PDA

View Full Version : Greatest 30th Overall Pick of All-Time



Jeffy25
06-19-2018, 12:45 PM
In anticipation of the NBA draft, let's have some fun with the draft selections

Going to go through the 30 best draft selections in their slot of all time

Today, we start with number 30, and will be going backward up to number 1


Here is a list of the 30th picks throughout the history of the NBA

https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/draft_finder.cgi?request=1&year_min=&year_max=&round_min=&round_max=&pick_overall_min=30&pick_overall_max=30&franch_id=&college_id=0&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&is_active=&is_hof=&c1stat=&c1comp=gt&c1val=&c2stat=&c2comp=gt&c2val=&c3stat=&c3comp=gt&c3val=&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&order_by=ws


Who is the greatest 30th pick evre


2017 - Josh Hart
2016 - Damian Jones
2015 - Kevon Looney
2014 - Kyle Anderson
2013 - Nemanja Nedovic
2012 - Festus Ezeli
2011 - Jimmy Butler
2010 - Lazar Hayward
2009 - Christian Eyenga
2008 - J.R. Giddens
2017 - Petteri Koponen
2006 - Joel Freeland
2005 - David Lee

Bostonjorge
06-19-2018, 01:02 PM
Butler then Lee for me. After those 2 Itís wide open. I think Hart can surpass everyone left on the list. Kyle Anderson is #3 today for me tho.

Scoots
06-19-2018, 01:15 PM
Mark West played for 7 teams over 17 seasons. Pretty darn good but he wasn't a first round pick like many of these guys were.

Hard to say "all time" for players who are still playing, but right now I'd say Jimmy is the man.

Rivera
06-19-2018, 01:21 PM
Lou Roe because he went to UMASS

but the real answer is Jimmy Butler, should be no debate here

IndyRealist
06-19-2018, 01:40 PM
It's worth pointing out that Tony Parker was the last pick when there were only 28 picks (due to Minnesota forfeiting their pick).

Jeffy25
06-19-2018, 01:40 PM
Yeah, I feel like Butler has this thing wrapped up before it even begins. David Lee and Nate McMillian turned in really nice careers too though, same with Spencer Haywood, who rocked right out of the gate (and did so in the ABA)

LOb0
06-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Wow Jimmy Butler is the greatest 30th pick of all time.

jaydubb
06-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Yea but who's the best 13th overall pick of all time?

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Jeffy25
06-19-2018, 02:48 PM
Yea but who's the best 13th overall pick of all time?

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Ed Davis :p

Scoots
06-19-2018, 03:07 PM
Yea but who's the best 13th overall pick of all time?

Karl Malone

https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/draft_finder.cgi?request=1&college_id=0&pick_overall_min=13&pick_overall_max=13&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&order_by=ws

Jeffy25
06-19-2018, 05:59 PM
Karl Malone

https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/draft_finder.cgi?request=1&college_id=0&pick_overall_min=13&pick_overall_max=13&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&order_by=ws

I was gonna respond with that, but I'm waiting for that thread to make that debate lol.

But Kobe is ahead of Malone on most people's lists due to the chips.

FlashBolt
06-19-2018, 06:30 PM
I was gonna respond with that, but I'm waiting for that thread to make that debate lol.

But Kobe is ahead of Malone on most people's lists due to the chips.

I'm guessing Scoots missed Kobe's name?

KnicksorBust
06-19-2018, 08:03 PM
In anticipation of the NBA draft, let's have some fun with the draft selections

Going to go through the 30 best draft selections in their slot of all time

Today, we start with number 30, and will be going backward up to number 1


Here is a list of the 30th picks throughout the history of the NBA

https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/draft_finder.cgi?request=1&year_min=&year_max=&round_min=&round_max=&pick_overall_min=30&pick_overall_max=30&franch_id=&college_id=0&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&is_active=&is_hof=&c1stat=&c1comp=gt&c1val=&c2stat=&c2comp=gt&c2val=&c3stat=&c3comp=gt&c3val=&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&order_by=ws


Who is the greatest 30th pick evre


2017 - Josh Hart
2016 - Damian Jones
2015 - Kevon Looney
2014 - Kyle Anderson
2013 - Nemanja Nedovic
2012 - Festus Ezeli
2011 - Jimmy Butler
2010 - Lazar Hayward
2009 - Christian Eyenga
2008 - J.R. Giddens
2017 - Petteri Koponen
2006 - Joel Freeland
2005 - David Lee

I am surprised how many of those 30th overall picks became rotation players.

Scoots
06-19-2018, 08:24 PM
I'm guessing Scoots missed Kobe's name?

Nope.

mightybosstone
06-20-2018, 11:11 PM
Wow, you guys are seriously, seriously underrating Spencer Haywood here. If this poll was five years from now, it's probably Butler. But Haywood was an ABA MVP and a 4-time All-NBA player. At this point in Butler's career, I think Haywood accomplished more.