With the 2018 NBA Draft approaching, let’s look back at the best player from each draft over the last 20 years.
1998: Dirk Nowitzki, 9th overall
The 13-time All-Star, 2006-07 NBA MVP, and 2010-11 NBA champion has spent all 20 years of his legendary career with the Mavs. Nowitzki is the sixth-highest scorer in NBA history and a certain Hall of Famer. Runner up: Paul Pierce, 10th overall.