With the Wolves receiving the last two No. 1 picks in Saturday's trade, we thought we’d put together a photo gallery of the last 10 players chosen first overall. Hint: Most turned out pretty well.
2005 – Andrew Bogut: Bogut was selected by the Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. Bogut’s been a very solid player throughout this career, averaging 11.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He was named the Player of the Week one time in his career and was the Rookie of the Month once as well. He led the NBA in blocks during the 2010-11 season. He now plays for the Golden State Warriors.
2006 – Andrea Bargnani: The Raptors chose big man Andrea Bargnani in the 2006 NBA Draft. Bargnani has averaged 15 points per game throughout his career, and put up a career-high mark of 21.4 points per game during the 2010-11 season. Bargnani was named to the All-Rookie First Team. He now plays for the New York Knicks.
2007 - Greg Oden: In 2007, the decision seemed to be between Greg Oden or Kevin Durant. The Blazers went with Oden and he’s had a tough go due to knee injuries. He’s played in just 105 games and has averaged eight points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He played last season with the Miami Heat.
2008 – Derrick Rose: The Bulls took hometown kid, Derrick Rose, with the first pick in the 2008 draft. Rose has delivered. He’s played in three All-Star Games, won the Rookie of the Year and won the 2010-11 MVP Award. He’s averaged 20.8 points, 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game throughout his career.
2009 – Blake Griffin: Blake Griffin, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 Draft, sat out the 2009-10 season due to a knee injury, but he came back better than ever. He’s averaged 21.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and gets fans out of their seats with his dunks. He’s made the All-Star game four times and dunked over his car once.
2010 – John Wall: The man known for flexing pretty much all the time was Washington’s first pick in the 2010 draft. John Wall has averaged 17.7 points and 8.3 assists per game through his career and brought the Wizards to the playoffs last season. He’s made the All-Star team once and led the NBA in total assists during the 2013-14 season.
2011 – Kyrie Irving: Kyrie Irving left Duke after his freshman year for the NBA and was the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Irving has been pretty great, averaging 20.7 points and 5.8 assists per game throughout his career. He was the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year and the 2013-4 All-Star Game MVP.
2012 – Anthony Davis: He has an awesome unibrow, and he’s had a pretty great career so far. After being drafted No. 1 in the 2012 draft, Davis has averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He led the league in blocks last season. He was named to the 2014 All-Star Team and was fourth in overall player efficiency last season.
2013 – Anthony Bennett: After being selected No. 1 out of UNLV in the 2013 Draft, Bennett had a rough season after trying to recover from shoulder surgery. He averaged 4.2 points and three rebounds per game, although he did have a strong 2014 Summer League.
2014 – Andrew Wiggins: The future of Timberwolves basketball?