8. New Jersey Nets – Antoine Walker, Original Pick: Kerry Kittles

One of the most versatile forwards in his prime, Antoine Walker was one of the most difficult covers during the early 2000s. The Nets get a much-needed scorer at number 8 who fit a need.

Walker averaged at least 17-7-3 in eight of his first nine seasons, topping out with an impressive 23-9-5 in 2001 while also leading the league in made 3-pointers. He was a 3x All-Star and a key component of the 2006 Miami Heat championship team.

The Nets had a solid foundation with Kendall Gill, Sam Cassell, and Jim Jackson. Walker would have fit right in at the power forward, giving them an edge that could have made them one of the Eastern Conference’s toughest teams to guard.