View Full Version : Draft Picks Your Team Should Have Never Made(NBA)

08-15-2009, 01:37 PM
There is an NFL tread for this and just want to see the Nba side of things

araujo,joey graham, for me because we could have gotten so many better players than this 2.

08-15-2009, 01:39 PM
Ebi, Avery, Paul Grant

08-15-2009, 01:41 PM
bet Portland wishes they didn't draft Sam Bowie

And the Bulls wasted alot of draft picks Fizer, J Will

08-15-2009, 01:41 PM
the list could be huge, the amount of players that actually come out and succeed is small

but here are mine for the jazz

Kirk Snyder
Pavel Podkolzin (i dont think he ever even played)
Raul Lopez (Gerald Wallace picked right after him, and tony parker a couple picks later)
Kris Humphries

08-15-2009, 01:42 PM

08-15-2009, 02:17 PM
Quincy Douby - Could have had Rajon Rondo

08-15-2009, 02:36 PM

Peter John Ramos
Jarvis Hayes
Jared Jeffries
Juan Dixon
Kwame Brown
LaBradford Smith
Tyronne Bogues
John "Hot Plate" Williams
Anthony Jones
Manute Bol
Gheorghe Muresan
Kenny Green (Over Karl Malone)
Mel Turpin
Randy Wittmann
Wes Matthews
Roger Phegley
Bo Ellis
Larry Wright
Stan Love

And those are just the ones I remember ...

08-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Miami - Wayne Simen - Drafted Over David Lee & Brandon Bass
Dorrell Wright - Drafted Over Jammer Nelson & Delote West

08-15-2009, 02:48 PM
Orlando Magic:

11th Pick of the 2005 NBA Draft - Fran Vázquez
Could have had: Danny Granger, Hakim Warrick, Nate Robinson or David Lee

11th Pick of the 2006 NBA Draft - JJ Redick
Could have had: Ronny Brewer or Rajon Rondo

47th Pick of the 2007 NBA Draft - Reyshaun Terry
Could have had: Marc Gasol or Ramone Sessions

Possible best case scenario lineup:
PG - Jameer Nelson, Rajon Rondo, Anthony Johnson
SG - Vince Carter, Mikhael Pietrus
SF - Danny Granger, Matt Barnes
PF - Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson
C - Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, Marcin Gortat

Now that's an allstar starting line, with the best bench in the NBA

PS: They would still have the pieces necessary to make the Carter trade happen

08-15-2009, 02:55 PM
what if scenarios are stupid. I mean, we took McCants ahead of Granger, but I wouldn't label McCants someone who belongs in this thread. Every fan can make a what if team after the fact.

Toenail Clipper
08-15-2009, 02:59 PM
What a waste of first pick.

08-15-2009, 03:08 PM
I dont know why wolves fans knock the pick of Ebi...it was a second round pick (or was it late first?) bottom line is, you dont find to many great players for as low as Ebi was picked, sure we passed on Josh Howard, but so did so many other teams...are you guys mad we drafted Blake Stepp in the second round?

08-15-2009, 03:15 PM
Raptors...Joey Graham and Araujo, instead we could have got Andre Igoudala and Danny Granger... :(

08-15-2009, 03:25 PM

Pervis Ellison, Jerome Moiso, Kedrick Brown, Joe Forte, Troy Bell

08-15-2009, 03:55 PM
Sixers.....pretty much every pick besides Iverson, Iggy, Speights and Young
1997: Keith Van Horn (2) he was traded for Tim Thomas....coulda had McGrady or Billups
1998: Larry Hughes (8)....highlight of his career as a Sixer was missed dunks during the dunk contest....coulda Had Dirk or Pierce
2000: Speedy Claxton....weak draft so can't really fault them
Basically after this point Billy King traded all our first rounders for trash like Kenny Thomas where we coulda struck gold in drafts like 2003 and 2005. smh

08-15-2009, 03:58 PM
1996: John Wallace and Walter McCarty. Coulda had Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Derek Fisher, or Ben Wallace.

1997: John Thomas. Coulda had Stephen Jackson.

1998: DeMarco Johnson. Coulda had Rafer Alston or Cuttino Mobley.

1999: Frederick 'Dunked on heard round the world' Weis. Coulda had Ron Artest, Andrei Kirilenko, or Manu Ginobili. :pity:

2000: Donnell Harvey. Coulda had Michael Redd.

2003: Mike Sweetney. Coulda had David West, Josh Howard, Leandro Barbosa, or even Boris Diaw.

Same year, 2003: Macei Lampe. Coulda had Mo Williams, Jason Kapono, or even Kyle Korver.

2005: Channing Frye. Coulda had Andrew Bynum or Danny Granger.

2006: Renaldo Balkman. Coulda had Rajon Rondo or Paul Millsap.

08-15-2009, 04:12 PM
Adam Morrison...he sucks big time.

08-15-2009, 04:42 PM
Mark Madsen
Brian Cook
Sun Yue
Javaris Crittenton
Kareem Rush

08-15-2009, 04:47 PM
1996 drafted todd fuller. Should have drafted kobe.
2002 drafted Mike Dunleavy and Steve Logan. Could have had Amare or boozer

08-15-2009, 04:52 PM
copy catter

08-15-2009, 04:54 PM
Detroit Darko Millicic pick #2 2003
the next three picks were
3 Carmelo Anthony
4 Chris Bosh
5 Dwayne Wade

also in the draft class Kirk hinrich, Kris Kaman, Tj Ford, Mickael Pietrus, David West, Josh Howard, Leandro Barbosa, Jason Kapono, Kyle Korver

08-15-2009, 05:01 PM
Heat- D-Wright AKA the next T-Mac :laugh2: