2014 — Andrew Wiggins
Wiggins was the first pick of the draft in 2014, going ahead of Kansas teammate Joel Embiid, who is not exactly an NBA bust. Wiggins is a different kind of bust, considering he’s 23 years old and averaging 19 points a game over almost 400 NBA games and just finishing the first year of a five year $146 million contract. Normally you’d think that’s pretty good for a top pick, but Minnesota Timberwolves fans and basketball watchers in general beg to differ.
Wiggins hasn’t shown any real improvement in five seasons in the league, declining if anything, and he’s a sieve on defense with a lackadaisical motor and effort level. Wiggins has a career 103 offensive rating with an even worse 114 defensive rating. The 2014 draft looks pretty bad in hindsight, so Wiggins as the first pick is just about perfect.