[tps_title]GILBERT ARENAS, SG, 6’3″, 191[/tps_title]
[tps_header]2001 second round (No. 31 pick overall)[/tps_header]
Taken by: Golden State
NBA duration: 11 seasons, 552 games played.
Facts: Do the names Eddie Griffin, Kirk Haston and Jeryl Sasser ring a bell? No? That’s understandable because they are in a group of nine players taken in the first round in 2001 who did not last more than a handful years in the NBA. Kwame Brown, the No. 1 overall pick taken by Washington that year, made approximately $64 million in his 12-year career. Arenas, who pocketed $140.7 million, drew $60 million in the three years after his release from Memphis in 2011 per the terms of his contract.