2002 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Share With Your Friends
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn


The 2002 NBA draft had a lot of international flavor, but little in terms of star power or depth.

SEMrush

That entire class had four players who could have been considered All-Star-level guys throughout their careers and two of them were very much on the fringes of that distinction.

After that, that draft class ranges from mostly career role players to end-of-rotation types, making it a pretty weak class, though, thanks to legitimate studs like Yao Ming and Amare Stoudemire, and respectable role players like Luis Scola and Udonis Haslem, it at least doesn’t get considered among the worst ever.

Below, we re-draft that class.

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $165,683,566
Career stats: 18.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 53.7 FG%

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $93,390,336
Career stats: 19.0 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 52.4 FG%

Actual position: No. 34
Career earnings: $146,109,736
Career stats: 16.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 52.1 FG%

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $85,063,515
Career stats: 14.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 43.4 FG%, 34.8 3P%

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $135,340,362
Career stats: 11.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 54.8 FG%

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $81,675,782
Career stats: 11.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 45.5 FG%, 36.7 3P%

Actual position: No. 55
Career earnings: $47,153,438
Career stats: 12.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 49.3 FG%

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $84,278,941
Career stats: 11.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, 44.1 FG%, 37.7 3P%

Actual position: No. 45
Career earnings: $37,433,774
Career stats: 8.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 43.6 FG%, 33.5 3P%

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $63,791,209
Career stats: 7.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 48.9 FG%

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $75,015,681
Career stats: 11.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 46.2 FG%

John Salmons

Actual position: No. 26
Career earnings: $57,002,801
Career stats: 9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 43.1 FG%, 36.6 3P%

Juan Carlos Navarro, Memphis Grizzlies

Actual position: No. 39
Career earnings: $538,090
Career stats: 10.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 40.2 FG%, 36.1 3P%

Nenad Krstic, Oklahoma City Thunder

Actual position: No. 24
Career earnings: $20,641,424
Career stats: 10.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 49.4 FG%

Dan Gadzuric, Golden State Warriors

Actual position: No. 33
Career earnings: $37,609,158
Career stats: 4.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.9 bpg, 50.0 FG%

Actual position: No. 52
Career earnings: $25,279,576
Career stats: 7.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 40.3 FG%, 36.2 3P%

Roger Mason, Miami Heat

Actual position: No. 30
Career earnings: $14,987,315
Career stats: 6.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 40.8 FG%, 38.3 3P%

Jared Jeffries, Portland Trail Blazers

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $40,528,625
Career stats: 4.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 42.6 FG%

Chris Wilcox, Boston Celtics

Actual position: No. 8
Career earnings: $38,864,580
Career stats: 8.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 54.1 FG%

Felipe Reyes and Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: Never played in the NBA
Career stats (Euroleague): 8.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.8 apg, 48.8 FG%

Ronald Murray, Chicago Bulls

Actual position: No. 41
Career earnings: $9,633,431
Career stats: 9.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 41.4 FG%, 30.4 3P%

Reggie Evans, Sacramento Kings

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $32,345,621
Career stats: 4.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 0.7 spg, 46.5 FG%

Melvin Ely

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $13,757,494
Career stats: 5.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.7 apg, 46.0 FG%

Juan Dixon

Actual position: No. 17
Career earnings: $12,379,358
Career stats: 8.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 41.3 FG%, 34.1 3P%

Bostjan Nachbar

Actual position: No. 15
Career earnings: $11,614,320
Career stats: 7.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.9 apg, 40.6 FG%, 37.5 3P%

Darius Songaila

Actual position: No. 49
Career earnings: $25,337,931
Career stats: 6.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 49.9 FG%

Fred Jones, Los Angeles Clippers

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $13,797,254
Career stats: 7.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 41.1 FG%, 35.3 3P%

Jannero Pargo, Charlotte Bobcats

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $12,101,040
Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 39.1 FG%, 35.6 3P%

David Andersen, Houston Rockets

Actual position: No. 36
Career earnings: $4,800,000
Career stats: 4.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.6 apg, 44.0 FG%, 34.7 3P%

Kareem Rush, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 20
Career earnings: $8,628,927
Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 40.0 FG%, 35.8 3P%



Source link

Share With Your Friends
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn