5. Adam Morrison (#3 pick in 2006)
Adam Morrison definitely made the most out of his underwhelming four year NBA career, winning two championships with the Lakers. He also made the All-Rookie First Team with the Charlotte Bobcats with very solid stats (12PPG/3REB/2AST).
So how is he worse than Kwame?
It sounds hypocritical on my part, because I said I wouldn’t include “injury busts”, but Adam Morrison’s career took a downward spiral in his second year when he suffered a torn ACL. He missed the whole 2007–08 NBA season. But he came back eventually for three more NBA seasons and a couple of seasons played overseas, enough reason to include him to the list.
In his 4 NBA years, he averaged: 7.5 PPG and 2.4 REB, which aren’t that bad on paper. But upon research, you’ll see that his only relevant season in the NBA was his rookie season. On those championship Lakers teams, he wouldn’t even play a second.
Morrison is now retired from basketball and is back at his alma mater, Gonzaga, as the team’s video coordinator.
Players drafted after him:
Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, Randy Foye and J.J Redick.
Why he is a bigger bust than Kwame Brown: Shorter NBA career, only one good season.