2007 — Kevin Durant over Greg Oden
We will never know what might have been with Greg Oden, but Kevin Durant would almost certainly have been the better pick either way, as good as he’s been. Durant is one of the game’s most natural scorers, a four time scoring champion and already top 40 all time in scoring at age 30.
Most players hope to shoot 50/40/90 once sometime in a season. Durant is a seven footer averaging 49/38/88 shooting for his entire career. He’s also a two time NBA champion, winning Finals MVP each time, and he’s on track to add at least one more ring this year, even if he decides to bolt after that.