192000 No. 2: Mike Miller
Original Pick: Stromile Swift, Vancouver (Memphis)
Remember Stromile Swift?
Neither does most of us. Swift was in the league through 2009, but didn’t really contribute following the 2006-07 season. Even then, he played in just 54 games and averaged less than 20 minutes an outing. Swift played the most in his second
season, averaging barely more than 25 minutes a game. He never really posted any type of numbers or contributed in a way that warranted this draft pick.
The Grizzlies didn't have much to pull from in this draft, but they could have grabbed a guy like Mike Miller and received much more contribution. Though Miller is still in the league, he hasn't provided that star power you'd like to see out of a guy drafted in one of the first two spots of the draft. Miller, for the most part, has been a guy coming off the bench. Or, not entering the game at all. But Miller has been able to prove worthy of a roster spot throughout his career.
Miller's best seasons came early, too. He was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2006, but really didn't contribute anything meaningful after. He was part of two championships led by LeBron James in Miami, though he didn't make much of a difference in terms of the series outcome. But still, compared to the rest of the board, Miller would have been a great pick No. 2 in this year's draft.