthy legs, naturally. ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3225&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">3</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4302.jpg</td> <td> Rudy Fernandez (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3204&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>POR</td> <td>23</td> <td>G</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: I love players who have been productive in the best leagues ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3204&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">4</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4391.jpg</td> <td> Kevin Love (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3449&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>MIN</td> <td>19</td> <td>PF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: I know his athleticism and overall physique are in question, but ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3449&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">5</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4387.jpg</td> <td> Derrick Rose (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3456&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>CHI</td> <td>19</td> <td>PG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Looked tentative and a bit sluggish early. Struggled using ball-screens, as ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3456&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">6</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4389.jpg</td> <td> O.J. Mayo (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3450&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>MEM</td> <td>20</td> <td>SG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Obviously, a talent like Mayo should rank higher. But the Grizzlies ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3450&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">7</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4468.jpg</td> <td> Danilo Gallinari (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3428&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>NYK</td> <td>19</td> <td>SF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Another highly skilled and experienced player from Europe, Gallinari is in ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3428&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">8</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4472.jpg</td> <td> Brook Lopez (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3448&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>NJN</td> <td>20</td> <td>C</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Hustled up and down the floor, but struggled to make plays. ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3448&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">9</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4475.jpg</td> <td> Brandon Rush (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3457&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>IND</td> <td>23</td> <td>SG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Has a beautiful outside stroke and is ready to defend -- ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3457&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">10</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4390.jpg</td> <td> Russell Westbrook (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3468&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0&blogSet=0) </td> <td>SEA</td> <td>19</td> <td>SG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: A special "glider" on the floor, like Monta Ellis and Leandro ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3468&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=0)</td></tr></tbody></table><table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"><td rowspan="2">11</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4484.jpg</td> <td> Courtney Lee (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3445&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>ORL</td> <td>22</td> <td>SG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Created some shots, but left a lot more out on the ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3445&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">12</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4473.jpg</td> <td> Jerryd Bayless (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3417&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>POR</td> <td>19</td> <td>PG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Should be looked at as a serious scoring option off the ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3417&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">13</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4479.jpg</td> <td> Roy Hibbert (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3436&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>TOR</td> <td>21</td> <td>C</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Highly skilled and smart. And huge, too. Should be able to ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3436&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">14</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4471.jpg</td> <td> D.J. Augustin (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3415&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>CHA</td> <td>20</td> <td>PG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Ultra-quick with the ball, and a good shooter, too. His natural ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3415&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">15</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4470.jpg</td> <td> Joe Alexander (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3411&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>MIL</td> <td>21</td> <td>PF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: The league loves athletic energy guys, and Alexander is that and ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3411&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">16</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4474.jpg</td> <td> Jason Thompson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3462&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>SAC</td> <td>21</td> <td>C</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: The most surprising pick of the draft, Thompson is multitalented and ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3462&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">17</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4490.jpg</td> <td> Donte' Greene (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3432&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>HOU</td> <td>20</td> <td>SF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: Pure shooters like Greene can find their way into the rotation. ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3432&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">18</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4477.jpg</td> <td> Robin Lopez (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3447&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>PHO</td> <td>20</td> <td>C</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: An agile and aggressive big, Lopez symbolizes the new Suns, who ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3447&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="evenrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">19</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4487.jpg</td> <td> Nicolas Batum (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3416&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>POR</td> <td>19</td> <td>SF</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: I know that most stat gurus don't like him, but it's ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3416&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1) </td> </tr> <tr style="font-weight: normal;" class="oddrow" align="left"> <td rowspan="2">20</td> <td rowspan="2">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/35x48/4488.jpg</td> <td> George Hill (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3438&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1&blogSet=0) </td> <td>SAS</td> <td>22</td> <td>PG</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> <td>---</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="left"> <td colspan="15">Analysis: A surprising draft choice for the Spurs, but one that makes ... more (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/blogs?playerId=3438&season=2009&playerRankingType=1&period=1&set=1)</td></tr></tbody></table>

Putnam
07-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Roy Hibbert Rookie Card



<!-- Begin left column --><!-- end page nav --><TABLE cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width="5%">http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/4479.jpg</TD><TD class=tablemed>Roy Hibbert
Center
Toronto Raptors (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=tor)
Rookie Rank: 13
Age: 21

Height: 7-2 Weight: 278


:mad: Don't say that! Not even in jest! Not even for one day.





