Jordan draft mystery: How he avoids all the right answers
2023/10/29

1. Adam Morrison: In 2006, Jordan selected Adam Morrison with the third overall pick, but his NBA career lasted only 4 years. Jordan missed out on players like Brandon Roy and Rudy Gay.

2. DJ Augustin: In 2008, Jordan chose DJ Augustin with the ninth overall pick, but players like Brook Lopez and Serge Ibaka were selected after him.

3. Gerald Henderson: In 2009, Jordan picked Gerald Henderson with the twelfth overall pick, but he failed to reach the level of other star guards like Steph Curry or Eric Bledsoe.

4. Big Men Strategy: In 2011, Jordan focused on selecting big men but choices like Bismack Biyombo disappointed. He missed out on players like Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler.

5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller: Jordan got lucky with Kidd-Gilchrist and chose Zeller in 2013, but their performances were not outstanding. Jordan missed out on players like Victor Oladipo and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

6. Underwhelming Picks: Jordan's picks of Noah Vonleh, Frank Kaminsky, and Miles Bridges were underwhelming, missing out on players like Zach LaVine, Jusuf Nurkic, and Devin Booker.

7. LaMelo Ball: This year, Jordan made another mistake by selecting LaMelo Ball instead of Tyrese Haliburton. Ball's performance has been underwhelming compared to other top rookies.

8. Overall: Jordan's drafting choices have been questionable, and if not for the Cavaliers selecting Kyrie Irving in 2013, Jordan's pick of Anthony Bennett would be one of the worst in history. Other teams may have learned from Jordan's mistakes.

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