Lets look back at the 2000 NBA Draft aka WOAT NBA Draft

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shyt was supposed to help boost our baby bulls rebuild but all we ended up with is Marcus Fizer :scust:
Man I was pissed we drafted him. It made no sense for them to get ANOTHER PF when we had Elton Brand. Fizer was not thought of as a can't miss prospect so this showed the ineptitude of the Bulls management. I felt a bit better getting Jamal Crawford though.
 

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This forum really loves Detlef Schrempf and in a lot of ways Turk was kinda an evolutionary Schrempf. Size of a stretch 4 but could play like a point 3. Feels like he coulda been better in the right system, what they had going in Orlando was a good idea but just needed a bit more stability and better coaching.


There was a crazy moment summer of 2009 (right after Orlando lost in the Finals where Turk had his breakout postseason) and there was this big announcement he had signed with Portland. Next day he reneges and signs with Toronto instead because he didn't want to be stuck way out on the west coast in a white-ass city with no immigrants.

That woulda been a huge coup for Portland and a crazy-good squad on paper:

PG: Andre Miller (Steve Blake, Jerryd Bayless)
SG: Brandon Roy (Rudy Fernandez, Patty Mills)
SF: Hedo Turkoglu (Nicolas Batum, Martell Webster)
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge (Travis Outlaw, Juwan Howard)
C: Greg Oden (Marcus Canby, Joel Pryzbilla)


Team had quality at every position, depth, and a TON of potential. The Oden/Roy/Fernandez injuries and losing Hedo to Toronto turned a potential contender into just a nice story.
Hedo and Orlando should've stayed together. Both parties went downhill after they went their separate ways.

Hated him as a Spur though :scust:
 

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It was a bad draft but was this written by you personally or an article because so of it is written like a hater.
 

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What's funny is that Courtney Alexander would definitely be a mainstay in the NBA today, dude was 3 level scorer and would be Caris LeVert worst case scenario....
 

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Man I was pissed we drafted him. It made no sense for them to get ANOTHER PF when we had Elton Brand. Fizer was not thought of as a can't miss prospect so this showed the ineptitude of the Bulls management. I felt a bit better getting Jamal Crawford though.
How about the next year when they traded him so they could build their franchise around 2 teenagers who played the same position :mjlol:
 

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People don’t even realize just how how WOAT this draft was.

This draft produced 3 total all-star games. Not 3 total all-stars, but 3 all-star games total in the whole class. Nobody made the all-star team twice. :huhldup:

It’s also the only the draft ever that made the league worse:

“Using the WARP (wins above replacement player) metric, the 2000 NBA draftclass collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players", effectively making 2000 the only draft class in NBA history to leave the NBA talent pool worse off than it had been prior to the given year's rookie draft.”

There’s weak drafts and then there’s the 2000 draft.
 

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Opportunity, health, and his me first attitude....

I didn't get the connection between him having a short career and the modern NBA . matter of fact, he was the perfect player for his era.

Levert is more talented and even more injury prone than him imo.
 

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I always felt like Miles was ruined by this idea of him being this pseudo point guard/giant wing. He was clearly never anything but a 4 with a handle. His main skills were finishing at the rim, shotblocking and defense.

I get that he was thin, but he clearly wasn't a perimeter guy despite his handle.


Also Mo Pete is being disrespected in this thread. Brilliant pick for being 21st overall
 

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This forum really loves Detlef Schrempf and in a lot of ways Turk was kinda an evolutionary Schrempf. Size of a stretch 4 but could play like a point 3. Feels like he coulda been better in the right system, what they had going in Orlando was a good idea but just needed a bit more stability and better coaching.


There was a crazy moment summer of 2009 (right after Orlando lost in the Finals where Turk had his breakout postseason) and there was this big announcement he had signed with Portland. Next day he reneges and signs with Toronto instead because he didn't want to be stuck way out on the west coast in a white-ass city with no immigrants.

That woulda been a huge coup for Portland and a crazy-good squad on paper:

PG: Andre Miller (Steve Blake, Jerryd Bayless)
SG: Brandon Roy (Rudy Fernandez, Patty Mills)
SF: Hedo Turkoglu (Nicolas Batum, Martell Webster)
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge (Travis Outlaw, Juwan Howard)
C: Greg Oden (Marcus Canby, Joel Pryzbilla)


Team had quality at every position, depth, and a TON of potential. The Oden/Roy/Fernandez injuries and losing Hedo to Toronto turned a potential contender into just a nice story.

Loved those Blazers teams. I was really hoping for them and the Lakers to have big playoffs battles.

People don’t even realize just how how WOAT this draft was.

This draft produced 3 total all-star games. Not 3 total all-stars, but 3 all-star games total in the whole class. Nobody made the all-star team twice. :huhldup:

It’s also the only the draft ever that made the league worse:

“Using the WARP (wins above replacement player) metric, the 2000 NBA draftclass collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players", effectively making 2000 the only draft class in NBA history to leave the NBA talent pool worse off than it had been prior to the given year's rookie draft.”

There’s weak drafts and then there’s the 2000 draft.
Damn that's brutal :picard::huhldup:
 
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