FanPost

7th Picks are Horrible Unless They're Not

Yup, an obvious statement.

Anyways, I dug up the historical 7th picks back to 2000 (which was REALLY a lousy year)

My takeaway from this little exercise was that it is extremely difficult to pick the best player available at the 7th pick. If the Lakers can hit a home run at the 7th pick, they should get tons of credit. I also give them a lot of credit for drafting Andrew Bynum ,even though he's almost out of the league, because I feel it got them Dwight Howard, and they knew exactly when to cut bait.

http://www.nbahoopsonline.com/History/Leagues/NBA/drafts/

2012

7th Pick. GSW Harrison Barnes

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Probably Harrison Barnes

2011

7th Pick. Sacramento Bismack Biyombo

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Klay Thompson or Kawhi Leonard

2010

7th Pick. Pistons Greg Monroe

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Paul George

2009

7th Pick Golden St. Stephen Curry

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Stephen Curry

2008

7th Pick Los Angeles Clippers Eric Gordon

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Serge Ibaka, Roy Hibbert

2007th Pick

7th Pick Minnesota Timberwolves Corey Brewer

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30:Joakim Noah

2006

7th Pick Boston Celtics Randy Foye

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Rajon Rondo

2005 (Really poor draft outside of Chris Paul and Deron Williams)

7th Pick Toronto Raptors Charlie Villanueva

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: David Lee, Andrew Bynum

2004

7th Pick. Phoenix Loul Deng

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Al Jefferson

2003

7th Pick. Chicago Bulls Kirk Hinrich

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: David West?

2002

7th Pick. Maybyner Hilario New York

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Amare Stoudemire

2001

7th Pick. Eddie Griffin Seton Hall New Jersey

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Tony Parker, Joe Johnson, Zach Randolph

2000

7th Pick. Chris Mihm Texas Chicago

Can’t miss player from #7 thru #30: Jerome Moiso (just kidding) NONE

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver Screen and Roll

You must be a member of Silver Screen and Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver Screen and Roll. You should read them.

Join Silver Screen and Roll

You must be a member of Silver Screen and Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver Screen and Roll. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker