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Who was the best NBA player out of each draft in NBA history?

1960: Oscar Robertson

1961: Walt Bellamy

1962: John Havlicek

1963: Nate Thurmond

1964: Willis Reed

1965: Rick Barry

1966: Dave Bing

1967: Walt Frazier

1968: Elvin Hayes

1969: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1970: Dave Cowens

1971: Spencer Haywood

1972: Julius Erving

1973: George McGinnis

1974: Bill Walton

1975: David Thompson

1976: Adrian Dantley

1977: Bernard King

1978: Larry Bird

1979: Magic Johnson

1980: Kevin McHale

1981: Isiah Thomas

1982: Dominique Wilkins

1983: Clyde Drexler

1984: Michael Jordan

1985: Karl Malone

1986: Dennis Rodman

1987: David Robinson

1988: Mitch Richmond

1989: Tim Hardaway

1990: Gary Payton

1991: Dikembe Mutombo

1992: Shaquille O’Neal

1993: Chris Webber

1994: Jason Kidd

1995: Kevin Garnett

1996: Kobe Bryant

1997: Tim Duncan

1998: Dirk Nowitzki

1999: Manu Ginobili

2000: No HOFers…

2001: Pau Gasol

2002: Yao Ming

2003: Lebron James

2004: Dwight Howard

2005: Chris Paul

2006: Rajon Rondo

2007: Kevin Durant

2008: Russell Westbrook

2009: James Harden

2010: John Wall

2011: Kawhi Leonard

2012: Anthony Davis

2013: Giannis Antetokounmpo

2014: Joel Embiid

2015: Karl Anthony Towns

2016: Ben Simmons

2017: no idea yet…