The Utah Jazz have come away with some incredible steals in the NBA Draft over the years, but their draft-night misses have been equally monumental.
Last week, I took a look at some of the real success stories the Utah Jazz have enjoyed in the NBA Draft over the years. For example, when they picked up Hall of Famers John Stockton and Karl Malone outside of the Top 10 in 1984 and ’85. Or their many second-round steals, i.e. Paul Millsap and Bryon Russell.
Despite the presence of some epic draft-day wins, though, the Jazz have also had their fair share of big misses throughout the years. Some of them were huge; situations where players completely bombed or set the franchise back in a major way.
I’m not talking about situations like the LA Lakers dealing D’Angelo Russell, a former No. 2 overall pick, for Brook Lopez, because he’ll only be “pretty good.” They created room to get a superstar with the move and already have a second swing at a point guard who could be great in the bank.
We’re talking about total failure.
So here they are in all their glory — the Top 10 biggest draft blunders in Utah Jazz history.
Next: No. 10