Oden's The One

Greg Oden
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The Blazers went big with the No. 1 pick, selecting center Greg Oden.
How did one of the most-anticipated NBA drafts ever go down? Chad Ford breaks down every pick. Pick Analysis | Team Grades Insider

Chad Ford's Big Board

1. Greg Oden 7-0 COhio StateStock Up
The best big-man prospect to enter the draft since Tim Duncan. He's the favorite to be the No. 1 pick.
2. Kevin Durant 6-10 SFTexasStock Down
He is the most talented prospect in the draft. He has it all: size, athleticism and a beautiful jump shot. But will someone really take him over Oden?
3. Al Horford 6-10 PFFloridaStock Up
Horford is a prototypical power forward with the strength, athleticism and size to play in the NBA right away.
4. Joakim Noah 7-0 PFFloridaStock Up
After an amazing run in the NCAA tournament last year, Noah's star has begun to tarnish a little. He hasn't improved the way scouts had hoped and a so-so 2007 NCAA tournament didn't help his stock.
5. Mike Conley 6-1 PGOhio StateStock Up
Best friend of Greg Oden will be the first point guard off the board.
6. Thaddeus Young 6-8 SFGeorgia TechStock Up
An exciting forward who can do almost everything. He just needs strength and experience and define his game a little more.
7. Rodney Stuckey 6-5 SGEastern Wash.Stock Up
8. Jeff Green 6-10 SFGeorgetownStock Up
Scouts love his versatility and all-around game. He could be the Brandon Roy of this year's draft.
9. Corey Brewer 6-8 SGFloridaStock Up
Long lanky two guard is a shutdown defender and a growing offensive threat.
10. Yi Jianlian 7-0 PFChinaStock Down
Yi is the best international prospect in the draft this year. He has the potential to be better than Yao Ming.
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2007 NBA Draft Order - 1st Round

Rounds: 1 | 2
1 Portland Greg Oden - C
2 Seattle Kevin Durant - SF
3 Atlanta Al Horford - PF
4 Memphis Mike Conley - PG
5 Boston
Traded to Seattle
Jeff Green - SF
6 Milwaukee Yi Jianlian - PF
7 Minnesota Corey Brewer - SG
8 Charlotte
Traded to Golden State
Brandan Wright - PF
9 Chicago
from New York
Joakim Noah - PF
10 Sacramento Spencer Hawes - C
11 Atlanta
from Indiana
Acie Law - PG
12 Philadelphia Thaddeus Young - SF
13 NO/Oklahoma City Julian Wright - SF
14 Los Angeles Al Thornton - SF
15 Detroit
from Orlando
Rodney Stuckey - SG
16 Washington Nick Young - SG
17 New Jersey Sean Williams - C
18 Golden State Marco Belinelli - SG
19 Los Angeles Javaris Crittenton - PG
20 Miami
Traded to Philadelphia
Jason Smith - PF
21 Philadelphia
from Denver; Traded to Miami
Daequan Cook - SG
22 Charlotte
from Toronto through Cleveland
Jared Dudley - SF
23 NY Knicks
from Chicago
Wilson Chandler - SF
24 Phoenix
from Cleveland through Boston; Traded to Portland
Rudy Fernandez - SG
25 Utah Morris Almond - SG
26 Houston Aaron Brooks - PG
27 Detroit Arron Afflalo - SG
28 San Antonio Tiago Splitter - PF
29 Phoenix Alando Tucker - SF
30 Philadelphia
from Dallas through Denver and Golden State; Traded to Portland
Petteri Koponen - PG

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