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This is why Billy King only made it Top 3 protected

Because who cares about picks #6-9.

Sure, there have been impact players picked with those picks, but they’re more the exception than the rule.

Here are the NBA Draft #6-9 results over the past 10 years.

Of the 40 picks, 5 have made the All-Star team. (denoted by an asterisk *)

2011
Jan Vesely
Dismack Biyombo
Brandon Knight
Kemba Walker

2010
Ekpe Udoh
Greg Monroe
Al-Farouq Aminu
Gordon Hayward

2009
Jonny Flynn
Stephen Curry
Jordan Hill
DeMar DeRozan

2008
Danilo Gallinari
Eric Gordon
Joe Alexander
D.J. Augustin

2007
Yi Jianlian (!)
Corey Brewer
Brandan Wright
Joakim Noah

2006
Brandon Roy*
Randy Foye
Rudy Gay
Patrick O’Bryant

2005
Martell Webster
Charlie Villanueva
Channing Frye
Ike Diogu

2004
Josh Childress
Luol Deng*
Rafael Araujo
Andre Iguodala*

2003
Chris Kaman*
Kirk Hinrich
T.J. Ford
Michael Sweetney

2002
Dajuan Wagner
Nene
Chris Wilcox
Amar’e Stoudemire*

2001
Shane Battier
Eddie Griffin
Desagana Diop
Rodney White

I'll take Crash over 90% of those guys and it would've been hard to lure him here without any exposure to the franchise or any assurances of D-Will.

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