17. Joe Dumars (Drafted 18th Overall In 1985)
When one thinks about great NBA Draft steals, you cannot overlook Joe Dumars. He improved every year he played in the NBA, even rising in points per game each year from 1985 to 1991. He averaged around 17 points per game throughout his career with some spots of 20 points per game or more too. Joe was also a gifted defender, as were most on the “Bad Boy” Pistons of the 80s.
He’d land on the NBA All-Defensive Team once but the All-Defensive First Team 4 times. Dumars became a 6-time NBA All-Star and helped the Detroit Pistons win two NBA Championships. For the one in 1989, he was even the NBA Finals MVP!