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The last 10 years of draft winners and busts



Ahh gotta love Draft season, where anything and everything is possible.  But each year I love looking back and seeing who the winner and losers were from the draft game.  And I've always emphasized picking a winner from the 2nd round to really show who's scouting staff is on top of the ball. SO I've got my opinion of the winning pick, the bust of the year and the steal of the year.

1999: Win: Elton Brand @1.  Bust: Jonathon Bender @ 5 (or Alec Radojevic @12).   Steal: Manu Ginobili @57 (and steal of the last 10 years!!)

2000: What an awful year.  Winner: Mike Miller?!?! @ 5th pick or Jamal Crawford @ 8th.  Bust: Stromile Swift @ 2 by the Griz.  Steal: Has got to be Michael Redd, Mil @ 43 and really is probably the winner of the draft too.

2001: Win: Pau Gasol @ 3 or Joe Johnson @10.  Bust: Kwame Brown @ #1.  Steal: Gilbert Arenas @ 30

2002: Win: Amare Stoudemire @ 9 or Yao Ming @1.  Bust: Jay Williams @2 or Mikoloz Tskitishivili@ 5. Steal: Carlos Boozer @34

2003: The stacked super year. Win: Lebron James@ 1 or Dwyane Wade @5?  Bust: Poor Darko Milicic @2.  Where would the Raps be if we had drafted him?!?!  Steal: Mo Williams @ 47

2004: Win: Dwight Howard @1. Bust: Poor Rafael Arrujo @ 8. Steal: Trevor Ariza @ 43.

2005: Win: Chris Paul @4.  Bust: Fran Vasques @11.  Steal: Monta Ellis @ 40

2006: Win: Brandon Roy @6.  Bust: Adam Morrison @3.  Steal: Paul Millsap @ 47

2007: Win: Kevin Durant @2.  Bust: So far its got to be Greg Oden @1 or maybe Yi Jianli @6.  Steal: Marc Gasol @ 48

2008: Win: Derek Rose @1.  Bust: Joe Alexander @8.  Steal: Luc Mbah a Moute @37

2009: Win: Tyreke Evans @4 Bust: Well not really fair but Blake Griffin @ 1 or Ricky Rubio @5.  Steal: Marcus Thornton @ 43

And what have we learned from this?  I want to have a pick @ 43 or 47

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