Ranking the Best Second-Round NBA Draft Picks of the Last Decade

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Ranking the Best Second-Round NBA Draft Picks of the Last Decade
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Marc Gasol is one of the many second-round success stories since 2004.

Sometimes, the best NBA draft pick you make is in the second round.

There are plenty of players who are emblematic of that statement, and they help give hope to prospects who may not be looked at as first-round talents.

The NBA draft has 60 picks for a reason. The second round is not just a mere formality. There are often hidden gems throughout the final 30 selections that can actually step in and become very valuable role players. Heck, some of them can even become top scoring options.

This decade (2004-13) has churned out a solid number of successful second-round draft picks, and some of them are in line for pretty hefty contracts this summer.

 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com, unless noted otherwise.

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