The 28th pick of next Thursday’s draft presents the Los Angeles Clippers with an opportunity to add more depth to a squad that plans on contending for a title again next season. Making reliable judgments when it comes to young players is a tricky business though.
If the Clippers could add someone who was good enough to act as a rotation player, and provide solid minutes when called upon, the pick would have to be considered a success. The problem is that’s easier said than done, and if any franchise knows that it will be the Clippers.
The Clippers have a history of some terrible draft picks, and for a variety of different reasons too. Some guys weren’t that good in the first place and should never have been picked when they were, and others who showed potential had their careers ruined by injury.
Either way, there’s been a plethora of high value picks that the Clippers haven’t seen a return on over the past couple of decades.
Lets take a look at five of the worst.