10 things to know about the draft

Updated: April 29, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

The deadline to declare for the 2009 NBA draft came and went Sunday. And a number of GMs in the lottery are still howling.

Sure, there's Blake Griffin -- a surefire NBA stud if he doesn't measure 6-foot-6, which, in this pessimistic environment, a few GMs fear he might.

Ricky Rubio will available, too, if his camp can talk his Spanish team, DKV Joventut, out of charging him that $8 million buyout it's asking.

But after that, the talk turns to who's not in the draft as ...

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