Željko Rebrača, Pistons (2004)
Željko Rebrača was another player who got a shot in the NBA during an era when teams were constantly looking to unearth “hidden gems” from Europe. Taken in the second round of the 1994 NBA Draft, Rebrača was traded three times between 1994 and 2001, before he even played in an NBA game.
He averaged 6.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a member of the Detroit Pistons team that won the NBA Championship in 2004, but those paltry numbers ended up being career-high statistics for him. His career ended up being cut short after he dealt with heart problems while in the NBA.