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The 2002 NBA draft was loaded with players who had long careers as contributors, but there weren't many stars. While 15 players played at least 10 seasons, only four players made at least one All-Star game.

Of the 57 players drafted in the two rounds, 48 players appeared in an NBA game, including 36 players who played at least three seasons according to Basketball-reference.com.

There were also some very talents players who slipped through the cracks in the draft but had some very solid careers as undrafted free agents.

Here is a look at how the 2002 draft would have gone if we knew then, what we know now.

Note: There were only 28 first-round picks, instead of 29, because the Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their pick.

28. Melvin Ely, Fresno State
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The No. 12 overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers, Ely was mostly used as a backup big man during his nine-year career. His best season was with the Charlotte Hornets in 2005-06 when he averaged 9.8 points on 50.8 percent shooting with 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 57 games.

During his career, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.2 assists in 375 games.

27. Jay Williams, Duke
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Much was expected out of Williams as the No. 2 pick coming out of Duke, but a motorcycle accident after his rookie season ended his career. In his one year with the Chicago Bulls, he averaged 9.5 points, 4.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 75 games to earn All-Rookie second-team.

26. Bostjan Nachbar, Slovenia
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While he started only 25 games in his six-year career, Nachbar was a solid scorer when given minutes. His best season was with the New Jersey Nets when he averaged 9.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc while adding 3.3 rebounds in 20.2 minutes a night.

For his career, he averaged 7.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 317 games.

25. Juan Carlos Navarro, Spain
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Navarro was drafted with the 11th pick in the second round by the Washington Wizards (39th overall) but never played a game with the Wizards. In fact, he played just one season in the league, with the Memphis Grizzlies, and averaged 10.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 82 games.

24. Roger Mason, Virginia
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Mason played 10 seasons for eight teams after he was selected with the second pick of the second round by the Chicago Bulls (30th overall). His best season was with the San Antonio Spurs in 2008-09 when he averaged 11.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting from 3-point range with 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 82 games.

In 518 games, he averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.7 minutes.

23. Smush Parker, Fordham
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Parker spent five seasons in the league, playing for six teams, after going undrafted. His best years were with the Lakers where he was a full-time starter from 2005 to 2007 and averaged 11.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting with 3.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 164 games.

For his career, he averaged 9.0 points on 42.6 percent shooting with 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 274 games.

22. Dan Gadzuric, UCLA
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After hearing his name called with the No. 5 pick of the second round (33rd overall), Gadzuric played 10 seasons for four teams, including eight seasons with Milwaukee. His best season was with the Bucks in 2004-05, during his only full season as a starter, when he managed 7.3 points on 53.9 percent shooting with 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 22 minutes.

In his career, he averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 527 games.

21. Fred Jones, Oregon
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While his claim to NBA fame was winning the 2004 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Jones also had some productive seasons in the league. He played seven years for five teams after he was selected with the No. 14 overall pick by the Indiana Pacers. His best season was with Indiana in 2004-05 when he averaged 10.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 77 games.

For his career, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 430 games.

20. Juan Dixon, Maryland
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Dixon played on four teams in seven years after he was drafted with the No. 17 overall pick by the Washington Wizards. His most productive season was with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005-06 when he averaged 12.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists as a part-time starter.

In 436 games, he averaged 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19.5 minutes.

19. Ronald Murray, Shaw
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Murray was a solid bench spark who was looked to as an important second-unit scorer during his eight years in the league. One of his best seasons came in 2003-04 when he averaged 12.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 82 games for the Seattle SuperSonics.

During his career, he averaged 9.9 points, 2.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 487 games.

18. Jared Jeffries, Indiana

Even though he wasn't much of an offensive player, Jeffries got on the floor thanks to his ability to play defense. He played on four different teams over 11 years after he selected with the No. 11 overall pick by the Washington Wizards. One of his most productive campaigns was with the Wizards in 2004-05 when he put up 6.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting with 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 77 games.

In 629 games, he averaged 4.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes.

17. Darius Songaila, Wake Forest
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Songaila was an efficient scorer and solid role player while playing eight seasons for five different teams. His best season was with the Sacramento Kings in 2004-05 when he averaged 7.5 points on 52.7 percent shooting with 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 81 games.

For his career, he averaged 6.9 points on 49.9 percent shooting with 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 495 games.

16. Rasual Butler, La Salle
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Butler was a late second-round pick who found a way to stick in the league for a long time. One of his best seasons was with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009-10 when he averaged a career-best 11.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 82 games.

During his career, he averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 809 games.

15. Reggie Evans, Iowa
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The Seattle SuperSonics took a chance on Evans as a free agent and he turned it into a 13-year career. He wasn't much of a weapon on the offensive end, but he was a monster on the backboards. One of his best seasons was with the Brooklyn Nets in 2012-13 when averaged 4.5 points and 11.1 rebounds in 80 games.

During his career, he played 809 games and averaged 4.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.

14. Nenad Krstic, Serbia
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Krstic proved to be a very solid pick for the New Jersey Nets at No. 24 as he averaged in double figures in three of his four seasons on the Nets' roster. His best year was in a 2005-06 when he averaged 13.5 points on 50.7 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 80 games.

