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Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 12:31 PM
Who has screwed up there draft picks the most? ala Portland and Sam Bowie

SteveNash
11-14-2008, 12:38 PM
The Bulls drafting Aldridge then immediately trading him to Portland for Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa.

Faneik
11-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Hawks.

2006 drafted Shelden Williams --> Brandon Roy was available

2005 drafted Marvin Williams --> Chris Paul and Deron Williams were available

2004 drafted Josh Childress --> Deng, Iguodala, Al Jefferson were available

2000 drafted DeMarr Johnson --> Turkoglu was available

1998 drafted Roshown McLeod --> Rashard Lewis was available

They passed on 2 Rookie of the Year award winners (Roy and Paul) and 2 future All-Stars (Jefferson and Iguodala)

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Bulls have been pretty bad

J Williams
Noah
Thomas

And one of the good players they did draft, Brand, they trade for garbage Tyson Chandler

SensandRaps
11-14-2008, 12:44 PM
Lakers Kwame Brown first overall pick nuff said :p

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 12:45 PM
Wizards/Jordan drafted him


Lakers Kwame Brown first overall pick nuff said :p

SensandRaps
11-14-2008, 12:46 PM
^^ my bad either way the worst pick by far

acohn1230
11-14-2008, 12:47 PM
hawks draft has gone pretty poorly

Ni55anpat
11-14-2008, 12:48 PM
bulls - Fizer, Noah, Thomas, Chandler, Curry, J Williams

Anymore?

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 12:49 PM
They drafted Hinrich too high also


bulls - Fizer, Noah, Thomas, Chandler, Curry, J Williams

Anymore?

Sixerlover
11-14-2008, 12:50 PM
Yep. Gotta go with the Bulls as well on this.
Hinrich
Iguodala
Turk
Jefferson
Chandler

would be the ****

uchiha
11-14-2008, 12:54 PM
Hawks.

2006 drafted Shelden Williams --> Brandon Roy was available

2005 drafted Marvin Williams --> Chris Paul and Deron Williams were available

2004 drafted Josh Childress --> Deng, Iguodala, Al Jefferson were available

2000 drafted DeMarr Johnson --> Turkoglu was available

1998 drafted Roshown McLeod --> Rashard Lewis was available

They passed on 2 Rookie of the Year award winners (Roy and Paul) and 2 future All-Stars (Jefferson and Iguodala)

win

$ NyC $
11-14-2008, 01:06 PM
After seeing all that. ^ Agreed, Hawks win. Also the TWolves traded Roy 4 Randy Foye.

DirtyThirty
11-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Sean Williams- Indiana Pacers

Dmagic87
11-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Are you guys kidding me. What about the knicks? We haven't drafted an all star since ewing.

DerekRE_3
11-14-2008, 01:29 PM
The Clippers have also had some terrible picks, starting exactly 10 years from now when they drafted Michael Olowokandi.

JordansBulls
11-14-2008, 01:35 PM
Yep. Gotta go with the Bulls as well on this.
Hinrich
Iguodala
Turk
Jefferson
Chandler

would be the ****

Not really. The Bulls drafted:

Elton Brand
Ron Artest
Luol Deng
Ben Gordon
Kirk Hinrich
Derrick Rose

Even Lamarcus Aldridge.

So I wouldn't say the Bulls picks have been bad, just their decision making afterwards.

Indiana only has gotten Danny Granger in 10 years of notable picks.

Draco
11-14-2008, 01:41 PM
Yep. Gotta go with the Bulls as well on this.
Hinrich
Iguodala
Turk
Jefferson
Chandler

would be the ****

More teams than just the Bull's passed on Iggy and Jefferson. Does Toronto get a pass because they drafted Araujo instead of Iggy? Is Iggy that much better, or even better at all than Deng or Gordon? You might think so but what have the Sixers done more than the Bulls? How many times have they been to the playoffs since Iggy was drafted and how many series did they win?

C-Webb
11-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Are you guys kidding me. What about the knicks? We haven't drafted an all star since ewing.

