Deepest talent pool sees several players on the way to the Hall of Fame.
Many of them now are household names, who can be identified by as little as one word, but their reputations and resumes do all of the talking.
LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Carmelo and perhaps for all of the wrong reasons, Milicic.
Four of the five first picks have won an NBA Championship with Darko Milicic winning the Pistons in 2004, Dwyane Wade with the Heat in 2006, 2012 and 2013 while Chris Bosh and LeBron James also with the Heat in 2012 and 2013.
Eight have already participated in an All-Star Game, with Wade being named NBA Finals MVP in 2006 and won the NBA All Star Game MVP in 2010.
James’ career highlights are just too long to mention, suffice to say he’s doing alright.
While the superstars of the group stand out like beacons of basketball excellence, there are other gems hidden in the first round that have taken some time to turn into gems for their respective sides.
Boris Diaw won the Most Improved Player Award in 2006, Jason Kapono won the three point shootout back to back years in 2007 and 2008, James Jones won the three point shootout in 2011.
Leandro Barbosa won the Sixth Man Award in 2007 while Kyle Korver set the NBA record for three point shooting percentage in 2010 and in the 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 seasons