2010 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Paul George, LA Clippers

2010 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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2010 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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The 2010 NBA Draft had some serious potential, but injuries and certain players flat-out failing to live up to expectations turned that class into one of the weaker ones in the last decade.

Currently, just one player drafted in 2010 can be considered a legitimate star, and that’s Paul George, who was drafted 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers.

John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, taken first and fifth that draft respectively, were at that level when healthy, but both have been injured for quite some time – and there are legitimate questions about whether or not they’ll ever find that elite form again.

Besides those three, Gordon HaywardEric Bledsoe and Derrick Favors have also turned into very productive pros, as has Hassan Whiteside, who fell to the second round that draft.

Below, we re-draft the 2010 class the way it should have gone.

No. 1 pick: Paul George

Paul George, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $179,617,391
Career stats: 20.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 43.6 FG%, 38.4 3P%

No. 2 pick: John Wall

John Wall, Houston Rockets

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $184,924,266
Career stats: 19.1 ppg, 9.1 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 spg, 43.1 FG%, 32.3 3P%

No. 3 pick: DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $89,939,347
Career stats: 20.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 bpg, 46.0 FG%, 33.4 3P%

No. 4 pick: Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $179,422,778
Career stats: 15.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 45.3 FG%, 37.0 3P%

No. 5 pick: Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe, New Orleans Pelicans

Actual position: No. 18
Career earnings: $109,915,553
Career stats: 14.0 ppg, 4.7 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 spg, 45.3 FG%, 33.7 3P%

No. 6 pick: Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $111,146,066
Career stats: 10.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 bpg, 53.4 FG%

No. 7 pick: Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings

Actual position: No. 33
Career earnings: $102,988,751
Career stats: 13.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.2 bpg, 58.1 FG%, 30.8 3P%

No. 8 pick: Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $98,227,016
Career stats: 9.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 43.4 FG%, 29.4 3P%

No. 9 pick: Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley, Houston Rockets

Actual position: No. 19
Career earnings: $61,486,872
Career stats: 11.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.5 FG%, 36.3 3P%

No. 10 pick: Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe, Philadelphia 76ers

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $75,937,706
Career stats: 13.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 51.4 FG%

No. 11 pick: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $64,498,737
Career stats: 11.6 ppg, 4.3 apg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 spg, 43.3 FG%, 34.2 3P%

No. 12 pick: Lance Stephenson

Actual position: No. 40
Career earnings: $35,457,264
Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.7 spg, 44.4 FG%, 31.5 3P%

No. 13 pick: Al-Farouq Aminu

Al-Farouq Aminu, Orlando Magic

Actual position: No. 8
Career earnings: $61,926,664
Career stats: 7.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 42.0 FG%, 33.2 3P%

No. 14 pick: Ed Davis

Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves

Actual position: No. 13
Career earnings: $44,545,534
Career stats: 6.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.8 bpg, 56.6 FG%

No. 15 pick: Ish Smith

Ish Smith, Washington Wizards

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $36,022,075
Career stats: 7.7 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.5 rpg, 0.7 spg, 43.0 FG%, 32.2 3P%

No. 16 pick: Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $43,925,266
Career stats: 6.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.5 spg, 44.8 FG%, 36.9 3P%

No. 17 pick: Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica, Miami Heat

Actual position: No. 35
Career earnings: $32,175,000
Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 46.5 FG%, 38.7 3P%

No. 18 pick: Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $34,831,717
Career stats: 6.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.7 spg, 51.5 FG%, 30.5 3P%

No. 19 pick: Lance Thomas

Lance Thomas, New York Knicks

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $24,514,753
Career stats: 5.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.4 spg, 41.6 FG%, 38.1 3P%

No. 20 pick: Larry Sanders

Larry Sanders, Cleveland Cavaliers

Actual position: No. 15
Career earnings: $36,712,276
Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg, 0.7 apg, 48.0 FG%

No. 21 pick: Boban Marjanovic

Boban Marjanovic, Dallas Mavericks

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $29,200,000
Career stats: 6.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 bpg, 57.2 FG%, 25.7 3P%

No. 22 pick: Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson, Washington Wizards

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $32,659,285
Career stats: 7.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.8 spg, 40.4 FG%, 33.7 3P%

No. 23 pick: Greivis Vasquez

Greivis Vasquez

Actual position: No. 28
Career earnings: $22,838,814
Career stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.5 rpg, 0.6 spg, 41.8 FG%, 34.9 3P%

No. 24 pick: Quincy Pondexter

Quincy Pondexter, San Antonio Spurs

Actual position: No. 26
Career earnings: $21,852,359
Career stats: 4.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg, 42.3 FG%, 35.6 3P%

No. 25 pick: Cole Aldrich

Cole Aldrich, Minnesota Timberwolves

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $27,453,298
Career stats: 3.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.7 bpg, 52.7 FG%

No. 26 pick: Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 55
Career earnings: $9,052,928
Career stats: 3.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg, 56.9 FG%, 23.1 3P%

No. 27 pick: Ekpe Udoh

Ekpe Udoh

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $21,895,511
Career stats: 3.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.5 spg, 45.3 FG%

No. 28 pick: Luke Babbitt

Luke Babbitt, Miami Heat

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $10,977,646
Career stats: 4.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.2 spg, 40.8 FG%, 40.2 3P%

No. 29 pick: Kevin Seraphin

Kevin Seraphin, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 17
Career earnings: $16,314,884
Career stats: 5.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 48.9 FG%

No. 30 pick: Landry Fields

Actual position: No. 39
Career earnings: $19,960,799
Career stats: 6.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.3 FG%, 33.2 3P%

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