The big variable in this forecast is potential trades. The Timberwolves, Knicks, Clippers, Nets, Pacers and Blazers are all interested in making a move.
Derrick Rose (right), 6'2 1/2" PG, Fr., Memphis Chicago needs Rose's leadership—as well as his speed, strength and court vision.
Michael Beasley, 6'8" F, Fr., Kansas State Miami can't pass on this outrageous scoring talent to bookend with Dwyane Wade.
Brook Lopez, 7'1/2" C, Soph., Stanford If Minnesota doesn't trade down, it will opt for the physical scoring center, who will enable Al Jefferson to return to power forward.
Russell Westbrook, 6'31/2" G, Soph., UCLA Patient Seattle/Oklahoma City pulls a shocker here by choosing Westbrook's defense over Jerryd Bayless's scoring.
O.J. Mayo, 6'4" G, Fr., USC Mayo is ready to help Memphis at both ends of the floor—unless a rival trades up to No. 3 to get him.
Danilo Gallinari, 6'9" SF, Italy His family's relationship with new coach Mike D'Antoni is less important than his size, athleticism and versatility.
Jerryd Bayless, 6'3" G, Fr., Arizona This Ben Gordon--like scorer can play alongside Shaun Livingston or help run the point in Livingston's absence.
Joe Alexander, 6'8" SF, Jr., West Virginia One of the draft's toughest guys, the athletic Alexander will plug a hole at small forward and excel for Scott Skiles.
Kevin Love, 6'91/2" PF, Fr., UCLA New coach Larry Brown will love this hard-nosed player with the skills to score and the smarts to create offense for others.