16. Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry’s drop to the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft looks like one of the biggest blunders in NBA history. While his career did get off to something of a slow start because of recurring issues with ankle injuries, once Curry was able to put said maladies behind him, the NBA quickly became subject to perhaps the most deadly long-distance shooters — and overall offensive dynamo’s — the league has ever seen.
The speed in which Curry is able to get off shots, and the accuracy in which he connects on them, is lethal. In the current run of the Golden State Warriors juggernaut (of which je is the lynchpin), Curry has averaged 27.3 points and 6.2 assists per game between 2015 and 2019, connecting on 48.4% of all field goals (including over 43% from three). Even if the two-time MVP retired today, he’s a lock to be mentioned among the league’s greatest offensive weapons of all time… and he turned only 30 years old in 2019.