March 12, 2003 -- Let's face it, the No. 2 doesn't get much love.

February, the second month of the year, is the shortest. Without Google, can you name the second man to set foot on the moon? And who wants to be the Vice President of the United States? As former veep Nelson Rockefeller said: "I go to funerals. I go to earthquakes."

Well, we're about to give some number twos their due. We've thrown all the second-round draft picks currently on NBA rosters -- No, we did not include undrafted free agents such as Ben Wallace and Brad Miller, so back away from the e-mail -- into a draft pool.

From No. 1 to No. 29, we rank those players who would give an NBA team an immediate boost, like a dispersal draft. Here's how these second-round picks, who have first-class games, fared this time.

1. Gilbert Arenas, G Golden State Warriors

Drafted by: Golden State, 2001 College: Arizona Selection: 31st overall pick
Reason he's No. 1: The winner of the got milk? Rookie Challenge MVP at the 2003 All-Star Game, is playing well enough to leave the kiddies' table and play on Sunday. Behind Jason Kidd and Gary Payton is the top free agent point guard for 2003.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
63
63
34.7
.442
.358
.783
4.8
6.2
1.57
0.22
18.1*


2, Rashard Lewis, F Seattle SuperSonics

Drafted by: Seattle, 1998, High school: Alief Elsik, Tex. Selection: 32nd pick
Reason he's No. 2: He has Tracy McGrady-type skills and T-Mac size, but does he have a T-Mac sized heart?

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
58
58
39.4
.437
.315
.837
6.7
1.7
1.26
0.48
17.6


3. Nick Van Exel, G Dallas Mavericks

Drafted by: L.A. Lakers, 1993 College: Cincinnati Selection: 37th overall pick
Reason he's No. 3: This former All-Star could start at point guard for most NBA teams, but he's proven to be a team player in Dallas coming off the bench.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
54
1
27.0
.394
.369
.741
2.9
4.2
0.59
0.06
11.3


4. Antonio Davis, F-C Toronto Raptors

Drafted by: Indiana, 1990 College: Texas-El Paso Selection: 45th overall pick
Reason he's No. 4: All-Star big men are tough to find in any round, and Davis, in his 10th NBA season, is as steady as ever, though his poor shooting percentage may scare off some. Many teams would love to have his veteran presence down low.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
43
42
36.2
.411
.000
.750
8.4
5.7
2.5
2.28
14.2


5. Eric Snow, G Philadelphia 76ers

Drafted by: Milwaukee, 1995 College: Michigan St. Selection: 43rd overall pick
Reason he's No. 5: Provides steady point guard play and excellent defense for one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Gritty, will play in pain. Offensive skills leave something to be desired, although 2002-03 is shaping up to be a career year.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
62
62
38.7
.457
.174
.861
3.9
6.9
1.68
0.18
13.1


6. Cuttino Mobley, G Houston Rockets

Drafted by: Houston, 1998 College: Rhode Island Selection: 41st overall pick
Reason he's No. 6: With Steve Francis, forms one of the better backcourts in the NBA. Mobley, who averages 42.1 minutes per game, provides consistency and a great third option on offense behind Francis and Yao Ming.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
54
54
42.1
.436
.328
.840
4.4
2.9
1.33
0.52
18.2


7. Michael Redd, G Milwaukee Bucks

Drafted by: Milwaukee, 2000 College: Ohio State Selection: 43rd overall pick
Reason he's No. 7: Has gone from being "injured" during his rookie season to becoming a leading candidate for the Sixth Man Award in his second season. Bucks have so much confidence in his skills that they parted with Ray Allen. One of the sharpest shooters in the NBA.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
63
14
28.3
.466
.434
.784
4.4
1.4
1.11
0.14
14.8


8. P.J. Brown, F New Orleans Hornets

Drafted by: New Jersey, 1992 College: Louisiana Tech Selection: 29th overall pick
Reason he's No. 8: This consummate pro is savvy, skilled and does the dirty work well for the Hornets. He's a big man who can defend other big men and is having his best year offensively.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
63
63
33.4
.528
.000
.849
8.9
2.0
0.89
1.00
10.7


9. Clifford Robinson, C-F Detroit Pistons

Drafted by: Portland, 1989 College: Connecticut Selection: 36th overall pick
Reason he's No. 9: Still remarkably consistent and durable after 14 years in the NBA. Can play inside or outside and would be a great veteran addition to any team.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
62
50
34.6
.402
.349
.663
4.0
3.2
0.98
1.19
12.5


