Ranking the best fifth overall picks in the history of the NBA draft: #10 – 6.

10. Sidney Moncrief: Moncrief was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1979 draft. Moncrief played 11 seasons in the NBA for the Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. He was one of the best players in the NBA for a five-year stretch . He made five consecutive all-star games from 1982 to 1986, made first-team all-defense four times and was first- or second-team all-NBA each season. During that time Moncrief also won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. His best statistical season came in 1984-85 when he averaged 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 73 games.

For his career, Moncrief averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 767 games.

9. Vince Carter: Carter was taken by the Golden State Warriors in 1998 draft and traded to the Toronto Raptors. Carter has played for 16 seasons with the Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged at least 20 points a game for 10 straight seasons while making eight consecutive all-star games. His best year came in 2000-01 when Carter averaged a career-high 27.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks in 75 games.

To this point in his career Carter has averaged 20.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 1,148 games.

8. Ray Allen: Allen was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1996 draft and then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Allen has played 18 seasons in the NBA for the Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. Allen is one of the games legendary shooters and has been since the beginning of his career. His best stretch came in time with Seattle when he averaged 24.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals in four and a half seasons.

To this point in his career, the 10-time all-star has averaged 18.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 1,300 games.

7. Mitch Richmond: Richmond was taken by the Golden State Warriors in the 1988 draft. Richmond played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers. Richmond averaged at least 20 points a game in his first 10 seasons in the league. His Stretch came with the Kings from 1992 to 1998 when Richmond Named to six all-star teams and made all-NBA second- or third-team five consecutive years. His best of those years came with the Kings in 1996-97 when Richmond averaged 25.9 points. 3.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 81 games.

For his career, he averaged 21 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 976 games. Richmond is part of the 2014 class to be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

6. Billy Cunningham: Cunningham was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1965 draft. He spent 11 seasons in the NBA and ABA with the 76ers and the Carolina Cougars. He was a five-time all-star who was a dominating rebounder and scorer. After four straight seasons as an NBA all NBA first- or second-team selection Cunningham moved to the ABA and won the MVP Award after he averaged 24.1 points, 12 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.6 steals in 84 games.

For his career, Cunningham averaged 21.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 770 games. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.

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