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2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

In the running for one of the greatest classes in NBA history, the 2003 one featured multiple future Hall-of-Famers and various excellent role players.

Among the legends taken in the 2003 class: LeBron JamesDwyane WadeCarmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, all taken within the Top 5 selections. The fifth player to go in the Top 5, however, Darko Milicic, will go down as one of the worst picks in draft history considering the players who went directly after him.

Besides those top-notch players, the 2003 class also included many super solid players, including Kyle KorverDavid WestChris KamanMo WilliamsJosh HowardKirk HinrichNick Collison and Luke Ridnour.

Below, we re-draft the 2003 draft class in the order we think they should have gone in.

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $390,511,090
Career stats: 27.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 7.4 apg, 50.5 FG%, 34.6 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $199,499,205
Career stats: 22.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5.4 apg, 48.0 FG%, 29.3 3P%

Carmelo Anthony held back by Enes Kanter

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $240,843,702
Career stats: 22.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 44.7 FG%, 35.5 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $242,110,053
Career stats: 19.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 bpg, 49.4 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 18
Career earnings: $93,047,916
Career stats: 13.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 49.5 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 51
Career earnings: $82,712,208
Career stats: 9.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 42.9 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 47
Career earnings: $67,606,431
Career stats: 13.2 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.8 rpg, 37.8 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $86,202,087
Career stats: 8.9 ppg, 5.8 apg, 2.4 rpg, 40.7 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 21
Career earnings: $81,865,921
Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 49.3 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 28
Career earnings: $47,617,717
Career stats: 10.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 38.7 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $86,527,368
Career stats: 11.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 48.9 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 29
Career earnings: $40,327,083
Career stats: 14.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 44.8 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 42
Career earnings: $60,356,464
Career stats: 6.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 46.9 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $71,692,268
Career stats: 10.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.9 rpg, 37.5 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $60,322,642
Career stats: 5.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 53.4 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 8
Career earnings: $43,534,324
Career stats: 11.2 ppg, 5.8 apg, 3.1 rpg, 43.3 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $45,269,478
Career stats: 9.3 ppg, 4.5 apg, 2.3 rpg, 43.1 FG%

Kendrick Perkins

Actual position: No. 27
Career earnings: $56,886,841
Career stats: 5.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 53.0 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 38
Career earnings: $36,946,977
Career stats: 6.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, 38.3 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $36,697,352
Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 45.1 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 25
Career earnings: $24,777,037
Career stats: 8.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 36.5 3P%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 45
Career earnings: $30,128,334
Career stats: 5.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.7 apg, 46.4 FG%

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 49
Career earnings: $25,835,822
Career stats: 5.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 40.1 3P%

Travis Outlaw, Portland Trail Blazers

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $44,871,226
Career stats: 8.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 42.3 FG%

Mickael Pietrus, Orlando Magic

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $34,658,718
Career stats: 8.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.8 apg, 42.5 FG%

Willie Green, Los Angeles Clippers

Actual position: No. 41
Career earnings: $23,373,140
Career stats: 8.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 42.5 FG%

Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers

Actual position: No. 32
Career earnings: $33,903,340
Career stats: 4.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 32.6 3P%

Keith Bogans, Brooklyn Nets

Actual position: No. 43
Career earnings: $18,765,545
Career stats: 6.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 35.3 3P%

Jarvis Hayes, Washington Wizards

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $13,376,687
Career stats: 8.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 41.5 FG%

Jason Kapono, Toronto Raptors

Actual position: No. 31
Career earnings: $28,493,023
Career stats: 8.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 35.6 3P%


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