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The value of 2nd rounders

Why are the Kings aggressively pursuing a 2nd round pick? Don't most 2nd rounders make little, to no impact on NBA teams? Yes, most do, however finding a successful 2nd round pick is like mining gold in the NBA. Let's take a look at the past 15 years of draft history to find impactful 2nd round picks. I have named all of the All-Stars selected in the 2nd round from each year. If no All-Stars were selected from that class, I took one or two impactful players from that class. Here we go!

1998: Rashard Lewis (31) - 2 time All Star 14.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG

1999: Manu Ginobli (57) - 2 time All Star 14.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.4 SPG 0.3 BPG

2000: Michael Redd (44) - 1 time All Star 19.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.1 BPG

2001: Gilbert Arenas (30) - 3 time All Star 20.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 5.3 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.2 BPG Mehmet Okur (37) - 1 time All Star 13.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.7 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.3 BPG

2002: Carlos Boozer (35) - 2 time All Star 16.6 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.4 BPG

2003: Mo Williams (47) - 1 time All Star 13.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.1 BPG

2004: No All Stars - Anderson Verajao (31) 7.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG Trevor Ariza (44) 9.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG

2005: No All Stars - Monta Ellis (40) 19.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG

2006: Paul Millsap (47) - 1 time All Star 13.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.2 SPG, 1.0 BPG

2007: Marc Gasol (48) - 1 time All Star 13.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.5 BPG

2008: No All Stars - DeAndre Jordan (35) 7.4 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 0.4 APG, 0.5 SPG, 1.6 BPG Goran Dragic (45) 11.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.2 BPG

2009: No All Stars - Marcus Thornton (43) 13.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.1 BPG Danny Green (46) 8.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG

2010: No All Stars - Lance Stephenson (40) 9.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.1 BPG

2011: No All Stars - Chandler Parsons (38) 14.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.4 BPG Isaiah Thomas (60) 15.3 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.1 BPG

2012: No All Stars - Draymond Green (35) 4.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.6 BPG

2013: No All Stars - Ray McCallum Jr. (36) 6.2 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.2 BPG

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)