Greatest Draft of All Time

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    I would vote for the 1984 draft.

    1. Akeem
    2. Sam Bowie (would have been an all star if not for his injuries)
    3. Michael
    4, Sam Perkins
    5. Sir Charles
    6. Mel Turpin (dud #1)
    7. Alvin Robertson
    8. Lancaster Gordon (who was he?)
    9. Otis Thorpe
    10. Leon Wood (dud #2)
    11. Kevin Willis
    14. Michael Cage
    16. Johnny Stockton (no one figured Malone would make him an allstar)

    3rd Round (yes they had 3 rounds in those days)
    23. Rick Carlisle

    6th Round
    15. Oscar Schmidt (One of the early great foreign players, though he never did play in the NBA)
  2. LanierFan

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    1970 NBA DRAFT

    Here are the guys who had significant pro careers to the best of my recollection:

    First Round
    1 Det Bob Lanier St. Bonaventure
    2 SD Rudy Tomjanovich Michigan
    3 Atl Pete Maravich Louisiana State
    4 Bos Dave Cowens Florida State
    5 Cin Sam Lacey New Mexico State
    7 Clev John Johnson Iowa
    8 Port Geoff Petrie Princeton
    9 Balt George Johnson Stephen F. Austin
    13 LAL Jim McMillian Columbia

    Second Round
    1 SD Calvin Murphy Niagara
    2 Cin Nate Archibald Texas–El Paso
    7 Buff Cornell Warner Jackson State

    Third Round
    1 SD Curtis Perry SW Missouri
    6 Sea Garfield Heard Oklahoma [defensive ace, awful coach]
    12 Phil Dennis Awtrey Santa Clara

    Seventh Round
    1 SD Bill Paultz St. John's [ABA All Star]
    4 Bos Charlie Scott North Carolina [starred in ABA, then NBA]

    Eighth Round
    1 SD Don Adams Northwestern
    3 Det Dan Issel Kentucky [ABA superstar]
    6 Sea George Irvine Washington [later coached Pistons]

    Tenth Round
    2 SF Coby Dietrick San Jose State [ABA/NBA]

    Fourteenth Round
    2 Det Randy Smith Buffalo State [2 time NBA All Star]
  3. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    1984 vs 1970 Draftees

    Would make for an interesting best of 7 series.

    In my opinion I don't think that the 70 guys would beat the 84 guys with Michael, Sir Charles and Akeem running the triangle.
  4. LanierFan

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    You'd better keep it low-scoring, because the Class of '70 will run your legs off with Murphy, Archibald, Maravich and Randy Smith. Meanwhile you're going to have ZERO inside game with all the bigs I've got to beat up Hakeem. Heck, I'll even match up your North Carolina guy with another 6'6" Tarheel in Charlie Scott. And it's not like Barkley would defend anybody. Series might go six.
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    IRREGARDLESS of how Darko pans out, I think the draft of 2003 will go down as one of the best ever.

    If TJ Ford can make a comeback, it's all that much better

    First Round

    Lebron
    'Melo
    Bosh
    Wade
    Ridenour
    Hinrich
    Ford
    Kaman
    Josh Howard

    Then Second Round

    Kapono
    Luke Walton
    Mo Williams
    Steve Blake
    Willie Green
    James Jones
    Kyle Korver
    Zaza Pachulia

    Lots of NBA quality ballers. 3 years from now, that could be considered one of the greatest. All comes down to Ford and DMC IMHO.
  6. Big C

    Big C First Round Draft Pick

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    That 70's Team

    Is loaded with firepower. The "midget" backcourt of murphy and "tiny" would have been impossible to defend, lot of power up front with the bigs and tremendous depth. All 3 of those drafts great drafts.
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    1996 Draft was the best: Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Peja Stojakovic, and Steve Nash are only some the players in that draft that are really good.

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