Second (and third) round successes
Mark Price (1986)
With the 25th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft the Dallas Mavericks selected point guard Mark Price. Price averaged 15.6 ppg and 6.7 assists per game in his 11 year NBA career. He was a four-time all-star.
Dennis Rodman (1986)
In 1987 the Detroit Pistons selected Dennis Rodman with the 27th overall pick. Rodman would go on to win 5 NBA championships. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2011 and was an NBA All-Star in 1990 and 1992. Rodman was known for his flamboyant style both on and off the court. He was voted to the first-team all-defensive seven times and Defensive Player of the Year twice.
Drazen Petrovic (1986)
After being killed in a tragic car accident in 1993 Drazen Petrovic was a rising star in the NBA. Selected 60th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in the third round of the 1986 draft, Petrovic averaged 15.4 ppg in his short career. In 2002 he was posthumously elected the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Anthony Mason (1987)
In the 1995-96 season Anthony Mason led the league in minutes played, but in 1987 he fell the third round of the NBA Draft. Mason was selected with the 53rd overall pick by the Portland Trailblazers. Known for his defensive intensity Mason would go on to be an all-star in 2001 and NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 1994-95 season.
Toni Kukoc (1990)
The Chicago Bulls selected Toni Kukoc with the 29th overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft. Kukoc would make his rookie debut in the 1993-94 season and be selected the All-Rookie 2nd Team. In the 1995-96 season he was elected NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Kukoc helped Chicago win three Larry O'Brien trophies.
Rashard Lewis (1998)
The now defunct Seattle Supersonics selected Rashard Lewis with the 32nd overall pick in the 1998 draft. Lewis was an NBA all-star in 2005 and 2009 and averaged 15.5 ppg over his career.
Manu Ginobli (1999)
In 1999 the San Antonio Spurs won their first NBA championship and selected a key component of their dynasty in the NBA draft. The Spurs selected Manu Ginobli with the 57th overall pick in 1999. Ginobli has helped the Spurs win three more championships, was voted Sixth Man of the Year in the 2005-06 season and is a two-time all-star.
Michael Redd (2000)
As the Milwaukee Bucks welcomed in the new millenium they also welcome in sharp-shooter Michael Redd. The Bucks took Redd with the 43rd overall pick. Redd has averaged 19 ppg over the course of his career and in 2004 was an all-star.
Gilbert Arenas (2001)
Gilbert Arenas is infamous for many things, including his decision to wear the #0 because someone once told him that was all he would amount to. Arenas proved his skeptics wrong. After being selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft Arenas was elected as the most improved player the following season. A three-time all-star, Arenas led the leage in three pointers made and minutes played during the 2006-07 season.
Brian Scalabrine (2001)
In 2001 Brian Scalabrine was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 34th overall pick. Scalabrine has since made himself into a valuable role player off the bench and a fan favorite. He won a championship in Boston before winning over the possesive fans in the windy city.
Mehemet Okur (2001)
In 2007 Mehemet Okur was an NBA all-star, but in 2001 he was selected in the second round of the draft with the 37th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons. Okur helped the Pistons win a championship in 2004.
Carlos Boozer (2002)
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Carlos Boozer with the 34th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft. Boozer would go on to be one of the most regonizable names in the league and is a two-time NBA all-star.
Matt Barnes (2002)
The Memphis Grizzlies selected Matt Barnes with the 45th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft. Barnes would prove himself going on to average 21.9 minutes per game during his career going into the 2013-14 season.
Jason Kapono (2003)
Before winning a championship with the fifth overall pick, Dwayne Wade, in Miami, Jason Kapono was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 31st overall pick in the 2003 draft.
Matt Bonner (2003)
In 2003 the Chicago Bulls selected Matt Bonner with the 45th overall pick. Bonner would go on to be a notable role-player in the league and win a championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
Mo Williams (2003)
The 2003 draft is often remembered as one of the best draft classes with the likes of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh selected in the first round. However, the Utah Jazz were able to find another future all-star in the second round. The Jazz selected Mo Williams with the 47th overall pick.
Anderson Varejao (2004)
Before teaming up with LeBron in Cleveland, Anderson Varejao was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 30th overall pick. 2004 would be the last year that the 30th pick would fall to the second round. Varejao and his long locks were a crucial part of the LeBron James era in Cleveland and Verejao was selected to the All-Defensive 2nd team while there.
Monta Ellis (2005)
In 2006-07 Monta Ellis was elected as the league's Most Improved Player after leading the 8th seeded Golden State Warriors to the second round of the 2007 playoffs. Ellis and the Warriors upset the top-seeded Mavericks led by Dirk Nowitzki. During the 2010-11 season the guard led the league in minutes played. Going into the 2013-14 season Ellis has averaged 19.4 ppg during his career.
Marc Gasol (2007)
Before his brother Pau arrived in Los Angeles, Marc Gasol was selected by the Lakers with the 48th overall pick in the 2007 draft. By February of the following year the Lakers would trade away one Gasol in exchange for the other. Marc found his niche in Memphis going on to be a 2012 all-star and Defensive Player of the Year in the 2012-13 season.
Mario Chalmers (2008)
In 2008 the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Mario Chalmers with the 34th overall pick. Chalmers went on to become a crucial part of the Miami Heat's supporting cast, helping Miami's big three win two championships.
DeAndre Jordan (2008)
Before teaming up with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and leading the league in field goal percentage (2012-13 season), DeAndre Jordan was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 35th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Omer Asik (2008)
In 2008 the Portland Trailblazers selected Omer Asik with the 36th overall pick and during the 2012-13 season Asik led the league in total rebounds. His play with the Rockets has made him one of the most coveted centers in the league.
Danny Green (2009)
In 2009 the Cleveland Cavaliers took Danny Green out of UNC with the 46th overall pick. In 2013 Green made a huge splash with the San Antonio Spurs. The forward averaged 14 ppg during the 2013 finals including a 27 point performance in game 3.
Landry Fields (2010)
Landry Fields was selected out of Stanford by the New York Knicks with the 39th overall pick. Landry quickly became a fan favorite with his quirky personality and knack for the game. Knicks fan Spike Lee even sported Landry's Stanford jersey to games. Fields was elected Rookie of the Month twice and his rookie campagin earned a spot of the All-Rookie 1st Team. Fields left New York after being offered a hefty contract by the Toronto Raptors.
Chandler Parsons (2011)
In 2011 the Houston Rockets selected Chandler Parsons with the 38th overall pick. Parsons averaged 12.8 ppg over the course of his first two years in the league.