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Who is the worst-ever #2 draft pick?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by sinobball, May 18, 2016.

  1. sinobball

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    Got to be Thabeet the GOAT

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    This douchebag was drafted before Westbrook and Love:

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    Has to bowie. You got before the goat.
     
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    Darko Milicic
     
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    Here is the list and OH BOY have there been some duds at number 2 in recent years:

    2013 Victor Oladipo
    2012 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    2011 Derrick Williams
    2010 Evan Turner
    2009 Hasheem Thabeet
    2008 Michael Beasley
    2007 Kevin Durant
    2006 LaMarcus Aldridge
    2005 Marvin Williams
    2004 Emeka Okafor
    2003 Darko Milicic
    2002 Jay Williams
    2001 Tyson Chandler
    2000 Stromile Swift
    1999 Steve Francis
    1998 Mike Bibby
    1997 Keith Van Horn
    1996 Marcus Camby
    1995 Antonio McDyess
    1994 Jason Kidd
    1993 Shawn Bradley
    1992 Alonzo Mourning
    1991 Kenny Anderson
    1990 Gary Payton
    1989 Danny Ferry
    1988 Rik Smits
    1987 Armon Gilliam
    1986 Len Bias
    1985 Wayman Tisdale
    1984 Sam Bowie
    1983 Steve Stipanovich
    1982 Terry Cummings
    1981 Isiah Thomas
    1980 Darrell Griffith


    For me Darko is probably the worst? He played 10 years, yes. But at the level of a 2nd round 7' stiff....
     
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    Damn, the 90's everyone drafted pretty damn good for the number 2 spot.
     
  9. francis 4 prez

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    sam bowie had solid seasons in the league. his rookie year was pretty good and he averaged a double-double one year. he was just injured.

    and even darko had a couple role player seasons. thabeet basically never got on the court, averaging no more than 13 mpg.
     
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    Are we talking about the worst player selected at #2, or the worst #2 pick given who was still on the board?

    Hasheem Thabeet is probably the worst player, but obviously passing up on MJ for Bowie was the worst pick.
     
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    If Bowie is in there Jay Williams should be too, both careers cut WAY short by injuries.

    I would go with Thabeet though.

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    1) Thabeet
    2) Darko
    3) Stromile
     
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    I agree with this.
     
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    Len Bias didn't do much in the league.
     
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    Thabeet. Not even a NBA player
     
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    Thabeet is definitely worse than Darko. People forget that Darko had a stealth run as a quality (-ish) bench player for Orlando and Memphis before he finally fizzled for good. He actually averaged 12 and 8 per 36 minutes once you average out the good and the bad.

    Thabeet's career high in minutes was his rookie year, before everyone noticed he didn't deserve even bench minutes.

    Also, if someone had told you in 2009 that Marvin Williams would be probably the fourth best #2 pick in a 15 year period, how loud would you have laughed?
     
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    Thabeet and it ain't even close. At no point in his professional career did he resemble an actual NBA player.
     
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    Mike D'Antoni
     
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    Ranking the best 5 from that list

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