Who are the 15 best NBA players of 2002? Unbiased list

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In 2002, some basketball players dominated the field with their magical performances and skillful play. Their dedication enhances the beauty of the basketball game for their fans. They are also role models for new basketball players. The list of the 15 successful basketball professionals of 2002 whose names come first is given below.

Top 15 NBA players drafted in 2002

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievement
Yao MingYao Ming41Houston Rockets1st1stCenter
  • 8× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • 3× All-NBA Third Team
Drew GoodenDrew Gooden40Memphis Grizzlies1st4thPower forward
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NABC co-Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Juan DixonJuan Dixon43Washington Wizards1st17thPoint guard / Shooting guard
  • NCAA champion
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Carlos BoozerCarlos Boozer40Cleveland Cavaliers2nd35thPower forward
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Third Team
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Matt BarnesMatt Barnes42Memphis Grizzlies2nd46thSmall forward
  • NBA champion
Dajuan WagnerDajuan Wagner39Cleveland Cavaliers1st6thShooting guard
  • NIT champion
  • First-team All-Conference USA
Chris WilcoxChris Wilcox39Los Angeles Clippers1st8thPower forward / Center
  • NCAA champion
  • Third-team All-ACC
Amar'e StoudemireAmar’e Stoudemire39Phoenix Suns1st9thPower forward / Center
  • 6× NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA First Team
  • 4× All-NBA Second Team
Jared JeffriesJared Jeffries40Washington Wizards1st11thPower forward / Small forward
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • Big Ten Player of the Year
  • First-team All-Big Ten
Kareem RushKareem Rush41Toronto Raptors1st20thShooting guard
  • LKL All-Star
  • LKL All-Star Game Co-MVP
  • Baltic Basketball League champion
Tayshaun PrinceTayshaun Prince42Detroit Pistons1st23rdSmall forward
  • NBA champion
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Frank WilliamsFrank Williams42Denver Nuggets1st25thPoint guard
  • Second-team All-American – NABC
  • Third-team All-American – AP
  • Big Ten Player of the Year
John Salmonsbest NBA players of 2002
42San Antonio Spurs1st26thSmall forward / Shooting guard
  • Second-team All-Big East
  • Third-team All-Big East
Robert ArchibaldRobert Archibald39Memphis Grizzlies2nd32ndPower forward / Center
  • FIBA EuroCup champion
  • Ukrainian SuperLeague champion
  • Ukrainian SuperLeague Finals MVP
Rasual ButlerRasual Butler38Miami Heat2nd53rdSmall forward / Shooting guard
  • NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year
  • 2× First-team All-Atlantic 10
  • Third-team Parade All-American

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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