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

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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