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Ron who?
10-17-2006, 07:40 PM
although many people say the 2003 draft was the deepest, some even say the 2007 will be even deeper, i think its the second deepest after the 1996 draft..

41 All-Star appearances (Kobe 8, AI 7, Ray Allen 6, JO 5, Nash 4, Antoine Walker 3, Peja Stojakovic 3, Stephon Marburry 2, Zydrunas Ilgauskus 2, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim 1).

9 All-NBA First Team Selections (Kobe 4, Iverson 3, Nash 2)

3 NBA MVP Awards (Nash 2, AI 1)

AND... Ben Wallace is from the same year but he went undrafted


Your Thoughts?

pizza guy
10-17-2006, 07:45 PM
Wow, that '96 draft was insane...

Isn't the draft called the "deepest draft ever" every year? We'll know in about 10 years, when we can see what kind of players these guys actually become.

Ron who?
10-17-2006, 07:58 PM
meh its been ten years so i thought it was time to finally show how deep the 96 draft was

FlavaDave
10-18-2006, 01:35 PM
13. Charlotte Kobe Bryant Lower Merion HS
14. Sacramento Predrag Stojakovic PAOK (Greece)
15. Phoenix Steve Nash Santa Clara
16. Charlotte (from Miami) Tony Delk Kentucky
17. Portland Jermaine O'Neal Eau Claire HS


Best 13-17 picks in NBA history?

(The Pacers selected Dampier 10th. Damn.)

FrenchConnection
10-18-2006, 01:41 PM
13. Charlotte Kobe Bryant Lower Merion HS
14. Sacramento Predrag Stojakovic PAOK (Greece)
15. Phoenix Steve Nash Santa Clara
16. Charlotte (from Miami) Tony Delk Kentucky
17. Portland Jermaine O'Neal Eau Claire HS


Best 13-17 picks in NBA history?

(The Pacers selected Dampier 10th. Damn.)

Without the benefit of hindsight, lets look at that. What you have are two highschool players, a raw Euro and a PG that is too short and weak to make it in the NBA. In fact, Delk would have looked like the steal of that group at the time, given his college success.

The Hustler
10-18-2006, 02:06 PM
i never quite realised all those guys came in one year ... thats and impressive lineup there .... kinda puts James Melo Wade Bosh to shame!

imawhat
10-18-2006, 02:21 PM
My vote goes for '96, as well, but I can't go back much further in memory than that. Heck, Kentucky almost put a starting 5 in the NBA that year.

Isaac
10-18-2006, 02:22 PM
meh its been ten years so i thought it was time to finally show how deep the 96 draft was

I'm surprised how many people didn't know how good the 96 draft was, its talked about incredibly often.

JayRedd
10-18-2006, 02:38 PM
1984 had a few decent players

FlavaDave
10-18-2006, 02:58 PM
1. Houston Akeem Olajuwon Houston
2. Portland (from Indiana) Sam Bowie Kentucky
3. Chicago Michael Jordan North Carolina
4. Dallas (from Cleveland) Sam Perkins North Carolina
5. Philadelphia (from LA Clippers) Charles Barkley Auburn
16. Utah John Stockton Gonzaga



Question: How did Portland aquire the Pacer's pick?

Roy Munson
10-18-2006, 03:02 PM
1. Houston Akeem Olajuwon Houston
2. Portland (from Indiana) Sam Bowie Kentucky
3. Chicago Michael Jordan North Carolina
4. Dallas (from Cleveland) Sam Perkins North Carolina
5. Philadelphia (from LA Clippers) Charles Barkley Auburn
16. Utah John Stockton Gonzaga



Question: How did Portland aquire the Pacer's pick?

Pacers traded the pick for Tom Owens.

JayRedd
10-18-2006, 03:05 PM
1. Houston Akeem Olajuwon Houston
2. Portland (from Indiana) Sam Bowie Kentucky
3. Chicago Michael Jordan North Carolina
4. Dallas (from Cleveland) Sam Perkins North Carolina
5. Philadelphia (from LA Clippers) Charles Barkley Auburn
16. Utah John Stockton Gonzaga



Arguably a Top 5 guy of All Time at every position except for SF. Plus the undisputed #1 All Time weed smoker (apologies to the Chief and Mighty Mouse).

Kevin Willis and Otis Thorpe could play some ball for real in their day too.

How'd Devin Durrant work out?

FlavaDave
10-18-2006, 03:43 PM
Pacers traded the pick for Tom Owens.


Oh yeah. Remember this article?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/10/28/pacer.nation/index.html

aceace
10-18-2006, 04:37 PM
I don't believe in curses, Red Sox won. How about the curse alledgedly involving Native Americans on our President. Up until 1980/Reagan every President elected in a year ending in zero has died while in office. Reagan didn't and Bush has survived so far. The 96 draft and the 84 draft are easily the most outstanding in history.