2009/05/19

NBA Draft Lottery Re-Done


With the NBA Draft lottery tonight, we decided to go back to the years 2000-2005, and re-do the lottery picks of each of those drafts. Meaning that if the teams were to pick players today knowing what we know, who would they pick. There was one really bad draft (2000), and a really good draft (2003). There was a month long argument about who would go first overall in 2002, Yao Ming, or Amare Stoudemire. It came down to multiple tiebreakers to decide the winner of that 2002 draft. We have listed 1-14 who the teams actually should take now, with what pick that player actually was in that draft in parentheses. Current Sixers players Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams are in bold. Find out the results of our new lotteries below--

2000
Actual Top Pick: Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati
1. Michael Redd, Ohio State (43)
2. Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati (1)
3. Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey (16)
4. Jamal Crawford, Michigan (8)
5. Jamaal Magloire, Kentucky (19)
6. Mike Miller, Florida (5)
7. DeShawn Stevenson, Washington Union HS (23)
8. Quentin Richardson, DePaul (18)
9. Morris Peterson, Michigan State (21)
10. Keyon Dooling, Missouri (10)
11. Eddie House, Arizona State (37)
12. Desmond Mason, Oklahoma State (17)
13. Stromile Swift, LSU (2)
14. Eduardo Najera, Oklahoma (38)

2001
Actual Top Pick: Kwame Brown, Glynn Academy
1. Tony Parker, France (28)
2. Pau Gasol, Spain (3)
3. Joe Johnson, Arkansas (10)
4. Gilbert Arenas, Arizona (31)
5. Mehmet Okur, Turkey (38)
6. Richard Jefferson, Arizona (13)
7. Tyson Chandler, Dominguez HS (2)
8. Jason Richardson, Michigan State (5)
9. Zach Randolph, Michigan State (19)
10. Shane Battier, Duke (6)
11. Eddy Curry, Thornwood HS (4)
12. Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State (27)
13. Troy Murphy, Notre Dame (14)
14. Gerald Wallace, Alabama (25)

2002
Actual Top Pick: Yao Ming, China
1. Yao Ming, China (1)
2. Amare Stoudemire, Cypress Creek HS (9)
3. Carlos Boozer, Duke (34)
4. Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky (23)
5. Caron Butler, UConn (10)
6. John Salmons, Miami (26)
7. Nene, Brazil (7)
8. Luis Scola, Argentina (55)
9. Udonis Haslem, Florida (Undrafted)
10. Drew Gooden, Kansas (4)
11. Mike Dunleavy Jr., Duke (3)
12. Matt Barnes, UCLA (46)
13. Roger Mason, Virginia (30)
14. Ronald Murray, Shaw (41)

2003
Actual Top Pick: LeBron James, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS
1. LeBron James, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (1)
2. Dwyane Wade, Marquette (5)
3. Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse (3)
4. Chris Bosh, Georgia Tech (4)
5. David West, Xavier (18)
6. Josh Howard, Wake Forest (29)
7. Mo Williams, Alabama (47)
8. T.J. Ford, Texas (8)
9. Boris Diaw, France (21)
10. Leandro Barbosa, Brazil (28)
11. Mickael Pietrus, France (11)
12. Kirk Hinrich, Kansas (7)
13. Chris Kaman, Central Michigan (6)
14. Kendrick Perkins, Ozen HS (27)

2004
Actual Top Pick: Dwight Howard, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
1. Dwight Howard, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (1)
2. Al Jefferson, Prentiss High School (15)
3. Josh Smith, Oak Hill Academy (17)
4. Ben Gordon, UConn (3)
5. Devin Harris, Wisconsin (5)
6. Luol Deng, Duke (7)
7. Andre Iguodala, Arizona (9)
8. Jameer Nelson, St. Joes (20)
9. Emeka Okafor, UConn (2)
10. Delonte West. St. Joes (24)
11. Kevin Martin, Western Carolina (26)
12. J. R. Smith, St. Benedict’s Prep (18)
13. Andres Nocioni, Argentina (Undrafted)
14. Anderson Varejao, Brazil (30)

2005
Actual Top Pick: Andrew Bogut, Utah
1. Chris Paul, Wake Forest (4)
2. Deron Williams, Illinois (3)
3. Andrew Bynum, St. Joseph HS (10)
4. Danny Granger, New Mexico (17)
5. Monta Ellis, Lanier HS (40)
6. Marvin Williams, UNC (2)
7. Jose Calderon, Spain (Undrafted)
8. David Lee, Florida (30)
9. Raymond Felton, UNC (5)
10. Hakim Warrick, Syracuse (19)
11. Charlie Villanueva, UConn (7)
12. Andrew Bogut, Utah (1)
13. Lou Williams, South Gwinnett HS (45)
14. Jason Maxiell, Cincinnati (26)

4 comments:

Bryan said...

This was pretty awesome. Agree with most of the picks there.

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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