The 2015 NBA Draft Class has been exceptionally discouraging due to the high expectations these players had entering the draft. Every draft always has busts and steals but unfortunately this class was loaded with dissatisfaction. The first overall pick in this draft, Karl-Anthony Towns, has been a bright spot of this draft and has proved in his first two seasons that he has earned the number one selection. Towns went on to win rookie of the year by a long shot, as his fellow rookies where not nearly as impressive.
Some other memorable stars from this draft include Kristaps Porziņģis, Myles Turner and Devin Booker, who recently put up a career high 70 points at the age of 20 years young. These future NBA stars are potentially the only ones capable of completely changing an NBA franchise and leading a team to the playoffs.
Selecting a future star in the 2015 Draft class was like finding a needle in a hay stack, as many NBA GMs missed on destined superstars and landed with busts instead. Here is the re-draft of the terrible 2015 NBA Draft.
30 Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl-Anthony Towns (University of Kentucky)
Original Pick: Karl-Anthony Towns (University of Kentucky)
Taking Karl-Anthony Towns first overall was easily the best decision of the draft, as he has lived up to all the hype. The big man from Kentucky completely shut up everyone who ever doubted him as he received the Rookie of the Year award, averaging 18.3 PPG, 10.5 TRPG, and an impressive 1.7 BPG. Karl-Anthony Towns, also known as KAT, continued to grow and expand his skill set throughout his sophomore year, as he may win the Most Improved Player of the year for the 2016-2017 season. Sadly, Towns couldn't lead his team to the playoffs as the Timberwolves lost key player Zach LaVine, as he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Even though Timberwolves fans were disappointed this year, they have much to look forward to as they will receive another top draft pick in 2017 along with KAT, a potential player who has the opportunity to be the best player in the league in the next 5-10 years.
29 Los Angeles Lakers - Devin Booker (University of Kentucky)
Original Pick: D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State University)
The next pick in the 2015 Draft should have been Devin Booker, who was another Wildcat mentored by John Calipari. Booker was one of the biggest steals of the 2015 NBA Draft hand down. He was taken late at #13 and has become the face of the Phoenix Suns ever since. Many scouts thought Booker was just a sharp shooter coming out of college but he has proved otherwise. Devin Booker has grown tremendously and has no ceiling. There is nothing Booker can't do, as he scored 70 points at just the age of 20. Expect Booker to continue to grow as he will be an All-Star before you know it.
28 Philadelphia 76ers - Myles Turner (University of Texas at Austin)
Original Pick: Jahlil Okafor (Duke University)
Myles Turner was another great steal in the 2015 NBA Draft. Turner was anticipated to be just a big body who could rebound and block shots. However, the 11th pick in the draft made a very surprising rookie debut. Turner averaged a reasonable amount of points his first season with 10.3 PPG, but has improved to 14.5 PPG his second season. Turner was also able to help carry the Pacers to the playoffs but unfortunately, Indiana was swept in the first round to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Turner, for the most part, earns this early spot in the draft because of the extreme energy that he brings to his team, along with his imposing 2.1 blocks he averages per game.
27 New York Knicks - Kristaps Porziņģis (Baloncesto Sevilla)
Original Pick: Kristaps Porziņģis (Baloncesto Sevilla)
When the New York Knick selected Kristaps Porziņģis many people questioned Phil Jackson's qualification to be the president of the franchise. The Latvian ball player was listed as a striking 7'3", however, many people originally thought that he would get bullied in the NBA because of his skinny frame. Hint hint... They where all happily mistaken. Porziņģis came into the NBA doing what everyone told him he couldn't. He quickly became a fan favorite having been in the top ten for jersey sales his rookie season. People of New York and fans all over adore Porziņģis A.K.A. The Unicorn, because of his rare skill-set. The 7-footer's fame grew rapidly because of his monstrous putback dunks, sweet jump shot, and his magnificent blocking ability.
26 Orlando Magic - D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State University)
Original Pick: Mario Hezonja (FC Barcelona)
D'Angelo Russell was originally the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, selected by the Los Angeles Lakers. Many were pleased with Russell's play his first season and presumed he would develop into a star in the time that lies ahead. D'Angelo Russell typically gets himself surrounded with paparazzi because of his expressive nature and his confidence. However, these attributes led to a huge scandal that quickly became viral all over the country. Russell and his teammate Nick Young were involved in a prank war during D'Angelo's rookie season. Russell childishly took this too far by sweet-talking Young into confessing his unfaithfulness with a 19-year-old as Russell filmed the whole disclosure which was later released to the public.
