The Best NBA Draft Picks From No. 1 to 30 of the 21st Century


#30 Pick

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Gilbert Arenas

Arizona (2001)

With the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, the NBA world met Gilbert Arenas. Agent Zero might have lost all of his magic at the end of his career, but there was a time where he was one of the prolific scorers in the NBA. Anytime a second-round pick turns into a franchise cornerstone, you know you hit the lottery. The gun incident in Washington, and even before that with the injuries, started the beginning of the end, but Arenas contributed plenty of solid years to the NBA, specifically the Washington Wizards. Arenas really peaked during a span from ’04-07, averaging 27.8 PPG during those three years. With career stats of 20.7 PPG, 5.3 APG and 3.9 RPG, Agent Zero went from an afterthought as a second-round pick to becoming one of the most rememberable players of the mid-2000s. This dude could drop 50 on you so fast you wouldn’t even know what happened.. personally I will remember good things about this baller – not the shit that happened in the locker room later in his career.

Honorable Mentions: David Lee