Top 25 Highest Paid Basketball Players in 2009 NBA Draft

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The 2009 NBA draft was held in New York on June 25, 2009. The pick began with Blake Griffin, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. A total of 60 basketball players were drafted in 2009, but we have short-listed the top 25 players who were successful in that season and became famous. Here you can check the list below.

Top 25 Picks in the 2009 NBA Draft

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievement
Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

33Los Angeles Clippers1st1stPower forward
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team
  • 6× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team
James HardenJames Harden32Oklahoma City Thunder1st33rdPoint guard/Shooting guard
  • 10× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 6× All-NBA First Team
Stephen CurryStephen Curry34Golden State Warriors1st7thPoint guard
  • NBA Finals MVP
  • 4× NBA champion
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player
Darren CollisonDarren Collison35New Orleans Hornets1st21stPoint guard
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Third-team All-American
  • Third-team All-American
Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley34Los Angeles Lakers2nd42ndPoint guard
  • EuroCup MVP
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Danny GreenDanny Green35Cleveland Cavaliers2nd46thShooting guard/Small forward
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 3× NBA champion
  • Slovenian Cup champion
Hasheem ThabeetHasheem Thabeet35Memphis Grizzlies1st2ndCenter
  • P.League+ blocks leader
  • P.League+ rebounding leader
  • P.League+ Defensive Player of Year
Tyreke EvansTyreke Evans32Sacramento Kings1st4thPoint guard/Shooting guard
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • First-team All-Conference USA
Ricky RubioRicky Rubio31Minnesota Timberwolves1st5thPoint guard
  • EuroLeague champion
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • EuroCup champion
Jonny FlynnJonny Flynn 33 Minnesota Timberwolves 1st 6thPoint guard
  • NBL All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • All-NBL Second Team
Jordan HillJordan Hill 35New York Knicks1st 8thPower forward/Center
  • First-team All-Pac-10 
  • Third-team All-American
DeMar DeRozanDeMar DeRozan 33Toronto Raptors 1st9thShooting guard/Small forward
  • 5× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • All-NBA Third Team
Brandon JenningsBrandon Jennings 32Milwaukee Bucks1st 10thPoint guard
  • Mr. Basketball USA
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
Gerald Henderson Jr.Gerald Henderson Jr. 34Charlotte Bobcats 1st 12thShooting guard
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Third-team All-American
  • Second-team Parade All-American
Tyler HansbroughTyler Hansbrough 36Indiana Pacers 1st 13thPower forward/Center
  • NCAA champion
  • 3× Consensus first-team All-American
  • Consensus National college player of the year
Jrue HolidayJrue Holiday 32Philadelphia 76ers 1st 17thPoint guard
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • NBA All-Star
Ty LawsonTy Lawson 34Minnesota Timberwolves1st 18thPoint guard
  • NCAA champion
  • Bob Cousy Award
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Jeff TeagueJeff Teague 34Atlanta Hawks 1st 19thRegional scout
  • NBA champion
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • NBA All-Star
Taj GibsonTaj Gibson 37Chicago Bulls 1st 26thPower forward/Center
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Second-team All-Pac-10
  • Third-team All-Pac-10
Wayne EllingtonWayne Ellington 34Minnesota Timberwolves1st 28thShooting guard
  • NCAA champion
  • Second-team All-ACC
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
DeJuan BlairDeJuan Blair 33San Antonio Spurs 2nd 37thPower forward/Center
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • Big East co-Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Chase BudingerChase Budinger 34Detroit Pistons 2nd 44thSmall forward
  • First-team All-Pac-10
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
  • Third-team All-Pac-10
Taylor GriffinTaylor Griffin 36Phoenix Suns 2nd 48thSmall forward/Power forward
  • NBA D-League


Patty MillsPatty Mills 34Portland Trail Blazers2nd55thPoint guard
  • NBA champion
  • The Don Award Winner
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award
Lester HudsonLester Hudson 38Boston Celtics2nd58thPoint guard/Shooting guard
  • CBA All Import Player First Team
  • CBA Finals MVP
  • 2× CBA Foreign MVP

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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