NBA Draft History: Notable 4th Overall Picks

sheed-draft-nba-draft-61115The New York Knicks hold the fourth overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 25th. Let’s take a look back at some notable names who have been selected in that slot in previous drafts.

Russell Westbrook (2008, Seattle)

UCLA's Russell Westbrook, right, is congratulated by NBA commissioner David Stern after being picked fourth overall by the Seattle SuperSonics during the first round of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Played two seasons at UCLA
  • 4x NBA All-Star
  • 3 Conference Finals appearances, 1 NBA Finals appearance
  • 2x Gold Medalist (2010 World Cup, 2012 London Olympics)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015)
  • NBA scoring champion (2015)
  • Career averages of 21.1 PPG, 7.1 APG and 5.2 RPG

Mike Conley (2007, Memphis)

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  • Played two seasons at Wake Forest University
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2006)
  • 8x NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2013)
  • 4x All-NBA First Team
  • 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 4x NBA assists leader
  • 6x NBA steals leader
  • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 Beijing, 2012 London)
  • Career averages of 18.7 PPG, 9.9 APG and 4.4 RPG

Chris Paul (2005, New Orleans)

 

New Orleans Hornets selected guard Chris Paul of Wake Forest with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday June 29, 2005. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
New Orleans Hornets selected guard Chris Paul of Wake Forest with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday June 29, 2005. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • Played two seasons at Wake Forest University
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2006)
  • 8x NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2013)
  • 4x All-NBA First Team
  • 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 4x NBA assists leader
  • 6x NBA steals leader
  • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 Beijing, 2012 London)
  • Career averages of 18.7 PPG, 9.9 APG and 4.4 RPG

Chris Bosh (2003, Toronto)

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes hands with Chris Bosh, of Georgia Tech, after he was chosen as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 26, 2003 in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes hands with Chris Bosh, of Georgia Tech, after he was chosen as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 26, 2003 in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
  • One-year player at Georgia Tech University
  • 2x NBA champion
  • 10x NBA All-Star
  • Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 Beijing)
  • Career averages of 19.3 PPG, 2.0 APG and 8.6 RPG

Lamar Odom (1999, Los Angeles Clippers)

Rhode Island's Lamar Odom stands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected fourth by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 1999. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Rhode Island’s Lamar Odom stands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected fourth by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 1999. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
  • One-year player at University of Rhode Island
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000)
  • 2x NBA champion
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2011)
  • Gold Medalist (2010 FIBA World Championships)
  • Career averages of 13.3 PPG, 3.7 APG and 8.4 RPG

Antawn Jamison (1998, Toronto)

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  • Played three seasons at University of North Carolina
  • Originally drafted by Toronto, but traded to Golden State for college teammate Vince Carter
  • National College Player of the Year (1998)
  • 2x NBA All-Star
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2004)
  • Career averages of 18.5 PPG, 1.6 APG and 7.5 RPG

Stephon Marbury (1996, Milwaukee)

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  • One-year player at Georgia Tech
  • Originally selected by Bucks, but dealt to Minnesota in a draft-night trade
  • 2x NBA All-Star
  • Career NBA averages of 19.3 PPG, 7.6 APG and 3.0 RPG
  • 6x Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) All-Star
  • 3x CBA champion
  • CBA Finals MVP (2015)

Rasheed Wallace (1995, Washington)

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  • Played two seasons at University of North Carolina
  • 4x NBA All-Star
  • 5 Conference Finals appearances, 2 NBA Finals appearances
  • NBA champion (2004)
  • Career averages of 14.4 PPG, 1.8 APG and 6.7 RPG

Jamal Mashburn (1993, Dallas)

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  • Played three seasons at University of Kentucky
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1994)
  • NBA All-Star (2003)
  • 1 Conference Finals appearance
  • Career averages of 19.1 PPG, 4.0 APG and 5.4 RPG

Dikembe Mutombo (1991, Denver)

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  • Played three seasons at Georgetown University
  • 8x NBA All-Star
  • 4x NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2x NBA rebounding leader
  • 3x NBA blocks leader
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer
  • Career averages of 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.8 RPG

Glen Rice (1989, Miami)

University of Michigan basketball player Glen Rice talks on the phone with the staff of the Miami Heat basketball team after they selected him as their first choice in the NBA draft in New York, June 28, 1989. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
University of Michigan basketball player Glen Rice talks on the phone with the staff of the Miami Heat basketball team after they selected him as their first choice in the NBA draft in New York, June 28, 1989. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
  • Played four seasons at University of Michigan
  • NCAA champion (1989)
  • 3x NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1997)
  • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (1995)
  • NBA champion (2000)
  • Career averages of 18.3 PPG, 2.1 APG and 4.4 RPG

Micheal Ray Richardson (1978, New York Knicks)

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  • Played four seasons at University of Montana
  • 4x NBA All-Star
  • 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1x NBA assists leader
  • 3x NBA steals leader
  • Career averages of 14.8 PPG, 7.0 APG and 5.5 RPG