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Our draft situation after reviewing the top 5 from the last decade...every1 read and voice your opinions!!

I thought this was interesting and fun to take a look at.  Just a quick capsule shot at the top 5 picks for the last decade.  Truth is, it's a great reminder that you just never know who is going to turn out great and who isn't.  Even the consensus top guys don't turn out to be the top guys.  However, what you can notice is that when teams seem to pick the "big man with a lot of potential" instead of the "we knows he's gonna be a solid player but doesn't have as much upside" they get burned A LOT more often than not.  At this point, for the Nets, I see no reason why we need to take such a huge risk on a project player like Favors or even Cousins.  Both of these guys have huge question marks and let's be honest here...there's a very legit chance that either or both of these guys turn out to suck (see Swift, Fizer, Ty Thomas below for examples and there are a lot more).  It's just as likely Favors is another Marcus Fizer than he is a stud.  I say we play it safe and either trade down or take Turner is he's there or Wesley Johnson.  With Turner or Johnson we know we're getting, at the minimum, a solid rotation player who can contribute immediately...and both guys have the potential to be very very good NBA players.  There's no reason to take a huge risk right now...and especially not at power forward when there's a ton (Amare, Bosh, Boozer, Lee, Dirk, Scola just to name a few) of power forwards available.  There's more pf than anything in free agency and there's no reason to have one of those guys and Lopez and then draft a pf who is a huge risk and then have them not play a lot when we could use some players at other positions (especially a good shooter and defender like Wes Johnson).  Thoughts?

 

 

2000
Cincinnati Kenyon Martin
LSU Stromile Swift
E St Louis HS Darius Miles
Iowa State Marcus Fizer
Florida Mike Miller
2001
Glynn Academy Kwame Brown
Dominguez HS Tyson Chandler
Spain* Pau Gasol
Thornwood HS Eddy Curry
Michigan State Jason Richardson
2002
China* Yao Ming
Duke Jay Williams
Duke Mike Dunleavy
Kansas Drew Gooden
Italy* Nikoloz Tskitishvili
2003
St Vincent St Mary HS LeBron James
Serbia & Montenegro Darko Milicic
Syracuse Carmelo Anthony
Georgia Tech Chris Bosh
Marquette Dwyane Wade
2004
SW Atlanta Christian Dwight Howard
Connecticut Emeka Okafor
Connecticut Ben Gordon
Peoria HS Shaun Livingston
Wisconsin Devin Harris
2005
Utah Andrew Bogut
North Carolina Marvin Williams
Illinois Deron Williams
Wake Forest Chris Paul
North Carolina Raymond Felton
2006
Italy Andrea Bargnani
Texas LaMarcus Aldridge
Gonzaga Adam Morrison
LSU Tyrus Thomas
Duke Shelden Williams
2007
Ohio State Greg Oden
Texas Kevin Durant
Florida Al Horford
Ohio State Mike Conley Jr.
Georgetown Jeff Green
2008
Memphis Derrick Rose
Kansas State Michael Beasley
Southern Cal O.J. Mayo
UCLA Russell Westbrook
UCLA Kevin Love
2009
Oklahoma Blake Griffin
Connecticut Hasheem Thabeet
Arizona State James Harden
Memphis Tyreke Evans
Spain* Ricky Rubio
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