Today’s draft conference has attracted a lot of attention. Zion was selected as the No. 1 pick without any suspense, Morant was ranked second, and Barrett was the No. 3 pick.
All the potential rookies have entered the NBA league as they wished, and the new season will be very exciting.
For Chinese fans, the draft in 2002 was very special, because Yao Ming became the No. 1 pick in the NBA that year and played a brilliant career since then.
It is precisely because of Yao Ming that countless Chinese fans fell in love with the NBA.
Throughout Yao Ming’s 8-year career, he has accumulated 9,247 points, ranking 7th in the 2002 draft. So who else scored more points than him?
Nene is the only player in the 2002 class who is still playing in the league. As an insider, Nene has very good athletic ability.
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In his 17-year career, Nene averaged 11.3 points per game. He scored 10,909 points in 625 games, ranking sixth in the 2002 draft.
Dunleavy’s reputation is not very great. As a white striker, he has good scoring ability, especially an excellent three-pointer, which can be suitable for the systems of major teams.
Even when the peak is no longer there, there has always been a good market for being an off-ball finisher.
He played 15 seasons in the league and maintained a high attendance rate. He averaged 11.2 points per game in his career, with a total of 11,048 points.
The little prince Prince is a star player. He was a member of the Pistons in the early days and helped the Pistons win the championship.
Prince is a player with both offense and defense. He has been selected to the best defensive team many times, and he can also be inside and outside on the offensive end.
Being selected for the Dream Eight team is enough to prove his strength.
Prince averaged 11.1 points per game in his career, with a total of 11,272 points.
3. Caron Butler
An All-Star forward superstar, Butler was the No. 10 pick that year. He scored 15.4 points in his rookie season, the highest score at that time.
Since then, he has maintained an outstanding performance. At his peak, he was also a 20 7 5 superstar. He was selected to the All-Star twice and won the NBA championship with the Mavericks.
Butler averaged 14.1 points per game in his career, with a total of 12,430 points.
Fans are not unfamiliar with Boozer, because the Jazz was the Rockets’ pain point back then, and a shooting-type insider like Boozer is also difficult for Yao Ming to defend.
Boozer was the second-round pick that year, and he completed the counterattack.
However, Boozer’s reputation is not good. He promised the Cavaliers to renew his contract and signed with the Jazz backhanded, which disgusted many fans.
However, at his peak, he was also a powerful insider with 21 10. He averaged 16.2 points per game in his career, with a total score of 13976 points, which is very strong.
Stoudemire was the Rookie of the Year and the strongest player in that draft.
Stoudemire has the top athletic ability in history, especially when he partnered with Nash, he completely released the offensive firepower.
Peak Stoudemire has averaged 20 points per game all year round and is one of the best power forwards in the league. Even Duncan can’t guard him.
Playing in the league for 14 seasons, Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points per game, with a career total of 15,994 points, the leading scorer in the 2002 draft.