2005: Marvin Williams
There’s a reason that the Atlanta Hawks were one of the worst teams of the 2000’s, and continued to make picks up high in the lottery. In 2005, the Hawks were in dire need of a point guard. Yet, instead of choosing All-American point guard Chris Paul , or Deron Williams (the point guard of the NCAA Championship runner up University of Illinois), the Hawks selected a player who didn’t even start for his own University of North Carolina team. Williams hasn’t been terrible, but if you put his career alongside that of Paul or even Deron Williams, it starts to look uglier and uglier.