Poll: 2005 NBA Draft Take Two (Pick No. 14)

We’ve been revisiting the 2005 NBA Draft lottery, which is 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.

We’ve been posting 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 finish off the lottery with the Timberwolves, who held the No. 14 pick that season. Readers, you are now on the clock! Cast your vote for Minnesota’s pick and check back Thursday for the results. 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.

After today’s pick, per reader choice, we’ll be jumping forward in time a few years and checking out the 2008 Draft. That was the year of Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Brook Lopez. But for now, let’s finish off 2005…


  1. Bucks — Chris Paul [Actual Pick — Andrew Bogut]
  2. Hawks — Deron Williams [Actual Pick — Marvin Williams]
  3. Jazz — Monta Ellis [Actual Pick — Deron Williams]
  4. Hornets/Pelicans — Andrew Bogut [Actual Pick — Chris Paul]
  5. Bobcats/Hornets — Danny Granger [Actual Pick — Raymond Felton]
  6. Trail Blazers  — David Lee [Actual Pick  — Martell Webster]
  7. Raptors — Andrew Bynum [Actual Pick — Charlie Villanueva]
  8. Knicks — Marcin Gortat [Actual Pick — Channing Frye]
  9. Warriors — Lou Williams [Actual Pick — Ike Diogu]
  10. Lakers — Marvin Williams [Actual Pick — Andrew Bynum]
  11. Magic — Channing Frye [Actual Pick — Fran Vazquez]
  12. Clippers — Amir Johnson [Actual Pick — Yaroslav Korolev]
  13. Bobcats/Hornets — Ersan Ilyasova [Actual Pick — Sean May]
  14. Timberwolves — ?? [Actual Pick — Rashad McCants]

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