OK, I tend to agree with TZ and others that Rubio could fall to us at #4 (my dream scenario at this point); however, there is one scenario that I fear.
That scenario is OKC trading up for Griffin. He's a perfect fit, hometown hero, consensus #1 pick, inside presence, blah, blah, blah, and I could see Presti making a move up the board to get him.
Clips are rumored to really want Rubio, so they can get rid of Baron Davis (Warriors apparently want him back), and he is easier to move than Zach Randolph. This could be a bunch of BS, but I seem to be hearing it a lot from different sources.
If OKC takes Rubio at the #3 spot and packages their other 2009 first rounder (#25 I believe) and next year's unprotected 1st rounder from PHO for Griffin, we could be in trouble. Also, and this is big, it gets Rubio to LA (his first choice) and Blake Griffin to OKC (his first choice). It just makes too much sense. When was the last time an agent, player and GMs agendas all aligned like this.
I know, I know, I spend way to many of my waking hours thinking about draft/trade scenario's, and no one else seems to be all that interested in hypotheticals, but this one really struck me as a possiblity that would completely suck to all of us who still hold out hope that Rubio slips to #4 or that he is even available for a swap at #3.
Our only hope is the Clips manage to screw it up. In Dunleavy we trust.