This incident caused an immediate uproar from his furious teammates, fascinated media, and NBA fans all over the country. Russell has been working desperately to earn his teammates' trust back, but since then, we have not seen the same player. After hopes that Russell could lead the young Lakers to the playoffs his second year, he fell short, having been sidelined a majority of the season due to injuries, and a lack of effort. D'Angelo Russell still has great potential to evolve his skills but he really needs to step up his game on and off the court ASAP.
25 Sacramento Kings - Justise Winslow (Duke University)
Original Pick: Willie Cauley-Stein (University of Kentucky)
Justise Winslow was originally drafted four spots later to the Miami Heat in 2015. Winslow came out of college leaving Duke his first year with a national championship. He immediately became a recognized face of the NBA right when he stepped on the court, because of his grit and defensive presence. Winslow and the Miami Heat began to make a strong push halfway through his second season as they were fighting for a shot to make the playoffs. Winslow earned a spot in the starting lineup, but Miami's vision of making the playoffs was just a dream. Winslow and other key players suffered major injuries as they missed the postseason by one game. Although the he missed out this season, Miami has much to look forward to.
24 Denver Nuggets - Frank Kaminsky (University of Wisconsin)
Original Pick: Emmanuel Mudiay (Guangdong Southern Tigers)
Frank Kaminsky was originally picked two spots later in the 2015 NBA Draft. Frank the Tank will forever be known as an elite college athlete after declaring for the NBA Draft following his four productive years at Wisconsin. Kaminsky's rookie season came to a slow start, as many fans thought he was a bust. However, after Frank's sophomore season, many started to realize that there is much more potential than we originally thought. The Tank started to truly prove himself during All-Star weekend. Kaminsky led his team in scoring as he exploded for 33 points, going 9-for-13 beyond the arc. Frank Kaminsky still has much more to showcase, but we are expecting big things.
23 Detroit Pistons - Richaun Holmes (Bowling Green State University)
Original Pick: Stanley Johnson (University of Arizona)
Richaun Holmes is another one of the major steals in the 2015 NBA Draft. Holmes was not even selected in the first round. The big man from Bowling Green State University was taken 37th-overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. During his rookie season he only averaged 13.8 minutes per game, playing a bit role on a bad team. Despite that, Holmes was determined to improve his game. The following season, he started to earn more playing time, as other big men on the 76ers fell to injury, including Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid. Erstwhile Sixer Nerlens Noel was also traded to Dallas, which gave Holmes the starting center job. Some people think Richaun is undersized, standing at only 6'8", but his jumping ability defends his case. Whatever Richaun Holmes' job may be, whether it is coming off the bench and providing energy or starting for a team, he will be effective.
22 Charlotte Hornets - Norman Powell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Original Pick: Frank Kaminsky (University of Wisconsin)
Norman Powell was another second round pick that we have selected within the top 10. Powell attended UCLA and was a four-year player for the Bruins, averaging 16.4 PPG his senior season. After a successful college career, Powell was taken with the 46th-overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he was traded on draft night along with a first-round pick to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Greivis Vasquez. To this date, this has looked like an incredible trade for Toronto, as they completely robbed the Bucks. Powell has had a splendid two seasons for Toronto and even though he has been through some trade rumors, he remains a Raptor. Norman Powell has very high upside and whichever roster his is on should be grateful.
21 Miami Heat - Jahlil Okafor (Duke University)
Original Pick: Justise Winslow (Duke University)
With the third pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76er's mistakenly took Jahlil Okafor. At the end of his rookie season, many Sixers fans where actually pleased with his play as he averaged a stunning 17.5 PPG. However, the following season was the start of the emergence of Joel Embiid. Embiid immediately took over Okafor's position as starting center as he battled with Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes for playing time.
