LBJ, Darko, Melo, CB4, D-Wade: Revisiting the 2003 NBA Draft

March 19th, 2010 by Rahil Devgan Leave a reply »
It's hard to believe that barely seven years have passed and already the 2003 NBA draft class looks like one of the best of all time. While this is largely due to the depth of the top five, we must not forget others such as David West, Mo Williams, Chris Kaman, Leandro Barbosa and Josh Howard.

Where are the Top Five now? How many points, assists and rebounds have they totaled? More importantly, with four out of the top five being quintessential "franchise players", what would have happened to Darko Milicic had the Pistons not had the Vancouver trade and some other lottery team had picked him?

In six and a half seasons, this is what the Top Five have statistically accomplished in the regular season:

Games Played (Minutes Played)

Lebron James: 539 (21,763)

Carmelo Anthony: 500 (18,202)

Chris Bosh: 498 (18,426)

Dwayne Wade: 458 (17,228)

Darko Milicic: 357 (6,127)


For the Points, Rebounds, Assists I standardized everyone to 539 games (Lebron's Tally) and simply extrapolated the numbers based on the play ...

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