Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers (2017)
Oh man, where to start; you can write an entire book about the disaster that was Markelle Fultz’ rookie season. Let’s start with the botched shoulder injury, which Fultz — a basketball obsessed teenager — tried to push through, only making things worse. Then there was the series of misdiagnoses and misstatements around when he’d return to the lineup from the team as well.
After that, there were numerous reports — and even videos — of Fultz’ signature jumpshot looking broken beyond repair. While Fultz did show a few flashes of athleticism in his return to Philadelphia late in the 2018 season, there’s legitimate reason to believe his broken jumper may never be fixed again.