Had the Knicks not given so many picks away for Curry, it would probably be them... They did nothing with the lottery picks (and other first rounders) they have had.


Knicks:

1999 - 15th - Frerick Weis - (bust) Only a 15th pick, but the guy never played. His only highlight was getting jumped over by Carter in the Olympics.
200 - 22nd - Donnell Harvey (bust)
2002 - 7th - Nene - Not a bad pick but they turned into nothing trading him and Camby away for Dyess and bust Frank Williams
2003 - 9th - Mike Sweetney (bust)
2005 - 9th - Channing Fry (half bust)
2007 - Renaldo Balkman??

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 01:47 PM
Knicks were pretty bad!

JakeDelbreezy
11-14-2008, 02:00 PM
The Bobcats haven't been around 10 years, but they've had some doozies

Bobcats took Emeka Okafor
2004
A couple of other notable players from the 2004 first round
#7 Luol Deng
#9 Andre Igoudola
#15 Al Jefferson

Some undrafted players in 2004 (Andres Nocioni, Damien Wilkins, Quinton Ross)

2005
There was a widespread thought that they could combine their two picks and move up to grab Deron Williams or Chirs Paul? They did not!

What if they would have taken Andrew Bynum at #5 instead of Felton. He would look good along side Okafor.

What about Danny Granger at #13 (he later went 17th) instead of Sean May?

A notable second round pick that year was Monta Ellis #40 overall.

In 2005 Jose Calderon was an undrafted rookie free agent.

2006
Our selection was #3 overall Adam Morrison

Other notable choices we could have had
#6 Brandon Roy
#8 Rudy Gay

2007
We traded the #8 overall pick (Bradan Wright) to GS for J-Rich. Nice move. Not much talent was taken in the draft after that pick. This was a nice move by the Bobcats. We also took Jared Dudley at #22 overall

In the second round the Bobcats took Jermareo Davidson at #36 overall while Marc Gasol was available at #48 overall.

hotpotato1092
11-14-2008, 02:17 PM
Clippers? Olawokandi, Livingston, that russian guy, Darius Miles, Melvin Ely. That's a pretty impressive collection.

GoCubbies65
11-14-2008, 02:21 PM
Had the Knicks not given so many picks away for Curry, it would probably be them... They did nothing with the lottery picks (and other first rounders) they have had.


Knicks:

2007 - Renaldo Balkman??

I love watching Balkman in Denver he is the ****

Hawkeye15
11-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Wolves. First off, they lost 4 of them for the Joe Smith deal. They have drafted:
Mayo (trade for Love and Mike Miller) Up in the air, too soon to tell
Brewer (Hawes, Thornton, T. Young, Noah, Stuckey, R. Fernandez behind him)
Roy (traded him for Foye) Oh god
McCants (Granger behind him)
04'-no pick
Ebi (Josh Howard, Barbosa behind him)
02'-no pick
01'-no pick


and so on, and so on. They year they got Wally, Marion went behind him. They have had one good draft. 1995, KG.

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 02:36 PM
HUGE bust!


Wolves. First off, they lost 4 of them for the Joe Smith deal. They have drafted:
Mayo (trade for Love and Mike Miller) Up in the air, too soon to tell
Brewer (Hawes, Thornton, T. Young, Noah, Stuckey, R. Fernandez behind him)
Roy (traded him for Foye) Oh god
McCants (Granger behind him)
04'-no pick
Ebi (Josh Howard, Barbosa behind him)
02'-no pick
01'-no pick


and so on, and so on. They year they got Wally, Marion went behind him. They have had one good draft. 1995, KG.

ElishaJ1030
11-14-2008, 03:05 PM
THE TWOLVES BY FAR...I'LL JUST PUT PLAYERS WHO WENT IN THE 1ST RD.


2007-1ST RD COREY BREWER (HAWES,T. YOUNG,STUCKEY,AL THORNTON RUDY FERNANDEZ)

2006-RANDY FOYE (RUDY GAY!!!, BRANDON ROY, RONDO, MARDY COLLINS!!)

