Bust: Justin Jackson
Sacramento traded back from the #10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and took Justin Jackson from the National Champion Tarheels of the University of North Carolina with one of the two first round picks they acquired. A three-year starter at UNC, Jackson was supposed to come to Sacramento and add intangibles and a winning mentality to the perennially hapless Kings.
But after averaging less than seven points per game in his first season-and-a-half with the the Kings, Sacramento shipped him off as “trade” filler in their deal to acquire Harrison Barnes from the Dallas Mavericks. Even in Dallas, most people think Jackson has more value being flipped as a trade asset, versus being a building block for the Mavericks.