Draft Class Comparison | 1987 vs. 1998

1987 NBA Draft Class

The 1987 draft class is considered to be solid but not as stacked with superstar talent as some other draft classes. Notable players from the 1987 draft class include David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller, Horace Grant, and Kevin Johnson.

David Robinson and Scottie Pippen became two of the greatest players in NBA history, with Robinson winning MVP awards and leading the San Antonio Spurs to championships, while Pippen played a key role alongside Michael Jordan in the Chicago Bulls' dynasty. Other players from the class had successful careers, with Reggie Miller becoming one of the greatest shooters in NBA history and Kevin Johnson being a dynamic point guard.  

1999 NBA Draft Class

The 1998 draft class is often regarded as one of the deepest and most talented draft classes in NBA history, particularly in terms of impact players. Notable players from the 1998 draft class include Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, and Antawn Jamison. Dirk Nowitzki is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time, winning an MVP award and leading the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA championship. 

Paul Pierce had a stellar career, winning an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics and earning Finals MVP honors. Vince Carter was known for his incredible athleticism and is considered one of the most exciting players in NBA history. Antawn Jamison had a successful career, particularly as a scorer.