Jahlil was a very tempting prospect coming out of college after taking home the NCAA championship for Duke. Okafor showcased his impeccable post moves and offensive game as he took much of the attention off of his subpar defensive game. During his sophomore pro season, fans all over began to quickly realize his little effort he put in defensively. There was several possessions where it was embarrassing to watch him defend. Many people also thought he would never be able to effectively play among Joel Embiid. Okafor was put into several trade rumors but nothing went through because 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo insisted he would only make the trade if it was a good deal. Okafor still has the ability to be a great player; he just needs to become a better defender.
20 Indiana Pacers - Emmanuel Mudiay (Guangdong Southern Tigers)
Original Pick: Myles Turner (University of Texas at Austin)
Emmanuel Mudiay was originally the 7th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In 2013, Mudiay verbally committed to play for the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team but later changed his mind to forgo college, as he joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China. Mudiay signed a one year contract for $1.2 million while averaging 18.0 PPG, 5.9 APG, and 6.3 RPG. Many were impressed with these numbers but thought he couldn't translate his game to the far more intense competition in the NBA. So far in his career, the doubters have been correct. In his two-year career he has averaged 12.0 PPG, 4.8 APG, and 3.3 RPG.
19 Utah Jazz - Willy Hernangómez (Baloncesto Sevilla)
Original Pick: Trey Lyles (University of Kentucky)
Willy Hernangómez was another great selection from the second round. Hernangómez was taken 35th-overall by the 76ers but was later traded on draft night to the New York Knicks for two second-round picks and cash considerations. Hernangómez was looked upon as one of the best prospects of Real Madrid, as he played his first two seasons on the reserve team. Hernangómez finally decided to join the Knicks in 2016-2017 and performed at a high level. The Spaniard started to elevate his game after the All-Star break as he took home the Rookie of the Month award for April with averages of 11.5 PPG, 9.2 RPG, and 2.0 APG. The prodigy from Spain may be slept on right now but NBA fans better watch out.
18 Phoenix Suns - Willie Cauley-Stein (University of Kentucky)
Original Pick: Devin Booker (University of Kentucky)
Willie Cauley-Stein was another one of the record-breaking six players drafted from one college (University of Kentucky) in the 2015 NBA Draft. Willie Cauley-Stein was originally drafted at the six spot but unfortunately, we have him sliding to number thirteen. The biggest reason that this is true is because former King DeMarcus Cousins previously hogged all of the minutes as center. Luckily, Cousins was traded to New Orleans which opened up a ton of playing time for the seven footer. After the All-Star break, Cauley-Stein averaged 12.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 2.2 APG, solidifying himself in the starting center job for the Kings.
17 Oklahoma City Thunder - Larry Nance Jr. (University of Wyoming)
Original Pick: Cameron Payne (Murray State University)
The son of former NBA legend Larry Nance, who played for the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers, was a major steal in the 2015 NBA Draft. Larry Nance Jr. was originally drafted at number 27 but it looks like he is very well taking after his father with his posterizing dunks and his incredible athleticism. The younger Nance may not be well-known for his offensive game, though he has much more in his arsenal. Nance Jr. is also an incredible off-ball defender. He even said that he wants to be in the discussion for defensive player of the year. When his name was called on draft night, many were instantly intrigued to see if he could follow in his dad's footsteps. This young Laker only averaged 6.3 PPG and 5.4 PPG in his two-year career but we have him at this spot mainly because of his unbelievable potential.
16 Atlanta Hawks - Josh Richardson (University of Tennessee)
Original Pick: Kelly Oubre Jr. (University of Kansas)
Josh Richardson was originally the 40th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6'6" guard from the University of Tennessee currently plays for the Miami Heat where he feels just at home. Sadly, Richardson has gone through multiple injuries such as a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee which kept him out of play for 6-8 weeks in the 2016-2017 season. Nevertheless, Richardson did not allow this setback to hold him back. After starting off slow, he bounced back to average 10.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and a high 30.5 MPG. Josh Richardson is looking to be a terrific steal from the second round although he needs to stay healthy in order to thrive as an NBA player.
