Re-draft 2003 NBA Draft

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DENVER – MARCH 22: Bryon Russell
DENVER – MARCH 22: Bryon Russell /

Maryland. Steve Blake. 16. player. 18. . PG

Another gem that spoke to the depth of the draft was point guard Steve Blake being taken in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. With yet another quality player being available so late in the draft, Blake definitely would be a first-round pick in a re-draft.

In this re-draft, there’s already been plenty of point guards that have come off the board, which speaks to the depth overall of the guard class in 2003. In hindsight, the Celtics ended up acquiring Marcus Banks on draft night and drafted Troy Bell for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Neither one of those point guard options really worked out for either side. In a re-draft, the Grizzlies would likely keep their pick and go a different route, while the Celtics would likely take Blake, who was probably the best point guard that was left on the board at the time.

In his career at Maryland, Blake helped lead the Terrapins to an NCAA Championship. In the NBA, Blake never posted huge numbers, but he was always a point guard that could be relied upon to lead his team on the floor.

He had the type of personality that would have made him loved in Boston and for a mid-2000’s Celtics team that was looking to reload for a championship run, he would have been a nice rotational piece.

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