The 2009 NBA Draft is coming up on June 25th, and some teams have better luck than others.
The San Antonio Spurs had the good fortune of winning the draft lottery twice and selecting two of the top fifty players ever in David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
On the other hand, there are teams like the Portland Trail Blazers or the Detroit Pistons.
The Blazers took Sam Bowie and Greg Oden over players like Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant, while the Pistons had a chance to become a dynasty when they held the second overall pick in 2003 and had the option of selecting from one of four young stars: Carmelo Anthony, Darko Milicic, Dwayne Wade, or Chris Bosh.
Detroit went the bold direction and selected the European talent in Milicic.
While Wade, Anthony, and Bosh have become All-Stars and gold medal winners, Milicic has been traded twice after spending his three-year Piston career on the bench.
The Raptors haven’t been great or awful in their drafting, but they do have some defining moments.