The 10 Worst NBA Draft Picks of All Time

 The 10 Worst NBA Draft Picks of All Time

The 10 Worst NBA Draft Picks of All Time


  1. Marvin Williams- #2 draft pick for the Atlanta Hawks in 2005. Was traded after only 2 years of being drafted

2. Ron Mercer- #6 draft pick for the Boston Celtics in 1997. Only lasted 2 years with the team before being traded.

3. Ed O’Bannon – #9 draft pick for the Brooklyn Nets in 1995. Only played for 2 years with the team and then decided to play overseas.

4. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – #2 draft pick for the Charlotte Hornets in 2012. Shortly after being drafted with high expectations, he was sitting on the bench as a “reserve” player due to poor performance.

5. Jay Williams- #2 draft pick for the Chicago Bulls in 2002. His career only lasted one season after he suffered a motorcycle accident that ended his NBA career.

6. Anthony Bennet- #1 draft pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. Due to his dismal performance, he played for four different teams in his first 4 years.

7. Bill Garnett- #4 draft pick for the Dallas Mavericks in 1982. He only lasted four seasons in the league due to his disappointing performance.

8. Nikoloz Tskitishvili- #5 draft pick for the Denver Nuggets in 2002. The Nuggets had high expectations for the 7 foot forward. Unfortunately, his career only lasted 172 games before he called it quits.

9. Chris Washburn- #3 draft pick for the Golden State Warriors in 1986. The almost 7-foot-tall center was a fabulous athlete with tons of potential. However, shortly after joining the league, he was banned from the NBA after serving jail time and a probation period for stealing a stereo.

10. Royce White- #16 draft pick for the Houston Rockets in 2012. His career lasted a whopping 3 games after poor performance and bad relationships with the Rockets Management.