Before I go on and on about how bad these players are compared to their NBA peers, everyone on this list is better at basketball than me and you, and are making a great amount of money doing something they love. Granted, not every player in the league is going to be considered great when they are not nearly as talented as guys such as LeBron James or Stephen Curry. While there is a lot of discussion about who the best players in the league are, I think some of the worser players in the league deserve some recognition as well.
In this article, we will be looking at the three worst players in the league at each position. Going from point-guard, shooting-guard, small-forward, power-forward, and center, none of these players are very successful compared to their other NBA counter-parts. These guys are great basketball players, but are the worst players in the best basketball league on the planet.
As always, feel free to leave any other bad players you feel that could have made this list in the comment section below, as the worst NBA players is more difficult to decipher than the best players, as none of these guys have done anything to really warrant a real discussion on them.
Here are the worst three current NBA players at each position.
15 Point Guard: Michael Carter-Williams
What happened to Michael Carter-Williams. As a Sixers fan, I remember MCW being great for us after we took him with the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, even winning the Rookie of the Year Award as it looked as though he was going to have a great career. The Sixers must've known what they had was fools gold, as they traded him half way into his second year with the team. He was moved to the Bucks were he was not as nearly as productive as he was in Philly, and the rest has been all down hill for Carter-Williams as he is now on the Chicago Bulls fighting for minutes. He is shooting under .400 from the field which is not good at all, and is still looking for the magic he had in his rookie season in Philly.
14 Point Guard: Raul Neto
Raul Neto had a pretty solid season with Utah last year as he averaged about 6 points a game in his first season after being drafted very late in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 47th pick. He stayed overseas for a few seasons before coming to the league, but it looks as though overseas is where Neto should have stayed, as his minutes have gone down significantly since last season as he is just a bench player instead of a role player for the Jazz now. He averaged 2.5 points per game this year as he struggled to stay in the Utah Jazz's rotation as he isn't enough of a dominant force at the point-guard position as teams, particularly the Jazz, would like.
13 Point Guard: Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison was a great college player for the University of Kentucky, but hasn't had the same success in the NBA as he has struggled immensely finding his own in the league. He was taken by the Suns with the 44th pick in last years draft, but this season was his first real season in the league as the Grizzlies gave him a shot to produce. He didn't do anything eye-opening this season as he played a solid amount of minutes in Memphis this season and failed to shoot over .330 from the field which is downright bad. He averaged about 6 points per game in 20 minutes of action a night, and unless Harrison turns something around fast, he may be out of the league much sooner than expected.
12 Shooting Guard: James Young
The Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA, but that doesn't mean they can't have a weak-link in their armor. James Young is looking to be that guy sadly for Boston. Drafted with the Celtics first-round pick in 2014 with the 17th pick, and he has still yet to average over 4 points per game in three NBA seasons. Things are not looking up for Young either, as his stats and minutes have gone down in each of his three seasons, which is not something you want to see from one of your young prospects. It looks as though Young is not working out in Boston, and a change of scenery whether still in the league or not is coming for James whether he likes it or not.
11 Shooting Guard: Sasha Vujacic
I think it's time for Sasha Vujacic to retire. He was a nice piece of the Lakers contending days in the 2000's, and is not making the impact he did years ago in the league today. He signed with the Knicks this year after not being in the league for two seasons and the whole Knicks super-team thing didn't work out and Vujacic was stuck playing very little time on not so great of a team. Sasha does not shoot a good percentage at all from the field and even though he could bring an expierienced attitude to some NBA teams, he is one of the worst shooting-guards in the league.
10 Shooting Guard: Reggie Bullock
Reggie Bullock is only 25 years old, but has not done anything of note in the league since being drafted in the first round to the Clippers in 2013. He has never averaged over an assist per game in his career, and has not managed to break through with an NBA team as of yet. Bullock had a nice career with North Carolina in his college playing days, but the league is different than college ball and Bullock hasn't had the smoothest of transitions into the NBA. He only averages about 14 points per game with his 48 minute per statistics, which means he would only score about 14 points if he played the entire game. Bullock still has time to get his career on track, but as of right now things aren't looking that good for the first-round draft pick.
9 Small Forward: Brandon Rush
Brandon Rush was drafted with the 13th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Portland Trail Blazers, but was traded to the Pacers on draft night. Rush's first few seasons in the league were his best, as he now finds himself fighting for very limited playing time on the Minnesota Timberwolves. An NBA champion, Rush was a key piece in the Warriors championship run off the bench for Golden State, and it's a shame that at only 31 years of age it looks as though his NBA career is coming to an end. While he could still find life with a new team in the league, Rush's skills have gotten worse faster than NBA franchise's would like and that's probably why they will stay away from him.
