Top 20 NBA players’ list of 2000s draft picks

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Being drafted into the NBA is not easy as you have to be the best of the best. Every year, many players are drafted by NBA teams, but only a few leave their remarks. Their performances and careers always inspire the next generation. So in this article, we will short-list the top 20 NBA players of 2000. You can also check out the 1960s’ best basketball players list here.

Name  Age 1st Team Pick Round Position Achievements

Darius-MilesDarius Miles

 

40 Los Angeles Clippers 3rd 1st Small forward
  • Mr. Basketball USA-2000
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
Jamal Crawfordamal Crawford 41 Cleveland Cavaliers 8th  1st Shooting guard / Point guard
  • NBA Teammate of the Year
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • 3× NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Quentin RichardsonQuentin Richardson 41 Los Angeles Clippers 18th 1st Shooting guard / Small forward
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion
  • Second-team Parade All-American
Mark MadsenMark Madsen 45 Los Angeles Lakers 29th 1st Power forward / Center
  • Third-team All-American
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Morris PetersonMorris Peterson 45 Toronto Raptors 21st 1st Shooting guard / Small forward
  • NCAA championship
  • Big Ten Player of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Kenyon martinKenyon martin 44 New Jersey Nets 1st 1st Power forward
  • Hall of fame
  • NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Stromile-SwiftStromile Swift 42 Vancouver Grizzlies 2nd 1st Power forward / Center
  • Second-team All-American team
  • SEC Co-Player of the Year
  • First-team Parade All-American
DerMarr JohnsonDerMarr Johnson 41 Atlanta Hawks 6th 1st Shooting guard / Small forward
  • USA Freshman of the Year
  • The third team of All-Conference USA
  • Parade All-American first team twice
Marcus FizerMarcus Fizer 43 Chicago Bulls 4th 1st Power forward / Small forward
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA D-League MVP
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Keyon DoolingKeyon Dooling 41 Orlando Magic 10th 1st Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Third-team Parade All-American
Etan ThomasEtan Thomas 44 Dallas Mavericks 12th 1st Center / Power forward
  • Third-team All-American – NABC
  • First-team All-Big East
  • 2× Big East Defensive Player of the Year
Mateen CleavesMateen Cleaves 44 Detroit Pistons 14th 1st Point guard
  • NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player
  • First-team All-Americans
  • second-team All-American team
Desmond MasonDesmond Mason 44 Seattle SuperSonics 17th 1st Small forward / Shooting guard
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
Speedy ClaxtonSpeedy Claxton 44 Philadelphia 76ers 20th 1st Point guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
  • Haggerty Award winner
DeShawn StevensonDeShawn Stevenson 41 Utah Jazz 23rd 1st Shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • First-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Marko JarićMarko Jarić 43 Los Angeles Clippers 30th 2nd Shooting guard
  • EuroLeague champion
  • All-EuroLeague First Team
  • 3× Italian League champion
Khalid El-AminKhalid El-Amin 43 Chicago Bulls 34th 2nd Point guard
  • BSL All-Star Game MVP
  • 3× FIBA EuroCup All-Star
  • NCAA champion
Eddie HouseEddie House 44 Miami Heat 37th 2nd Point guard / Shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Michael ReddMichael Redd 42 Milwaukee Bucks 43rd 2nd Shooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Third Team
Brian CardinalBrian Cardinal 45 Detroit Pistons 44th 2nd Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • ULEB Eurocup champion
Brian CardinalChris Porter 44 Golden State Warriors 55th 2nd Small forward
  • NBA D-League champion
  • 2× CBA champion
  • USBL champion

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