2008 NBA Draft Results

The NBA held the 2008 NBA Draft on June 26th, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre located at Madison Square Garden (MSG) located in New York City. During the 2008 NBA draft, there were a total of 44 players (39 from college and 5 internationals) who applied for the draft as early entry candidates. Although the Chicago Bulls only had a 1.7 percentage of probability of landing the overall number one pick in the 2008 NBA Lottery, they did so on May 22nd, 2008. The Bulls would go on to use their pick to pickup star point guard, Derrick Rose. The 2008 NBA Draft was also the first to see three freshmen picked with the opening three picks of the draft. Other notable players taken during the draft include star guard, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, and Roy Hibbert. This was also the final NBA Draft to see the Seattle SuperSonics pick as a team prior to their relocating to Oklahoma City for the following draft.

2008 NBA Draft Results

Round / Pick / Player / Position / Nationality / Team / School/club team

1 1 Derrick Rose PG United States Chicago Bulls Memphis (Fr.)

1 2 Michael Beasley SF United States Miami Heat Kansas State (Fr.)

1 3 O. J. Mayo SG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Memphis) USC (Fr.)

1 4 Russell Westbrook PG United States Seattle SuperSonics UCLA (So.)

1 5 Kevin Love PF United States Memphis Grizzlies (traded to Minnesota) UCLA (Fr.)

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls at the Ve...

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls at the Verizon Center on February 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 6 Danilo Gallinari SF Italy New York Knicks Olimpia Milano (Italy) 1988

1 7 Eric Gordon SG United States Los Angeles Clippers Indiana (Fr.)

1 8 Joe Alexander SF United States Milwaukee Bucks West Virginia (Jr.)

1 9 D. J. Augustin PG United States Charlotte Bobcats Texas (So.)

1 10 Brook Lopez C United States New Jersey Nets Stanford (So.)

1 11 Jerryd Bayless PG United States Indiana Pacers (traded to Portland) Arizona (Fr.)

1 12 Jason Thompson PF United States Sacramento Kings Rider (Sr.)

1 13 Brandon Rush SG United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Indiana) Kansas (Jr.)

1 14 Anthony Randolph PF United States Golden State Warriors LSU (Fr.)

1 15 Robin Lopez C United States Phoenix Suns (from Atlanta)[n] Stanford (So.)

1 16 Marreese Speights PF United States Philadelphia 76ers Florida (So.)

1 17 Roy Hibbert C United States Jamaica Toronto Raptors (traded to Indiana) Georgetown (Sr.)

1 18 JaVale McGee C United States Washington Wizards Nevada (So.)

1 19 J. J. Hickson PF United States Cleveland Cavaliers NC State (Fr.)

1 20 Alexis Ajinça C France Charlotte Bobcats (from Denver) Hyères-Toulon (France) 1988

1 21 Ryan Anderson PF United States New Jersey Nets (from Dallas) California (So.)

1 22 Courtney Lee SG United States Orlando Magic Western Kentucky (Sr.)

1 23 Kosta Koufos C Greece Utah Jazz Ohio State (Fr.)

1 24 Serge Ibaka PF Spain Seattle SuperSonics (from Phoenix) L’Hospitalet (Spain) 1989

1 25 Nicolas Batum SF France Houston Rockets (traded to Portland) Le Mans (France) 1988

1 26 George Hill PG United States San Antonio Spurs IUPUI (Jr.)

1 27 Darrell Arthur PF United States New Orleans Hornets (traded to Memphis via Portland) Kansas (So.)

1 28 Donté Greene SF United States Memphis Grizzlies (from LA Lakers, traded to Houston) Syracuse (Fr.)

1 29 D. J. White PF United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Seattle) Indiana (Sr.)

1 30 J. R. Giddens SG United States Boston Celtics New Mexico (Sr.)

2008 NBA Draft Results (Second Round)

2 31 Nikola Peković C Montenegro Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami via Boston) Panathinaikos (Greece) 1986

2 32 Walter Sharpe PF United States Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Detroit) UAB (Jr.)

2 33 Joey Dorsey PF United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis, traded to Houston) Memphis (Sr.)

2 34 Mario Chalmers PG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Miami) Kansas (Jr.)

2 35 DeAndre Jordan C United States Los Angeles Clippers Texas A&M (Fr.)

2 36 Ömer Aşık C Turkey Portland Trail Blazers (from New York, traded to Chicago) Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey) 1986

2 37 Luc Mbah a Moute SF Cameroon Milwaukee Bucks UCLA (Jr.)

2 38 Kyle Weaver SG United States Charlotte Bobcats Washington State (Sr.)

2 39 Sonny Weems SG United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Denver) Arkansas (Sr.)

2 40 Chris Douglas-Roberts SG United States New Jersey Nets Memphis (Jr.)

2 41 Nathan Jawai PF Australia Indiana Pacers (traded to Toronto) Cairns Taipans (Australia) 1986

2 42 Sean Singletary PG United States Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta)Virginia (Sr.)

2 43 Patrick Ewing, Jr. SF United States Sacramento Kings Georgetown (Sr.)

2 44 Ante Tomić C Croatia Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia) KK Zagreb (Croatia) 1987

2 45 Goran Dragićx PG Slovenia San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto, traded to Phoenix) Union Olimpija (Slovenia) 1986

2 46 Trent Plaisted PF United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Portland via Boston, traded to Detroit)[ BYU (Jr.)

2 47 Bill Walker SG United States Washington Wizards (traded to Boston) Kansas State (Fr.)

2 48 Malik Hairston SG United States Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland, traded to San Antonio)[i] Oregon (Sr.)

2 49 Richard Hendrix# PF United States Golden State Warriors Alabama (Jr.)

2 50 DeVon Hardin# C United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Denver)California (Sr.)

2 51 Shan Foster# SG United States Dallas Mavericks Vanderbilt (Sr.)

2 52 Darnell Jackson PF United States Miami Heat (from Orlando[ab], traded to Cleveland)[k] Kansas (Sr.)

2 53 Tadija Dragićević PF Serbia Utah Jazz Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) 1986

2 54 Maarty Leunen PF United States Houston Rockets Oregon (Sr.)

2 55 Mike Taylor PG United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Phoenix via Indiana, traded to LA Clippers) Idaho Stampede (D-League) 1986

2 56 Sasha Kaun C Russia Seattle SuperSonicsa (from New Orleans via Houston, traded to Cleveland) Kansas (Sr.)

2 57 James Gist PF United States San Antonio Spurs Maryland (Sr.)

2 58 Joe Crawford SG United States Los Angeles Lakers Kentucky (Sr.)

2 59 Deron Washington SF United States Detroit Pistons Virginia Tech (Sr.)

2 60 Semih Erden C Turkey Boston Celtics Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey) 1986