Best and Worst Draft Choices — for All 30 Teams

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  • Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • New York Knicks
  • Oklahoma City Thunders
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz
  • Washington Wizards
  • Some of the Best and Not-So-Great Draft Choices
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Detroit Pistons

Indiana Pacers

Best Value: Reggie Miller, No. 11, 1987. The selection of Miller — over the objections of Pacers fans who wanted Indiana to take hometown favorite Steve Alford — changed the direction of the franchise. Miller turned the fans' draft-night boos into cheers by helping the Pacers become perennial contenders from the mid-1990s until his retirement in 2005.

Worst Value:
Rick Robey, No. 3, 1978. Larry Bird was eligible for this draft, but the Pacers decided not to wait a year for the Indiana native, who was headed back to college for his senior season. Bird was taken by Boston at No. 6. The Pacers actually had the top pick, but traded down to No. 3 to acquire Johnny Davis. Davis played fine for Indiana. Robey played only half a season for the Pacers — although he later won a title alongside Bird in Boston.(Photo: Getty Images)

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