2000 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 28, 2000
LocationTarget Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
58 total selections in 2 rounds
First selectionKenyon Martin
(New Jersey Nets)
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The 2000 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2000, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was the last draft held at the home arena of an NBA team until 2011; the following and subsequent drafts (through 2010) all took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (though Madison Square Garden itself is the home of the New York Knicks, they do not play in the theater). As of 2024, it is also the last NBA draft where a college senior was the number-one overall selection.

The 2000 draft class is considered the worst in NBA history. Few of its draftees would enjoy extended careers in the league. Just three of them—top pick Kenyon Martin, first-round selection Jamaal Magloire (19th overall) and second-round pick Michael Redd (43rd overall) -- ever played in an NBA All-Star Game. Each of the three made their one and only All-Star appearance in 2004. Redd was the lone player from this draft to ever be chosen for an All-NBA Team (his sole appearance was on the third team in 2004). Only three players in this draft class won a major end-of-season award in their careers: Hedo Türkoğlu was named Most Improved Player in 2008, Mike Miller won the NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards in 2001 and 2006 respectively, and Jamal Crawford was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year three times in 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Sports Illustrated named this entire draft class (as opposed to individual players) the sixth biggest bust of the modern era – making it the only draft class among the site's top 20 list.[1] Just before the 2009 draft, ESPN.com columnist David Schoenfield graded all of the drafts since the institution of the draft lottery in 1985, and the only draft to which he gave the lowest possible grade of 'F' was the 2000 draft.[2] Using the WARP (wins above replacement player) metric, the 2000 NBA draft class collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players", effectively making this draft class the only one in NBA history to leave the league's talent pool worse than it had been before.[3]

Eight of the players selected in this draft never played in an NBA game in their professional basketball careers. Both of the players drafted by the San Antonio Spurs (Chris Carrawell and Cory Hightower) are among this group.

