Commentary

1999: Brand vs. AK-47 at head of class

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.

The 1999 Draft went very much as it should have, with two notable exceptions: Andrei Kirilenko and Manu Ginobili were great steals for the Jazz and Spurs, in a day before the real potential of international players was understood.


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