2000 Usenet Draft vs. NBA

Usenet Vs. NBA Draft

=== Usenet pick is the same as the NBA Pick

-N Usenet pick was "N" spots ahead of the NBA draft

+N Usenet pick was "N" spots after the NBA draft (a steal for the Usenet GM)

Pick Team Draft Player Diff Comments
1 Nets New Jersey Nets Usenet Stromile Swift -1 It will be fun in a couple of years to look back on this pick. Martin should be better sooner but Swift has a much bigger upside
NBA Kenyon Martin
2 grizzlies_small.gif (522 bytes)Vancouver Grizzlies Usenet Kenyon Martin +1 See above
NBA Stromile Swift
3 ClippersLos Angeles Clippers Usenet Marcus Fizer -1 Solid (but undersized) PF over a HS player with huge upside!  Like Swift vs. Martin, this will take a few years to evaluate
NBA Darius Miles
4 BullsChicago Bulls Usenet Darius Miles +1 Usenet and NBA flipped flopped the first 4 picks
NBA Marcus Fizer
5 OrlandoOrlando Magic Usenet Chris Mihm -2 Hmm, did not either player so I'll be better saying nothing here
NBA Mike Miller
6 HawksAtlanta Hawks Usenet Olumide Oyedeji -36 -36!  Probably one of the worst lottery picks ever!  Oyedeji fell because of rumors about his age.  He might be much older.
NBA DerMarr Johnson
7 BullsChicago Bulls Usenet Mike Miller +2 Mihm was traded to the Cavs for Crawford.  Bulls looking to '01 for their center?
NBA Chris Mihm
8 cavs_small.gif (833 bytes)Cleveland Cavs Usenet Joel Pryzbilla -1 Crawford traded to Bulls for Mihm.  
NBA Jamal Crawford
9 HoustonHouston Rockets Usenet DerMarr Johnson +3 Great pick for Usenet Rockets.  Pryzbilla traded to Bucks for Collier.  I have no idea what the Rockets are thinking
NBA Joel Pryzbilla
10 OrlandoOrlando Magic Usenet Courtney Alexander -3 Alexander slipped from what he thought he should be picked.  Orlando traded Dooling to the (Shiver) Clippers.
NBA Keyon Dooling
11 BostonBoston Celtics Usenet Jerome Moiso === Great Pick!  The only correct pick of the Usenet Draft.
NBA Jerome Moiso
12 DallasDallas Mavericks Usenet Keyon Dooling +2 Good pick!  Dooling went a lot higher then I would have thought but the Usenet Mavs made a good call.
NBA Etan Thomas
13 OrlandoOrlando Magic Usenet Erick Barkley -15 Barkley fell like a brick.  Alexander was traded to the Mavs to save cap space.
NBA Courtney Alexander
14 DetroitDetroit Pistons Usenet Jamal Crawford +6 Crawford's stock went sky high and the Usenet Pistons made a great pick.
NBA Mateen Cleaves
15 MilwaukeeMilwaukee Bucks Usenet Morris Peterson -6 Tough pick.  I liked Peterson a lot better then I liked Collier.  However the trade for Pryzbilla with Houston could be great.
NBA Jason Collier
16 SacramentoSacramento Kings Usenet Desmond Mason -1 A very good pick by the Usenet Kings.  However he said that there was no way that the Kings would take another foreign player.  They took a foreign player.
NBA Hidayet Turkoglu
17 SeattleSeattle Sonics Usenet DeShawn Stevenson -6 Stevenson fell to Utah.  Seattle really need a slasher and Mason should give them that.
NBA Desmond Mason
18 Los AngelesLos Angeles Clippers Usenet Mateen Cleaves +4 A very good pick (and a great report for the Clippers GM).  Not sure what kind of pro Richardson will make
NBA Quentin Richardson
19 CharlotteCharlotte Hornets Usenet Quentin Richardson +1 Great Pick!  To bad the Usenet GM did not do a report.
NBA Jamaal Magloire
20 PhillyPhiladelphia 76ers Usenet Iakovos Tsakalidis -5 Tsakalidis would have been a top 10 pick without the contract hassles.  
NBA Craig Claxton
21 TorontoToronto Raptors Usenet Craig Claxton -1 Great Pick!  Claxton really helped his stock with strong camps.  Peterson will help with McGrady leaving.
NBA Morris Peterson
22 New YorkNew York Knicks Usenet Etan Thomas +10 Great Pick!  Thomas was a bit underrated by the Usenet GM's.
NBA Donnell Harvey
23 UtahUtah Jazz Usenet Chris Carrawell -17 Never, never will I understand Carrawell falling to 41!  Sometimes I think that more a GM knows about a player, the more that hurts the player.  Stevenson is all potential.
NBA DeShawn Stevenson
24 ChicagoChicago Bulls Usenet Hanno Mottola -16 I feared this pick would hurt the Usenet draft.  It did.
NBA Dalibor Bagaric
25 PhoenixPhoenix Suns Usenet Mamadou N'diaye -1 Great Pick! 
NBA Iakovos Tsakalidis
26 UtahUtah Jazz Usenet Donnell Harvey +4 Harvey went higher then I would have thought.  That's a good thing for the Utah GM.  This pick was traded to Denver just before the draft
DenverDenver Nuggets NBA Mamadou N'diaye
27 IndianaIndiana Pacers Usenet Ernest Brown -25 Eugene stepped in at the last minute after the Pacers GM dropped out.  I never slam someone who helps me out.  Good thing :-)
NBA Primoz Brezec
28 PortlandPortland Trailblazers Usenet Jason Collier +13 Having seen Collier play for the last 2.5 years in the ACC, I will say that he was picked way to high!  Great pick by the Portland GM.
NBA Erick Barkley
29 L.A. LakersLos Angeles Lakers Usenet Corey Hightower -26 This is a tough one.  Ian said that the Lakers really liked Hightower and I guess they did since they traded for his rights.
NBA Mark Madsen

2nd Round**

30 WashingtonWashington Wizards Usenet Chris Porter -25 Like Carrawell, the NBA GM's knew to much about Porter.  I guess they would rather draft some guy from Eastern Europe who's name ends with "ric".
Los AngelesLos Angeles Clippers NBA Marko Jaric
31 Golden StateGolden State Warriors Usenet Dalibor Bagaric +7 The Usenet Warriors did his home word.  Bagaric (another "ric" player) came on at the last minute.
DallasDallas Mavericks NBA Dan Langhi
32 DenverDenver Nuggets Usenet Jabari Smith -13 Smith got drafted behind Voskuhl.  Another pick I don't understand.  What position does Guyton play?
ChicagoChicago Bulls NBA A.J. Guyton
33 MinnessotaMinnesota Timberwolves Usenet Soumaila Samake -3 Very good pick for this late in the draft.
ChicagoChicago Bulls NBA Jake Voskuhl
34 San AntonioSan Antonio Spurs Usenet Lavor Postell -5 Again, a very good pick for this late in the draft
ChicagoChicago Bulls NBA Khalid El-Amin
35 MiamiMiami Heat Usenet Jamaal Magloire +15 A huge steal for the Heat.
WashingtonWashington Wizards NBA Mike Smith

** - Usenet draft does not have a true second round. Teams without a first round pick are allowed to make a pick and write a team report