All Time NBA Draft

This list isn’t an exact ranking of who is the better or more accomplished player, while ranking these individuals I’m considering depth at position, overall skill and size, longevity while assuming players go without major injuries and making sure every roster has a player who plays at each of on of the 5 positions in their prime, while trying to construct the best possible team around their first pick. This is a list of 150 of the very best players to start a franchise with, we’d love to hear your comments on both which team is the best, and where you would have drafted differently.

 

Rounds 2 and 4 are in Bold**

 

  1. Lebron James, John Stockton, Nate Thurmond, Bradley Beal, Serge Ibaka
  2. Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Bob McAdoo, Jimmy Butler, Robert Horry
  3. Magic Johnson, Elgin Baylor, Bob Lanier, Manu Ginobili, Lamarcus Aldridge
  4. Kevin Durant, Steve Nash, Jerry Lucas, Demar Derozan, Rudy LaRusso
  5. Kobe Bryant, Patrick Ewing, Derrick Rose, Draymond Green, Paul Arizin
  6. Shaquille O’Neal, Walt Frazier, Grant Hill, Horace Grant, Mitch Richmond
  7. Karrem Abdul Jabar, Rick Barry, Tim Hardaway Sr., Chris Bosh, Billy Cunningham
  8. Wilt Chamberlain, Gary Payton, Penny Hardaway, Amar’e Stoudemire, Walter Davis
  9. Steph Curry, Ray Allen, Giannis Antenokounmpo, Kevin Love, Marc Gasol
  10. Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Walter Davis, Devin Booker
  11. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Sidney Moncrief, Nate Archibald, Jermaine O’neal
  12. Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Chris Webber, Joe Johnson, Jayson Tatum
  13. Moses Malone, Bob Cousy, Joe Dumars, Rashard Lewis, Tom Heinsohn
  14. Anthony Davis, Isiah Thomas, Chris Mullim, James Worthy, Larry Foust
  15. Karl Malone, John Havlicek, Dennis Johnson, Andre Iguodala, Wayne Embry
  16. Bill Russell, Allen Iverson, Paul George, Rasheed Wallace, Jo Jo White
  17. Kevin Garnett, Elvin Hayes, Damian Lillard, Bill Sharman , Glen Rice
  18. Vince Carter, Bob Pettit, Pau Gasol, Gordon Hayward, Mike Conley
  19. Oscar Robertson, Reggie Miller, Dikembe Mutombo, Carlos Boozer, Cliff Hagan
  20. Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, Alonzo Mourning, Shawn Marion, Larry Nance Sr.
  21. Hakeem Olajuwon, Dominque Wilkins, Hal Greer, Charles Oakley, Rajon Rondo
  22. Dwayne Wade, George Gervin, Dave DeBusschere, Chauncey Billups, Al Horford
  23. Paul Pierce, Robert Parish, Lenny Wilkens, David Thompson, David West
  24. Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Shawn Kemp, Ron Artest, Donovan Mitchell
  25. Scottie Pippen, Tracy Mcgrady, Artis Gilmore, Blake Griffin, Sam Cassell
  26. Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Spencer Haywood, Willis Reed, John Wall
  27. Julius Erving, Sam Jones , Dave Bing, Yao Ming, Bobby Jones
  28. Charles Barkley, Pete Maravich, Alex Englsih, Ben Wallace, Brandon Roy
  29. Clyde Drexler, Dennis Rodman, Ben Simmons, Demarcus Cousins, Andrew Wiggins
  30. Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid , Kyle Korver, Tom Chambers