2005-RASHAD MCCANTS (GRANGER,N8, D. LEE)

2004-JOE SMITH (FORFEITED)

2003-NDUDI EBI (JOSH HOWARD,BARBOSA,KENDRICK PERKINS)

2002-JOE SMITH (FORFEITED)John Salmons BOOZER IN 2ND ROUND

2001-JOE SMITH (FORFEITED) Zach Randolph,Brendan Haywood,Gerald Wallace,Samuel Dalembert,Tony Parker,Jamaal Tinsley

2000-NO PICK EXCEPT LATE SECOND

1999-Wally Szczerbiak (Richard Hamilton,Andre Miller,Shawn Marion,Jason Terry,Corey Maggette


1999-WILLIAM AVERY (Ron Artest,James Posey,Andrei Kirilenko,Jeff Foster)

HOZ THE KNICK
11-14-2008, 03:13 PM
minnesota

bostncelts34
11-14-2008, 04:28 PM
its hard to say who has been the worst. Chris Paul did not look like he was gonna be this amazing of a PG before the draft, same with BIg al and so on

MiamiHeat
11-14-2008, 04:32 PM
Had the Knicks not given so many picks away for Curry, it would probably be them... They did nothing with the lottery picks (and other first rounders) they have had.


Knicks:

1999 - 15th - Frerick Weis - (bust) Only a 15th pick, but the guy never played. His only highlight was getting jumped over by Carter in the Olympics.
200 - 22nd - Donnell Harvey (bust)
2002 - 7th - Nene - Not a bad pick but they turned into nothing trading him and Camby away for Dyess and bust Frank Williams
2003 - 9th - Mike Sweetney (bust)
2005 - 9th - Channing Fry (half bust)
2007 - Renaldo Balkman??

2008 - Danilo Gallinari (bust?)

IndyRealist
11-14-2008, 06:07 PM
Indiana Pacers
1999 - Jonathan Bender at 5 (Rip Hamilton, Andre Miller, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Corey Magette, Ron Artest, James Poesy, Andrei Kirilenko came after)
2000 - Primoz Brezec at 27 (Has yet to come to the NBA)
2001 - Jamaal Tinsley at 27 (Tony Parker was 28).
2002 - Fred Jones at 14 (Juan Dixon, Tayshaun Prince, Nenad Kristic came after)
2003 - NO PICK (Lebron, Melo, Wade, Bosh, Kaman, Josh Howard, TJ Ford, etc.)
2004 - David Harrison at 29 (now out of the league)
2005 - Danny Granger at 17 (no brainer)
2006 - Shawne Williams at 17 (Renaldo Balkman, Rajon Rondo, Marcus Williams, Josh Boone, Kyle Lowry, Jordan Farmar, Sergio Rodriugez all after)
2007 - NO PICK (Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, Al Horford, etc.)

That's right, in the two most loaded drafts of the past decade, the Pacers had NO first round picks. In 2007, they had no picks. At all. I left out 2008 because it is still inconclusive, though I suspect history will say that they did well.

We had one good pick (Granger in 2005) for the decade. There was a question about a college injury, and 16 teams passed on what would otherwise have been a lottery pick. Danny was such a no-brainer even the Pacers couldn't screw it up. Ron Artest just served a year long suspension and while the team was still backing him, there was no garuantee he wouldn't serve another long suspension, so they needed a multi-talented SF.

alexander_37
11-14-2008, 06:17 PM
the rockets traded rudy gay for shane battier .... :pity:

ARMIN12NBA
11-14-2008, 06:36 PM
Lakers Kwame Brown first overall pick nuff said :p

:confused: The Lakers didn't pick Kwame Brown #1 overall. The Wizards did. When did you start watching the NBA?

fins08
11-14-2008, 06:43 PM
The thing is, how would the GM's know who the steal is. I am sure Sam Bowie was an excellent prospect.

