2010 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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The 2010 NBA Draft had some serious potential, but injuries and certain players flat-out failing to live up to expectations turned that class into one of the weaker ones in the last decade.

Currently, just one player drafted in 2010 can be considered a legitimate star, and that’s Paul George, who was drafted 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers.

John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, taken first and fifth that draft respectively, were at that level when healthy, but both have been injured for quite some time – and there are legitimate questions about whether or not they’ll ever find that elite form again.

Besides those three, Gordon Hayward, Eric Bledsoe and Derrick Favors have also turned into very productive pros, as has Hassan Whiteside, who fell to the second round that draft.

Below, we re-draft the 2010 class the way it should have gone.

No. 1 pick: Paul George

Paul George, LA Clippers
Paul George, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 10 Career earnings: $179,617,391 Career stats: 20.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 43.6 FG%, 38.4 3P%

No. 2 pick: John Wall

John Wall, Houston Rockets
John Wall, Houston Rockets

Actual position: No. 1 Career earnings: $184,924,266 Career stats: 19.1 ppg, 9.1 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 spg, 43.1 FG%, 32.3 3P%

No. 3 pick: DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, LA Clippers
DeMarcus Cousins, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 5 Career earnings: $89,939,347 Career stats: 20.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 bpg, 46.0 FG%, 33.4 3P%

No. 4 pick: Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets
Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets

Actual position: No. 9 Career earnings: $179,422,778 Career stats: 15.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 45.3 FG%, 37.0 3P%

No. 5 pick: Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe, New Orleans Pelicans
Eric Bledsoe, New Orleans Pelicans

Actual position: No. 18 Career earnings: $109,915,553 Career stats: 14.0 ppg, 4.7 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 spg, 45.3 FG%, 33.7 3P%

No. 6 pick: Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz

Actual position: No. 3 Career earnings: $111,146,066 Career stats: 10.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 bpg, 53.4 FG%

No. 7 pick: Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings
Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings

Actual position: No. 33 Career earnings: $102,988,751 Career stats: 13.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.2 bpg, 58.1 FG%, 30.8 3P%

No. 8 pick: Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Atlanta Hawks
Evan Turner, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 2 Career earnings: $98,227,016 Career stats: 9.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 43.4 FG%, 29.4 3P%

No. 9 pick: Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley, Houston Rockets
Avery Bradley, Houston Rockets

Actual position: No. 19 Career earnings: $61,486,872 Career stats: 11.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.5 FG%, 36.3 3P%

No. 10 pick: Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe, Philadelphia 76ers
Greg Monroe, Philadelphia 76ers

Actual position: No. 7 Career earnings: $75,937,706 Career stats: 13.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 51.4 FG%

No. 11 pick: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $64,498,737 Career stats: 11.6 ppg, 4.3 apg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 spg, 43.3 FG%, 34.2 3P%

No. 12 pick: Lance Stephenson

Actual position: No. 40 Career earnings: $35,457,264 Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.7 spg, 44.4 FG%, 31.5 3P%

No. 13 pick: Al-Farouq Aminu

Al-Farouq Aminu, Orlando Magic
Al-Farouq Aminu, Orlando Magic

Actual position: No. 8 Career earnings: $61,926,664 Career stats: 7.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 42.0 FG%, 33.2 3P%

No. 14 pick: Ed Davis

Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves

Actual position: No. 13 Career earnings: $44,545,534 Career stats: 6.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.8 bpg, 56.6 FG%

No. 15 pick: Ish Smith

Ish Smith, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith, Washington Wizards

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $36,022,075 Career stats: 7.7 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.5 rpg, 0.7 spg, 43.0 FG%, 32.2 3P%

No. 16 pick: Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson, LA Clippers
Patrick Patterson, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 14 Career earnings: $43,925,266 Career stats: 6.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.5 spg, 44.8 FG%, 36.9 3P%

No. 17 pick: Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica, Miami Heat
Nemanja Bjelica, Miami Heat

Actual position: No. 35 Career earnings: $32,175,000 Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 46.5 FG%, 38.7 3P%

No. 18 pick: Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker, Indiana Pacers
Trevor Booker, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 23 Career earnings: $34,831,717 Career stats: 6.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.7 spg, 51.5 FG%, 30.5 3P%

No. 19 pick: Lance Thomas

Lance Thomas, New York Knicks
Lance Thomas, New York Knicks

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $24,514,753 Career stats: 5.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.4 spg, 41.6 FG%, 38.1 3P%

No. 20 pick: Larry Sanders

Larry Sanders, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Sanders, Cleveland Cavaliers

Actual position: No. 15 Career earnings: $36,712,276 Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg, 0.7 apg, 48.0 FG%

No. 21 pick: Boban Marjanovic

Boban Marjanovic, Dallas Mavericks
Boban Marjanovic, Dallas Mavericks

Actual position: Undrafted Career earnings: $29,200,000 Career stats: 6.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 bpg, 57.2 FG%, 25.7 3P%

No. 22 pick: Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson, Washington Wizards
Wesley Johnson, Washington Wizards

Actual position: No. 4 Career earnings: $32,659,285 Career stats: 7.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.8 spg, 40.4 FG%, 33.7 3P%

No. 23 pick: Greivis Vasquez

Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez

Actual position: No. 28 Career earnings: $22,838,814 Career stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.5 rpg, 0.6 spg, 41.8 FG%, 34.9 3P%

No. 24 pick: Quincy Pondexter

Quincy Pondexter, San Antonio Spurs
Quincy Pondexter, San Antonio Spurs

Actual position: No. 26 Career earnings: $21,852,359 Career stats: 4.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg, 42.3 FG%, 35.6 3P%

No. 25 pick: Cole Aldrich

Cole Aldrich, Minnesota Timberwolves
Cole Aldrich, Minnesota Timberwolves

Actual position: No. 11 Career earnings: $27,453,298 Career stats: 3.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.7 bpg, 52.7 FG%

No. 26 pick: Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans, Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Evans, Atlanta Hawks

Actual position: No. 55 Career earnings: $9,052,928 Career stats: 3.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg, 56.9 FG%, 23.1 3P%

No. 27 pick: Ekpe Udoh

Ekpe Udoh
Ekpe Udoh

Actual position: No. 6 Career earnings: $21,895,511 Career stats: 3.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.5 spg, 45.3 FG%

No. 28 pick: Luke Babbitt

Luke Babbitt, Miami Heat
Luke Babbitt, Miami Heat

Actual position: No. 16 Career earnings: $10,977,646 Career stats: 4.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.2 spg, 40.8 FG%, 40.2 3P%

No. 29 pick: Kevin Seraphin

Kevin Seraphin, Indiana Pacers
Kevin Seraphin, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: No. 17 Career earnings: $16,314,884 Career stats: 5.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 48.9 FG%

No. 30 pick: Landry Fields

Actual position: No. 39 Career earnings: $19,960,799 Career stats: 6.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.3 FG%, 33.2 3P%

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