NBA Draft 2011: Ranking the First Overall NBA Draft Picks from the Last 20 Years

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NBA Draft 2011: Ranking the First Overall NBA Draft Picks from the Last 20 Years
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At the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers were lucky enough to walk home with the number one pick and a chance to turn around their franchise. Even though this years’ draft class isn’t considered to be that great, expectations will still be high for which ever young player the Cavs choose first.

With that in mind, let’s go back in history and analyze the first overall draft picks from the last 20 years. Some have gone on to have legendary careers, while others have gone down as legendary disappointments. See who ranks where on this list of the number one overall NBA draft picks since 1991.

Note: The year listed beside each player’s name is that player’s draft year.

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