NBA Draft: 50 Greatest Second-Round Picks of All Time

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NBA Draft: 50 Greatest Second-Round Picks of All Time
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More than most other sports, the draft in the NBA can be a fickle thing.  

You can study everything about a player from their college or oversea experience and think you have them pinned down, and then when they get to the NBA you can be completely wrong about them.

That's why, when you see a team get a good player in the second round, it's so rare.

Teams can take a chance on a guy from Europe or make a stretch on a college player who may not have been great but has the tools to turn into a good player and not worry too much, because the second round of the NBA Draft has historically been a crapshoot.

There are cases of teams doing everything right, picking a player and having him just not work out, and there are teams that gambled and hit home runs.

But which home run went on to be the best?  Which second-round draft pick ended up having the best career?  Well, I have the top 50 for you right here.

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