Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2000 NBA Draft: The Real Y2K

With all the talk of the 2011 NBA Draft being the worst draft since 2000, I thought it would be appropriate on the eve of the draft to take a look back at the 2000 draft and see just how stinky it actually was.

Here is a quick overview of the top 14 picks in the 2000 NBA Draft as of 2010-11:

Average Years in the League: 8.28 years, currently 6/14 are active NBA players. The average number of years in the League for the inactive players is 6.5

Average Minutes Per Game: 21.7

All-Star Appearances: 1 (Kenyon Martin)

1 Sixth-Man of the Year
(Mike Miller ), 1 NBDL MVP (Marcus Fizer)

NBA Championships: 0

NBA Finals Appearance: 2 (Kenyon Martin)

Starting 5: Kenyon Dooling, Jamal Crawford, Mike Miller, Kenyon Martin, Joel Przybilla, 6th Man; Etan Thomas
Stinkiest 5: Mateen Cleaves, Courtney Alexander, Jerome Moiso, DeMarr Johnson, Chris Mihm
Lost Ones: Stomile Swift, Marcus Fizer, Darius Miles

Interesting Facts: DeMarr Johnson was tasered outside a Denver nightclub in 2007...Marcus Fizer had 31 tattoos as of 2006...Etan Thomas released
"More Than an Athlete: Poems by Etan Thomas" in 2005 and is generally a smart and awesome guy...Jerome Moiso has played for 12 teams in 11 years since he was drafted...6/14 players drafted have suffered major lower leg injuries.
Moiso and his textbook shooting form
Sooooo, still think the 2011 draft is that bad? If the foreign players end up being studs there is no way the 2011 draft will end up being as badly as 2000. If they are stiffs, then there is a chance Derrick Williams makes 1 All-Star game, Kemba Walker gets one 6th Man of the Year Award and Kawhi Leonard is the 2015 NBDL MVP. Therefore, essentially putting it on par with 2000. In the end, I don't see it. Why? Two words: Jerome Moiso.

1 comment:

John Hendrie said...

2000 2nd rounders: Scoonie Penn, AJ Guyton, Lavor Postell, Chris Porter, Pete Mickeal. Could be my NBDL starting five right there.