5 Best NBA Draft classes of all time
#4 1985 NBA Draft Class
Notable Members: Patrick Ewing (1st), Xavier McDaniel (3rd), Chris Mullin (7th), Detlef Schrempf (8th), Charles Oakley (9th), Karl Malone (13th), Joe Dumars (18th), A.C. Green (23rd), Terry Porter (24th), Michael Adams (66th), Avydas Sabonis (77th)
A controversial class, the 1985 draft was full of conspiracy theories with David Stern allegedly fixing the results of the lottery. Stern reportedly gave the Knicks the first overall selection because the big market team was struggling at that time.
The Knicks used that pick to select Ewing, who is one of the best centers to ever play the game. Malone was a steal at 13th since he is the second-best power forward in history and second in the all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Mullin, Dumars, and Sabonis are Hall of Famers while McDaniel, Schrempf, Oakley, Green, and Porter were All-Stars. A very solid draft class but not enough to make it into the top three.