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The Best 14 players

Since 2004 there have been 14 teams that drafted in the lottery, so I wanted to see who were the best 14 players in each draft from 2004-2007. The best 14 players are in no order, except for the pick they were chosen at.
2004 Draft
1. Dwight Howard (1st overall)- Orlando Magic
2. Emeka Okafor (2nd overall)- Charlotte Bobcats
3. Ben Gordon (3rd overall)- Chicago Bulls
4. Devin Harris (5th overall)- Washington Wizards traded to Dallas Mavericks
5. Luol Deng (7th overall)- Phoenix Suns traded to Chicago Bulls
6. Andre Iguodala (9th overall)- Philadelphia 76ers
7. Andris Biedrins (11th overall)- Golden State Warriors
8. Al Jefferson (15th overall)- Boston Celtics
9. Josh Smith (17th overall)- Atlanta Hawks
10. JR Smith (18th overall)- New Orleans Hornets
11. Jameer Nelson (20th overall)- Denver Nuggets traded to Orlando Magic
12. Kevin Martin (26th overall)- Sacramento Kings
13. Beno Udrih (28th overall)- San Antonio Spurs
14. Trevor Ariza (43rd overall)- New York Knicks
7 of top 14 taken in the lottery
2005 Draft
1. Andrew Bogut (1st overall)- Milwaukee Bucks
2. Deron Williams (3rd overall)- Utah Jazz
3. Chris Paul (4th overall)- New Orleans Hornets
4. Raymond Felton (5th overall)- Charlotte Bobcats
5. Charlie Villanueva (7th overall)- Toronto Raptors
6. Andrew Bynum (10th overall)- Los Angeles Lakers
7. Danny Granger (17th overall)- Indiana Pacers
8. Nate Robinson (21st overall)- Phoenix Suns traded to New York Knicks
9. Jarrett Jack (22nd overall)- Denver Nuggets traded to Portland Trail Blazers
10. David Lee (30th overall)- New York Knicks
11. CJ Miles (34th overall)- Utah Jazz
12. Monta Ellis (40th overall)- Golden State Warriors
13. Louis Williams (45th overall)- Philadelphia 76ers
14. Andray Blatche (49th overall)- Washington Wizards
6 of top 14 taken in lottery
2006 Draft
1. Andrea Bargnani (1st overall)- Toronto Raptors
2. LaMarcus Aldridge (2nd overall)- Chicago Bulls traded to Portland Trail Blazers
3. Tyrus Thomas (4th overall)- Portland Trail Blazers traded to Chicago Bulls
4. Brandon Roy (6th overall)- Minnesota Timberwolves traded to Portland Trail Blazers
5. Randy Foye (7th overall)- Portland Trail Blazers traded to Minnesota Timberwolves
6. Rudy Gay (8th overall)- Houston Rockets traded to Memphis Grizzlies
7. JJ Redick (11th overall)- Orlando Magic
8. Ronnie Brewer (14th overall)- Utah Jazz
9. Rajon Rondo (21st overall)- Phoenix Suns traded to Boston Celtics
10. Kyle Lowry (24th overall)- Memphis Grizzlies
11. Jordan Farmar (26th overall)- Los Angeles Lakers
12. Craig Smith (36th overall)- Minnesota Timberwolves
13. Daniel Gibson (42nd overall)- Cleveland Cavaliers
14. Paul Millsap (47th overall)- Utah Jazz
8 of top 14 taken in lottery
2007 Draft
1. Greg Oden (1st overall)- Portland Trail Blazers
2. Kevin Durant (2nd overall)- Seattle SuperSonics
3. Al Horford (3rd overall)- Atlanta Hawks
4. Mike Conley (4th overall)- Memphis Grizzlies
5. Jeff Green (5th overall)- Boston Celtics traded to Seattle SuperSonics
6. Yi Jianlian (6th overall)- Milwaukee Bucks
7. Joakim Noah (9th overall)- Chicago Bulls
8. Thaddeus Young (12th overall)- Philadelphia 76ers
9. Al Thornton (14th overall)- Los Angeles Clippers
10. Rodney Stuckey (15th overall)- Detroit Pistons
11. Wilson Chandler (23rd overall)- New York Knicks
12. Aaron Brooks (26th overall)- Houston Rockets
13. Carl Landry (31st overall)- Seattle SuperSonics traded to Houston Rockets
14. Marc Gasol (48th overall)- Los Angeles Lakers
9 of top 14 taken in lottery
I want to hear your thoughts on this. I must say the 2004 draft was the easiest, but the 2007 draft was the hardest by far, incredibly deep draft.


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06 draft was WEAK

06 draft was WEAK

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Yeah, considering that if I

Yeah, considering that if I were to rank each player, I would put Paul Millsap in the top 5 or 6, and he was a 2nd round pick.

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you honestly think barganni,

you honestly think barganni, aldridge and tyrus thomas are all better then brandon roy?

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llperez, please re-read what

llperez, please re-read what I wrote in the original post.

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my bad, i guess i

my bad, i guess i misunderstood how you were listing them.

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nah, llperez, he said in no

nah, llperez, he said in no specific order silly

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no need to be a jerk about it

no need to be a jerk about it

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llperez is that post towards

llperez is that post towards me or mikenike??

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i am sorry...didnt mean to

i am sorry...didnt mean to hurt thy feelings

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you, i misread it and you

you, i misread it and you told me i need to re read it instead of just correcting me.

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My bad, didn't mean it that

Sorry, didn't mean it that way sir.

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it's all good. I wasnt

it's all good. I wasnt talking to you mike, i can take being called silly with the best of them.

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Suck it up, captain

Suck it up, captain

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llperez, what do you think

llperez, what do you think of the lists now that we're over the misunderstanding.

