2004: Rafael Araújo
Between the 9th and the 20th picks of the 2004 NBA Draft, there were two players taken that ended up being selected for an All-Star game (Andre Iguodala and Jameer Nelson), and one player who ended up being named to an All-NBA team (Al Jefferson). That can’t sit well with the Toronto Raptors, who took center Rafael Araújo from BYU with the 8th overall pick. Toronto was clearly intrigued by the Araújo’s combination of size (6-foot-11 and 295lbs) and success in the NCAA Tournament (he had 24 points and 12 rebounds against Syracuse).
But Araújo flopped in the NBA, as he reportedly became a sticking point between Raptors General Manager Rob Babcock (who picked Araújo) and head coach Sam Mitchell (who refused to play Araújo because of his disdain for Babcock). Araújo lasted only four years in the NBA. He scored a grand total of 389 points in his entire NBA career.