Mar 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries (43) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 109-87. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

10 Worst NBA Draft Pass-Ups In Utah Jazz History


Whether it’s picking Sam Bowie instead of Michael Jordan or Darko instead of Carmello or D-Wade, hind sight can be brutal sometimes.  Here’s a look at Utah Jazz history and the worst picks the Jazz have made with someone else on the board that has made a big impact on the game.

Dishonorable Mentions:  1999 Draft Quincey Lewis at 19, Scott Padgett at 28 with Manu Ginobli slipping to 57, 2000 Deshawn Stevenson at 23 with Michael Redd at 43

10. 2007 Morris Almond at 25 with Aaron Afflalo at 27 and Tiago Splitter at 28 and Carl Landry at 31

9. 2005 CJ Miles at 34 with Ersan Ilyasova at 36 and Monta Ellis at 40

8. 1998 Draft 29 Nazr Mohammed with Rashard Lewis at 32

7.2004 At 21 Pavel Podkolzin in front of 25 Tony Allen and 26 Kevin Martin

6. 2006 Ronnie Brewer at 14 with Rajon Rondo going 21 (This would be higher if the Jazz didn’t take D-Will the year before)

5. Picking Raul Lopez at 24 in the 2001 NBA draft with Tony Parker picked at 28.  This would be higher but I believe Lopez actually would have been good but his knees ruined his career.

4.2002 Ryan Humprey who the Jazz traded for Curtis Borchardt at 19 with Carlos Boozer going at 34

3. 2004 Kris Humphries at 14 with Al Jefferson at 15

2. 2008 Kosta Koufus at 23 with Serge Ibaka at 24

1. 2004 Kirk Snyder at 16 right before Josh Smith at 17 and 18 JR Smith and 20 Jameer Nelson


 

 

 

 

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