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The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

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List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Los Angeles Clippers. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

Every Los Angeles Clippers first-round pick played a role, however small, for a franchise that has called both Los Angeles and San Diego home. The organization has struggled to become a dominant force in the league with mixed results from the NBA draft, and the Clippers have never played in an NBA Final.

Players like Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin, two of the best players in the NBA right now, made a mark on the Clippers before going on to have success with other franchises. Meanwhile, players such as Yaroslav Korolev and Michael Olowokandi were outright disasters, joining the list of biggest NBA draft busts.

So, which players deserve to stand above the others for their contributions to the Clippers? The stats below only reflect the players’ time spent with the franchise, and that’s what you should base your vote on. Did this player help improve the Clippers organization?

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1
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (2009)

Stats
504 games played, 21.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 4.5 apg, 0.9 spg

Achievements
5× NBA All-Star (2011–2015)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2012–2014)
All-NBA Third Team (2015)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2011)

2
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1999)

Stats
312 games played, 12.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.1 bpg, 1.0 spg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000)

3
Maurice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (1997)

Stats
179 games played, 14.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1998)

4
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 6 (2003)

Stats
493 games played, 11.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.4 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2010)

5
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (1988)

Stats
373 games played, 19.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.1 bpg

Achievements
2× NBA All-Star (1993, 1994)

6
Terry Cummings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (1982)

Stats
151 games played, 23.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 apg

Achievements
NBA Rookie of the Year (1983)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1983)

7
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 7 (2008)

Stats
196 games played, 18.1 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.7 rpg, 1.1 spg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009)

8
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (1981)

Stats
160 games played, 17.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.1 apg

9
Quentin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 18 (2000)

Stats
281 games played, 12.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.4 apg

10
Loy Vaught is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (1990)

Stats
558 games played, 11.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg

11
Ken Norman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 19 (1987)

Stats
439 games played, 14.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.2 apg

12
Jerome Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (2018)

Stats
33 games played, 3.4 ppg

13
Darius Miles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (2000)

Stats
163 games played, 9.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)

14
Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (1984)

Stats
305 games played, 11.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.0 spg

15
Shaun Livingston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (2004)

Stats
145 games played, 7.4 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.1 rpg

16
Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (2010)

Stats
81 games played, 5.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

17
Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 7 (1994)

Stats
361 games played, 11.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg

18
Al Thornton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (2007)

Stats
201 games played, 13.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.3 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2008)

19
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1987)

Stats
103 games played, 10.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

20
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (2001)

Stats
Never played for Clippers

21
Benoit Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (1985)

Stats
406 games played, 13.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.8 bpg

22
Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 7 (1996)

Stats
194 games played, 7.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg

23
Reggie Bullock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 25 (2013)

Stats
68 games played, 2.6 ppg

24
Chris Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (2002)

Stats
213 games played, 6.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg

25
Michael Olowokandi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Michael Olowokandi

Draft selection: 1 (1998)

Stats
323 games played, 9.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.6 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1999)