GSRaider
11-14-2008, 06:59 PM
In 02 the Warriors drafted Mike Dunleavy 3rd overall ahead of Amare Stoudemire, Caron Butler and Carlos Boozer.
In 05 the Warriors drafted Ike Diogu ahead of Andrew Bynum

Every organization has had their share of bad drafts.

foofighter97
11-14-2008, 07:06 PM
Just going to throw out Detroit in 2003 taking Darko in front of Melo, Bosh, Wade, Hinrich, Ford,West, Diaw, Josh Howard. Then in 05 taking Jason Maxielle in front of David Lee, Monta Ellis, Ryan Gomes.Then in 2001 they took Rodney white infront of Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Zach Randolph, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker. And 2000 took Mateen Cleaves infront of desmon Mason, Jamaal Magloire, and Quentin Richardson. It hasn't affected them yet, but wow is it scary if they would have hit on a couple of those.

MiamiHeat
11-14-2008, 07:17 PM
The thing is, how would the GM's know who the steal is. I am sure Sam Bowie was an excellent prospect.

yeah but is a risk you gotta take
because you never know who would be the next great player in the NBA

Lakers4ItAll
11-14-2008, 07:22 PM
Truth



Every organization has had their share of bad drafts.

IversonIsKrazy
11-14-2008, 07:51 PM
gotta go w/ knicks or clippers.

raps have coulda bin better than lakers if they drafted right, drafting Brandon Roy instead of Andrea Bargnani. Drafting Danny Granger instead of Joey Grahm. Imagine their line-up.

PG: Jose/Will/Ukic
SG: Roy/Parker/Kapono
SF: Granger/Moon/Kapono
PF: CB4/K-Hump
C: JO/Jawaii

ShakeN'Bake
11-14-2008, 08:00 PM
bulls - Fizer, Noah, Thomas, Chandler, Curry, J Williams

Anymore?

I agree except for this. Jay showed he could have been pretty good he was just stupid and got on a motorcycle. I dont think it was a bad pick tho.

JordansBulls
11-14-2008, 08:51 PM
Every organization has had their share of bad drafts.

:nod:

Nexus
11-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Indiana Pacers
1999 - Jonathan Bender at 5 (Rip Hamilton, Andre Miller, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Corey Magette, Ron Artest, James Poesy, Andrei Kirilenko came after)
2000 - Primoz Brezec at 27 (Has yet to come to the NBA)
2001 - Jamaal Tinsley at 27 (Tony Parker was 28).
2002 - Fred Jones at 14 (Juan Dixon, Tayshaun Prince, Nenad Kristic came after)
2003 - NO PICK (Lebron, Melo, Wade, Bosh, Kaman, Josh Howard, TJ Ford, etc.)
2004 - David Harrison at 29 (now out of the league)
2005 - Danny Granger at 17 (no brainer)
2006 - Shawne Williams at 17 (Renaldo Balkman, Rajon Rondo, Marcus Williams, Josh Boone, Kyle Lowry, Jordan Farmar, Sergio Rodriugez all after)
2007 - NO PICK (Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, Al Horford, etc.)

That's right, in the two most loaded drafts of the past decade, the Pacers had NO first round picks. In 2007, they had no picks. At all. I left out 2008 because it is still inconclusive, though I suspect history will say that they did well.

We had one good pick (Granger in 2005) for the decade. There was a question about a college injury, and 16 teams passed on what would otherwise have been a lottery pick. Danny was such a no-brainer even the Pacers couldn't screw it up. Ron Artest just served a year long suspension and while the team was still backing him, there was no garuantee he wouldn't serve another long suspension, so they needed a multi-talented SF.

You mean he has yet to come this season or period? He's played nine NBA seasons...3 with you guys.

IndyRealist
11-14-2008, 10:40 PM
You mean he has yet to come this season or period? He's played nine NBA seasons...3 with you guys.

My fault, I was thinking of Ezram Lorbek. Bird/Walsh drafted a lot of big Euro's over the years.

Nwsports22
11-14-2008, 11:03 PM
Seattle Sonics

1999: Corey Maggette and others traded to Orlando for Horace Grant 2 2nds.

2004: Robert Swift (Drafted after: Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, JR Smith, Kevin Martin, Sasha Vujacic, Jameer Nelson, Anderson Varejao, Trevor Ariza.)

