Every NBA Team’s Worst Draft Mistake

Philadelphia 76ers — Jayson Tatum (2017)

Who They Picked Instead: Markelle Fultz

In a double-whammy situation, the 76ers traded multiple assets (including their own No. 3 selection) to move up two spots for the chance to draft guard Markelle Fultz out of Washington. Not only did the 76ers draft the wrong player, but they also gave Boston — the team who selected the best player in the class, Tatum — additional picks as a result. Fultz was quietly traded at the 2019 trade deadline while Tatum has emerged as a superstar in Boston. A Tatum-Embiid-Simmons trio would have potentially ran roughshod through the Eastern Conference for years.

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