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View Poll Results: Who is the best 9th overall pick of all-time?

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  • Dirk Nowitzki

    18 90.00%
  • Tracy McGrady

    2 10.00%
  • Shawn Marion

    0 0%
  • Amar'e Stoudemire

    0 0%
  • Otis Thorpe

    0 0%
  • Andre Iguodala

    0 0%
  • Charles Oakley

    0 0%
  • Dale Ellis

    0 0%
  • Rolando Blackman

    0 0%
  • Clyde Lovellette

    0 0%
  • Reggie Theus

    0 0%
  • Derrick McKey

    0 0%
  • Joakim Noah

    0 0%
  • Clarence Weatherspoon

    0 0%
  • JoJo White

    0 0%
  • DeMar DeRozan

    0 0%
  • Andre Drummond

    0 0%
  • Gordon Hayward

    0 0%
  • Kemba Walker

    0 0%
  • Cliff Levingston

    0 0%
  • Stacy Augmon

    0 0%
  • Rodney Rogers

    0 0%
  • Dennis Smith

    0 0%
  • Noah Vonleh

    0 0%
  • Trey Burke

    0 0%
  • Jakob Poeltl

    0 0%
  • Frank Kaminsky

    0 0%
  • Ike Diogu

    0 0%
  • Joel Przybilla

    0 0%
  • Other - Please Specify

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Who is the best 9th overall pick of all-time?

    Our current draft

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    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...l=&order_by=ws


    Some notable picks
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Shawn Marion
    Tracy McGrady
    Otis Thorpe
    Amar'e Stoudemire
    Andre Iguodala
    Charles Oakley
    Dale Ellis
    Rolando Blackman
    Clyde Lovellette
    Reggie Theus
    Derrick McKey
    Joakim Noah
    DeMar DeRozan
    Jo Jo White
    Andre Drummond
    Gordon Hayward
    Kemba Walker
    Cliff Levingston
    Clarence Weatherspoon
    Rodney Rogers
    Dennis Smith
    Noah Vonleh
    Trey Burke
    Joel Pryzbilla
    Jakob Poeltl
    Frank Kaminsky
    D.J. Augustin

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    I'm sure we'll get some McGrady voters, and I'm happy to debate it, but the vote here has to be Dirk. Nowitzki is unquestionably a top 20 all-time guy in my book.


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    Arguments can be made for both dirk and tmac. I think tmac had the better peak but dirks peak was longer and longevity is better and his career wasn't derailed by injuries like tmacs was. This should be dirk imo.

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    I'm going with Dirk as well. I think he is around a top 15 player of all-time.

    McGrady had more talent, but that longevity is a huge separator. McGrady just couldn't stay healthy long enough.

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    Dirk

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    it's definitely dirk.

    i personally believe if tmac didn't get injured so much he'd have an argument for top 5 all time, but with those injuries...
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    Dirk easily. 9 has been a pretty good pick it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaDe03 View Post
    Dirk easily. 9 has been a pretty good pick it looks like.
    9 on down really.

    A few slots less so than others, but every spot has multiple hall of famers from this point forward (though the guys at 8 are fairly underwhelming Hall of Famers).

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    I saw 1 vote for Tmac, surprised it wasnt Chronz

  10. #10
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    I feel like these would be a lot less boring it it was "rank the top 5" for each draft selection. There is going to be some debate going forward but maybe that would have sparked more conversation.

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    Would be Tracy if he'd of stayed healthy.

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    I thought McGrady would get more votes honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I thought McGrady would get more votes honestly.
    Even if T-Mac stayed healthy it probably would be Dirk. He is an MVP, finals MVP, and 13 time all star


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I thought McGrady would get more votes honestly.
    i would definitely say he had a better prime. but he just had too many injuries, causing a short prime, and zero playoff success.

    really makes it hard, maybe if the mavs didn't embarrass lebron tmac would have gotten more votes.
    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    It's different now than it was.

    When he won the second one, Giants fans are here we're outside of their minds.
    That quote always cracks me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basch152 View Post
    i would definitely say he had a better prime. but he just had too many injuries, causing a short prime, and zero playoff success.

    really makes it hard, maybe if the mavs didn't embarrass lebron tmac would have gotten more votes.
    I just assumed more people would choose the player that exhibited the better prime more often in this sport.

    McGrady had one of the best peaks in the games history. Dirk is no slouch at all, great combo of peak and longevity. Just thought people would vote for McGrady more.

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