That probably isn't the last we'll hear from the T-Wolves, who now control the fifth, sixth, 18th and 28th picks in the first round, and two more in the early part of the second.
Another Tuesday trade -- involving the Spurs, Bucks and Pistons -- probably won't alter the draft landscape much.
The Blazers made a deal with the Mavs to move up to the 22nd spot. Dallas gets the 24th pick, the 56th, and a second-rounder in 2010.
The 2009 NBA Draft will be held on June 25th at Madison Square Garden in New York, and broadcast on ESPN. Here's our latest guess as to how things will play out.
2009 NBA Mock Draft 4.0 - Picks 1-151. Los Angeles Clippers - Blake Griffin (PF - Oklahoma)
It seems the Clippers have settled on drafting Griffin and trying to move one of their other big men. According to one report, the Cavaliers are kicking the tires on a Zach Randolph trade. (Anyone else think that's the best way to drive LeBron James out of town when he hits free agency?)
2. Memphis Grizzlies - Hasheem Thabeet (C - Connecticut)
Apparently that whole "cancelling the workout" thing was just one big misunderstanding. Or not. If the Grizz don't make a trade, Thabeet could be the pick -- though some reports indicate they really like Tyreke Evans.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder - James Harden (SG - Arizona State)
The versatile Harden is considered one of the most NBA-ready players in this draft, and would look very good as a complement to Russell Westbrook in the backcourt. OKC could look to trade down -- possibly with the T-Wolves, who are loaded with picks and known to covet Ricky Rubio.
4. Sacramento Kings - Tyreke Evans (G - Memphis)
Evans may not be as NBA-ready as Stephen Curry or James Harden, but he probably has the highest ceiling of the bunch, and the Kings could really use a player with a high ceiling.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves (via the Washington Wizards) - Ricky Rubio (PG - Spain)
It seems less and less likely that Memphis or Oklahoma City will risk getting involved with Rubio's buyout -- and the Kings reportedly love Evans. Minnesota is likely counting on that, though they could seal the deal by trading, say, the six and eighteen slots to move up to the Thunder's spot.
6. Minnesota Timberwolves - DeMar Derozan (SG/SF - USC)
After trading Randy Foye and Mike Miller, adding a scoring wing here makes sense for the T-Wolves.
7. Golden State Warriors - Brandon Jennings (PG - Italy)
The Warriors' don't have a natural point guard on the roster currently, and we expect them to fill that void with this pick. It could be Jennings, who has a high ceiling but is small-ish, but UCLA's Jrue Holiday will also get a long look.
8. New York Knicks - Stephen Curry (G - Davidson)
Curry recently told reporters he'd like to become a Knick, and with the Minnesota-Washington trade shaking things up atop the draft, it seems he could get his wish.
9. Toronto Raptors - Jordan Hill (PF/C - Arizona)
The Raptors have been looking for a physical big man to complement Chris Bosh for forever. Hill could finally be the answer.
10. Milwaukee Bucks - Jonny Flynn (PG - Syracuse)
The trade of Richard Jefferson for a set of expiring contracts gives the Bucks some flexibility to re-sign Charlie Villanueva, so point guard is the obvious choice here.
11. New Jersey Nets - Terrence Williams (G - Louisville)
Williams could be a steal, though many observers are concerned he might never reach his potential.
12. Charlotte Bobcats - Gerald Henderson (SG - Duke)
Henderson is a younger, more talented version of Raja Bell - an outstanding perimeter defender who should become a Larry Brown favorite in no time.
13. Indiana Pacers - DeJuan Blair (PF - Pittsburgh)
Indiana really needs some bulk, and Blair is the best banger available. Blair's knees are a concern, though, which could inspire Indy to look elsewhere.
14. Phoenix Suns - Austin Daye (F - Gongaza)
Daye's stock has been on the rise since he confirmed he'd be leaving school. His polished offensive game should be a good fit in Phoenix, and the Suns could be looking to replace Grant Hill in the rotation.
15. Detroit Pistons - B.J. Mullens (C - Ohio State)
There's been some conjecture that the Pistons have made Mullens a promise he'll be their pick if he lasts this long. That would make some sense... the Pistons are in the midst of a major roster turnover, and they haven't had a natural center on the roster since Bill Laimbeer retired. Mullens' stock has fallen significantly, but he's the best big man available.