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Poll: 2005 NBA Draft Take Two (Pick No. 1)

Drafting players is far from an exact science, and many a GM has been second-guessed for his draft night decisions. While life, and the NBA, doesn’t often allow for second chances, we at Hoops Rumors believe it’s fun to give our readers a second take at picking players, complete with the benefit of hindsight.

We’ve previously tackled the 2003 and 2013 NBA Drafts and the next one we’ll tackle is 2005’s, the year that the Bucks nabbed big man Andrew Bogut with the No. 1 overall pick. That year’s draft class is generally viewed as one of the weaker ones in recent memory, though, there were quite a few second-rounders that year (Ersan Ilyasova, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams, Amir Johnson and Marcin Gortat) who have gone on to have very solid NBA careers.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll provide a series of reader polls that ask you to vote on the player whom you believe should have been selected with each pick. We’ll kick this off with the Bucks, who held the No. 1 pick that season. Readers, you are now on the clock! Cast your vote for Milwaukee’s pick and check back Wednesday night for the results, as well as for your chance to vote for whom the Hawks should have taken at No. 2. But don’t limit yourself to a simple button click. Take to the comments section below and share your thoughts on the pick and why you voted the way that you did. Also, if I fail to list a player who you think should be selected, feel free to post that in the comments section and I’ll be certain to tally those votes as well.

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12 thoughts on “Poll: 2005 NBA Draft Take Two (Pick No. 1)

  1. I dub this “The Bench Player Bonanza”

    • Eddie Scarito

      Looking back at this draft it amazes me just how many solid players were taken at No. 30 on down.

  2. AndreTheGiantKiller

    Will the choices be limited to guys who were drafted? Seems with such a weak class some undrafted guys would make the top 30.

    • Eddie Scarito

      I’m going to include any relevant guys as well for the later picks. Didn’t make sense to add for No. 1 overall.

  3. DarkGhost

    CP3 is the no 1 overall pick no question, he is by far the best player from this class.

    • Eddie Scarito

      Agreed. But I had to at least keep things fair and offer a choice.

  4. basicmo

    Oughta make the link to vote more obvious, I clicked on out of curiosity

    • Eddie Scarito

      Not sure what you mean. Are you using the app? If so, no real way to make that stand out more unfortunately.

  5. Z.....

    It isn’t as easy as it looks now, as you also have to consider the short term, and that puts a couple of others as a potential choice, but in the end, the totality of everything he has done, makes it clear that it’s Chris Paul at #1

    • Ryan Brubaker

      In the end, what? Legit curious how its not easy? You would still consider taking Bogut or Deron Williams or Gortat, over CP3?

      • Z.....

        Clearly, you didnt read anything I said. No, I wouldnt, but I’m saying that if you asked that question a couple of years after they were drafted, the answer wasnt entirely as clear that it was Chris Paul

  6. Connorsoxfan

    Nate Robinson! Duh…

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