1996 NBA draft redone: How did the Jazz do in one of the best drafts in league history?

While there were still plenty of misses in the first round, the 1996 NBA draft was one of the deepest and most talented in league history. There were 11 all-stars, three MVP’s and some of the best guards that have played in the last 20 years. There were also a handful of contributors who were eligible for the draft, but didn’t get selected.

The draft consisted of two rounds with 29 picks per round. Of the 58 selections, 47 played in the league, according to basketball-reference.com.

The player drafted the latest who played in the league was Drew Barry. He was selected with the 28th pick of the second round (57th overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics and played three seasons.

Here is how the 1996 draft would have gone if it was done today.

H.M. Mark Pope, Kentucky

Pope was taken by the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd pick of the second round (52nd overall). He played six years for the Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets. His best season came in 2000-01 when he started 45 games for the Bucks and averaged 2.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting from the floor. He added 2.3 rebounds in 15 minutes a game.

For his career, he averaged 1.9 points on 40.1 percent shooting with 1.7 rebounds in 153 games.

H.M. Brian Evans, Indiana

The Orlando Magic took Evans with the 27th overall pick. He played three years for the Magic, New Jersey Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves. His best season came with the Magic and the Nets in 1997-98 when he played 72 games and averaged 4.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 1.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes a games.

For his career, he averaged 3.7 points on 38.1 percent shooting with 1.6 rebounds in 102 games.

H.M. Mark Hendrickson, Washington State

Hendrickson was the second pick of the second round (31st overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played four years for the 76ers, Sacramento Kings, New Jersey Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His most productive season came with the Kings in 1998-99 when he played 22 games and averaged 5.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.1 rebounds in 18.1 minutes a night.

For his career, he averaged 3.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds in 114 games.

H.M. Roy Rogers, Alabama

Rogers was the 22nd overall selection by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He played three years for the Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets. His best season came as a rookie with the Grizzlies when he played 82 games and averaged 6.6 points on 50.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 22.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 137 games.

H.M. Todd Fuller, North Carolina State

The Golden State Warriors selected Fuller with the 11th overall pick. He played five years for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. One of his most productive seasons came with Golden State as a rookie when he played 75 games and averaged 4.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.3 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game.

For his career, he averaged 3.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting with 3.0 rebounds in 225 games.

H.M. Randy Livingston, LSU

The Houston Rockets took Livingston with the 13th pick of the second round (42nd overall). He played 11 years for the Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls. His most productive season came with the Suns in 1999-2000 he played 79 games and averaged 4.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting with 2.0 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 203 games.

H.M. Darvin Ham, Texas Tech

Ham started his career with Denver Nuggets in 1996 after he went undrafted. He played eight years for the Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. His best year came with the Bucks in 1999-2000 when he played 35 games and averaged 5.1 points on 55.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 2.7 points on 51.8 percent shooting with 2.3 rebounds in 417 games.

H.M. Travis Knight, Connecticut

Knight was the 29th overall selection by the Chicago Bulls, but was released only weeks later. He played seven years for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. One of his most productive seasons came in Boston in 1997-98 when he played 74 games and averaged 6.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting with 3.1 rebounds in 371 games.

H.M. Jamie Feick, Michigan State

Feick was the 19th pick of the second round (48th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers, but was waived before ever playing a game. He played five years for the Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks and the New Jersey Nets. His best year came with the Nets in 1999-2000 when he played 81 games and averaged 5.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.3 rebounds, including 3.3 on the offensive end in 27.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting with 7.1 rebounds in 201 games.

H.M. Adrian Griffin, Seton Hall

Griffin started his career with the Boston Celtics in 1999 after going on drafted. He played nine season for the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and the Seattle SuperSonics. His best season came with the Mavericks in 2001-02 when he played 58 games and averaged 7.2 points on 49.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.0 points on 43.8 percent shooting with 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 477 games.

29. Walter McCarty, Kentucky

The New York Knicks took McCarty with the 19th overall pick. He played 10 years for the Knicks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers. One of his most productive seasons came with the Celtics in 1997-98 when he played 82 games and averaged 9.6 points on 404.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting with 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 593 games.

28. Moochie Norris, West Florida

Norris was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks with the fourth pick of the second round (33rd overall), but was waived before he played a game. He played nine years for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and the New Orleans Hornets. His best season came with the Rockets in 2001-02 when he played 82 games and averaged 8.1 points on 39.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.9 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.1 points on 40.1 percent shooting with 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 445 games.

