Every NBA Team’s Worst Draft Mistake

Los Angeles Lakers — Jayson Tatum (2017)

Who They Picked Instead: Lonzo Ball

The Lakers have generally done rather well when it comes to drafting. However, if there’s one they’d like a do-over on, it’s the selection of Lonzo Ball No. 2 Overall. A pick later, Boston ended up taking Jayson Tatum. While Lonzo’s career is far from finished, it’s very apparent that the pressure of playing in his hometown didn’t do him any favors. On the other hand, Tatum is a budding star with a really gifted assortment of offensive moves. He has the look of a perennial All-Star in the Eastern Conference.

Image Source: Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports