There are good drafts, there are bad drafts and then there’s the 2000 NBA draft class.
The returns were, charitably speaking, ugly. To wit:
- The 2000 haul combined for just three All-Star appearances, all of which came in 2004, when Michael Redd, Kenyon Martin and Jamaal Magloire represented the Eastern Conference—ahead of first-year phenom LeBron James, no less. By contrast, between 1980 and 2010, only one other class has thus far logged single-digit All-Star selections (the 2010 class, with five).
- Of the 58 players selected that year, only 15 went on to spend at least a decade in the Association.
- The 2000 class featured just one All-NBA performer, Redd.
- From the opening of the preps-to-pros pipeline in 1995 to its closing in 2005, no draft was less productive, statistically speaking, than the one from 2000
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