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Top 10 Best #1 Overall Picks In The Last 20 Years

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The NBA has seen an incredible amount of talent come into the league over the last 20 years. From champions and scoring leaders to MVP’s and game changers, the NBA has been at it’s best with the newfound talent brought in from drafts. The Cleveland Cavaliers are owners of four of the past 12 #1 overall draft picks in the league, including three in the last four years. With that, let’s take a look at the top 10 #1 overall draft picks, all within the last 20 years, starting with number 10:

10) Elton Brand, 1999 NBA Draft

Although he’s currently playing his final years in Atlanta at age 36, Elton Brand was actually a franchise player in his heydays with the Clippers. In his best season, the 6’9” power forward averaged 24.7 points and 10 rebounds, while his long wingspan allowed him to block 2.5 shots per game.

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