Cameron Artis-Payne, Oklahoma City Thunder (2015)
Picking in the middle of the first round of the NBA Draft is almost always a “hit or miss” proposition with the guy you take. But there was nothing even close to a “hit’ when it came to Oklahoma City’s selection of Cameron Artis-Payne with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, outside of his elaborate handshakes with teammate Russell Westbrook.
After missing 25 games his rookie year, Payne missed 62 games the following year due to a foot injury, and was traded at the 2016-2017 trade deadline to the Chicago Bulls. To make matters worse, Oklahoma City could’ve filled their need at another point guard with Terry Rozier, who was selected by the Boston Celtics two picks after the Thunder took Payne.