The starting five all-time draft busts for the LA Clippers

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Jerome Robinson, LA Clippers
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LA Clippers draft bust shooting guard: Jerome Robinson

On top of trading for an all-star in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on draft night, the LA Clippers selected Jerome Robinson with the 13th overall pick. Through the summer league and training camp, it seemed the front office had made an unprecedented decision with their rookies.

Though, as the season progressed, Gilgeous-Alexander flashed signs of superstar potential, and Robinson was far from his expectations. Not only was he struggling offensively, but he could not stay in front of his defender on the other end. This paved the way for his time in the G-League.

Furthermore, Robinson averaged 3.4 points in his rookie season while shooting 40.0% from the field and 31.6% from three. Through his sophomore year, Robinson’s numbers dropped despite the slight increase in minutes. He posted 2.9 points per game on the atrocious shooting splits of 33.8% from the field and 28.4% from a distance.

After an atrocious second season in LA, the front office concluded that Robinson was not the answer to the future. He was extremely inefficient and could not contribute in other ways to increase his value.

Moreover, the Clippers’ front office selected Robinson in a draft class where they missed out on potential all-stars in Anfernee Simons, Kevin Huerter, and Michael Porter Jr. This selection is, without a doubt, one of the worst choices in the history of the LA Clippers.

That said, Robinson was supposed to become one of the brightest young stars in the NBA. In reality, his three-level scoring could not transfer from Boston College. Hence the fact that he is currently on the Golden State Warriors G-League roster.