15 Boston Celtics - Montrezl Harrell (University of Louisville)
Original Pick: Terry Rozier (University of Louisville)
Montrezl Harrell attended the University of Louisville where his team was crowned with the 2013 NCAA Championship during his freshman year. Even though Harrell is able to say he won a championship in college, he wasn't truly a huge piece of that team. Harrell's impressive college teammate Gorgui Dieng had decided to declare for the NBA Draft after winning the championship, which provided Harrell with much attention. As such, Harrell was widely known as one of the top returning players in the country. That season he took on a much bigger job for his team as he averaged 15.7 PPG and 9.2 RPG. Montrezl Harrell narrowly led his team to another final four appearance, but he fell short to a dominant Michigan State team. The following year, Harrell declared for the NBA Draft where he was initially the 32nd-overall pick to the Houston Rockets. The big man had a poor rookie season, but he significantly improved averaging 9.1 PPG on a 62.8 FG% his sophomore campaign. Montrezl Harrell has a tremendous amount of potential as he is looking to grow on the Rockets along with MVP candidate James Harden.
14 Milwaukee Bucks - Bobby Portis (University of Arkansas)
Original Pick: Rashad Vaughn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Bobby Portis was selected with the 22nd-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. When the Chicago Bulls took him with their pick, they expected big things. Portis came out of college averaging a splendid 17.5 PPG, 8.9 RPG, along with the nomination for the John R. Wooden Award for national college player of the year. Portis performed at a sub par level his rookie year as many Bulls fans thought his skills would keep improving where he left off. Following that, Chicago had decided to extend his contract through the 2017–2018 season due to his upside.
Shockingly, something interesting happened. Portis entered his second season having his points, rebounds, and assists averages all go down from the year before. Portis was then sent down to the Bulls' D-League affiliate as a result of his unproductive contributions. Fortunately, he was recalled the next day as he scored 19 points against the Celtics. Portis continued to play at a high level and currently remains on the Bulls. Chicago fans do not need to worry as Portis is back on track.
13 Houston Rockets - Kelly Oubre Jr. (University of Kansas)
Original Pick: Sam Dekker (University of Wisconsin)
If the Rockets had a chance to re-draft the 18th pick in 2015, they would have taken Kelly Oubre Jr. because he would have still been available. Oubre Jr. was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th-overall pick in the draft. However, he was traded on draft night to the Washington Wizards for fellow rookie Jerian Grant along with two second round draft picks. The former Kansas Jayhawk averaged 6.3 PPG on 42.1 FG% this recently-concluded regular season. Oubre Jr.'s responsibilities on the court have grown tremendously since since his rookie year as his MPG has practically doubled. Kelly is continuing to increase his skill level every year as he is presently competing in the playoffs. Even if Kelly Oubre Jr. and the Wizards can't take home a championship this year, they will continue to improve each season.
12 Washington Wizards - Trey Lyles (University of Kentucky)
Original Pick: Jerian Grant (University of Notre Dame)
With Trey Lyles still on the board, the Washington Wizards would have most likely taken him instead of drafting Jerian Grant. Having three-point specialist Trey Lyles join the fantastic backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal would make the Wiz a hard team to stop. It's hard to stop a 6'10" big man who has a three-point shot in his arsenal, as he can just shoot over his defenders. The original 12th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has averaged 6.1 PPG on a 34.3 3P% during his two years so far on the Utah Jazz. During his rookie season, Lyles started off slow, only averaging 3.0 PPG, but as the next two months went on, he began scoring in double figures for the first time in his NBA career. Lyles is constantly continuing to improve, as he recently replaced the injured Nikola Mirotić in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the World Team.
11 Toronto Raptors - Sam Dekker (University of Wisconsin)
Original Pick: Delon Wright (University of Utah)
Instead of the Toronto Raptors drafting Delon Wright, they would have very well likely taken Sam Dekker from the University of Wisconsin. Dekker was initially drafted at number 18 by the Houston Rockets. When Sam Dekker's NBA career, began he unluckily was forced to miss the entire 2015 NBA Summer League because of a back injury. Dekker participated in physical therapy and was able to return for all eight of his team's preseason games. However, he only played three of his first 11 regular season games. Sadly, Dekker was struck with more bad news. On November 18, 2015, Sam was required to have back surgery. The surgery was successful but it forced Dekker out for three months.
After those few months blew by, Dekker was appointed to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's D-League team. Sam Dekker finished the 2015-2016 season with only playing in three NBA games. Despite Dekker's struggles, he was determined to fight back. The following year he was able to play in 77 NBA games, as he averaged 6.5 PPG and 3.7 RPG.
