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2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

The 2007 NBA draft will be remembered mostly for what happened with the top two picks when the Portland Trail Blazers passed on Kevin Durant in favor of Greg Oden. KD will go down as one of the best scorers basketball has ever seen and a multi-time champion while Oden’s career lasted just three seasons due to injuries.

That year’s class also featured one of the biggest steals in second-round history, Marc Gasol, who went No. 48 overall and would go on to become a champion, Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-NBA member.

Besides Durant and Gasol, the 2007 draft was pretty weak in star talent, as Joakim Noah and Al Horford were the only other selections who’d go on to post special careers.

Below, we re-draft the 2007 class.

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $314,170,742
Career stats: 27.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4.3 apg, 49.6 FG%, 38.4 3P%

Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 48
Career earnings: $185,786,591
Career stats: 14.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 48.1 FG%, 36.0 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $243,228,232
Career stats: 13.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 51.5 FG%, 36.0 3P%

Mike Conley, Utah Jazz

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $229,541,596
Career stats: 14.8 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.0 rpg, 43.9 FG%, 38.2 3P%

Joakim Noah, Los Angeles Clippers

Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $139,035,960
Career stats: 8.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 bpg, 49.1 FG%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $132,718,742
Career stats: 12.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.4 spg, 50.2 FG%, 33.2 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $76,934,810
Career stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 44.8 FG%, 33.9 3P%

Wilson Chandler clashes with Christian Wood

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $73,745,287
Career stats: 12.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 44.3 FG%, 34.1 3P%

Jared Dudley, Los Angeles Lakers

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: No. 22
Career earnings: $62,197,534
Career stats: 7.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 46.3 FG%, 39.3 3P%

Arron Afflalo, New York Knicks

Actual position: No. 27
Career earnings: $61,084,429
Career stats: 10.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 45.0 FG%, 38.6 3P%

Marco Belinelli, San Antonio Spurs

Actual position: No. 18
Career earnings: $49,155,000
Career stats: 9.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, 42.4 FG%, 37.6 3P%

Corey Brewer smiles after a play

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $54,175,934
Career stats: 8.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 42.5 FG%, 28.4 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 8
Career earnings: $39,928,084
Career stats: 7.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 60.7 FG%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 28
Career earnings: $47,016,000
Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 55.5 FG%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $39,375,829
Career stats: 11.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 41.8 FG%, 37.6 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 31
Career earnings: $48,927,163
Career stats: 10.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 53.5 FG%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 56
Career earnings: $36,276,568
Career stats: 10.3 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.7 rpg, 43.4 FG%, 31.6 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 15
Career earnings: $48,557,071
Career stats: 12.6 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.9 rpg, 42.3 FG%, 30.0 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 26
Career earnings: $19,913,114
Career stats: 9.7 ppg, 3.0 apg, 1.7 rpg, 41.3 FG%, 37.0 3P%

Anthony Tolliver

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $32,031,999
Career stats: 6.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 41.4 FG%, 37.3 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 37
Career earnings: $34,288,647
Career stats: 5.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 46.3 FG%, 34.0 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $49,219,853
Career stats: 8.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.9 apg, 45.7 FG%, 35.0 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 20
Career earnings: $36,919,993
Career stats: 6.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.7 apg, 46.8 FG%, 33.3 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $46,687,150
Career stats: 8.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 40.6 FG%, 37.1 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 35
Career earnings: $34,716,665
Career stats: 8.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 44.7 FG%

Real Madrid Rudy Fernandez

Actual position: No. 24
Career earnings: $5,676,523
Career stats: 9.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 39.9 FG%, 36.0 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $14,085,936
Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 40.4 FG%, 33.3 3P%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $10,970,388
Career stats: 9.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 42.2 FG%, 38.2 3P%

Joel Anthony, Spurs

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $23,377,987
Career stats: 2.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg, 51.3 FG%

2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $24,322,868
Career stats: 8.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 57.4 FG%


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