Saturday, May 1, 2010;
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.
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
Averaging 11.9 points in five seasons, but selection is considered a blunder since all-stars Deron Williams and Chris Paul were taken immediately after him.
2006: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers (via Chicago)
Averaging 16 points and 7.1 rebounds over his career, but is the second-best player from a relatively weak draft after teammate Brandon Roy.
2007: Kevin Durant, Seattle SuperSonics
An emerging superstar, Durant led Oklahoma City to the postseason after becoming the youngest scoring champion in NBA history.
2008: Michael Beasley, Miami Heat
Talented scorer is averaging 14.8 points per game, but off-court troubles and inability to mesh with Dwyane Wade could lead to exit.
2009: Hasheem Thabeet, Memphis Grizzlies
Became the highest draft pick to get sent down to NBA Developmental League.