NBA Draft history: The second overall pick
NBA Draft History: The 2nd Pick
The Celtics have a 15.7% chance at getting the 2nd overall pick. In the past 20 seasons, no team slotted with the 3rd best chance has received the 2nd pick.
The reason? When someone below the 3rd worst team in the league jumps up and wins the lottery, which has happened quite a bit, the worst team in the league then slides down to #2.
The Best 2nd Overall Picks
Some of the best 2nd overall picks in the past 20 years includes:
- LaMarcus Aldridge
- Kevin Durant
- Tyson Chandler
The Worst 2nd Overall Picks
Some of the worst 2nd overall picks include:
- Hasheem Thabeet: 5 Seasons, 20 career starts, 2.2 ppg
- Darko Milicic: 10 seasons, career high 8.8 ppg
- Stromile Swift: 9 seasons, 97 career starts, 8.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg
The race for the #1 overall pick continually goes back and forth between Ben Simmons from LSU and Brandon Ingram of Duke. In his only season for LSU, Simmons avreaged 19.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.