Draft selections

Kenyon Martin was selected 1st overall by the New Jersey Nets.
Mike Miller was selected 5th overall by the Orlando Magic.
Jamal Crawford was selected 8th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hedo Türkoğlu was selected 16th overall by the Sacramento Kings.
Jamaal Magloire was selected 19th overall by the Charlotte Hornets.
Deshawn Stevenson was selected 23rd overall by the Utah Jazz.
Michael Redd was selected 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.
G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team
1 1 Kenyon Martin+ PF  United States New Jersey Nets Cincinnati (Sr.)
1 2 Stromile Swift PF/C  United States Vancouver Grizzlies LSU (So.)
1 3 Darius Miles SF/PF  United States Los Angeles Clippers East St. Louis HS (Illinois)
1 4 Marcus Fizer PF/SF  United States Chicago Bulls Iowa State (Jr.)
1 5 Mike Miller~ SF/SG  United States Orlando Magic (from Golden State) Florida (So.)
1 6 DerMarr Johnson SG/SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Cincinnati (Fr.)
1 7 Chris Mihm C/PF  United States Chicago Bulls (from Washington via Golden State; traded to Cleveland) Texas (Jr.)
1 8 Jamal Crawford SG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (traded to Chicago) Michigan (Fr.)
1 9 Joel Przybilla C  United States Houston Rockets (traded to Milwaukee for Jason Collier and a future first-round pick) Minnesota (So.)
1 10 Keyon Dooling SG  United States Orlando Magic (from Denver, traded to L.A. Clippers with Corey Maggette, Derek Strong and cash for a future first-round pick) Missouri (So.)
1 11 Jérome Moïso PF  France Boston Celtics UCLA (So.)
1 12 Etan Thomas PF/C  United States Dallas Mavericks Syracuse (Sr.)
1 13 Courtney Alexander SG  United States Orlando Magic (traded to Dallas for a future first-round pick and cash) Fresno State (Sr.)
1 14 Mateen Cleaves PG  United States Detroit Pistons Michigan State (Sr.)
1 15 Jason Collier C  United States Milwaukee Bucks (traded with future first-round pick to Houston for Joel Przybilla) Georgia Tech (Sr.)
1 16 Hedo Türkoğlu SF/PF  Turkey Sacramento Kings Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
1 17 Desmond Mason SF/SG  United States Seattle SuperSonics Oklahoma State (Sr.)
1 18 Quentin Richardson SF/SG  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Toronto via New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta) DePaul (So.)
1 19 Jamaal Magloire+ PF/C  Canada Charlotte Hornets Kentucky (Sr.)
1 20 Speedy Claxton PG  United States Philadelphia 76ers Hofstra (Sr.)
1 21 Morris Peterson SF/SG  United States Toronto Raptors (from Minnesota) Michigan State (Sr.)
1 22 Donnell Harvey SF  United States New York Knicks (traded with John Wallace to Dallas for Erick Strickland and Pete Mickeal) Florida (Fr.)
1 23 DeShawn Stevenson SG  United States Utah Jazz (from Miami) Washington Union HS (Fresno, California)
1 24 Dalibor Bagarić C  Croatia Chicago Bulls (from San Antonio) Benston Zagreb (Croatia)
1 25 Jake Tsakalidis C  Greece Phoenix Suns AEK (Greece)
1 26 Mamadou N'Diaye C  Senegal Denver Nuggets (from Utah) Auburn (Sr.)
1 27 Primož Brezec C  Slovenia Indiana Pacers Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
1 28 Erick Barkley PG  United States Portland Trail Blazers St. John's (So.)
1 29 Mark Madsen PF  United States Los Angeles Lakers Stanford (Sr.)
2 30 Marko Jarić G  Yugoslavia
Los Angeles Clippers Paf Bologna (Italy)
2 31 Dan Langhi PF  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Chicago, traded to Houston for Eduardo Nájera and a future second-round draft pick) Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 32 A.J. Guyton PG  United States Chicago Bulls (from Golden State) Indiana (Sr.)
2 33 Jake Voskuhl C  United States Chicago Bulls (from Vancouver via Houston) Connecticut (Sr.)
2 34 Khalid El-Amin PG  United States Chicago Bulls (from Atlanta) Connecticut (Jr.)
2 35 Mike Smith F  United States Washington Wizards Louisiana-Monroe (Jr.)
2 36 Soumaila Samake C  Mali New Jersey Nets Cincinnati Stuff (IBL)
2 37 Eddie House SG  United States Miami Heat (from Cleveland via Denver) Arizona State (Sr.)
2 38 Eduardo Nájera PF  Mexico Houston Rockets (traded to Dallas with future second-round pick for Dan Langhi) Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 39 Lavor Postell SG  United States New York Knicks (from Boston) St. John's (Sr.)
2 40 Hanno Möttölä SF/PF  Finland Atlanta Hawks (from Denver) Utah (Sr.)
2 41 Chris Carrawell# SG  United States San Antonio Spurs (from Orlando) Duke (Sr.)
2 42 Olumide Oyedeji PF  Nigeria Seattle SuperSonics Würzburg (Germany)
2 43 Michael Redd* SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Ohio State (Jr.)
2 44 Brian Cardinal PF  United States Detroit Pistons Purdue (Sr.)
2 45 Jabari Smith C  United States Sacramento Kings LSU (Sr.)
2 46 DeeAndre Hulett# G  United States Toronto Raptors COS (So.)
2 47 Josip Sesar# G  Croatia Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Boston for two future second-round picks) Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
2 48 Mark Karcher# PG  United States Philadelphia 76ers Temple (Jr.)
2 49 Jason Hart PG  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Charlotte) Syracuse (Sr.)
2 50 Kaniel Dickens F  United States Utah Jazz (from New York) Idaho (Sr.)
2 51 Igor Rakočević G  Yugoslavia Minnesota Timberwolves Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
2 52 Ernest Brown C  United States Miami Heat Indian Hills CC (Jr.)
2 53 Dan McClintock C  United States Denver Nuggets (from Phoenix) Northern Arizona (Sr.)
2 54 Cory Hightower# G  United States San Antonio Spurs (traded to L.A. Lakers for two future second-round picks) Indian Hills CC (So.)
2 55 Chris Porter F  United States Golden State Warriors (from Utah) Auburn (Sr.)
2 56 Jaquay Walls# G  United States Indiana Pacers Colorado (Sr.)
2 57 Scoonie Penn# G  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Portland via Detroit) Ohio State (Sr.)
2 58 Pete Mickeal# F  United States Dallas Mavericks (from L.A. Lakers, traded with Erick Strickland to New York for John Wallace and Donnell Harvey) Cincinnati (Sr.)
  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

Notable undrafted players

These players were not selected in the 2000 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Malik Allen PF  United States Villanova (Sr.)
Desmond Ferguson G/F  United States Detroit (Sr.)
Richie Frahm SG  United States Gonzaga (Sr.)
Eddie Gill PG  United States Weber State (Sr.)
Paul McPherson G  United States DePaul (Jr.)
Terrance Roberson SF  United States Fresno State (Sr.)
Pepe Sanchez PG  Argentina Temple (Sr.)
Alex Scales G  United States Oregon (Sr.)
Ime Udoka SF  United States
Portland State (Sr.)

Early entrants

College underclassmen

The following college basketball players successfully applied for early draft entrance.[4]

High school players

The following high school players successfully applied for early draft entrance.[4]

International players

The following international players successfully applied for early draft entrance.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "SI.com – Photo Gallery – NBA Draft Busts". CNN. Archived from the original on April 18, 2007. Retrieved March 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Schoenfield, David (June 25, 2009). "The first lottery draft still rates the best". ESPN. Archived from the original on June 27, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Pelton, Kevin (April 2, 2014). "Is 2013-14 worst rookie class ever?". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "2000 Underclassmen". The Draft Review. August 4, 2007. Retrieved December 21, 2022.