11. Kris Dunn
Dunn was the fifth overall pick by the Timberwolves in 2016, and Minnesota hoped the 6’3 guard would become a star. He was known for his stout defense, but his offensive game would make or break his NBA career. Could Dunn be a lead ball-handler and improve his shot selection?
It never quite happened, and he became a draft bust. The 29-year-old currently plays for the Utah Jazz, but he is more a rotation piece than a star. Dunn hopes to resurrect his career in Salt Lake City. He put up 13.2 points, 5.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 25.8 minutes per game after signing in Feb. of 2023. Can he keep that up over a full season? The Jazz are rebuilding and need guard depth. It could be the perfect opportunity for the former lottery pick.
The Celtics acquired Kris Dunn in a three-team trade in August of 2021 but sent him to the Grizzlies just over one month later. Boston was loaded with guards and needed a big man. They netted Willy Hernangomez, Bruno Fernando, and one second-round pick from the deals, which was far from a tremendous haul.
The former top-five pick never saw the floor for the Boston Celtics, but he is far from the most recognizable name to see his time with the iconic franchise end before earning a minute.