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Jeffy25
08-06-2018, 07:54 AM
Our current draft

1.
2.
3.
4. Chris Paul - Hornets - 2005
5. Kevin Garnett - Wolves - 1995
6. Larry Bird - Celtics - 1978
7. Stephen Curry - Warriors - 2009
8. Willis Reed - Knicks - 1964
9. Dirk Nowitzki - Bucks (traded to Mavs) - 1998
10. Paul Pierce - Celtics - 1998
11. Reggie Miller - Pacers - 1987
12. Julius Erving - Bucks (but played in ABA) - 1972
13. Kobe Bryant - Hornets (traded to Lakers) - 1996
14. Clyde Drexler - Blazers - 1983
15. Steve Nash - Suns - 1996
16. John Stockton - Jazz - 1984
17. Shawn Kemp - Sonics/Thunder - 1989
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=3&pick_overall_max=3&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

Michael Jordan
Pau Gasol
Chauncey Billups
Buck Williams
Dominque Wilkins
Kevin McHale
James Harden
Carmelo Anthony
Grant Hill
Jayson Tatum
Bob Cousy
Al Horford
Marques Johnson
Nate Thurmond
Deron Williams
Bill Cartwright
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Christian Laettner
Baron Davis
Anfernee Hardaway
Mike Dunleavy
Rodney McCray
Sean Elliott
Jerry Stackhouse
Pete Maravich
Enes Kanter
Ben Gordon
Bradley Beal
Otto Porter
Joel Embiid
Jaylen Brown
Jahlil Okafor

Jeffy25
08-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Michael Jeffrey Jordan has this easily, he would likely win in the top spot if taken first overall.


So, to give this thread some value, what are the top 5?

1. Jordan
2. McHale
3. Maravich
4. Gasol
5. Harden

???

mightybosstone
08-06-2018, 08:14 AM
Michael Jeffrey Jordan has this easily, he would likely win in the top spot if taken first overall.


So, to give this thread some value, what are the top 5?

1. Jordan
2. McHale
3. Maravich
4. Gasol
5. Harden

???
I can respect the other four on the list, but Maravich flat out does not deserve to be that high. There are probably 6-7 guys I'd easily rank higher and 2-4 others who have a decent case.

As for Maravich over Harden among SGs, that's just flat out wrong. Harden kills Pistol Pete in every conceivable category. Vastly superior numbers (especially advanced numbers, where Maravich truly sucks). More All-Star games and All-NBA selections. More games played and WAY more postseason games played. Harden has an MVP and two runner ups, whil Maravich finished third once and never topped 15th again.

There's just no leg to stand on in that argument. Maravich gets drastically overrated in historical conversations as it is, while Harden is probably already a top 5 all-time shooting guard.

kobebabe
08-06-2018, 09:06 AM
I honestly think we should just move on to 2nd pick. This is way to obvious. Jordan and itís not even close.

Ahriman
08-06-2018, 10:28 AM
It is obviously Laettner.

Only NCAA player to play for Team USA. Best NCAA scorer and back-to-back champion. A true legend indeed.

On a serious note my top 5 would prolly look like:

1. Jordan
2. McHale
3. Harden
4. Wilkins
5. Billups

I prefer Billups over Gasol for his leadership. This guy was also a killer in money time.

Penny, Hill and Williams could have been much higher if injuries didn't ruin most of their careers

YAALREADYKNO
08-06-2018, 11:43 AM
The G.O.A.T. Michael Jeffrey Jordan

mightybosstone
08-06-2018, 12:35 PM
It is obviously Laettner.

Only NCAA player to play for Team USA. Best NCAA scorer and back-to-back champion. A true legend indeed.

On a serious note my top 5 would prolly look like:

1. Jordan
2. McHale
3. Harden
4. Wilkins
5. Billups

I prefer Billups over Gasol for his leadership. This guy was also a killer in money time.

Penny, Hill and Williams could have been much higher if injuries didn't ruin most of their careers

This is my five in order as well with Pau just slightly ahead of Billups for that fifth spot.

Jeffy25
08-06-2018, 10:52 PM
I can respect the other four on the list, but Maravich flat out does not deserve to be that high. There are probably 6-7 guys I'd easily rank higher and 2-4 others who have a decent case.

As for Maravich over Harden among SGs, that's just flat out wrong. Harden kills Pistol Pete in every conceivable category. Vastly superior numbers (especially advanced numbers, where Maravich truly sucks). More All-Star games and All-NBA selections. More games played and WAY more postseason games played. Harden has an MVP and two runner ups, whil Maravich finished third once and never topped 15th again.

There's just no leg to stand on in that argument. Maravich gets drastically overrated in historical conversations as it is, while Harden is probably already a top 5 all-time shooting guard.

The legend of Pete is what carries him.

But it wouldn't take much convincing for me to adjust him to 6th/7th on my list. It's from a lack of knowledge, not expectation of knowledge. It's so hard to adjust for older players.

I actually like the list of

Jordan
McHale
Harden
Gasol
Billups
Wilkins
Maravich

Wilkins more of a peak guy obviously. I like the sustaining career

Heediot
08-07-2018, 04:53 AM
never mind.

kdspurman
08-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Shout out to Melo for getting a vote here

IKnowHoops
08-07-2018, 09:17 AM
I honestly think we should just move on to 2nd pick. This is way to obvious. Jordan and itís not even close.

Co sign

Quinnsanity
08-07-2018, 01:13 PM
I hate to ask... but Blister... you clicked on Melo by accident... right?

mrblisterdundee
08-07-2018, 04:01 PM
I hate to ask... but Blister... you clicked on Melo by accident... right?

Stay #Melo and don't follow the herd.

valade16
08-07-2018, 07:40 PM
When does Harden pass McHale?

jaydubb
08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
No love for Adam Morrison?

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Jeffy25
08-07-2018, 10:45 PM
When does Harden pass McHale?

I mean, he is only about 7000 minutes behind him in career minutes played (2.5 years)

Only needs 1500 points, and passed him in assists years ago.

I'd think we'd like to see Harden with some playoff Finals appearances where he was at least a starter, but Harden is probably a year or two away from firmly replacing him all-time.