3. Antonio McDyess
Another number two overall pick that was unwanted by the LA Clippers, Antonio McDyess was taken with that selection during the 1995 NBA Draft. LA never got a chance to see McDyess wearing its uniform as he was traded for Randy Woods, Rodney Rogers, and Brent Barry. Simply put, the Clippers lost this one.
In McDyess’s first season in Denver, he averaged 13.4 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds. In the ensuing years, McDyess would continue to put up stellar numbers. During his fourth season, McDyess averaged a career high of 21.2 points. In year six, McDyess made his lone All-Star appearance after dropping 20.8 points per game and 12.1 rebounds.
Unfortunately for the talented big guy, his career began falling apart following a knee injury in his eighth season. That doesn’t mean, however, that the players the Clippers received were consequential to their success down the line…they weren’t.
Barry, of course, had an iconic moment, winning the 1996 Slam Dunk contest while donning a Clipper warm-up uniform. Ultimately, that was about as much as Barry did as a Clipper.