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 Age1st TeamPickRoundPositionAchievements

Darius-MilesDarius Miles


40Los Angeles Clippers3rd1stSmall forward
  • Mr. Basketball USA-2000
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
Jamal Crawfordamal Crawford41Cleveland Cavaliers8th 1stShooting guard / Point guard
  • NBA Teammate of the Year
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • 3× NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Quentin RichardsonQuentin Richardson41Los Angeles Clippers18th1stShooting guard / Small forward
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion
  • Second-team Parade All-American
Mark MadsenMark Madsen45Los Angeles Lakers29th1stPower forward / Center
  • Third-team All-American
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Morris PetersonMorris Peterson45Toronto Raptors21st1stShooting guard / Small forward
  • NCAA championship
  • Big Ten Player of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Kenyon martinKenyon martin44New Jersey Nets1st1stPower forward
  • Hall of fame
  • NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Stromile-SwiftStromile Swift42Vancouver Grizzlies2nd1stPower forward / Center
  • Second-team All-American team
  • SEC Co-Player of the Year
  • First-team Parade All-American
DerMarr JohnsonDerMarr Johnson41Atlanta Hawks6th1stShooting guard / Small forward
  • USA Freshman of the Year
  • The third team of All-Conference USA
  • Parade All-American first team twice
Marcus FizerMarcus Fizer43Chicago Bulls4th1stPower forward / Small forward
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA D-League MVP
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Keyon DoolingKeyon Dooling41Orlando Magic10th1stPoint guard / Shooting guard
  • Third-team Parade All-American
Etan ThomasEtan Thomas44Dallas Mavericks12th1stCenter / Power forward
  • Third-team All-American – NABC
  • First-team All-Big East
  • 2× Big East Defensive Player of the Year
Mateen CleavesMateen Cleaves44Detroit Pistons14th1stPoint guard
  • NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player
  • First-team All-Americans
  • second-team All-American team
Desmond MasonDesmond Mason44Seattle SuperSonics17th1stSmall forward / Shooting guard
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
Speedy ClaxtonSpeedy Claxton44Philadelphia 76ers20th1stPoint guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
  • Haggerty Award winner
DeShawn StevensonDeShawn Stevenson41Utah Jazz23rd1stShooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • First-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Marko JarićMarko Jarić43Los Angeles Clippers30th2ndShooting guard
  • EuroLeague champion
  • All-EuroLeague First Team
  • 3× Italian League champion
Khalid El-AminKhalid El-Amin43Chicago Bulls34th2ndPoint guard
  • BSL All-Star Game MVP
  • 3× FIBA EuroCup All-Star
  • NCAA champion
Eddie HouseEddie House44Miami Heat37th2ndPoint guard / Shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Michael ReddMichael Redd42Milwaukee Bucks43rd2ndShooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Third Team
Brian CardinalBrian Cardinal45Detroit Pistons44th2ndPower forward
  • NBA champion
  • ULEB Eurocup champion
Brian CardinalChris Porter44Golden State Warriors55th2ndSmall forward
  • NBA D-League champion
  • 2× CBA champion
  • USBL champion

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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