Seattle Supersonics: Tom Chambers, 1981 NBA Draft
With the 5th overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft, the Seattle Supersonics selected Danny Vranes from the University of Utah. What was really bad about this pick was that they took Vranes over three different players in the top 10 who would go on to become NBA All-Stars, including forward Tom Chambers.
Of course, two years later, the then San Diego Clippers traded Chambers to Seattle anyway. But if Seattle had just taken Chambers in the first place in 1981, they wouldn’t have had to trade for him.