9) Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas has accomplished a great deal, considering he was taken dead last in the 2011 NBA draft (60th). Some of these accomplishments include NBA All-Rookie Second Team and NBA Rising Star. Thomas was named after the Detroit Pistons Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas (even though they aren’t spelled the same way), because his father bet a friend that his favorite team, the Lakers, would beat the Pistons in the 1989 NBA finals. Well, about that…… the Pistons swept the Lakers.
Getting back to Isaiah’s play, Kyrie Irving who was taken first overall in the same draft is barely out-playing Isaiah.
Kyrie’s stats: AVG of 21.2 PPG, 6 Assists, and 3 rebounds
Isaiah’s stats: AVG of 20.7 PPG, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds