NBA Draft Class of 2009: How Good Has It Been?

November 16th, 2009 by Courtzide Seatz Leave a reply »

The 2003 NBA draft class is widely considered to be one of the most talented group of players ever to enter the league at one time.

Players like Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade are all proven superstars and have become the face of the modern NBA era.

Chris Kaman, T.J. Ford, Mickael Pietrus, Kendrick Perkins, Leandro Barbosa, Josh Howard, and Mo Williams were also part of this class and have all gone on to become solid players in their own right.

Since 2003, the quality of players entering the NBA as a whole has dropped off significantly. In my opinion, this degradation of talent greatly influenced the implementation of the new NBA rule requiring players to be at least one year removed from their high school graduation before becoming eligible for the NBA Draft.

Since this rule was put in place, we have slowly begun to see an increase in the quality of players entering the NBA via the draft, culminating in what was widely thought to be an exceptional and star-studded 2008 class, consisting of Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and O.J. Mayo as the top three picks.

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