2005: Johan Petro (Drafted after: Jason Maxiell, Linas Kleiza, David Lee, Brandon Bass.)

2006: Mo Sene (Drafted after: Ronnie Brewer, Rajon Rando, Marcus Williams, Jordan Farmar, Sergio Rodriguez.)

JordansBulls
11-14-2008, 11:19 PM
the rockets traded rudy gay for shane battier .... :pity:

That wasn't bad because the Rockets were in the win now mode with 2 top 10 players in the league with a top 2 Center along with a top 3 SG.

EddieB
11-14-2008, 11:21 PM
Clippers especially with all their high picks, Al Thorton is a player though

rosesbulls
11-14-2008, 11:30 PM
Bulls with Rose being abstain they have had 9 top 10 picks 5 of them being top 5 1 of them #1 and none of them are that good Jay Williams, Elton Brand, Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandlier none of those players are even on the bulls anymore and they are all top 5 with a #1 and 2 #2 pick in the draft. It's sad how many mess ups they have had :cry:. Thomas is boardering Bust, Sefolosha has no offense, Gordon wont be here next year, Hinrich is career back up, Loul Deng has been bad so far, Noah is looking like a bust :mad:

4GIVEBILLBUCK
11-14-2008, 11:31 PM
definetly not the celts...easily the best

4GIVEBILLBUCK
11-14-2008, 11:32 PM
The worst ehh knicks maybe....hard to say.

4GIVEBILLBUCK
11-14-2008, 11:32 PM
I take it back, the bulls

soulslice
11-15-2008, 12:58 AM
worst draft pick ever in the past 5 years? Detroit Pistons. i cant even remember the guys name anymore? they picked him over Melo and D wade

AFlagRules
11-15-2008, 01:17 AM
Every team has its share of bad picks.

Toronto has made some bad ones..

AFlagRules
11-15-2008, 01:18 AM
worst draft pick ever in the past 5 years? Detroit Pistons. i cant even remember the guys name anymore? they picked him over Melo and D wade

Darko Milicic.

In a different environment, he would have been nice. Too bad he went to a bad environment with no real post players where he didn't get a lick of playing time.

foofighter97
11-15-2008, 01:32 AM
And a place with Larry Brown who doesn't play rookies.

soulslice
11-15-2008, 09:32 AM
Darko Milicic.

In a different environment, he would have been nice. Too bad he went to a bad environment with no real post players where he didn't get a lick of playing time.

hahaha the only rajon rondo is good is cause he started playing with the big three, was he any good without them? i dont think so...

AFlagRules
11-15-2008, 02:50 PM
hahaha the only rajon rondo is good is cause he started playing with the big three, was he any good without them? i dont think so...



I agree. At least he can play defense though.

okcthunder1
11-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Seattle Sonics

2001 - Vladamir Radmonavic (after: Richard Jefferson, Troy Murphy, Zach Randolph, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker, Okur.)

2003 - Nick Collison, Luke Ridnour ( taken after: David West, Boris Diaw, Travis Outlaw, Barbosa, Josh Howard.) 2nd Round Willie Green ( after: Mo Williams,Kyle Korver)

2004 - Robert Swift ( after: Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, JR Smith, Kevin Martin)

2005 - Johan Petro ( after: Jason Maxiell, Brandon Bass, MONTA ELLIS)

2006- Saer Sene ( after: Ronnie Brewer)

okcthunder1
11-15-2008, 03:29 PM
Seattle Sonics

2001 - Vladamir Radmonavic (after: Richard Jefferson, Troy Murphy, Zach Randolph, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker, Okur.)

2003 - Nick Collison, Luke Ridnour ( taken after: David West, Boris Diaw, Travis Outlaw, Barbosa, Josh Howard.) 2nd Round Willie Green ( after: Mo Williams,Kyle Korver)

2004 - Robert Swift ( after: Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, JR Smith, Kevin Martin)

2005 - Johan Petro ( after: Jason Maxiell, Brandon Bass, MONTA ELLIS)

2006- Saer Sene ( after: Ronnie Brewer)

Ansy
11-15-2008, 03:47 PM
Hawks easily.