The Playoffs are over, but that just means the NBA off-season has begun. The Draft is tomorrow! In preparation for that magical evening, and the mistakes that are bound to be made, itâ€™s time to review drafts of the past. Weâ€™ll do one a day until Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose put on a Bulls hat, and share an awkward handshake with David Stern.
- Greg Oden (POR)
- Kevin Durant (SEA)
- Al Horford (ATL)
- Mike Conley (MEM)
- Jeff Green (BOS)
The Hindsight is 20/20 top 5: It is absolutely ridiculous for me to be doing this. Itâ€™s been one year! Here goes..
- Greg Oden
- Kevin Durant
- Al Horford
- Al Thornton
- Rodney Stuckey
I believe the hype. For the first time in my life, Iâ€™m giving someone benefit of the doubt. Oden will be the beast everyone says he will. Durant has proven that heâ€™s the type of scorer who can lead a franchise. You canâ€™t argue with a rookie center like Horford, who led his team to the Playoffs and grabbed double digit boards. Thornton came into the league with a reputation as a dynamic scorer. He did nothing to prove that wrong. Stuckey is a key figure in the Pistonâ€™s transition to the next generation.
1st rounder who should have gone in the 2nd round: I hate Tiago Splitter! This guy was a rumored first rounder for like 5 years, and yet, he always pulled out of the draft at the last minute. The Spurs finally picked him last year, so that probably means heâ€™ll end up being a star. Still, I hate him and his stupid name. This one is personal. Stop teasing me, Tiago.
2nd rounder who should have been taken in the 1st round: Again, way too early to make this determination. But Big Baby Davis won a championship, and Boston fell in love with him. So, why not?