NBA Draft: Best-ever No. 47 Picks, Where Kings Will Select in 2019

The No. 47 pick could seem intimidating in any draft, but when the second round comes during Thursday's NBA draft, that's what the Kings will be dealt. Luckily for them, if history repeats itself, there are a couple of picks that stick out that could make for some interesting throwback stories.

Here are some of the best No. 47 picks in the history of the NBA Draft. 

Paul Millsap, PF, Jazz, 2006

Before Millsap was ever on an NBA court, he was making history. He became the only player in NCAA basketball history to lead the nation in rebounding for three consecutive years. 

Is that good? I think that's good. 

Across seven seasons with the Jazz, Millsap averaged 12.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He was also selected to four All-Star teams and was named to the 2006-07 All-Rookie team. He's also still playing in the league -- that's pretty cool.

Mo Williams, G, Jazz, 2003

Williams was also drafted to the Utah Jazz -- but left a rather mediocre season behind him before signing with the Milwaukee Bucks when he was a free agent. He fared well with the team, but it was his ability to come off the bench in the clutch making game-winning shots that set him apart from others. 

In his four-season stint with the Bucks, he averaged 14.1 points and in December 2006, he recorded his first triple-double against the Miami Heat. 

Mike Gale, G, Bulls, 1971

Gale's story is similar to that of George Gervin. Well, minus the insane numbers, and the Hall of Fame induction, and the 12 All-Star selections.

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But Gale did play for the San Antonio Spurs in both the ABA and the NBA. That's the only similarity between the two. 

Across his 13-year career, Gale tallied 6,203 career points and 3,146 career assists, and he won the 1974 ABA Championship while with the New York Nets.

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