2015 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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2015 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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2015 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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To this point, the 2015 NBA draft has been a bit of a disappointment.

There was a lot of hype surrounding the big men – Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor – but only one of the two has reached his potential. The other barely has one foot in the NBA.

D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick of the draft, started off slowly (and disastrously) with the Los Angeles Lakers, but has since turned things around and was even named an All-Star in 2018-19. And floor-spacing power forward Kristaps Porzingis is a special talent, even if injuries have hampered his development a bit.

The most exciting talent of the bunch, however, has to be Devin Booker, who looks like he’s on the verge of hitting superstardom thanks to his unreal scoring prowess as a member of the Phoenix Suns.

According to various advanced stats, though, the second-best player of the class behind Towns so far has been second-round pick and reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, whose energy and rebounding have made him a menace in the paint.

Below, we re-draft the 2015 class in the order they should have gone in.

No. 1 pick: Devin Booker

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Actual position: No. 13
Career earnings: $66,665,965
Career stats: 23.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 45.5 FG%, 35.2 3P%

No. 2 pick: Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $82,472,835
Career stats: 22.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 bpg, 52.7 FG%, 39.4 3P%

No. 3 pick: Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $75,402,894
Career stats: 18.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.9 bpg, 44.1 FG%, 36.1 3P%

No. 4 pick: D'Angelo Russell

D'Angelo Russell

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $50,302,978
Career stats: 17.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.1 spg, 42.0 FG%, 35.6 3P%

No. 5 pick: Myles Turner

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $46,436,434
Career stats: 12.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.2 bpg, 48.7 FG%, 35.2 3P%

No. 6 pick: Terry Rozier

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $47,564,446
Career stats: 11.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.9 spg, 41.0 FG%, 37.6 3P%

No. 7 pick: Norman Powell

Norman Powell

Actual position: No. 46
Career earnings: $33,345,746
Career stats: 10.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 46.3 FG%, 37.7 3P%

No. 8 pick: Montrezl Harrell

Montrezl Harrell

Actual position: No. 32
Career earnings: $24,774,382
Career stats: 12.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.9 bpg, 61.6 FG%

No. 9 pick: Christian Wood

Christian Wood

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $17,388,230
Career stats: 12.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 bpg, 53.1 FG%, 37.1 3P%

No. 10 pick: Larry Nance Jr.

Actual position: No. 27
Career earnings: $30,543,416
Career stats: 8.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 52.9 FG%, 33.3 3P%

No. 11 pick: Kelly Oubre

Actual position: No. 15
Career earnings: $39,228,550
Career stats: 11.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 43.3 FG%, 32.6 3P%

No. 12 pick: Richaun Holmes

Actual position: No. 37
Career earnings: $14,943,252
Career stats: 9.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 59.7 FG%, 25.2 3P%

No. 13 pick: Josh Richardson

Josh Richardson

Actual position: No. 40
Career earnings: $33,220,839
Career stats: 12.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.1 spg, 42.7 FG%, 35.8 3P%

No. 14 pick: Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis

Actual position: No. 22
Career earnings: $25,382,386
Career stats: 10.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.6 spg, 46.8 FG%, 38.0 3P%

No. 15 pick: Delon Wright

Delon Wright

Actual position: No. 20
Career earnings: $25,742,422
Career stats: 7.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.1 spg, 45.3 FG%, 35.0 3P%

No. 16 pick: Royce O'Neale

Royce O'Neale

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $12,312,377
Career stats: 5.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 44.4 FG%, 37.9 3P%

No. 17 pick: Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow

Actual position: No. 10
Career earnings: $37,229,126
Career stats: 8.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 41.1 FG%, 32.4 3P%

No. 18 pick: Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones

Actual position: No. 24
Career earnings: $25,470,337
Career stats: 5.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.1 FG%, 34.0 3P%

No. 19 pick: Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein

Actual position: No. 6
Career earnings: $21,627,957
Career stats: 9.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.8 bpg, 54.5 FG%

No. 20 pick: Kevon Looney

Kevon Looney

Actual position: No. 30
Career earnings: $14,638,904
Career stats: 4.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.5 bpg, 56.6 FG%

No. 21 pick: Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $18,322,107
Career stats: 9.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.4 spg, 42.7 FG%, 34.8 3P%

No. 22 pick: Pat Connaughton

Pat Connaughton

Actual position: No. 41
Career earnings: $11,273,434
Career stats: 5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.4 spg, 44.1 FG%, 35.3 3P%

No. 23 pick: Cam Payne

Cam Payne

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $11,951,095
Career stats: 6.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.7 spg, 42.6 FG%, 37.2 3P%

No. 24 pick: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $9,660,113
Career stats: 9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.9 spg, 44.9 FG%, 21.2 3P%

No. 25 pick: Willy Hernangomez

Willy Hernangomez

Actual position: No. 35
Career earnings: $7,721,130
Career stats: 7.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.4 spg, 53.7 FG%, 30.6 3P%

No. 26 pick: Trey Lyles

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Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $21,386,049
Career stats: 7.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.4 spg, 43.5 FG%, 34.1 3P%

No. 27 pick: Cedi Osman

Cedi Osman

Actual position: No. 31
Career earnings: $17,165,580
Career stats: 9.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.7 spg, 42.0 FG%, 34.7 3P%

No. 28 pick: Jahlil Okafor

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $19,519,000
Career stats: 10.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 bpg, 54.2 FG%

No. 29 pick: Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $6,812,336
Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.3 spg, 46.1 FG%, 40.8 3P%

No. 30 pick: Jerian Grant

Jerian Grant

Actual position: No. 19
Career earnings: $7,814,841
Career stats: 6.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.7 spg, 41.1 FG%, 32.3 3P%

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