16. Andrew Bogut (2005):
Leading up to the NBA Draft, NBA teams talked themselves into Andrew Bogut because he met the requisite “never pass on a talented big man” maxim, and because they were intrigued by his textbook fundamentals (honed by playing with the Australian National Team), huge wingspan, and ability to shoot and handle the ball.
But despite standing a legit seven feet tall, Bogut’s ability to rebound was a big question mark, and whether he could really become a guy who could change the fortune of a woebegone team was an even bigger question. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that Bogut was in the same draft class as Chris Paul and Deron Williams, both of whom were considered to be the type of point guards who only come around once or twice in a decade.