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Kegboy
07-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Strange that they have Rush as Indy but not Roy.

Doddage
07-08-2008, 02:33 PM
They have Rush over Bayless, which is comforting and I can only hope that becomes the case.

ABADays
07-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Two of the top 13 drafting 11th! I like it.

317Kim
07-08-2008, 04:57 PM
They have Rush over Bayless, which is comforting and I can only hope that becomes the case.

Indeed. I have nothing against Rush, but I was really hoping to get Bayless.

Way to go, team.

Mourning
07-08-2008, 05:37 PM
They have Rush over Bayless, which is comforting and I can only hope that becomes the case.

Why is that surprising? The thing Rush had over Bayless was always that Rush was more NBA ready, but Bayless has much more potential.

Hicks
07-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Why is that surprising? The thing Rush had over Bayless was always that Rush was more NBA ready, but Bayless has much more potential.

Hopefully just like Danny Granger vs. Gerald Green......

Mourning
07-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Rush has never been projected as high as either Danny or Bayless... not even close actually. Doesn't mean he can't be a fantastic player... I'm seriously hoping he will be.

MillerTime
07-09-2008, 12:51 AM
Rush has never been projected as high as either Danny or Bayless... not even close actually. Doesn't mean he can't be a fantastic player... I'm seriously hoping he will be.

how high was Granger projected? He went 17, but everyone says that he could have went earlier. Anyone know where he was projected to go?

Coop
07-09-2008, 12:55 AM
Edit: Looks like Placebo was right.

http://nbadraft.net/mocks/2005_nba_mock_draft.html

http://www.globalsportsnetwork.com/Basketball/2005-NBA-Mock-Draft.html



"There are many who see no downside in Granger. He's a 6'8" small forward who played most of the season under the sun in New Mexico. That's why many think he's going to slip a little. Some scouts think Granger is a top 5 talent, and why not? He doesn't have negatives. He can play every position but center. He can really shoot the ball and rebound a ton. He's got tenacity on defense. If Orlando gets Granger with this pick, their team really improves across the board."


http://basketballdraftcentral.blogspot.com/2005/06/final-2005-nba-mock-draft.html

Placebo
07-09-2008, 12:56 AM
how high was Granger projected? He went 17, but everyone says that he could have went earlier. Anyone know where he was projected to go?

There were not that many mocks back then, but if I remember correctly he was projected to go as high as 7 and not lower than 10-12 range...

Will Galen
07-09-2008, 01:04 AM
Chad Fords rankings were

<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="oddrow"><td>1</td><td>Marvin Williams (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18751&draftyear=2005) </td><td>SF (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/position?id=5&draftyear=2005)</td><td>6-9</td><td>230</td><td>22</td><td>North Carolina (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/school?id=153)</td><td>1 (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/round?round=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>2(2)</td><td>Atlanta (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/team?team=atl)</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td>2</td><td>Chris Paul (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18716&draftyear=2005) </td><td>PG (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/position?id=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>6-1</td><td>195</td><td>23</td><td>Wake Forest (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/school?id=154)</td><td>1 (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/round?round=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>4(4)</td><td>New Orleans (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/team?team=nor)</td></tr><tr class="oddrow"><td>3</td><td>Deron Williams (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18717&draftyear=2005) </td><td>PG (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/position?id=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>6-3</td><td>210</td><td>24</td><td>Illinois (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/school?id=356)</td><td>1 (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/round?round=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>3(3)</td><td>Utah (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/team?team=uth)</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td>4</td><td>Andrew Bogut (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18715&draftyear=2005) </td><td>C (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/position?id=9&draftyear=2005)</td><td>7-0</td><td>245</td><td>23</td><td>Utah (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/school?id=254)</td><td>1 (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/round?round=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>1(1)</td><td>Milwaukee (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/team?team=mil)</td></tr><tr class="oddrow"><td>5</td><td>Danny Granger (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18721&draftyear=2005) </td><td>SF (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/position?id=5&draftyear=2005)</td><td>6-8</td><td>235</td><td>25</td><td>New Mexico (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/school?id=167)</td><td>1 (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/round?round=1&draftyear=2005)</td><td>17(17)</td><td>Indiana (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/team?team=ind)</td></tr></tbody></table>
Bird said the Pacers had Danny as the 4th best player on their draft board.