13. DeAndre Ayton (2018):
In a “boom” scenario, NBA scouts believed DeAndre Ayton could be mentioned in the same breath as Karl-Anthony Towns and/or an in-his-prime Demarcus Cousins: a big man who was born to play the game of basketball, but shows a complete aversion to the concept of playing defense. Whether Ayton transcends, or simply lives up to that reputation still remains to be seen.
The biggest reason why Ayton doesn’t rank higher on this list is the fact that a large contingent of teams would’ve very likely taken Luka Dončić over Ayton if they had the top pick in the draft, and that one of the biggest reasons why Ayton ended up going #1 overall was Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver’s connection to the University of Arizona, where Ayton spent his requisite one year of college.