2001 NBA draft

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The 2001 NBA draft took place on June 27, 2001 in New York City, New York.wikipedia
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Tony Parker

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Several international players from this draft, Pau Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (France) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey), became NBA All-Stars.
He was selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, and quickly became their starting point guard.

Pau Gasol

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Several international players from this draft, Pau Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (France) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey), became NBA All-Stars.
Gasol was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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This was also the final draft participated by the Charlotte Hornets until 2014; the then-current team moved to New Orleans the following year as the future Pelicans, while an expansion Charlotte team (formerly the Bobcats) was later formed in 2004.
This draft would also be the first for the reborn Charlotte Hornets, who played as the Bobcats from 2004–2014, since 2001, when the original Charlotte Hornets last selected as the Charlotte Hornets before moving to New Orleans and eventually becoming the current New Orleans Pelicans.

Memphis Grizzlies

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This was the last draft the Vancouver Grizzlies participated in while in their original city; their move to Memphis was finalized several weeks later.
In the 2001 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks chose Pau Gasol as the third overall pick, trading him to the Grizzlies.

Kwame Brown

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He was the first overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards, and was the first number one draft pick to be selected straight out of high school.

Mehmet Okur

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Several international players from this draft, Pau Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (France) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey), became NBA All-Stars.
Okur was selected 38th overall in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

Tyson Chandler

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Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls.

Eddy Curry

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Coming directly out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, Curry was selected fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.

Jason Richardson

Richardson was taken by the Golden State Warriors as the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft after playing college basketball for Michigan State University.

Shane Battier

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Battier was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies (who soon became the Memphis Grizzlies).

Joe Johnson (basketball)

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After two years with Arkansas, he declared for the 2001 NBA draft where he was drafted 10th overall by the Boston Celtics.

Rodney White

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, White played college basketball at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he was named the national freshman of the Year by ESPN, and he was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the ninth overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft.

Richard Jefferson

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Jefferson was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season with the New Jersey Nets (now known as the Brooklyn Nets).

Michigan State Spartans men's basketball

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Following the season, Randolph and Richardson each left school early and declared for the NBA Draft.

Chicago Bulls

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Krause shocked Bulls fans on draft day in 2001 when he traded franchise player Brand to the Los Angeles Clippers for the second pick in the draft, Tyson Chandler.

DeSagana Diop

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Diop was drafted directly out of Oak Hill Academy by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 8th overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft.

Jason Collins

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Collins was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 18th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft.

Troy Murphy

2001 first-round pick
At Notre Dame, he was a two-time consensus All-American before declaring himself for the 2001 NBA Draft.

Eddie Griffin (basketball)

Eddie Griffin
As a freshman, Griffin averaged 17.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks for Seton Hall and was at one point thought to be a potential top pick in the 2001 NBA draft.

Zach Randolph

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Nicknamed Z-Bo, the two-time NBA All-Star played college basketball for Michigan State University before being drafted in the 2001 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Boston Celtics

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As a result of numerous trades, the Celtics had three picks in the 2001 NBA draft.

Vladimir Radmanović

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Radmanović was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the 12th pick of 2001 NBA draft.

Michael Bradley (basketball)

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Even though he had one year of college eligibility remaining, Bradley left school to go to the NBA in 2001 and was selected as the 17th pick in the 1st round of the NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.

Gilbert Arenas

He entered the 2001 NBA draft and was selected in the second round (31st pick) by the Golden State Warriors.

Jamaal Tinsley

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Following his senior year he was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the 27th pick of the 2001 NBA draft, and was immediately dealt to the Atlanta Hawks, and then to the Indiana Pacers on draft night.