1997 — Tim Duncan (#1 pick)
Hey, we finally got a #1 pick right! There was never really much question about Tim Duncan, one of the most surefire number one picks in modern basketball. The Big Fundamental was the beacon of consistency, posting 12 straight seasons with 19 points and 11 rebounds to start his career. Duncan made 15 All NBA, All Defense, and All Star teams.
He was ever efficient in the post and dominant on defense, and he was the heart and soul at the center of two decades of San Antonio Spurs dynasty, leading the team to five NBA championships and winning three Finals MVPs and two regular season MVPs. Timmay is the greatest player of his generation.