6. Emmanuel Mudiay: 2015, Pick #7
For much of the 2014-2015 NBA season, people thought that the worst teams in the league would “tank” to put themselves in better position to draft point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. But his erratic skillset and lack of overall focus, which scared off teams in the 2015 NBA Draft, began to further manifest when he arrived in the NBA.
He had an unspectacular career in Denver as a member of the Nuggets, before being traded to the New York Knicks. As the saying goes: hindsight is 20/20, but Denver could’ve really benefited from a young point guard like Terry Rozier, instead of what they got (or didn’t get) from Mudiay.