10. Alvin Williams, G Toronto Raptors

Drafted by: Portland, 1997 College: Villanova Selection: 48th overall pick
Reason he's No. 10: Williams has proven himself to be a capable starting point guard in the NBA. At 6-5, he creates matchup problems for smaller guards. His scoring numbers and assists have gone up each season in the league.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
59
59
34.3
.447
.345
.768
3.40
5.4
1.42
0.29
13.9


11. Gordan Giricek, G Orlando Magic

Drafted by: Dallas, 1999 From: Croatia Selection: 41st overall pick
Reason he's No. 11: Giricek's numbers have exploded since his trade to Orlando at the deadline this season. The 6-6 shooting guard may have trouble getting his own shot sometimes, but when left open, he's deadly from the outside. Must improve his defense.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
59
45
26.8
.452
.409
.768
2.70
1.6
0.53
0.12
12.2


12. Toni Kukoc F Milwaukee Bucks

Drafted by: Chicago, 1990 From: Croatia Selection: 29th overall pick
Reason he's No. 12: Kukoc, who was instrumental off the bench in the Bulls' second run of three straight titles, still knows how to play when healthy, which has been a problem throughout his career. Kukoc lends a savvy, veteran presence to any team.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
46
0
27.1
.414
.364
.669
4.20
3.5
1.24
0.41
11.3


13. Carlos Boozer, F Cleveland Cavaliers

Drafted by: Cleveland, 2002 College: Duke Selection: 35th overall pick
Reason he's No. 13: Boozer has had the biggest impact of any second-rounder from the 2002 Draft. Made veteran Tyrone Hill expendable. Has Chris Webber-like hands on the block (catches everything) and his back-to-the-basket game is a welcome presence from a big man these days.

G
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
63
36
24.2
.529
.000
.767
6.80
1.0
0.70
0.62
9.3


And the rest ...

14. Manu Ginobili, G San Antonio Spurs
Drafted by: San Antonio, 1999 From: Argentina Selection: 57th overall pick

15. Ruben Patterson, F Portland Trail Blazers
Drafted by: L.A. Lakers, 1998 College: Cincinnati Selection: 31st overall pick

16. Malik Rose, F-C San Antonio Spurs
Drafted by: Charlotte, 1996 College: Drexel Selection: 44th overall pick

17. Eduardo Najera, F Dallas Mavericks
Drafted by: Houston, 2000 College: Oklahoma Selection: 38th overall pick

18. Predrag Drobnjak, F-C Seattle SuperSonics
Drafted by: Washington, 1997 From: Yugoslavia Selection: 49th overall pick

19. Voshon Lenard, G Toronto Raptors
Drafted by: Milwaukee, 1994 College: Minnesota Selection: 46th overall pick

20. Bryon Russell, G Washington Wizards
Drafted by: Utah, 1994 College: Long Beach St. Selection: 45th overall pick

21. Lucious Harris, G New Jersey Nets
Drafted by: Dallas, 1993 College: Long Beach St. Selection: 28th overall pick

22. Howard Eisley, G New York Knicks
Drafted by: Minnesota, 1993 College: Boston College Selection: 30th overall pick

23. Othella Harrington, F New York Knicks
Drafted by: Houston, 1993 College: Georgetown Selection: 30th overall pick

24. Chris Whitney, G Orlando Magic
Drafted by: San Antonio, 1993 College: Clemson Selection: 47th overall pick

25. Shammond Williams, G Denver Nuggets
Drafted by: Chicago, 1998 College: North Carolina Selection: 34th overall pick

26. Marko Jaric, G Los Angeles Clippers
Drafted by: L.A. Clippers, 2000 From: Yugoslavia Selection: 30th overall pick

27. Moochie Norris, G Houston Rockets
Drafted by: Milwaukee, 1996 College: West Florida Selection: 33rd overall pick

28. Eddie House, G Miami Heat
Drafted by: Miami, 2000 College: Arizona St. Selection: 37th overall pick

29. Jerome James, C Seattle SuperSonics
Drafted by: Sacramento, 1998 College: Florida A&M Selection: 36th overall pick

*All stats for 2002-03 season

(All photos NBAE/Getty Images -- Arenas: Garrett Ellwood; Lewis: Rocky Widner; Redd: Jesse Garrabrant; Snow: Catherine Steenkeste; Boozer: Garrabrant; Williams: Ron Turenne; Mobley: Bill Baptist; Van Exel: Mitchell Layton; Davis: Turenne; Robinson: David Sherman; Brown: Tony Firriolo; Kukoc: Ron Hoskins; Giricek: Fernando Medina)