Unlike most of the others on this list, Nerlens Noel has actually looked pretty good in the NBA… when he’s healthy enough to stay on the court. Too bad that hasn’t happened very often. Noel was the number one high school recruit and looked the part at times his freshman season before tearing his ACL and missing the end of the season. Noel had been expected to contend for the number one pick but ended up going sixth to the New Orleans Pelicans, who traded his rights with another pick to the rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday.
Like other Sixers picks to come, Noel missed his rookie season after another knee surgery, and he’s never managed to stay healthy and keep his immense defensive talents on the court, bouncing around to Dallas and now Oklahoma City.