Looking Back: 2009 Draft

Looking Back: 2009 Draft
June 23, 2012, 4:57 am
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This is the third of a five part series where we will look back on the 2007-2011 NBA Drafts, who Portland took and what those picksplayers turned in to today.


Victor Claver (playing in Europe)
Drafted in the 1st round pick 22
He has played in Europe ever since but the Blazers maintain his NBA rights.

Dante Cunningham (traded in Gerald Wallace deal)
Villanova; drafted in the 2nd round pick 33
Cunningham completed the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers playing in a total of 119 games over two seasons. He was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in February 2011 as part of the Gerald Wallace deal. He started 9 games before signing a three-year 7 million from the Memphis Grizzles. Cunningham averaged 5 points a game for the Grizzles during the 2011-12 season.

Jon Brockman (traded for Pendergraph)
University of Washington; drafted in the 2nd round pick 38 Brockman was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Jeff Pendergraph. He played in 58 games before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2010. For the Bucks he has currently played in 35 games for the 2011-12 season.
Patrick Mills (rights renounced)
Saint Marys of California; drafted in the 2nd round pick 55
Mills signed with the team and bounced between the roster and the D-League for a while before finding some consistent minutes with the Blazers. Mills played in Australia and China during the lockout and landed with the Spurs in March of 2012 after the Blazers renounced his rights.