During his seven-year career, he averaged 10 points on 49.4 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds in 419 games.

13. Chris Wilcox, Maryland
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Wilcox was a talented inside finisher who put up good numbers when he got starter's minutes. His most productive seasons was with the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder when he averaged 12.6 points on 53 percent shooting to go along with 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 28.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.2 points on 54.1 percent shooting while adding 4.9 rebounds in 628 games.

12. John Salmons, Miami (Florida)
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Salmons had four really good offensive seasons in a row after transitioning from a role player to a starter. His most productive season came in 2008-09 when he averaged 18.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting with 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 79 games.

In 895 games, he averaged 9.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 26.4 minutes.

11. Matt Barnes, UCLA
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Barnes is the kind of player who every team needs on its roster. He is a hard-nosed defender who is willing to do the dirty work to help his team win. One of his best seasons was with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012-13 when he averaged 10.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting to go along with 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 80 games.

So far in his career, he has averaged 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 929 games.

10. Udonis Haslem, Florida
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After a stellar career with the Florida Gators, Haslem started out his professional career in France, after he went undrafted. He landed with the Miami Heat a year later, and has been with the team ever since, and was a key member of three championships. One of his best seasons was in 2008-09 when he averaged 10.6 points on 51.8 percent shooting with 8.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 75 games.

In 831 games with the Heat, he has averaged 7.8 points and 6.9 rebounds in 25.7 minutes.

9. Drew Gooden, Kansas
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While never a dominant offensive player, Gooden was an effective scorer who averaged double figures during his first 10 seasons in the league. One of his most productive seasons was with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-05 when he averaged 14.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting with 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 82 games.

In 790 games, he averaged 11 points on 46.2 percent shooting to go along with 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.5 minutes.

8. Luis Scola, Argentina
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Scola was a second-round steal by the San Antonio Spurs who used the third to last pick in the draft to land him. While the Spurs made the excellent pick, they never took advantage of his skill as they traded him before he ever played a minute in an NBA game. His best season was with the Houston Rockets when he averaged 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 74 games.

Since joining the Rockets before the 2007 season, he has averaged 12 points on 49.3 percent shooting with 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 743 games.

7. Mike Dunleavy, Duke
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Dunleavy has played for six teams over 15 seasons since he was the No. 3 overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. One of his best seasons was with the Indiana Pacers in 2007-08 when he averaged a career-high 19.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting from the field with 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 82 games.

In 986 games, he is averaging 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 27.7 minutes.

6. Nene, Brazil
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Nene has had a long and fruitful career after he was drafted with the No. 7 pick by the New York Knicks. He has played 15 seasons for the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets where he has been a reliable scorer and rebounder. One of his best seasons was with the Nuggets in 2010-11 when he averaged 14.5 points on a league-leading 61.5 percent shooting from the field with 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists. 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 75 games.

In 871 games, he is averaging 12 points on 54.8 percent shooting with 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.4 minutes.

5. Caron Butler, Connecticut
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Even though he bounced around for much of his career, Butler was a very effective player on both ends of the floor for a long time. He played for nine teams over 14 seasons after he was drafted No. 10 by the Miami Heat. His best years were with the Washington Wizards. He was selected to two All-Star games, including the 2007-08 season when he averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals in 58 games.

For his career, he averaged 14.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 881 games.

4. Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky
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Prince was an elite defensive player and one of the key pieces of the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons championship team. He played 14 seasons in the league for the Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves, and was a four-time All-Defensive second-team selection. One of his best years was for Detroit in 2004-05 when he averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 82 games.

In 1,017 games, he averaged 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31 minutes.

3. Carlos Boozer, Duke
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Booker was a steal in the second round by the Cleveland Cavaliers and turned into one of best post finishers in the NBA when he was healthy. He spent 13 years in the league, playing for four teams, after he was the 34th overall pick. His best years were with the Utah Jazz when he averaged a double-double in four of six seasons and was a 20-and-10 guy and an All-Star in back-to-back years.

For his career, he averaged 16.2 points on 52.1 percent shooting with 9.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 861 games.

2. Amar'e Stoudemire, Cypress Creek High School
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While Stoudemire's career lasted 14 years, it is what he did during his early years with the Phoenix Suns that will be remembered most. He played for the Suns for eight years after he was selected with the No. 9 pick, and was a force on the offensive end. He was a six-time All-Star and a five-time All-NBA first- or second-team selection. One of his best seasons was in 2007-08 when he averaged 25.2 points on 59 percent shooting with 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 assists in 79 games.

For his career, he averaged 18.9 points on 53.7 percent shooting with 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 846 games.

1. Yao Ming, China
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Ming was one of the best centers in the game during his eight years with the Houston Rockets before foot problems ended his career. He was an eight-time All-Star and an All-NBA second- or third-team selection five times. His best season was in 2006-07 when he averaged a career-high 25 points a game on 51.6 percent shooting from the field and 86.2 percent from the foul line. He also chipped in with 9.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 48 games.

In 486 games, he averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 assists in 32.5 minutes.