Ranking the Last 25 Years of Draft Picks: The Best No. 10 Selections

May 13th, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
In the past 25 years, 225 players were off the board before the teams holding No. 10 picks were on the clock. When you think of it that way, it's easy to see why the No. 10 pick is mostly unremarkable. After all, after you get nine picks deep into a draft, it's not like there's a Michael Jordan sitting around. There isn't even a Michael Olowokandi. Can a No. 10 pick ever even be considered a bust? How about a sleeper? A steal? I guess in some cases. Out of the past 25 No. 10 draft picks, only five players have made an All-Star Game. Of the 18 All-Star appearances these five players have totaled, two players have comprised 12 or 67 percent of them. Both of these players were drafted by the Boston Celtics. Both are big guard/small forward-types of comparable height and weight. Both have first and last names that begin with the same letter. Both are in this slideshow. Coincidentally, the other tandem in this slideshow to be drafted by the same team, was drafted by--you guessed it--the Los Angeles Lakers. Only two players in this slideshow are under 6'6". In other words, think thrice before you add a No. 10-selected guard to your fantasy team. Seven of the 25 players ...

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