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6 Best 2nd-Round Picks in NBA Draft History

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 24:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs \shakes hands with Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors beat the Spurs in Game Five of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2018 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ezra Shaw

The NBA Draft has taken over Thursday night, leading many NBA fans and experts to make lists of the greatest first-round draft picks in history. But what about the stars who showed up a little later

NBA Draft Second Round Picks

Those players don't get nearly as much respect, until now. Here are the six greatest second-round picks in NBA history.

1. Dennis Rodman

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Dennis Rodman speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon)
Politicon 2018 - Day 1 | Phillip Faraone

Known currently for his outlandish wardrobe and relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Dennis Rodman was a hell of a basketball player. The 6-7 forward was named to eight All-Defensive teams, won the Total Rebound Championship seven times, was a five-time NBA Champion, and became a Naismith Hall of Famer. That's a stellar career on the hardwood.

2. Gilbert Arenas

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29:  Gilbert Arenas #9 of the Washington Wizards looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards v Miami Heat | Mike Ehrmann

Gilbert Arenas was a scoring machine in the early 2000s. Originally selected by the Golden State Warriors, Arenas moved onward with the Washington Wizards, and truly made a name for himself. Arenas averaged 25 points and 5.7 assists with the Wizards, where he was named to the NBA All-Star team in three consecutive seasons.

3. Paul Millsap

DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 07: Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter during Game Five of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 7, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets - Game Five | Matthew Stockman

"The Anchorman" Paul Millsap made a name for himself as one of the more consistent players in the league. Millsap was named to the 2006-07 All-Rookie Team, while joining four All-Star teams. During his time with the Jazz, Millsap led the team to five playoff berths in his seven seasons.

4. Marc Gasol

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13 Marc Gasol #33 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates his teams victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six to win the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
2019 NBA Finals - Game Six | Thearon W. Henderson

Marc Gasol, younger brother of Pau, spent the majority of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies, who selected him in the 2009 NBA Draft. During his 11 seasons with the Grizzlies, Gasol was a three-time NBA All-Star, 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, and a member of the 2015 All-NBA First Team. More importantly, Gasol captured the Larry O'Brien Trophy with the Toronto Raptors, something that had eluded the center through his entire career.

5. Draymond Green

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08:   Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five | Ezra Shaw

The 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft turned into one of this generation's greatest defensive players. In his relatively short career, Draymond Green is a three-time All-Star, 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and even the 2017 steals leader. Green's defensive prowess helped the Golden State Warriors earn their first three NBA Championships.

6. Manu Ginobili

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 24:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2018 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Five | Ezra Shaw

Manu Ginobili made a career for himself by being a deadly weapon off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs. Selected 57th overall in 1999, Ginobili helped the Spurs win four NBA Championships, while winning the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year, and was named to two NBA All-Star teams.