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LongWayFromHome
05-19-2011, 08:05 PM
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2009/12/decades-worst-draft-class/


In fact, only thirteen players from the first round, four from the second, and three undrafted free agents currently play in the NBA. They are:

Kenyon Martin (1st) – starting power forward – Denver Nuggets

Mike Miller (5th) – starting shooting guard – Washington Wizards

Jamal Crawford (8th) – sixth man – Atlanta Hawks

Joel Przybilla (9th) – Greg Oden’s replacement – Portland Trailblazers

Keyon Dooling (10th) – reserve – New Jersey Nets

Etan Thomas (12th) – reserve – Oklahoma City Thunder

Hedo Turkoglu (16th) – starting small forward – Toronto Raptors

Quentin Richardson (18th) – starting small forward – Miami Heat

Jamaal Magloire (19th) – reserve – Miami Heat

Speedy Claxton (20th) – reserve – Golden State Warriors

Morris Peterson (21st) – reserve – New Orleans Hornets

DeShawn Stevenson (23rd) – reserve – Washington Wizards

Primoz Brezec (27th) – reserve – Philadelphia 76ers

Eddie House (37th) – reserve – Boston Celtics

Michael Redd (43rd) – starting shooting guard – Milwaukee Bucks

Brian Cardinal (44th) – reserve– Minnesota Timberwolves

Jason Hart (49th) – reserve – Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Allen – undrafted – reserve – Denver Nuggets

Ime Udoka – undrafted – reserve – Sacramento Kings

Yakhouba Diawara – undrafted – reserve – Miami Heat

Look at this list. These are the cream of the crop, the ones who survived: five starters, five consistent bench players, and ten locker spaces.


If general managers were able to re-pick the top 5, it’d to go more like this:

1. Michael Redd
2. Hedo Turkoglu
3. Jamal Crawford
4. Kenyon Martin
5. Mike Miller

The class of 2000 boasts:
- 3 All star appearances (1 each - K-Mart, Redd and MAGLOIRE)
- 1 All NBA 3rd team (Redd in 2004)
- 1 Most Improved (Turk in 2008)
- 3 6th man awards (Mike Miller 2001 and 2006, Jamaal Crawford 2010)

LongWayFromHome
05-19-2011, 08:09 PM
Article is a little dated (12/23/2009)

But you get the idea

TO Rapz
05-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Well we ll have to see how the 2011 Draft Class pans out...thats the only way, we cant just judge before these players have established in the league itself. Its definetly a comparision as this looks like an incredibly weak class..but we cant judge just yet, lets wait atleast for their rookie seasons to end to see how bad this draft really is, cuz we may be surprised.

SP17
05-19-2011, 08:57 PM
I think this upcoming class would be slightly better though...lets just wait and see..

Hellcrooner
05-19-2011, 09:28 PM
meh you judge classes after some time not before.

itsripcity32
05-19-2011, 09:31 PM
do you see the future?

Sadds The Gr8
05-19-2011, 09:42 PM
it cant be worse

LongWayFromHome
05-19-2011, 09:42 PM
I keep hearing people say this will be the worst class ever. But that 2000 class is gonna be tough to be weaker than. Yeah, I guess we'll look back in 2022 and see.

DwayneMVPwade
05-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Make this thread in 3-4 years after you have watched them play in the NBA.

netsgiantsyanks
05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
lets wait 11 years before we fully critique.

netsgiantsyanks
05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
I keep hearing people say this will be the worst class ever. But that 2000 class is gonna be tough to be weaker than. Yeah, I guess we'll look back in 2022 and see.

my thoughts exactly.

chonbon
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
this happens every ****ing year... it continually is how bad the class is..

knicks4life33
05-19-2011, 09:58 PM
lets see the draft class play first lol and this years draft class wasnt as strong as years past after john wall who was injury prone during year.