We've had a week to digest the official retirement of future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash.
Which means we've also had a week to digest how small the pool of players who were drafted in the 1990s is getting.
We're down to 12 active NBA players, in fact, who were drafted in the previous millennium. According to the list compiled by ESPN.com's tireless Adam Reisinger:
1995: Kevin Garnett (No. 5 overall pick)
1996: Kobe Bryant (No. 13)
1997: Tim Duncan (No. 1)
You'll note that the three most-tenured players on this list can be found today with their original teams, although KG's circumstances are obviously different from Kobe's and Timmy's. While Bryant and Duncan, like Nowitzki, have played for only one franchise throughout their entire careers, Garnett took a detour from Minnesota of nearly eight years before the Timberwolves reacquired him in February on trade deadline day.
And there are two players in the top 20 of Chad Ford’s Big Board for 2015 -- Devin Booker and Malik Pope -- were born after Kobe and Nash were drafted in 1996.