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HouRealCoach
03-11-2013, 03:39 PM
2001 had Gilbert Arenas & Mehmet Okur

2005 had Monta Ellis, Marcin Gortat, Lou Williams

2008 had Pekovic, Dragic, Asik, D. Jordan, Chalmers

1998 had Rashard Lewis, Cuttino Mobley, Ruben Patterson, Rafer Alston

Just to throw a few out there...

mdm692
03-11-2013, 04:13 PM
I would have to say 2008 because all are efficient starters who aren't overrated.

Manimal
03-11-2013, 06:54 PM
2008 deffo.

2005 is not bad though. Monta, Gortat and Lou Willams can ball.

HouRealCoach
03-11-2013, 07:13 PM
I would have to say 2008 because all are efficient starters who aren't overrated.

You don't think DeAndre Jordan is overrated?

D-Leethal
03-11-2013, 07:28 PM
Cool idea for a thread. Way too lazy to look it up but I'd love for someone to throw some older drafts out there with guys like Mark Price, Dennis Johnson, Rodman etc...

It would probably come down to whether you value the top heavy draft with guys like Willis Reed and Manu at the top or more mid level solid guys in a draft with depth.

tredigs
03-11-2013, 07:29 PM
05 also had an undrafted Jose Calderon and Chuck Hayes. That wins it for 'em as the best non 1st round class.

Wanted to weight it for Manu and give it to that class but the rest was pretty shabby. He probably had the best career of the entire class period.

salimstoudamire
03-11-2013, 07:34 PM
I'm thinking 2005...

LongWayFromHome
03-11-2013, 11:38 PM
Gilbert Arenas is by far the best player of that group and probably more valuable than any other of the classes you listed combined. I will start to look.

PS - I agree with an above suggestion about this being "non-1st rounders" as many years ago there were more than 2 rounds.

popo85
03-11-2013, 11:58 PM
2002 wasn't bad either- Boozer, Scola, Barnes.

JasonJohnHorn
03-12-2013, 12:22 AM
Check out all the great players that were picked after the first round in 1986: http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1986.html

This one is easily the best.

Bishnoff
03-12-2013, 12:38 AM
Check out all the great players that were picked after the first round in 1986: http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1986.html

This one is easily the best.

Agreed.

HouRealCoach
03-12-2013, 10:54 AM
Check out all the great players that were picked after the first round in 1986: http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1986.html

This one is easily the best.

Good find... I was too lazy to look up the draft but thanks because that's the best I have seen now

Nats_vcu-Okc35
03-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Check out all the great players that were picked after the first round in 1986: http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1986.html

This one is easily the best.

Agreed.

Drazen Petrovic. (R.I.P.)

Pick 60.

What a steal. My favorite "what if" player, and a subject of my favorite sports documentary. (30 for 30: Once Brothers)