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Achieving Peace by Remembering the Past: The 2009 StR Draft Thread

I was making my plans on how to experience this year's draft, and I decided to find out approximately when the actual picks start being made by reviewing last year's draft thread. In addition to answering my initial question (it appears that the clock starts on the first pick at 4:30), it was fascinating and often hilarious reliving last year's draft through the eyes of StR (I missed the live thread last year). In a strange way, reviewing the roller coaster of anticipation, excitement, jubilation, horror, disbelief, skepticism, and various coping methods left me feeling even more excited for this year's draft but also less nervous. I've been telling myself that I'll be okay with whoever Geoff chooses, but I think this is the first time that I've actually felt it. I also plucked from this thread my new sig line, spoken by one great philosopher and retold by another.

NBA Draft Preview by Jay Bilas

Nice breakdown of the NBA draft by Jay Bilas here. I agree with most of what he said.

Jonathan Givorny on Point Guards for this 2009 Draft

This is posted on NBA.com and has some interesting comments on this year's point guard prospects.

One Kings source reiterated that the organization still has doubts about Rubio, and the visit did...

One Kings source reiterated that the organization still has doubts about Rubio, and the visit did little to alleviate them. However, there is a split in the camps in Sacramento, with some pushing for Rubio or, if he's gone, Jrue Holiday. Others are pushing for Jonny Flynn and/or Tyreke Evans. ... Sources close to the situation continue to insist that, in the end, the most likely scenario is Rubio going to the Kings at No. 4 if he's still on the board. If he's gone, it sounds like Flynn has moved into second place.

Chad Ford, ESPN

Hollinger: Draft Ty Lawson

ESPN's John Hollinger is high on Ty Lawson, Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry. DeMar DeRozan? Jordan Hill? Patty Mills? Not so much.

2009 StR Community Draft Board: Pick #27

Blake Griffin, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Hasheem Thabeet, Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson, James Harden, Jrue Holiday, Demar DeRozan, Jonny Flynn, Jordan Hill, Jeff Teague, DeJuan...

Ricky Rubio's Sacramento Visit Reportedly Extended

Sam Amick tweeports that Ricky Rubio will be staying in Sacramento the entire day in order to get those drills in this afternoon and to further meet and greet the Kings personnel this evening....

FanPost

One Memphis blogger throwing down the gauntllet...

Grizz have no reason to pass on Rubio! The Grizzlies hold all the leverage.  Rubio wants to play in the NBA and he is the second best prospect so you don't give him away for peanuts.  This is...

Thru the Eyes of Rubio

Ricky Rubio wants Sacramento, and Sacramento wants Ricky Rubio.

Now What?

Kings fans still have no clue as to whom Sacramento will choose with the #4 pick of this year's NBA draft.

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