27. John Wallace, Syracuse

The New York Knicks took Wallace with the 18th overall pick. He played seven years for the Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. His best season came with Toronto in 1997-98 when he played 82 games and averaged 14 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 28.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds in 381 games.

26. Samaki Walker, Louisville

Walker was the ninth overall selection by the Dallas Mavericks. He played 10 years for the Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers. One of his best seasons came with Dallas in 1997-98 when he played 41 games and averaged 8.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 25 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting with 4.7 rebounds in 445 games.

25. Vitaly Potapenko, Wright State

Potapenko was the 12th overall selection by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played 11 years for the Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics and the Sacramento Kings. His best season came in 1998-99 when he played 50 games and averaged 10 points on 49.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting with 4.5 rebounds in 610 games.

24. Erick Strickland, Nebraska

Strickland landed with the Dallas Mavericks in 1996 after he went undrafted. He played nine seasons with the Mavericks, New York Knicks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks. His best season came in Dallas in 1999-2000 when he played 68 games and averaged 12.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 29.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting with 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 501 games.

23. Tony Delk, Kentucky

The Charlotte Hornets took Delk with the 16th overall pick. He played 10 years for the Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and the Detroit Pistons. One of his best seasons came with the Suns in 2000-01 when he played 82 games and averaged 12.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting with 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 545 games.

22. Malik Rose, Drexel

The Charlotte Hornets took Rose with the 15th pick of the second round (44th overall). He played 13 years for the Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of his best seasons came with the Spurs in 2002-03 when he played 79 games and averaged 10.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting with 4.1 rebounds in 813 games.

21. Jerome Williams, Georgetown

Williams was taken by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th overall pick. He played nine years for the Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks. His most productive season came with Toronto in 2002-03 when he played 71 games and averaged 9.7 points on 49.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists in 33 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.6 points on 50.2 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 587 games.

20. Shandon Anderson, Georgia

The Utah Jazz landed Anderson with 25th pick of the second round (54th overall). He played 10 years for the Jazz, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and the Miami Heat. His best season came with the Rockets in 1999-2000 when he started all 82 games and averaged 12.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting with 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 719 games.

19. Othella Harrington, Georgetown

Harrington was the first pick of the second round (30th overall) by the Houston Rockets. He played 12 years for the Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets. One of his most productive seasons came with the Grizzlies in 1999-2000 when he started all 82 games and averaged 13.1 points on 50.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 32.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.4 points on 50.5 percent shooting with 4.4 rebounds in 709 games.

18. Chucky Atkins, South Florida

Atkins started his NBA career with the Orlando Magic in 1999 after going undrafted . He played 11 seasons for the Magic, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of his best seasons came with the Grizzlies in 2006-07 when he played 74 games and averaged 13.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 27.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting with 3.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 696 games.

17. Jeff McInnis, North Carolina

McInnis was the eighth pick in the second round (37th overall) by the Denver Nuggets. He played 11 seasons for the Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets and the Charlotte Bobcats. One of his best seasons came with the Clippers in 2001-02 when he played 81 games and averaged 14.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 37.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting with 4.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 576 games.

16. Lorenzen Wright, Memphis

Wright was the seventh overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played 13 years for the Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers. One of his best seasons came with the Grizzlies in 2001-02 when he played 43 games and averaged 12.0 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 29.1 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.0 points on 45.9 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds in 778 games.

15. Erick Dampier, Mississippi State

Dampier was taken by the Indiana Pacers with the 10th overall selection. He played 16 years for the Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks. His best season came with the Warriors in 2003-04 when he played 74 games and averaged 12.3 points on 53.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 12.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots in 32.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.4 points on 49.8 percent shooting with 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 987 games.

14. Derek Fisher, Arkansas Little Rock

Fisher was the 24th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played 18 seasons for the Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks. ONe of his best seasons came with the Warriors in 2005-06 when he played 82 games and averaged 13.3 points on 41 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.3 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 31.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting with 3.0 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 1,287 games.

13. Kerry Kittles, Villanova

The New Jersey Nets took Kittles with the eighth overall selection. He played eight years for the Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers. His best season came with New Jersey in 1997-98 when he played 77 games and averaged 17.2 points on 44 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 36.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 14.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting with 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 507 games.

