The NBA’s All-Time Lottery Pick Teams: No. 1’s, No. 2’s and No. 3’s

05.18.10 9 years ago 25 Comments

With the NBA Draft Lottery tonight, and Austin’s post yesterday, it got me to thinking… If you were to create a team only using players that were picked No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 in the NBA Draft, which team would win? Here’s the best possible starting five for the top three picks assuming all players are in their prime:

ALL-FIRST PICK TEAM
C – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969)
PF – Tim Duncan (1997)
SF – LeBron James (2003)
SG – Oscar Robertson (1960)
PG – Magic Johnson (1979)

ALL-SECOND PICK TEAM
C – Alonzo Mourning (1992)
PF – Bill Russell (1956)
SF – Kevin Durant (2007)
SG – Jerry West (1960)
PG – Isiah Thomas (1981)

ALL-THIRD PICK TEAM
C – Pau Gasol (2001)
PF – Kevin McHale (1980)
SF – Dominique Wilkins (1982)
SG – Michael Jordan (1984)
PG – Pete Maravich (1970)

Personally, I love the All-Third Pick Team, and the All-Second Pick Team can definitely play some D, but I don’t know if either squad have enough to compete with the All-First Pick Team

What do you think?

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