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Best Players in Each Draft Over The Last 30 years

Best Players in Each Draft Over The Last 30 years

Being a number one pick doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll succeed in the NBA, or turn out to be the best player in your draft class. Here are the best players in each draft in the last 30 years

2017 – Donovan Mitchell (13th)

Photo: Jennifer Stewart – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Jayson Tatum (3rd)

2016 – Ben Simmons (1st)

Photo: Brian Fluharty – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Jaylen Brown (3rd)

2015 – Karl-Anthony Towns (1st)

Photo: Steve Mitchell – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Kristaps Porzingis (4th)

2014 – Joel Embiid (1st)

Photo: Bill Streicher – USA TODAY Sports

Alternatives: Nikola Jokic (41th)

2013 – Giannis Antetokounmpo (15th)

Photo: Benny Sieu – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Victor Oladipo (2nd)

2012 – Anthony Davis (1st)

Photo: sportingnews.com

Alternative: Draymond Green (35th)

2011 – Kawhi Leonard (15th)

Photo: Justin Ford – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Kyrie Irving (1st)

2010 – DeMarcus Cousins (5th)

Photo: Jesse Johnson – USA TODAY Sports.

Alternative: Paul George (10th)

2009 – Steph Curry (7th)

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: James Harden (3rd)

2008 – Russell Westbrook (4th)

Photo: Soobum Im – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Kevin Love (5th)

2007 – Kevin Durant (2nd)

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Marc Gasol (48th)

2006 – LaMarcus Aldrige (2nd)

Photo: Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Rajon Rondo (21th)

2005 – Chris Paul (4th)

Photo: Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Deron Williams (3rd)

2004 – Dwight Howard (1st)

Photo: Scott A. Miller – US PRESSWIRE

Alternative: Andre Iguodale (9th)

2003 – LeBron James (1st)

Photo: sportinggnews.com

Alternative: Dwyane Wade (5th)

2002 – Yao Ming (1st)

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Amar’e Stoudemire (9th)

2001 – Tony Parker (28th)

Photo: Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Pau Gasol (3rd)

2000 – Jamal Crawford (8th)

Photo: Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Hedo Türkoğlu

1999 – Shawn Marion (9th)

Photo: David Richard – USA TODAY Sports.

Alternative: Manu Ginobili (57th)

1998 – Dirk Nowitzki (9th)

Photo: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Paul Pierce (10th)

1997 – Tim Duncan (1st)

Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Tracy McGrady (9th)

1996 – Kobe Bryant (13th)

Photo: Robert Hanashiro – USA TODAY

Alternative: Steve Nash (15th)

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1995 – Kevin Garnett (5th)

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Rasheed Wallace (4th)

1994 – Jason Kidd (2nd)

Alternative: Grant Hill (3rd)

1993 – Chris Webber (1st)

Photo: SBNation

Alternative: Penny Hardaway (3rd)

1992 – Shaquille O’Neal (1st)

Photo: Jack Gruber – USA TODAY Sports

Alternative: Alonzo Mourning (2nd)

1991 – Dikembo Mutombo (4th)

Photo: NBA.com

Alternative: Larry Johnson (1st)

1990 – Gary Payton (2nd)

Photo: USA TODAY

Alternative: Derrick Coleman (1st)

1989 – Tim Hardaway (14th)

Photo: NBA.com

Alternative: Shawn Kemp (17th)

1988 – Rik Smits (2nd)

Photo: Indystar

Alternative: Mitch Richmond (5th)

 

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