Commentary

2000: A star is born ... with the 43rd pick

Updated: June 18, 2009, 1:18 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.

When Milwaukee won the 2005 NBA Lottery, it meant they would have the No. 1 pick for the first time in 11 years.

But according to our NBA Draft do-over, it was just five years ago that they got the best player in the draft.


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