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NBA's Best Draft Classes

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The top four, in order, went Bob Lanier, Rudy Tomjanovich, Pete Maravich (left) and Dave Cowens -- that's three Hall of Famers and a five-time All-Star in Tomjanovich. Geoff Petrie (No. 8) shared Rookie of the Year honors with Cowens. Hall of Fame guards Calvin Murphy (No. 18) and Tiny Archibald (No. 19) were the first two picks of the second round.

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