14. Adam Morrison: 2006, Pick #3
As bad as the drafting history of the Charlotte basketball organization (in its most recent iteration) has been, it’s hard to fault them for drafting Adam Morrison. The All-American was the co-national player of the year, and helped make Gonzaga University a college basketball powerhouse. But Morrison’s reasons for failure in the NBA were two-fold: for one, he simply lacked the pure athleticism needed to really be a star at the professional level; teams — like Charlotte — overlooked that fact, because of his production in college.
Then, Morrison tore his ACL in his second season, taking even more away from his already-limited athletic ability. While you can mock the fact that Morrison was taken ahead of Brandon Roy, Kyle Lowry, J.J. Redick, and Paul Millsap, none of them won a championship ring; meanwhile, Morrison has two of them, as a reserve player on the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010