22. D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State)
Regardless of how things might have transpired in Los Angeles, hardly anyone batted an eyelash when the Lakers selected D’Angelo Russell with the 2nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Some draft analysts said that, at worst, he’d be Brandon Roy-type player, while others said his upside could turn him into a Penny Hardaway-type player.
Obviously, for reasons on and off the court, Russell’s career was a big flop in Los Angeles. But he started showing flashes of success in his first season in Brooklyn, and became a full-fledged breakout star during his second season there.