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11. Jonathan Bender, Raptors
No. 5, First Round - 1999

It seemed like the perfect move at the time. Trade a seemingly superfluous big man (Antonio Davis) for the chance to take a 7-foot Kevin Garnett look-a-like who had just set a McDonald's All-American Game record by scoring 31 points. Since then, Davis has flourished, including an appearance on the '01 All-Star team; Bender has struggled to secure a starting role. Even six years later, the Pacers would love to rescind the trade and take on Davis' inside presence and expiring contract.
Text: Kelly Dwyer/SI.com
Photo: John Biever/SI

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