The 2010 NBA draft redone: Where do Favors, Hayward land?

Published: Sunday, Aug. 3 2014 11:32 p.m. MDT

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George was originally taken with the 10th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers. He has spent his first four seasons in Indiana and has become one of the best players in the NBA. He is a fantastic defender who has developed into a very good perimeter scorer and slasher. His best season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 80 games. That showing was good enough for him to earn all-defensive first-team as well as all-NBA third-team.

So far in his career, the two-time All-Star has averaged 15.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 286 games (244 starts).

Note: This was written before George's leg injury occured on Aug. 1.

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I have no doubt that Hayward would be a higher ranked player here if he had gone to the Pacers instead of the Jazz. George has been outstanding at times, but he has benefited from playing on a more experienced team. Even Larry Bird thought that George and Hayward were good choices for both teams coming out of the draft, and some thought he wanted to pick Gordon. Do this same analysis in two years. I'm guessing Hayward and Favors will be higher. I wonder what Coach K's rankings would be.

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