Ranking all active No. 1 picks in the NBA, from worst to best

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11) Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins is another number 1 pick who has had an atypical career path. After 5.5 seasons of putting up solid, but mostly empty stats in Minnesota, he was traded to Golden State. Wiggins went from a team that had been consistently near the bottom of the league since he was drafted, to a team that had won 3 titles during his brief career.

With the Warriors, Wiggins found a role he could thrive in, albeit one that not many envisioned when he was being compared to Kobe Bryant coming out of Kansas. Wiggins embraced doing the dirty work, turning himself into an exceptional perimeter defender and rebounder. In this role, he played an integral part in the Warriors 2022 championship run, and also became an All-Star starter in that same season.

Since then, things have gone south for Wiggins. After missing the majority of last season due to personal reasons, he is currently in the midst of the worst season of his career. He is averaging just over 12 points a night, easily the worst of his career, on well below-average efficiency. Not to mention, his defensive rating is a career-worst 120.5, a far cry from the 108.4 he posted during the championship season.

Wiggins is still just 28 years old, and has proven he can play at the highest level. It remains to be seen if and when he can return to that form, but in the meantime he belongs in the lower portion of this list.