Well, a season has passed since the 2004 NBA Draft. So how did those selections work out? Did teams get what they were hoping for? NBA.com takes a look at the top guards, the top big men and the late-pick surprises who really came through from the 2004 Draft.
First up, the guards.
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 3 by the Chicago Bulls out of Connecticut
2004-05 Season: The runner-up to Charlotte's Emeka Okafor in got milk? Rookie of the Year voting, Gordon became the first rookie ever to win the NBA's Sixth Man Award. Gordon averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 24.4 minutes to help the Bulls return to the playoffs for the first time since 1998.
Watch highlights of Gordon from EA's NBA Live 06
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 4 by the Los Angeles Clippers out of Peoria Central High School (Ill.)
2004-05 Season: Though plagued by a few injuries, Livingston showed flashes of brilliance which should have fans in in Clipper-land excited for the immediate future. In 30 games, Livingston averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.
Watch highlights of Livingston from EA's NBA Live 06
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 5 by the Washington Wizards out of Wisconisn, draft rights traded to the Dallas Mavericks
2004-05 Season: An important role player for a playoff team, Harris averaged 5.7 points and 1.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 15.4 minutes. With 3.15 steals per 48 minutes, he also ranked second in the league, a great sign for things to come.
Watch highlights of Harris from EA's NBA Live 06
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 13 by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Abraham Lincoln High School (N.Y.)
2004-05 Season: Telfair didn't get his first start until late in the season, but the kid from Coney Island showed he was ready to be the Blazers starting point guard not just in the future but now. Telfair averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game on the year.
Watch highlights of Telfair from EA's NBA Live 06
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 18 by the New Orleans Hornets out of St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.)
2004-05 Season: Starting in 56 games during his rookie year, Smith averaged 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. His regular display of dazzling dunks earned him a spot in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2005.
Watch highlights of Smith from EA's NBA Live 06
2004 Draft: Selected at No. 20 by the Denver Nuggets out of St. Joseph's, draft rights traded to the Orlando Magic
2004-05 Season: Though he may have waited longer than expected to hear his name on draft night, Nelson got the chance to start at the end of the season. He averaged 8.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and complemented Orlando's other rookie, Dwight Howard, well.
Watch highlights of Nelson from EA's NBA Live 06