2004 NBA draft- Top 20 best basketball players list

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2004’s NBA draft was memorable because it introduced some of the best basketball players in NBA history. We found some young new faces who have just finished their college education, and some players were re-drafted as well. However, the majority of them are now retired, but Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala are still playing. So in this article, we are going to rank the top 20 basketball players from the 2004 NBA draft.

2004’s top 20 NBA players

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievement
Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

36 Orlando Magic 1st 1st Center
  • NBA champion
  • 8× NBA All-Star
  • 5× All-NBA First Team
Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon

39 Chicago Bulls 1st 3rd Shooting guard
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NCAA champion
Shaun LivingstonShaun Livingston 36 Los Angeles Clippers 1st 4th Shooting guard
  • 3× NBA champion
  • First-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala

38 Philadelphia 76ers 1st 9th Small forward
  • 4× NBA champion
  • NBA Finals MVP
  • NBA All-Star
Sebastian TelfairSebastian Telfair 37 Portland Trail Blazers 1st 13th Point guard
  • Mr. Basketball USA
  • McDonald’s All-American Game MVP
  • First-team Parade All-American
Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries

37 Utah Jazz 1st 14th Power forward
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • First-team Parade All-American
  • Minnesota Mr. Basketball
Jameer NelsonJameer Nelson 40 Denver Nuggets 1st 40th Point guard
  • NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • National college player of the year
Delonte WestDelonte West 39 Boston Celtics 1st 24th Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Third-team All-American – NABC, SN
  • 2× First-team All-Atlantic 10
Emeka OkaforEmeka Okafor 39 Charlotte Bobcats 1st 2nd Center / Power forward
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NCAA champion
Josh Childress

Josh Childress

39 Atlanta Hawks 1st 6th Small forward / Shooting guard
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • All-NBL First Team
  • NBL scoring champion
Luol DengLuol Deng 37 Phoenix Suns 1st 7th Small forward / Power forward
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Al JeffersonAl Jefferson 37 Boston Celtics 1st 15th Center / Power forward
  • All-NBA Third Team
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
Josh Smith

Josh Smith

36 Atlanta Hawks 1st 17th Power forward / Small forward
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
Kevin martin

Kevin martin

39 Sacramento Kings 1st 26th Shooting guard
  • 2× First-team All-SoCon
  • Second-team All-SoCon
  • SoCon All-Freshman Team
Anderson VarejãoAnderson Varejão 39 Orlando Magic 2nd 30th Center / Power forward
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • Brazilian League champion
  • EuroLeague champion
Chris DuhonChris Duhon 39 Chicago Bulls 2nd 38th Point guard
  • NCAA champion
  • Second-team All-American – NABC
  • Third-team All-American – AP
Andre EmmettAndre Emmett 37 Seattle SuperSonics 2nd 35th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Star
  • NBA D-League All-Star Game MVP
  • CBA Scoring champion
Dorell WrightDorell Wright 36 Miami Heat 1st 19th Small forward
  • NBA champion
  • VTB United League Sixth Man of the Year
Robert Swift

Robert Swift

36 Seattle SuperSonics 1st 12th Center
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Lionel Chalmers

Lionel Chalmers

41 Los Angeles Clippers 2nd 33th Point guard
  • NBL champion

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