Denver Nuggets Draft History: The Top (and Bottom) Moments

Mr. Incoherent Babble@@13rentimusContributor IJune 16, 2009

Denver Nuggets Draft History: The Top (and Bottom) Moments

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    WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Basketball player Carmelo Anthony  arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3'  at the  Mann Village Theatre on June 4, 2009 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Busts: Tony Battie and Raef LaFrentz

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    25 Jun 1997:  Forward Tony Battie of the Denver Nuggets shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern during the NBA Draft at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones  /Allsport

Bust: Nikoloz Tskitishvili in 2002

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    LOS ANGELES - APRIL 15:  Nikoloz Tskitishvili #22 of the Denver Nuggets looks to shot during the game the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 15, 2003 in Los Angeles, California  The Lakers won 126-104.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges

Boom: Draft Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Dikembe Mutombo, LaPhonso Ellis and Bryant Stith in Three Consecutive Drafts.

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    23 FEB 1994:  MAHMOUD ABDUL-RAUF OF THE DENVER NUGGETS IN ACTION AGAINST THE BOSTON CELTICS. Mandatory Credit: Tim Defrisco/ALLSPORT

Bust: James Earl Ray in 1980

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    1987:  Kiki Vandeweghe #55 of the Portland Trail Blazers rests during the 1987-1988 NBA season game.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Boom: Carmelo Anthony in 2003

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets smiles in the fourth quarter while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 21, 2009 in Los Ang