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10 best second-round picks in NBA Draft history: Nikola Jokic to Khris Middleton

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Who is the best second round pick in NBA history? While so much attention is paid to the first round of the NBA Draft, the second round has proven itself throughout history. From NBA MVPs like Nikola Jokic to four-time NBA champion Draymond Green, the list of the best second picks in NBA history is impressive. When the NBA Draft arrives, many fans look past Round 2 with the expectation that most of the players will never make an impact. As some of the best second-round picks ever prove, some of the top players in basketball are found after Round 1.

Usually, players who get into the NBA are highly recruited. It doesn’t matter if they get a ton of attention playing in college or overseas. If scouts love a player’s game, he’ll likely get drafted into the NBA. The higher a player gets drafted, the more likely they are to have an impact in the league.

Here are the 10 best second-round picks in NBA Draft history.

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