Blake Griffin possesses outstanding athleticism but lacks polish on the low post.
New York, NY (Sports Network) -The Los Angeles Clippers selected Oklahoma standout forward Blake Griffin as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, but the top 10 picks were mostly dominated by backcourt players.
Memphis took Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet at No. 2, but there were seven guards taken in the top 10.
Oklahoma City selected Arizona State guard James Harden as the third pick. Sacramento also took a guard at No. 4 in Memphis' Tyreke Evans, who left after playing just one season for the Tigers. Minnesota had the fifth and sixth selections and chose a pair of guards. At No. 5 the Timberwolves got flashy Spanish guard Ricky Rubio and they also took Syracuse's Jonny Flynn sixth overall. (Continue)