For Old Time’s Sake: Darius Miles
Believe it or not, D Miles had one of the best careers of those drafted in the year 2000. Miles was selected 3rd overall by the Clippers and put up decent numbers as a rookie coming straight out of high school. As a wirey, athletic forward Miles showed glimpses of greatness but was ultimately held back by injuries as well as some off-court issues. After 8 seasons in the league, his average stats were rather unexciting: 10.1 pts, 4.9 rbs, .471 FG%. Going back to the 2000 Draft, here are picks 1-14: 1-Kenyon Martin, 2-Stromile Swift, 3-Darius Miles, 4-Marcus Fizer, 5-Mike Miller, 6-DerMarr Johnson, 7-Chris Mihm, 8-Jamal Crawford, 9-Joel Przybilia, 10-Keyon Dooling, 11-Jerome Moiso, 12-Etan Thomas, 13-Courtney Alexander, 14-Matteen Cleaves…. YIKES! Not the beastliest group of ballplayers…. Shout out to Ramon De Los Santos (SLAM Photo Editor) for sharing the video.
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