Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Best third-overall picks in NBA Draft history

While landing in one of the draft's top two spots would have been ideal, there will still be great talent to be taken at the third selection spot.

Best third-overall picks in NBA Draft history


The Sixers possess the third pick in the highly-hyped 2014 NBA Draft. While landing in one of the draft’s top two spots would have been ideal, there will still be great talent to be taken at the third selection spot.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the best third overall NBA draft picks of all time.

And be sure to vote below for who you think is the best:

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Who is the best third-overall pick in the history of the NBA Draft?
Carmelo Anthony
  2 (0.1%)
Wilt Chamberlain
  812 (42.8%)
Penny Hardaway
  5 (0.3%)
Grant Hill
  3 (0.2%)
Pau Gasol
  7 (0.4%)
Michael Jordan
  1026 (54.0%)
Pete Maravich
  23 (1.2%)
Kevin McHale
  7 (0.4%)
Nate Thurmond
  7 (0.4%)
Dominique Wilkins
  7 (0.4%)
Total votes = 1899
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