Bringing Back The Draft: 2000

Justin June 18, 2008 0

Sure the Celtics are still drying the champagne off their jersies, after winning their 17th NBA Championship, but it’s time to look towards next season. The draft is 8 days away. In preparation for that magical evening, and the mistakes that are bound to be made, it’s time to review drafts of the past. We’ll do one a day until Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose put on a Bulls hat, and share an awkward handshake with David Stern.

Today: 2000

Top 5:

  1. Kenyon Martin (NJN)
  2. Stromile Swift (VAN)
  3. Darius Miles (LAC)
  4. Marcus Fizer (CHI)
  5. Mike Miller (ORL)

Hindsight is 20/20 Top 5: Yuck. Do you have two good knees? You are better off than the first four guys actually drafted this year.

  1. Michael Redd
  2. Mike Miller
  3. Quentin Richardson
  4. Kenyon Martin
  5. Hedyat Turkoglo

Terrible. Redd is the only guy who has made more than one all star team. Miller was the Rookie of the Year, and has been a useful player. Q-Rich had that one year with the Suns. Martin is a solid rebounder and defender when he can stay on the court. Turkoglo should have been an All Star this year, and became Orlando’s top crunch time scorer.

1st rounder who should have gone in the 2nd round: Can I say everyone? Jason Collier isn’t even a slam dunk for this title, and he’s dead. I’ll pick Jerome Moiso, because he was the 11th pick overall, and proceeded to have absolutely no impact on the Celtics or anyone else. Do you think The C’s actually thought he would be good? Or did they just throw their hands up, and say “What the hell? Take the tallest one. They’e all terrible.”


2nd rounder who should have gone in the 1st round: Not only should Michael Redd have gone in the first round, he should have gone first. This is just horrible. Anyone who was involved in the 2000 NBA Draft should have been fired. I’m talking GM’s, scouts, caterers, everyone! We are all dumber for having experienced it.

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