12. Antoine Walker, Kentucky

The Boston Celtics took Walker with the sixth overall pick. He played 12 years for the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and the Minnesota Timberwolves. One of his best seasons came with Boston in 1997-98 when he made his first of three all-star games. That year, he played 82 games and averaged 22.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 10.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 39.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 17.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting with 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 893 games.

11. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, California

Abdur-Rahim was taken with the third overall pick by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He played 12 years for the Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings.  One of his best seasons came with the Hawks in 2001-02 when he made his only all-star game after he averaged 21.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in 38.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 18.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting with 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 830 games.

10. Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Ilgauskas landed with the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 20th overall pick. He played 13 years for the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. One of his best seasons came in Cleveland in 2004-05 when he made his second all-star game. That year, he played 78 games and averaged 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 assists in 33.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 13 points on 47.6 percent shooting with 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 assists in 843 games.

9. Marcus Camby, Massachusetts

The Toronto Raptors selected Camby with the second overall pick. He played 17 seasons for the Raptors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets. He led the league in blocks per game four times, finished second in rebounding twice, made All-defensive first-team twice and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2006-07. One of his best seasons came with Denver in 2005-06 when he played 56 games and averaged 12.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 11.9 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting with 9.8 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 973 games.

8. Peja Stojakovic

Stojakovic was taken with the Sacramento Kings with the 14th overall pick. He played 13 years for the Kings, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors and the Dallas Mavericks. He was a great shooter who was three-time all-star and an second-team All-NBA performer one time. His best season came in 2003-04 with the Kings when he played 81 games and averaged 24.2 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 40.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 17 points on 45 percent shooting with 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 804 games.

7. Stephon Marbury, Georgia Tech

Marbury was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks with the fourth overall pick and traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played 13 years for the Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics. He was a two-time third-team All-NBA honoree who finished in the top 10 in assists per game nine times. One of his best seasons came in 2000-01 when he made his first of two all-star games. That year, he played 67 games and averaged 23.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 38.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 19.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting with 7.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 846 games.

6. Jermaine O’Neal

The Portland Trail Blazers landed O’Neal with the 17th overall selection. He played 18 years for the Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors. He was a six-time all-star, was second-team All-NBA once and third-team All-NBA twice. One of his best seasons came in 2002-03 when he played 77 games and averaged 20.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 assists in 37.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 13.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting with 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 assists  in 1,011 games.

5. Ben Wallace, Virginia Union

Wallace landed with the Washington Bullets in 1996 after he went undrafted. He played 16 seasons for the Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was an all-defense first-team selection five times, a four-time all-star, won defensive player of the year four times and was All-NBA second or third-team on five occasions. One of his best seasons came with the Pistons in 2002-03 when he started 73 games and averaged 6.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added a league-leading 15.4 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 39.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting with 9.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 1,088 games.

4. Ray Allen, Connecticut

Allen was taken with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. He played 18 years for the Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. He was a 10-time all-star, second or third-team All-NBA selection twice and a two-time champion. One of his best seasons came with Seattle in 2006-07 when he played 55 games and averaged 26.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 40.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 18.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting with 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and in 1,300 games.

3. Steve Nash, Santa Clara

The Phoenix Suns took Nash with the 15th overall pick. He played 18 seasons for the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was one of the best passers and most efficient offensive players in league history. He was an eight-time all-star, seven-time first, second or third-time All-NBA selection and a two-time MVP. One of his best seasons came in 2006-07 when he played 76 games and averaged 18.6 points on 53.2 percent shooting from the floor, including 45.5 percent from 3-point range. He added a league-leading 11.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 35.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 14.3 points on 49 percent shooting with 8.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and in 1,217 games.

2. Allen Iverson, Georgetown

Iverson was the first overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played 14 years for the 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and the Memphis Grizzlies. He was an 11-time all-star who was an All-NBA first, second or third-team selection seven times and the 2000-01 MVP. One of his best statistical seasons came in 2005-06 when he played 72 games and averaged 33 points on 44.7 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 43.1 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 26.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting with 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 914 games.

1. Kobe Bryant

Bryant was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He has played 19 years for the Lakers and is one of the best players in NBA history. He is a 17-time all-star, 11-time first-team All-NBA selection, nine-time first-team All-defense and a five-time champion. One of his best seasons came in 2007-08 when he won the league’s MVP after he averaged 28.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 82 games.

So far in his career, he averaged 25.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting with 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and in 1,280 games.

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