8 Small Forward: Kyle Singler
Kyle Singler is one of the worst small-forwards in the entire league, as he is struggles to produce and is a bit of a liability on the defensive end as well. Take a look at Singler's stats, and you will see a negative trend that is starting to resemble someone whose time may be limited in the league. He played a good amount of time in his first few seasons with Detroit with over 25 minutes per game played, yet he never cracked over 10 points per game in a season which led to him being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Singler had his worst season to date this past year as he couldn't even shoot over .200 from deep and if he's not knocking down threes, he's not really doing much.
7 Small Forward: Bruno Caboclo
Bruno Caboclo was selected by the Toronto Raptors three seasons ago with their 20th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He has only played 23 games for the Raptors however. This isn't due to injuries either, Bruno has been sent down to the D-League countless times in Toronto's efforts to save the first round draft pick as he showed signs of stardum before entering the league years ago. Bruno actually had his best season to date this year as he averaged a nice 1.6 points per game, which bested his previous average of .5 points per game in 2015. There is still a chance for Bruno Caboclo to grow and take himself off this list, but as of now, Caboclo is the worst small-forward in the NBA.
6 Power Forward: Kyle Wiltjer
Kyle Wiltjer was a NCAA champion in college with Kentucky and averaged over 20 points per game in his final season for Gonzaga as he played for both of the dominant schools. Wiltjer went un-drafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, but got a spot on the Rockets after his scoring in college helped propel him into living the NBA dream. The Rockets gave him some time to show what he had this season and Kyle failed to do so, as he had one of the worst years statistically in the league this calendar year. He shot a terrible .286% from the field and couldn't maintain over 1 point per game average over the year, as he had troubles being efficient on the court which is not something a franchise wants to see from a four year college player. Hopefully Wiltjer finds new life in the league, as his NBA career is still very young unless he is waived which is probably coming sadly.
5 Power Forward: Udonis Haslem
Even though his career stats are anything but spectacular, Udonis Haslem is a Miami Heat legend due to the fact he has been with the team for 13 years since coming into the league. A three-time NBA champion with the Heat, Udonis Haslem went from being a defensive anchor for the Heat to being one of the worst big men in the league. Haslem is 36 years old, and nobody is expecting him to bring the same intensity he did during his earlier days for Miami. He also doesn't have the help around him that he had just a few years ago.
Haslem is a nice veteran presence for Miami and could still be impactful even though he is getting less than 10 minutes a game and about 2 points per game.
4 Power Forward: Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly's best season was his rookie campaign four years ago, where he averaged 8 points a game in about 22 minutes of action a night with the Lakers. He was given more minutes to produce the next season, but his stats went down across all fronts and he shot the ball worse as a sophomore. The Lakers didn't take well to this and Kelly lost a lot of his minutes last year and this season Kelly tried to bring a spark to the Hawks, which ultimately just ended up with him being a bench player for Atlanta scoring a bit over 1 point per game while shooting under .300 from the field. It doesn't seem his role will be any bigger going into next season.
3 Center: Joel Anthony
Joel Anthony has been an NBA bench player for 11 years now, never averaging over 4 points per game in a single season. You have to respect the grind however, as I don't know If I could play in the league for over a decade while riding the pine as much as Joel has. He is now playing for the San Antonio Spurs, and considering the Spurs are one of the best teams in basketball, Anthony has gotten very little time to produce as he averaged about a point and a rebound over 19 games. Anthony has witnessed his team win the championship twice in his career, and maybe he can add another ring to his collection after this season.
2 Center: Damian Jones
Damian Jones was picked with the last first round pick in the 2016 NBA draft to the Golden State Warriors. Needing a big man, the Warriors took Damian out of Vanderbilt to be a strong inside presence for them. Jones has yet to show he can provide any dominance down low as of yet, as he was sent to the D-League a multitude of times this season as he didn't produce very much on the floor for the Warriors. Jones is one of the worst centers in the league right now, but he is only 21 years old and he could carve out a nice role for himself in future years for Golden State, but as of now, Jones is not ready to really compete in the league.
1 Center: Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert was one of the best centers in the league a few years ago with the Pacers, but his prime was short lived and Hibbert will be out of the league very soon. Since leaving the Pacers three years ago, Hibbert has played for three different teams including the Lakers, Hornets, and most recently the Nuggets. Hibbert played only 1.8 minutes per game for the Nuggets, averaging .7 points per game while never connecting on a free-throw the entire season. Hibbert used to be a dominant force down low and a defensive anchor for the Pacers great teams in the early 2010s, but Roy's career has been on a steep decline for a few years now as he is now possibly the worst center in the NBA at this point.
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