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Wow... i still cant believe

Wow... i still cant believe Toronto Picked Bargnani before Brandon Roy and Rajon Rondo...

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i aint mad mike, i can take

i aint mad mike, i can take it with the best of them. I just took it as he was telling me i need to read better or something.

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Where did Bargnani come from

Where did Bargnani come from to get such respect, well enough respect to be taken 1st overall.

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llperez, did you not

llperez, did you not understand me...please reread what i said above

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you're lucky there is only

you're lucky there is only monitor in fornt of me mike and the bronx is so far away or i would ring your little neck. No one makes fun of llperez's reading ability.

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now that im over being super

now that im over being super sensitive, i say thanks for the lists knicksfan. The 2006 draft does appear to be the weakest.

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ha, i wish you would....Hows

ha, i wish you would....Hows work and life?

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LOL, thanks llperez, I did

LOL, thanks llperez, I did not mean for my post to attack your reading abilities because your posts are worth reading.

I remember being at the 2005 draft, and when Villanueva got taken 7th everyone was quite surprised. The Raptors since picking Bosh have struggled to draft well.

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good man. I work on and off

good man. I work on and off right now for costco a couple weeks on and a couple weeks off while i go to school. And you?

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school...homework..ball---and

school...homework..ball---and back to school the next mornin...same shat every day...

getting a degree in what?What you wanna be?

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Mikenike, you mentioned

Mikenike, you mentioned before you're from the bronx. Are you in college yet?? If not, do you ever go to Fordham games??

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i was working on getting my

i was working on getting my english degree with teaching credentials. But I had some problems getting in school on time. SO now im taking a few classes for waste water management so i can work for the city. That will come a lot quicker because i only need 4 classes and if i dont like it i can go to school later to get back into trying to be a teacher. At 28, i should have all this stuff behind me, but thats what happens when you goof off and work construction for 7 years doing labor work. In other words, get that edumacation mike.

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Actually, I played my HS JV

Actually, I played my HS JV championship game there last year...we were B divison last yr and we lost that game to an A division Long Island team, that for some reason got to play in the championship game in a lesser division...And no, I dont go to fordham games but I occasionally been going to st.rays hs games this year since i was unable to play for my team because of grades...I am a hs Junior

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llperez22 with the good

llperez22 with the good advice to all the youngins on the site. Btw I am studying to become a teacher as well. That's unfortunate that things didn't work out.

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llperez22 with the good

llperez22 with the good advice to all the youngins on the site. Btw I am studying to become a teacher as well. That's unfortunate that things didn't work out.

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Actually, I played my HS JV

Actually, I played my HS JV championship game there last year...we were B divison last yr and we lost that game to an A division Long Island team, that for some reason got to play in the championship game in a lesser division...And no, I dont go to fordham games but I occasionally been going to st.rays hs games this year since i was unable to play for my team because of grades...I am a hs Junior

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What team from Long Island??

What team from Long Island?? I am a sophomore at Hofstra University, which I think you would have heard of Mikenike. Also from Long Island as well. Hofstra's head coach, Tom Pecora just left for Fordham that's only why I asked.

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I plan on going to

I plan on going to Harvard..they are practically begging me to come, they have offered me 24 different scholarships....jk....I want to go to st.johns or fordham or hopefully syracuse

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thanks knicksfan. I dont

thanks knicksfan. I dont look at it like things didnt work out. I actually made really good money in construction and even bought a house. But then 2 1/2 years ago i broke my foot real bad and while i was layed out for almost a year i decided construction wasnt what i wanted so im back finishing the degree.

so what are u looking to teach?

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You should have an easier

You should have an easier time getting into Cuse over Fordham. All good schools though. Any idea what you want to study? If Harvard offered scholarships for posting on this site, then I think we would all have one, lol.

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llperez, that's good you

llperez, that's good you have a positive outlook. I am studying elementary education now, but I plan on getting my masters in Special Education and to teach in the inner city as well as coach varsity basketball.

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i want to make money for

i want to make money for chatting online about ball and watching it all day.

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I dont remember anything

I dont remember anything except that they were a division and had red and white jerseys

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I want to get into something

I want to get into something with sports....Outside of that I like a couple of things....Right now though I am focused on this summer improving my game for my senior yr...

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That's good. Do you have any

That's good. Do you have any plans to try playing on the college level??

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when we chat next winter

when we chat next winter mike, i dont want to hear nothing about you couldnt play because of grades. i want to hear about how you were balling it up.

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Thats the ultimate goal...I

Thats the ultimate goal...I NEED to have a great senior yr though...Any D1 college anywhere relatively close to my fam I would be open to

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You should look into Hofstra

You should look into Hofstra then. Next season they lose 4 seniors. Manhattan and Iona are also nearby as well. Though since you need a great senior year, you should keep other options open like JUCO or go to a prep school for a year.

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I agree with llperez as

I agree with llperez as well.

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ok, llperez...I am going to

ok, llperez...I am going to buckle down, I have to....Im gonna tear it up next yr.

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How about you knicksfan you

How about you knicksfan you play ball? llperez said he be ballin in the parks droppin triple doubles

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I used to play, never

I used to play, never competitively, long story. I am trying to get into basketball shape to play for my school's club team.

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thats whats up...I might

thats whats up...I might have to drop by long island sometime so we can play a pickup game during the summer

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mikenike whats your real

mikenike whats your real name so i can look u up?

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Always welcome too, I need

Always welcome too, I need someone to ball with to challenge me. Yo one day the users on this site should all make teams from each region of the country and Aran uses his connections to allow us to play at MSG for the 1st annual NBAdraft.net tourney (users only allowed to play).

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michael santonastasio

uh, you wont find me....I didn't play at a varsity level yet....

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