Despite the buzz that this crop of point guards has generated in the years since, so far, the numbers have failed to meet the hype for these former top-10 draft picks.
The fourth overall pick, Tyreke Evans, impressed during a rookie campaign that netted him Rookie of the Year honors and earned him a place alongside LeBron James, Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in their rookie seasons.
Since then, however, Evans has changed positions (twice) and appeared on his way out of Sacramento as his name traveled the rumor mill in the days leading up to the 2012 NBA draft.
The sixth pick, Jonny Flynn, showed flashes during his rookie campaign (13.5 points and 4.4 assists), but a hip injury that necessitated offseason surgery following the 2009-10 campaign has continued to plague a career that has spanned three cities in as many seasons.
The seventh pick, Stephen Curry, also appeared destined for stardom after finishing second to Evans in the R.O.Y. voting and improving his numbers in his sophomore season.
But a troublesome right ankle has necessitated surgery in each of the past two offseasons, and the Warriors' lack of confidence level in that ankle is evident by their decision not to give him a contract extension to this point.
As for the 10th pick, Brandon Jennings, he chose the tortoise's approach for his career.
His three-year career has seen slow (but steady) improvement in his numbers across the board, but he's not quite a can't-miss star.
His career shooting percentage remains below 40 percent (39.3), and he's now tasked to adapt to playing alongside Curry's former backcourt mate, Monta Ellis.