NBA Draft: The Top 8 Hypothetical Territorial Picks of the Past 10 Years

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NBA Draft: The Top 8 Hypothetical Territorial Picks of the Past 10 Years
Wilt Chamberlain after scoring 100 points

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NBA was not nearly as popular as it is now. In fact, the NBA created a unique draft choice called the territorial pick to spark more public interest. A territorial pick was when a team selected a top player from a nearby college, thereby forfeiting its own first-round pick in the process.

Several Hall of Famers were territorial picks, including Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Bill Bradley and Tom Heinsohn. The college that the player attended had to be within 50 miles of the NBA team's arena.

Here are the top eight territorial picks of the past 10 years that would have changed the course of the NBA if this type of pick still existed.

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