1999 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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There were no superstars in this draft, but we can’t really complain about depth with up to nine All-Stars plus two players in Lamar Odom and Jason Terry who were absolutely key in championship runs with the Lakers and Mavs, respectively.

No. 1 pick: Manu Ginobili

Actual position: No. 57 Career earnings: $129,539,615 Career stats: 13.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.5 rpg and 36.9 3P% in 16 seasons

No. 2 pick: Shawn Marion

Actual position: No. 9 Career earnings: $134,936,762 Career stats: 15.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.1 bpg and 48.4 FG% in 16 seasons

No. 3 pick: Elton Brand

Actual position: No. 1 Career earnings: $169,209,324 Career stats: 15.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.1 apg and 50.0 FG% in 17 seasons

No. 4 pick: Richard Hamilton

Actual position: No. 7 Career earnings: $114,666,043 Career stats: 17.1 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3.1 rpg and 44.9 FG% in 14 seasons

No. 5 pick: Andre Miller

Actual position: No. 8 Career earnings: $97,709,070 Career stats: 12.5 ppg, 6.5 apg, 3.7 rpg and 46.1 FG% in 17 seasons

No. 6 pick: Baron Davis

Actual position: No. 3 Career earnings: $147,692,983 Career stats: 16.1 ppg, 7.2 apg, 3.8 rpg and 40.9 FG% in 13 seasons

No. 7 pick: Lamar Odom

Actual position: No. 4 Career earnings: $115,967,658 Career stats: 13.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.7 apg and 46.3 FG% in 14 seasons

No. 8 pick: Jason Terry

Actual position: No. 10 Career earnings: $108,310,292 Career stats: 13.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.3 rpg and 38.0 3P% in 19 seasons

No. 9 pick: Metta Sandiford-Artest

Actual position: No. 16 Career earnings: $85,031,186 Career stats: 13.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.7 apg and 41.4 FG% in 17 seasons

No. 10 pick: Steve Francis

Actual position: No. 2 Career earnings: $103,501,131 Career stats: 18.1 ppg, 6.0 apg, 5.6 rpg and 34.1 3P% in nine seasons

No. 11 pick: Andrei Kirilenko

Actual position: No. 24 Career earnings: $107,735,998 Career stats: 11.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.7 apg and 47.4 FG% in 13 seasons

No. 12 pick: Corey Maggette

Actual position: No. 13 Career earnings: $89,131,524 Career stats: 16.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.1 apg and 45.3 FG% in 14 seasons

No. 13 pick: Wally Szczerbiak

Actual position: No. 6 Career earnings: $74,745,147 Career stats: 14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.4 apg and 40.6 3P% in 10 seasons

No. 14 pick: James Posey

Actual position: No. 18 Career earnings: $57,051,806 Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.6 apg and 41.0 FG% in 12 seasons

No. 15 pick: Chris Andersen

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $43,250,101 Career stats: 5.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg and 53.2 FG% in 15 seasons

No. 16 pick: Raja Bell

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $36,631,964 Career stats: 9.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.7 apg and 40.6 3P% in 12 seasons

No. 17 pick: Kenny Thomas

Actual position: No. 22 Career earnings: $54,613,164 Career stats: 9.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.5 apg and 46.5 FG% in 11 seasons

No. 18 pick: Devean George

Actual position: No. 23 Career earnings: $28,656,380 Career stats: 5.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.9 apg and 34.3 3P% in 11 seasons

No. 19 pick: Jeff Foster

Actual position: No. 21 Career earnings: $50,070,075 Career stats: 4.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 0.9 apg and 49.7 FG% in 13 seasons

No. 20 pick: Jumaine Jones

Actual position: No. 27 Career earnings: $9,686,693 Career stats: 7.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.9 apg and 42.4 FG% in eight seasons

No. 21 pick: Todd MacCulloch

Actual position: No. 47 Career earnings: $27,953,375 Career stats: 6.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.8 bpg and 54.1 FG% in four seasons

No. 22 pick: Francisco Elson

Actual position: No. 41 Career earnings: $12,558,479 Career stats: 3.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.5 bpg and 47.8 FG% in nine seasons

No. 23 pick: Gordan Giricek

Actual position: No. 40 Career earnings: $18,940,000 Career stats: 9.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.5 apg and 36.8 FG% in six seasons

No. 24 pick: Theodoros Papaloukas

Theodoros Papaloukas
Theodoros Papaloukas

Actual position: Undrafted Career stats (Euroleague): 6.8 ppg, 3.9 apg and 52.6 FG% in 12 seasons.

No. 25 pick: Lee Nailon

Actual position: No. 43 Career earnings: $2,951,110 Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg and 47.4 FG% in six seasons

No. 26 pick: Jonathan Bender

Actual position: No. 5 Career earnings: $30,670,146 Career stats: 5.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.6 apg and 41.7 FG% in eight seasons

No. 27 pick: Trajan Langdon

Actual position: No. 11 Career earnings: $4,499,280 Career stats: 5.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.3 apg and 39.6 3P% in three seasons

No. 28 pick: Scott Padgett

Actual position: No. 28 Career earnings: $7,466,257 Career stats: 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.7 apg and 37.3 3P% in eight seasons

No. 29 pick: Pablo Prigioni

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $6,200,224 Career stats: 3.5 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.9 rpg and 37.9 3P% in four seasons

No. 30 pick: Rodney Buford

Actual position: No. 53 Career earnings: $2,097,595 Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.8 apg and 41.2 FG% in five seasons

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