32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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24) Josh Howard

Over the years, the Mavericks have notoriously opted against building through the NBA draft, though their drafting of Josh Howard with the 29th overall pick in the 2003 draft was a rare exception. Howard quickly proved to be a smart acquisition for the Mavericks, averaging 18.3 points and 6.8 rebounds over a four-year span and being named an All-Star during the 2006–07 season.

He was also instrumental in their run to the NBA Finals during the 2005–06 season, and winning a franchise record 67 games in 2006–07. Howard's career spiraled soon after, however. During the 2009–10 season, he was traded to the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline in a deal that involved All-Star Caron Butler.

But, unfortunately, he tore his ACL after a week in Washington and missed nine months of basketball. He later signed with the Utah Jazz, only to tear his ACL yet again, this time after a month with his new team, and that injury effectively ended his NBA career.

Ultimately, Howard had a much better career than most players, taken late in the first round but two ACL tears in two and a half years were simply too much for him to come back from.