Commentary

Best and worst of the draft

Updated: June 26, 2009, 9:32 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
Ricky RubioNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesMinnesota and its fans were excited to land Ricky Rubio at No. 5, but the feelings may not be mutual.

For all the activity leading up to the draft on Thursday, there was a weird lack of it in the event itself -- just four first-round picks changed hands, none of which were in the lottery, and there was just one minor trade involving current players.

Nonetheless, there was plenty of intrigue, several head-scratching moments, and a few dramatic slides by highly ranked players. And I'm here to sum it all up with my best and worst of the draft. So let's get right to it:


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