10 Dallas Mavericks - Justin Anderson (University of Virginia)
Original Pick: Justin Anderson (University of Virginia)
The next selection in the 2015 NBA Re-Draft would have been Justin Anderson. Anderson was originally selected with this same pick, starting his career with the Dallas Mavericks. After playing three seasons at the University of Virginia, Justin finished his rookie duration with Dallas averaging a horrendous 3.8 PPG, 0.5 APG, and 2.4 RPG. Anderson worked on his game very hard during the offseason and was able to slightly improve his stat line. Fortunately for Justin, on March 3, 2017, he was traded to a poor Philadelphia 76ers team along with Andrew Bogut and a 1st round pick for Nerlens Noel. This trade opened up much more playing time for Anderson as he started multiple games of the remaining season. Anderson finished his sophmore year with Philadelphia averaging 8.5 PPG, 1.4 APG, and 4.0 RPG. Justin Anderson AKA "Simba" may have had a rough start to his career, but you should keep an eye out for this young player in future years.
9 22.Chicago Bulls - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (University of Arizona)
Original Pick: Bobby Portis (University of Arkansas)
If the Chicago Bulls could have another shot at the 18th spot they probably would have taken Rondae Hollis-Jefferson instead of Bobby Portis because he would have already been drafted earlier. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was originally the 23rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was at first selected by the Portland Trail Blazers but was traded on draft night along with Steve Blake to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Mason Plumlee and the rights to the 41st pick which ended up being Pat Connaughton. Hollis-Jefferson had a solid two-year career at the University of Arizona, which urged the Nets to trade for him because of his scoring ability and his defensive mindset. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 8.7 PPG and a decent1.1 SPG. All of Rondae's coaches since he began playing basketball have admired his capability on both sides of the court and the liveliness he brings to his team.
8 Portland Trail Blazers - Stanley Johnson (University of Arizona)
Original Pick: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (University of Arizona)
The next best available pick from the 2015 draft class has been a huge bust so far in his short two year career. This bust was the 8th-overall pick who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, Stanley Johnson. Johnson was a very highly-touted prospect coming out of Arizona as he was ranked #11 on the ESPN Top 100 mock draft. In the summer of 2015, many people were beginning to think that Johnson was going to be a star as he averaged 16.2 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 2.0 APG in the five summer league games that he participated in. Despite the hot start, Johnson went on to average an abysmal 6.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 1.5 APG in his first two seasons. These are incredibly low averages for an original lottery pick in the draft. Stanley Johnson still has the chance to turn things around and get back on track to how he was playing in college, but if he wants to do that, he needs to get in the gym immediately.
7 Cleveland Cavaliers - Jerian Grant (University of Notre Dame)
Original Pick: Tyus Jones (Duke University)
If the Cleveland Cavaliers could redo their 2015 NBA Draft selection, they would have taken Jerian Grant to back up NBA superstar, Kyrie Irving. Cleveland originally selected Tyus Jones, whom they decided to trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2019 second round pick and the rights to the #31 and #36 pick in the draft. If Jerian Grant was still available, the Cavs would not have hesitated. Grant played college basketball at Notre Dame, and was evaluated as one of the top guards in the NCAA. Grant was quick to move around as he was first drafted 19th-overall by the Washington Wizards, but was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks, and was traded a second time to the New York Knicks, all on Draft Night. Grant finally signed his rookie contract with New York but things didn't really add up there. Grant just couldn't mentally register the famous triangle offense and struggled to make shots. Jerian's days with the Knicks were also numbered, as he was traded a third time to Chicago, in a package for formed MVP Derrick Rose. It looks like Jerian Grant has found a home with the Bulls and looks to improve more with them in the future.
6 Memphis Grizzlies - Andrew Harrison (University of Kentucky)
Original Pick: Jarell Martin (Louisiana State University)
Andrew Harrison was originally another second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Harrison declared for the draft after his second year at the University of Kentucky. Harrison was joined on draft night by fellow team mates including his twin, Aaron Harrison, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Dakari Johnson. Harrison was selected #44 but was traded on draft night by the Phoenix Suns to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jon Leuer. Even though Memphis drafted Harrison later on, he would have been a much better first round pick than their original selection, Jarell Martin. Harrison has surpassed his current teammates play and potential as an NBA player. Harrison played his first year after being drafted on the Grizzlies' D-league team but the injury of Mike Conley in his sophomore season opened up many minutes for the former Wildcat. Harrison averaged 5.9 PPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.9 RPG in the 2016-2017 season. We hope to see Harrison increase his playing time and his ability on the floor.
