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Casing the draft for sleepers

Who'll be this year's Amare Stoudemire or Caron Butler? If only NBA teams knew who'll be sleepers.

Updated: June 25, 2003, 6:40 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

In the days leading up to the 2002 NBA draft, Phoenix Suns general manager Bryan Colangelo remained coy. But if you listened carefully to Colangelo, it was clear the Suns had to draft a player who could help them in 2002-03. And, with the No. 9 pick, the favorite appeared to be Indiana's Jared Jeffries.

Just two weeks earlier, though, Bret Bearup was holding court in the Chicago Wyndham hotel, pontificating about Amare Stoudemire being the draft's best player. Not Yao Ming. Not ...

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