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PortCityTiger24
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2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


Is there any class that comes close to this one? It might not be as top heavy as 2003 but it's loaded with really good players.

1 CHI Derrick Rose
3 MIN O.J. Mayo
4 SEA Russell Westbrook
5 MEM Kevin Love
6 NYK Danilo Gallinari
7 LAC Eric Gordon
10 NJN Brook Lopez
15 PHO Robin Lopez
17 TOR Roy Hibbert
18 WAS JaVale McGee
19 CLE J.J. Hickson
21 NJN Ryan Anderson
22 ORL Courtney Lee
24 SEA Serge Ibaka
25 HOU Nicolas Batum
26 SAS George Hill
31 MIN Nikola Pekovic
34 MIN Mario Chalmers
35 LAC DeAndre Jordan
36 POR Omer Asik
45 SAS Goran Dragic







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sbr2
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re: 2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


No one will agree with you on this. People always lean on classes that have a few superstars over ones that have a lot of solid guys.





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wallowinit
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This class was stacked with big men





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jimithing11
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A lot of quality second rounder in that draft





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WestCoastAg
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I still say 96 or 84





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eyeran
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The high school class that created that draft class is more impressive to me. Its basically all those guys + Blake Griffin, Evan Turner, and a few others

Beasley
Eric Gordon
Derrick Rose
Mayo
Kevin Love
Deandre Jordan
JJ Hickson
James Harden
Blake Griffin
Chandler Parsons
Evan Turner

And those are just the guys that have made an nba impact. There are other very good college players from that class as well, like Kyle Singler and Jonny Flyn.



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Suntiger
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Hate to say it, but you have to go 03. 7 All Stars and 4 All NBA in the first round. 5 players are starters for NBA Championship teams. 7 of the first rounders played on Olympic teams with 5 or six of them getting medals. A couple more played in the FIBA championships.





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GeauxTigerTM
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1984 was pretty good...4 HOF'ers...

Player College
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
6. Washington (1) Mel Turpin Kentucky
7. San Antonio Alvin Robertson Arkansas
8. LA Clippers (from Golden St.) Lancaster Gordon Louisville
9. Kansas City Otis Thorpe Providence
10. Philadelphia (from Denver) Leon Wood Cal State-Fullerton
11. Atlanta Kevin Willis Michigan State
12. Cleveland (1) Tim McCormick Michigan
13. Phoenix Jay Humphries Colorado
14. LA Clippers (from Seattle) Michael Cage San Diego State
15. Dallas Terence Stansbury Temple
16. Utah John Stockton Gonzaga
17. New Jersey Jeff Turner Vanderbilt
18. Indiana (from New York) Vern Fleming Georgia
19. Portland Bernard Thompson Fresno State
20. Detroit Tony Campbell Ohio State
21. Milwaukee Kenny Fields UCLA
22. Philadelphia (2) Tom Sewell Lamar
23. LA Lakers Earl Jones District of Columbia
24. Boston Michael Young Houston

1985 was really solid as well...3 HOF'ers plus Joe Dumars, A.C. Green, Wayman Tisdale,

1 NY Patrick Ewing Georgetown
2 Ind Wayman Tisdale Oklahoma
3 LAC Benoit Benjamin Creighton
4 Sea Xavier McDaniel Wichita State
5 Atl Jon Koncak Southern Methodist
6 Sac Joe Kleine Arkansas
7 GS Chris Mullin St. John's
8 Dall Detlef Schrempf Washington
9* Clev Charles Oakley Virginia Union
10 Phoe Ed PinckneyVillanova
11 Chi Keith Lee Memphis State
12 Wash Kenny GreenWake Forest
13 Utah Karl MaloneLouisiana Tech
14 SA Alfredrick Hughes Loyola (IL)
15 Den Blair Rasmussen Oregon
16 Dall Bill Wennington St. John's
17 Dall Uwe Blab Indiana
18 Det Joe Dumars McNeese State
19 Hous Steve Harris Tulsa
20 Bos Sam VincentMichigan State
21 Phil Terry Catledge South Alabama
22 Mil Jerry Reynolds Louisiana State
23 LAL A.C. Green Oregon State
24 Port Terry Porter Wisconsin-Stevens Point






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VerlanderBEAST
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quote:

The high school class that created that draft class is more impressive to me. Its basically all those guys + Blake Griffin, Evan Turner, and a few others

Beasley
Eric Gordon
Derrick Rose
Mayo
Kevin Love
Deandre Jordan
JJ Hickson
James Harden
Blake Griffin
Chandler Parsons
Evan Turner

And those are just the guys that have made an nba impact. There are other very good college players from that class as well, like Kyle Singler and Jonny Flyn.


Don't forget Jimmer, Faried, Isiah Thomas, and Teague



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GynoSandberg
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Crazy how 7 big men went after Robin Lopez and they're all better than him





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PortCityTiger24
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re: 2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


8 actually





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REG861
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re: 2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


Not even close. 1984, and then 2003





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Lester Earl
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i think it just seems solid because all those guys are playing right now and we see them every night.


to me it seems pretty normal to have that many contributing players


2003 to me is great

SuperStars
Lebron
Carmelo
DWade
Bosh

guys that have made AS teams

Chris Kaman
David West
Josh Howard
Mo Williams

Then you have guys that have been in league for years contributing

Kirk Hinrich
Ridnour
Pietrus
Diaw
Delfino
Kendrick Perkins
Barbosa
Kapono
Steve Blake
Pachulia
Willie Green
Keith Bogans
Kyle Korver
Kendrick Perkins







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VerlanderBEAST
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IIRC the Iverson draft had like 12 all stars and 3 HOF(Kobe & Nash) definitely better than 03 IMO

quote:

to me it seems pretty normal to have that many contributing players
It really isn't though.




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Lester Earl
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4 HOF- Ray allen was in that class





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eyeran
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Pretty much everybody there was at least a solid NBA player, except the dude sitting down on the right



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SlowFlowPro
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still got that mag somewhere





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PortCityTiger24
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re: 2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


And John Wallace





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Lester Earl
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re: 2008 NBA Draft - best ever?


who is sitting down? is that samaki walker?





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TheWalrus
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Definitely the best out of the lottery draft. The non-lottery players are stronger than many lotteries, like 2010.





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