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A look at the No. 2 overall picks from the past 10 years of the NBA draft

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In the past 10 years, Kevin Durant is the only No. 2 overall selection to make an all-star team, while several others have been duds. Despite an inability to live up to lofty expectations in Miami, Michael Beasley has actually been one of the more productive No. 2 picks.

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2000: Stromile Swift, Vancouver Grizzlies

In a weak draft that produced just three all-stars, Swift averaged 8.4 points in nine seasons. Already out of the league.

2001: Tyson Chandler, Chicago Bulls

Has become productive serving as a rebounding and shot-blocking presence, but has dealt with injuries the past two seasons.

2002: Jay Williams, Chicago Bulls

After uneven rookie season, Williams's career was curtailed by a horrific motorcycle accident.

2003: Darko Milicic, Detroit Pistons

Milicic is an NBA journeyman and unmitigated bust. Seven players selected after him have been all-stars, but he owns a championship ring.

2004: Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats

Okafor has had a solid but undistinguished career, averaging 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. Now with Hornets, he has never been to playoffs.

2005: Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks


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