The following are the most recent NBA Draft results. The NBA holds their annual rookie draft in late June every season after the conclusion of the NBA championship. A draft lottery is held to determine the top three overall positions in the draft, with the remainder of the lottery picks being based on inverse order of performance from the past season before trades are taken into account (ie the worst you do the better your odds at obtaining a higher pick in the draft). We continue to add additional drafts from the past as time goes on, so if you have a particular year that you are interested in checking out that we do not have posted, just let us know, and we will make sure to get that year’s draft posted as soon as possible.
The three best NBA Drafts of the modern era are the 1984, 1996, and 2003 NBA Drafts. The NBA actually ranks the 1996 draft as the top overall based on the overall strength of the draft class from top to bottom; however, the 1984 NBA Draft has the distinction of having five total Hall of Famers being drafted in the class with Michael Jordan leading the way. The 2003 NBA Draft is already ranking as one of the top of all time with many of today’s NBA Super Stars like LeBron James and Dwayne Wade being taken in the draft.
1996 NBA Draft
Some of the notable players selected in the 196 NBA Draft include with their respective draft position in parenthesis: Allen Iverson (1), Marcus Camby (2), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (3), Stephon Marbury (4), Ray Allen (5), Antoine Walker (6), Kobe Bryant (13), Peja Stojakovic (14), Steve Nash (15), Jermaine O’Neal (17), Zydrunas Ilgauskas (20), Derek Fisher (24)
Out of the top six picks in this draft, Marcus Camby was the only player to not make a NBA All-Star game; however, he was selected as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. He would have likely earned several All-Star selections during his career if not for injuries. Some of the best players in this draft were not picked in the top six picks to include Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.
1984 NBA Draft
Some of the most notable players selected in the 1984 NBA Draft include: Hakeem Olajuwon (1), Michael Jordan (3), Charles Barkley (5), Alvin Robertson (7), Otis Thorpe (9), Kevin Willis (11), and John Stockton (16) . There are four Hall of Famers selected in the top 16 of the draft, with the 1984 NBA Draft being considered the seed for the “Golden Era” of NBA basketball that took place during the 1990s.
2003 NBA Draft
The 2003 NBA Draft is already one of the best of all time with the following notable players being selected in the draft: LeBron James (1), Carmelo Anthony (3), Chris Bosh (4), Dwyane Wade (5), David West (18), Boris Diaw (21), Josh Howard (30)
Other than the number 2 pick in the draft, the other four of the top five picks are likely to be future Hall of Famers with multiple NBA Championships between themselves. LeBron has made the biggest impact of all of the players selected in this draft during his NBA careers, and many of the stars still playing in the NBA still have a number of years left to improve their stats.
NBA Draft Results
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