Memphis Grizzlies: James Harden, 2009 NBA Draft
The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t the only team that made an egregious decision when it came to the rights to shooting guard James Harden. In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies decided to take big man Hasheem Thabeet instead of Harden, the latter of whom ended being taken by the Thunder.
Thabeet ended up being among the big biggest busts of this past decade, being relegated to the NBA’s D-League in two separate stints. Meanwhile, Harden has become a perennial MVP candidate.