5 San Antonio Spurs - Cameron Payne (Murray State University)
Original Pick: Nikola Milutinov (Partizan Belgrade)
San Antonio Spurs original pick Nikola Milutinov currently plays professional basketball for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League, but the Spurs may never see him play in their uniform. The legendary franchise would have been better off with Cameron Payne from Murray State University. Payne was initially the 14th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He came into the league with a broken finger on his right hand, and was practically always hurt during his time with the Thunder. On February 23, 2017, Cameron Payne was traded to the Chicago bulls along with Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne for Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson, and a 2018 2nd-round pick. Even though Payne has been called to the Windy City Bulls multiple times during the time he has spent with Chicago, he still has a reasonable amount of potential and looks to improve for next year.
4 Los Angeles Lakers - Mario Hezonja (FC Barcelona)
Original Pick: Larry Nance Jr. (University of Wyoming)
Mario Hezonja is arguably the biggest bust in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was originally the 5th pick in the draft, and he has not lived up to the hype whatsoever. He is even more of a bust because he was one of the cockiest rookies of all time. Before the draft, a reporter asked him if he went to go see Lionel Messi play for FC Barcelona. He replied saying, "Let Messi come to see me." Hezonja was also asked about respect and he said, "Respect? No, I never had respect to anybody on a basketball court." These arrogant remarks are completely irrational as he just hasn't supported he claims with a productive NBA season yet. Hezonja has averaged 5.5 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 1.2 APG in his two-year career so far. The Croatian ballplayer who currently plays for the Orlando Magic needs to significantly improve his ability to justify his overconfident comments.
3 Boston Celtics - Terry Rozier (University of Louisville)
Original Pick: R. J. Hunter (Georgia State University)
Georgia State's R.J. Hunter was a terrible pick here originally, but if Terry Rozier was still available at #28, the Boston Celtics would have to steal him again. Rozier attended the University of Louisville and was selected with the 16th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft to the Celtics. Entering the draft, Rozier was compared to All-Star Damian Lillard, but we are starting to think this is an unrealistic comparison has his stats do not give grounds for this juxtaposition. In his rookie year he only played in 39 games, as he was sent to the Maine Red Claws, Boston's D-League team. The 6'2" guard has averaged 4.3 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 1.5 APG in his two years playing in the NBA. We hope to see Terry Rozier better his game, as he is in the midst of a crucial playoff run.
2 Brooklyn Nets - Delon Wright (University of Utah)
Original Pick: Chris McCullough (Syracuse University)
Chris McCullough has been a terrible pick for the Brooklyn Net,s as they received the worst record in the NBA for the 2016- 2017 season. The Nets would have been better off with Delon Wright from the University of Utah. Wright was the 20th pick in the 2015 Draft, but we have him sliding because his lack of production we have seen so far. His rookie season, he averaged 3.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, and 1.1 APG. Raptors fans were very upset with these numbers and instantly considered him as a bust. The following season he improved, but not by very much. To add to his dissatisfaction, he went through a arthroscopic shoulder stabilization to repair a tear in his shoulder. This unfortunate news sat Wright out for four months. He also had been sent down to the Raptors developmental team multiple times during both years of his career. The Raptors are currently fighting in the playoffs and this exposure could be very beneficial for Delon.
1 Golden State Warriors - Tyus Jones (Duke University)
Original Pick: Kevon Looney (University of California, Los Angeles)
UCLA's Kevon Looney was a nice steal at #30 in the NBA Draft. However, if Tyus Jones was still available, he would have been a great young backup for 2015-16 MVP Stephen Curry. Tyus Jones was listed in the top 10 among recruits in the high school class of 2014. He went on to win the national championship game while taking home the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award. Jones was originally drafted 24th-overall and was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the #31 and #36 picks in the draft. Tyus made his NBA Debut on November 10, 2015 and has had a disappointing first two years so far. Up to now he has averaged a career 3.8 PPG, 1.2 RPG, and 2.7 APG. These numbers may be a letdown but expect Jones to translate his skill to the NBA in future years.
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