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June 25, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Blazers pick Brockman, trade him to Kings

Turns out, Jon Brockman just blazed through Portland on his way to Sacramento.
After Portland selected him with the No, 38 overall pick, the team promptly dealt him to the Kings in exchange for Arizona State’s Jeff Pendergraph, whom the Kings had taken at No. 31. The Kings also got Portland guard Sergio Rodriguez in the deal.
With Sacramento, Brockman will be reunited with former UW teammate Spencer Hawes. Hawes and Brockman also played for years on the summer Friends of Hoops team coached by Jim Marsh, which was where their close relationship began.
As a second-round pick, Brockman is not assured of a guaranteed contract, unlike first-round picks. Some of the rumors had it that the team that drafted him —- which turned out to be Portland — had made a deal of some sort of guaranteed contract for Brockman.
Interestingly, the 38th overall pick last year was Washington State’s Kyle Weaver, who made $806,452 this season.
Brockman had been one of the draft’s most mysterious players in recent weeks as he declined invites to the NBA Combine and a few individual workouts. Sounds as if it paid off with Brockman going a little bit higher than most expected, though not as high as projected by ESPN’s Andy Katz, who had him going No. 25.,
Brockman was one of three new Kings as Sacramento also selected Memphis guard Tyreke Evans and European forward Omri Casspi. And here is Sacrmento’s depth chart indicating the team has a couple of other interesting names at power forward, including Drew Gooden and Ike Diogu.
Brockman is expected to speak with reporters in a half-hour or so so we’ll have more then.
UPDATE — Here’s an early take on the pick from a Kings fan, who doesn’t seem to approve, noting some of the big names Sacramento could have gotten, instead.

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