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Draymond Green Names His Top-5 Second-Round Picks Of All-Time

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The NBA Draft is already in the history books.

This wasn’t an impressive class by any means, and with a few exceptions, most first-round picks aren’t expected to be All-Star-caliber players.

Some players slip to the second round because of their age or not being as well known as other players.

Even so, some of them have had Hall of Famer-caliber careers despite not being sought-after.

With that in mind, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green put together his list of the five greatest second-round picks of all time (via The Volume & ClutchPoints).

Draymond Green names his top 5 second-round picks of all time 👀

⭐ Nikola Jokic
⭐ Dennis Rodman
⭐ Manu Ginobili
⭐ Marc Gasol
⭐ Himself

Thoughts? 🤔

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— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) June 29, 2024

First, he chose Nikola Jokic, who has already won three MVPs, one NBA Championship, and one NBA Finals MVP, so he’s clearly a first-ballot Hall of Famer already.

Then, he chose the greatest rebounder of all time, Dennis Rodman, a versatile defender who put his body on the line on every single possession and could guard one through five.

Later, he gave Manu Ginobili the nod, which is far from surprising, considering his impact and influence as a left-handed scorer, not to mention his defense and cerebral nature.

Then, he chose Marc Gasol, a former Defensive Player of the Year and one of the most intelligent passing big men the game had ever seen.

Unsurprisingly, he chose himself as a part of that list as well, which is more than fair, as he’s a four-time NBA Champion and a former Defensive Player of the Year.

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