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NBA Draft 2008: Derrick Rose To Be First Pick

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***UPDATE*** Sacramento Kings have chosen Jason Thompson as the 12th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Indiana Pacers have chosen Jerryd Bayless as the 11th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** New Jersey Nets have chosen Brook Lopez as the 10th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Charlotte Bobcats have chosen D.J. Augustin as the 9th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Milwaukee Bucks have chosen Joe Alexander as the 8th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Los Angeles Clippers have chosen Eric Gordon as the 7th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** New York Knicks have chosen Danilo Gallinari as the 6th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Memphis Grizzlies have chosen Kevin Love as the 5th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Seattle Sonics have chosen Russell Westbrook as the 4th choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** Minnesota Timberwolves have chose O.J. Mayo as the 3rd pick in the first round.

***UPDATE*** The Miami Heat have chosen Michael Beasley as the second choice in the first round.

***UPDATE*** The Chicago Bulls have chosen Derrick Rose as the first pick in the NBA draft.

The 2008 NBA Draft is tonight, and the Chicago Tribune has confirmed that the Chicago Bulls will choose Derrick Rose with their first pick in the draft:

Derrick Rose likes to attract attention about as much as he likes committing turnovers, so a seersucker suit and bow tie definitely won't be part of his equation Thursday night.

Nevertheless, Rose is all dressed up with somewhere to go after league sources confirmed the Bulls will use the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on the Simeon High product who grew up in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side...

...Rose, a speedy and physical point guard, will be counted on eventually to become the dominant floor leader the Bulls have lacked for years. Until contract situations are resolved for restricted free agents Ben Gordon and Luol Deng, Paxson has claimed no trades are imminent.