Antoine Walker, a bust? Employee number eight, the guy with all the commercials? Yes and yes. Walker was the sixth pick of the 1996 draft, and that year is key. Walker did go on to put up five seasons with 20 points a game or better and made three All Star teams in Boston, but he shot under 33% on threes and a brutal 41% field goal percentage for his career, the king of inefficient volume with a career 48% true shooting.
Even with all those points, it’s the player Antoine Walker wasn’t that Boston fans always remember. He never lived up to Allen Iverson or Ray Allen, chosen right before him, and he sure didn’t live up to Kobe Bryant or Steve Nash, both chosen in the ten picks after Walker.