Isaiah Thomas (2011)
On one hand, it’s sort of easy to see why Isaiah Thomas fell to the “Mr. Irrelevant” pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. After all, how often will a guy who stands 5’9 succeed in the NBA?
But Thomas, the 60th and final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, selected behind six guys who never played a minute in the NBA, would go on to not only become an NBA All-Star, but even challenge for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.
Thomas would go from Sacramento to Phoenix to Boston to Cleveland to Denver, over the course of his career, but everyone remembers him for what he did in the 2016-2017 NBA season and ensuing playoffs.