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

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievement
Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

33 Los Angeles Clippers 1st 1st Power forward
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team
  • 6× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team
James HardenJames Harden 32 Oklahoma City Thunder 1st 33rd Point guard/Shooting guard
  • 10× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 6× All-NBA First Team
Stephen CurryStephen Curry 34 Golden State Warriors 1st 7th Point guard
  • NBA Finals MVP
  • 4× NBA champion
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player
Darren CollisonDarren Collison 35 New Orleans Hornets 1st 21st Point guard
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Third-team All-American
  • Third-team All-American
Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley 34 Los Angeles Lakers 2nd 42nd Point guard
  • EuroCup MVP
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Danny GreenDanny Green 35 Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd 46th Shooting guard/Small forward
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 3× NBA champion
  • Slovenian Cup champion
Hasheem ThabeetHasheem Thabeet 35 Memphis Grizzlies 1st 2nd Center
  • P.League+ blocks leader
  • P.League+ rebounding leader
  • P.League+ Defensive Player of Year
Tyreke EvansTyreke Evans 32 Sacramento Kings 1st 4th Point guard/Shooting guard
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • First-team All-Conference USA
Ricky RubioRicky Rubio 31 Minnesota Timberwolves 1st 5th Point guard
  • EuroLeague champion
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • EuroCup champion
Jonny FlynnJonny Flynn  33  Minnesota Timberwolves  1st  6th Point guard
  • NBL All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • All-NBL Second Team
Jordan HillJordan Hill  35 New York Knicks 1st  8th Power forward/Center
  • First-team All-Pac-10 
  • Third-team All-American
DeMar DeRozanDeMar DeRozan  33 Toronto Raptors  1st 9th Shooting guard/Small forward
  • 5× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • All-NBA Third Team
Brandon JenningsBrandon Jennings  32 Milwaukee Bucks 1st  10th Point guard
  • Mr. Basketball USA
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
Gerald Henderson Jr.Gerald Henderson Jr.  34 Charlotte Bobcats  1st  12th Shooting guard
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Third-team All-American
  • Second-team Parade All-American
Tyler HansbroughTyler Hansbrough  36 Indiana Pacers  1st  13th Power forward/Center
  • NCAA champion
  • 3× Consensus first-team All-American
  • Consensus National college player of the year
Jrue HolidayJrue Holiday  32 Philadelphia 76ers  1st  17th Point guard
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • NBA All-Star
Ty LawsonTy Lawson  34 Minnesota Timberwolves 1st  18th Point guard
  • NCAA champion
  • Bob Cousy Award
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Jeff TeagueJeff Teague  34 Atlanta Hawks  1st  19th Regional scout
  • NBA champion
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • NBA All-Star
Taj GibsonTaj Gibson  37 Chicago Bulls  1st  26th Power forward/Center
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Second-team All-Pac-10
  • Third-team All-Pac-10
Wayne EllingtonWayne Ellington  34 Minnesota Timberwolves 1st  28th Shooting guard
  • NCAA champion
  • Second-team All-ACC
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
DeJuan BlairDeJuan Blair  33 San Antonio Spurs  2nd  37th Power forward/Center
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • Big East co-Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Chase BudingerChase Budinger  34 Detroit Pistons  2nd  44th Small forward
  • First-team All-Pac-10
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
  • Third-team All-Pac-10
Taylor GriffinTaylor Griffin  36 Phoenix Suns  2nd  48th Small forward/Power forward
  • NBA D-League


Patty MillsPatty Mills  34 Portland Trail Blazers 2nd 55th Point guard
  • NBA champion
  • The Don Award Winner
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award
Lester HudsonLester Hudson  38 Boston Celtics 2nd 58th Point guard/Shooting guard
  • CBA All Import Player First Team
  • CBA Finals MVP
  • 2× CBA Foreign MVP


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