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Jeffy25
06-27-2018, 05:26 PM
Our current draft

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18. Joe Dumars - Pistons - 1985
19. Tiny Archibald - Royals/Kings - 1970
20. Larry Nance - Suns - 1981
21. Michael Finley - Suns - 1995
22. Norm Nixon - Lakers - 1977
23. Alex English - Bucks - 1976
24. Sam Cassell - Rockets - 1993
25. Mark Price - Mavs (traded to Cavs) - 1986
26. Vlade Divac - Lakers - 1989
27. Dennis Rodman - Pistons - 1986
28. Tony Parker - Spurs - 2001
29. Dennis Johnson - Sonics - 1976
30. Jimmy Butler - Bulls - 2011

https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/draft_finder.cgi?request=1&year_min=&year_max=&round_min=&round_max=&pick_overall_min=17&pick_overall_max=17&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


Some notable picks
Shawn Kemp
Don Nelson
Richie Guerin
Jermaine O'Neal
Doug Christie
Danny Granger
Josh Smith
Aaron McKie
Roy Hibbert
Tyler Zeller
Rasho Nesterovic
Phil Jackson
Iman Shumpert
Jeff Alexander
Jrue Holiday

dhopisthename
06-27-2018, 05:50 PM
this one is easy, but I must say that it is kinda incredible at how crappy most of these guys are for being the best ever at their pick. I don't see a single guy you would consider a franchise changing piece. I looked it up and Tony parker is the highest ranked on espn's top 100 list at 58. I think tomorrow is the first time we get a consensus top 50 guy of all time.

Bostonjorge
06-27-2018, 05:55 PM
Kemp

He was great in Seattle.

ewing
06-27-2018, 06:06 PM
this one is easy, but I must say that it is kinda incredible at how crappy most of these guys are for being the best ever at their pick. I don't see a single guy you would consider a franchise changing piece. I looked it up and Tony parker is the highest ranked on espn's top 100 list at 58. I think tomorrow is the first time we get a consensus top 50 guy of all time.

Shawn Kemp was a franchise changing piece

FlashBolt
06-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Kemp, easily.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-27-2018, 09:57 PM
this one is easy, but I must say that it is kinda incredible at how crappy most of these guys are for being the best ever at their pick. I don't see a single guy you would consider a franchise changing piece. I looked it up and Tony parker is the highest ranked on espn's top 100 list at 58. I think tomorrow is the first time we get a consensus top 50 guy of all time.

What about guys like English, Dennis Johnson, Rodman, Price, and Dumars. All of them were top 20 players in the league at some point in their career.

FlashBolt
06-27-2018, 10:09 PM
What about guys like English, Dennis Johnson, Rodman, Price, and Dumars. All of them were top 20 players in the league at some point in their career.

There have been over 3,000 NBA players the past 50 years. If we just talk about top 10%, that's 300 players. 1% is 30 players. It's tough to crack top 50 because that's essentially the top 2% of all NBA players. That's insane.

Hawkeye15
06-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Kemp here

dhopisthename
06-28-2018, 11:27 AM
What about guys like English, Dennis Johnson, Rodman, Price, and Dumars. All of them were top 20 players in the league at some point in their career.

so franchise changing piece is a little vague, but none of those guys ever won a MVP, none of those guys were ever the best player on a championship team. how many have even been top ten player at one point? its just incredible that not once in 50+ years of drafts that a pick from 17-30 has ever been a top 50 guy. there have been guys who have been selected later that have been top 50 guys(moses Malone is one example)