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JasonJohnHorn
02-19-2015, 07:29 AM
Ben Wallace went undrafted in 1996, but went onto have a stellar career, winning multiple DPOY awards, rebounding titles and an NBA championship. I think it is fair to say he likely had the most successful career of an undrafted player.


A lot of great guys slip through the cracks into the second round, or even go undrafted. What five players do you think have been the biggest steals since 2000? Pick either guys who went in the 2nd round or were undrafted altogether.

Here's a list of a few

2000
Michael Redd
2001
Gilbert Arena
Mehmet Okur
2002
Carlos Boozer
Matt Barnes
Louis Scola
Unodins Haslem (undrafted)
2003
Mo Williams
Kyle Korver
2004
Anderson-V
Trevor ARiza
Jose Calderon (undrafted)
2005
Monta Ellis
Lou Williams
Andray Blatche
Amir Johnson
Marcin Gortat
2007
Karl Landry
Glen Davis
Josh McRobert
Marc Gasol
Ramon Sessions
2008
Nikola Pecovic
Mario Chamber
DeAndreJordan
Omer Asik
Goran Dragic
2009
DeJuan Blair
Patty Mills
2010
Hassan Whiteside
Lance Stephenson
2011
Bojan Bogdanovich
Kyle Singler
Chandler Parsons
Isaiah Thomas
2012
Draymond Green
2014
KJ McDaniels




I might be missing a few guys.

Goose17
02-19-2015, 07:48 AM
Based on the names you provided it's definitely Marc Gasol.

Draymond, DJ, Dragic, Ellis and Korver are up there.

The fact that Calderon went undrafted makes him a steal. He was outstanding during his time in Toronto. Lead the league in AST:TO for a couple years. Very efficient play maker.

CELTICS4LYFE
02-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Gasol
Deandre

PurpleLynch
02-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Gasol is n1.
DJ,Gortat,Dragic,Green,Korver and Ellis are also good picks.

mightybosstone
02-19-2015, 09:03 AM
There are a lot of solid players on that list, but the only answer to this question is Marc Gasol. It's crazy to think that the trade which so many people thought was one of the worst trades in the history of the league nearly a decade ago was the deal that finally made the Grizzlies a relevant basketball team. Gasol is the reason why.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
02-19-2015, 09:15 AM
Michael Redd was great till he was plagued by injuries on the big max contract.

Slug3
02-19-2015, 09:26 AM
I am surprised nobody stated Gilbert Arenas, I know he fell off pretty hard, but in his prime he was one of the best scorers.

ichitownclowni
02-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Gasol no question.

mightybosstone
02-19-2015, 09:39 AM
I am surprised nobody stated Gilbert Arenas, I know he fell off pretty hard, but in his prime he was one of the best scorers.

Arenas had three really, really good years, but they were preceded and followed by a whole lot of injury plagued mediocrity. I'd much rather have a decade of Marc Gasol than those three years of Gilbert Arenas.

pebloemer
02-19-2015, 10:12 AM
There are a lot of good names up there, but there isn't really anyone that makes me debate whether or not it is Marc Gasol. He is the clear frontrunner in that group.

Vinylman
02-19-2015, 11:00 AM
easily Gasol because he is the best player out of that group and was also instrumental in the Laker-Grizz trade that brought Pau to LA and 2 championships....

Burkey3472
02-19-2015, 11:09 AM
Gasol by a wide margin.

JAZZNC
02-19-2015, 11:36 AM
So,ebody forgot to add Paul Millsap.

However, Gasol is the answer.

THE MTL
02-20-2015, 10:21 PM
I think Gasol should have an asterisk because he had to be a second rounder cause the intention was to solely stash him overseas for a few years and keep his rights like they do with every early second rounder

ohreally
02-20-2015, 11:21 PM
Gasol
Kyle Korver
Draymond Green
Monta Ellis
Gorman Dragic
Anderson-V
Marcin Gortat
DeAndreJordan
Hassan Whiteside