Dennis Smith Jr.
A 6-2 bulldog who could jump out of the gym, blow by defenders, and play like a one-man offensive dynamo, Dennis Smith Jr. from North Carolina State seemed like a tantalizing prospect. That is, of course, until you realized that he was one of those guys who coasted by on his god-given athletic gifts, and left major questions about his attitude, focus, and work ethic at every stop he made.
But that didn’t stop the Dallas Mavericks from drafting Smith in the 2017 NBA Draft, and then trading him away less than two years later, probably realizing his destiny is something close to “Steve Francis 2.0.” The fact that Donovan Mitchell was taken four picks after Smith really has to sting; imagine pairing Mitchell with Luka Dončić? Smith Jr. has since been traded to the New York Knicks right before the trade deadline.