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The starting list for guys who can be drafted this year

Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Catching up on some news, guys.

Collegiate players in the first list. Second list is the international guys. (Copied from NBCSports)

Steven Adams (Pittsburgh,7-0)

C.J. Aiken (St. Joseph’s, 6-9)

Anthony Bennett (UNLV, 6-8)

Vander Blue (Marquette, 6-4)

Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State, 6-5)

Reggie Bullock (North Carolina, 6-7)

Trey Burke (Michigan, 6-0)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia, 6-5)

Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse, 6-5)

Adrien Coleman (Bethune-Cookman, 6-5)

Allen Crabbe (California, 6-6)

Dewayne Dedmon (Southern California, 7-0)

Gorgui Dieng (Louisville, 6-11)

Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State, 6-5)

Archie Goodwin, (Kentucky, 6-4)

Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan, 6-6)

Grant Jerrett (Arizona, 6-10)

Christian Kabongo (New Mexico State, 6-4)

Myck Kabongo (Texas, 6-1)

Shane Larkin (Miami, 5-11)

Ricky Ledo (Providence, 6-7)

Alex Len (Maryland, 7-1)

C.J. Leslie (North Carolina State, 6-9)

Nurideen Lindsey (Rider, 6-3)

Amath M’Baye (Oklahoma, 6-9)

Ray McCallum (Detroit, 6-3)

Ben McLemore (Kansas, 6-5)

Tony Mitchell (North Texas, 6-8)

Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA, 6-6)

Nerlens Noel (Kentucky, 6-10)

Victor Oladipo (Indiana, 6-5)

Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga, 7-0)

Norvel Pelle (Los Angeles College Prep. Acad. 6-9)

Otto Porter Jr. (Georgetown, 6-8)

Marshawn Powell (Arkansas, 6-7)

Phil Pressey (Missouri, 5-11)

Andre Roberson (Colorado, 6-7)

Joshua Simmons (Spartanburg Methodist JC, 6-4)

Trevis Simpson (North Carolina-Greensboro, 6-4)

Tony Snell (New Mexico, 6-7)

Tahj Tate (Delaware State, 6-4)

John Taylor (Fresno Pacific, 6-1)

Adonis Thomas (Memphis, 6-7)

Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State, 6-7)

B.J. Young (Arkansas, 6-3)

Cody Zeller (Indiana, 6-11)


Alejandro Abrines , Barcelona (Spain)

Giannis Adetokunbo, Filathlitikos (Greece)

Francois Affia Ambadiang, Geoplin Slovan (Slovenia)

Nemanja Besovic, Partizan (Serbia)

Bogdan Bogdanovic, Partizan (Serbia)

Matias Bortolin, Arkadia (Austria)

Linos Chrysikopoulos, PAOK (Greece)

Laszlo Dobos, Zaragoza (Spain)

Dorde Drenovac, Biancoblu (Italy)

Viktor Gaddefors, Oknoplast Bologna (Italy)

Rudy Gobert, Cholet (France)

Mouhammadou Jaiteh, Boulogne (France)

Livio Jean-Charles, ASVEL (France)

Sergey Karasev, Triumph (Russia)

Louis Labeyrie, Paris-Levallois (France)

Raul Neto, Lagun Aro GBC (Spain)

Philipp Neumann, Brose Baskets (Germany)

Lucas Riva Nogueira, Estudiantes (Spain)

Alexandre Paranhos, Flamengo (Brazil)

Artem Pustovyi, Khimik (Ukraine)

Bogdan Radosavljevic, Bayern Muenchen (Germany)

Marko Ramljak , Zadar (Croatia)

Dario Saric, Cibona (Croatia)B

Dennis Schroder, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)

Strahinja Stojacic, Smederevo (Serbia)

Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria (Spain)

Daniel Theis, Ratiopharm (Germany)

Janis Timma, Ventspils (Latvia)

So....not exactly the most inspiring list. Lots of good players returning to college next year (rummit is Damien Lillard's camp had a strong influence on Marcus Smart returning, and that got around) But there is talent there to be had this year.

We'll hold off on analysis until we know who's going to coach. I mean, last time we drafted without a coach, we got Jonny Flynn. As coached by Kurt Rambis. Let's not tempt fate....

(FWIW, if the pick stays #9 and Adelman's back, I'd expect him to push for it to be traded. But if it's kept, I'm highly intrigued by this guy...


...7'2" players with 7'10" wingspans that can run the floor, catch, block shots, and not be total space cadets everywhere else *cough*JaValeMcGee*cough* are worth rosters spots in this league)

Remember that players can still withdraw their draft eligibility until June 17th, although the NCAA's new rules declaring they forfeit their college eligibility makes it unlikely many, if any, US players will actually do so.