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05-29-2003, 10:11 AM
1. Cavaliers LeBron James
Cleveland's ready to rock! Cavs get hometown hero.
2. Pistons
(via Grizzlies) Darko Milicic
Who knew Otis Thorpe would be so valuable.
3. Nuggets Carmelo Anthony
'Melo may be more ready than LeBron to make impact.
4. Raptors T.J. Ford
Can Ford get the Raptors running again?
5. Heat Chris Bosh
Riley gets another youngster with big upside.
6. Clippers Chris Kaman
Olowokandi's as good as gone; meet his replacement.
7. Bulls Mickael Pietrus
6-6 SG from France has been called the Euro Jordan
8. Bucks
(via Hawks) Kirk Hinrich
If Payton bolts, the Bucks will have to replace him.
9. Knicks Maciej Lampe
Burned by past Euros, but this kid could be a Nowitzki
10. Wizards Luke Ridnour
Wizards still need a floor general to run the show.
11. Warriors Dwyane Wade
Smart, tough, SG a throwback. May replace Arenas.
12. Sonics Mike Sweetney
Junior Hoya a big upgrade at power forward.
13. Grizzlies
(via Rockets) Pavel Podkolzin
7-4, 300-pounder from Siberia is athletic, but big risk.
14. Sonics
(via Bucks) Leandrinho Barbosa
Tough, athletic Brazilian PG compares to Gary Payton.
15. Magic Reece Gaines
Ability to play PG and SG is a plus in Doc Rivers' offense
16. Celtics Boris Diaw
Frenchman is a 6-9 SF who plays like a point guard
17. Suns Ndubi Ebi
Suns struck gold with a raw high schooler last year.
18. Hornets Jarvis Hayes
Sweet shooter slips a bit until proving he can do more.
19. Jazz Aleksandar Pavlovic
Sharp-shooting Yugoslavian two-guard is a terrific athlete.
20. Celtics Sofaklis Schortsianides
Will do dirty work in paint that Antoine Walker won't.
21. Hawks
(via 76ers) Marcus Moore
6-6 point guard will allow Jason Terry to stay at SG.
22. Nets Maurice Williams
Alabama point guard can learn from the best.
23. Trail Blazers Anderson Varejao
Brazilian big man is active on defense, needs offense.
24. Lakers Nick Collison
He's no Mark Madsen. That's a good thing.
25. Pistons Travis Hansen
Fundamentally sound SG a perfect replacement for Barry
26. T-Wolves Carlos Delfino
Argentine SG has drawn comparisons to Ginobili.
27. Grizzlies
(via Kings) Viktor Khryapa
Andrei Kirilenko wanna-be plays solid D with nice jumper.
28. Spurs Zaur Pachulia
Big man is raw, but the Spurs have time to develop him.
29. Mavericks Brian Cook
The Big Ten player of the year falls into Cuban's lap.