Commentary

1997: TD, T-Mac and a bunch of other guys

Updated: June 27, 2006, 1:21 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Originally published: June 27, 2005

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Editor's note: We asked ESPN Insider John Hollinger to evaluate every NBA Draft pick since 1995 and tell us what the lottery teams during those years should have done, based on what we know now about each player. For more on John's methodology, click here.

1997 was hardly a very good year, but it did feature two bona fide superstars and the winners of the last three NBA Finals MVP trophies.