If this list we have here is any indication, there have been many times in NBA history where a general manager supremely dropped the ball on a trade. Some of them were pretty bad, and some… Well, some of them were outright catastrophic.
[post_page_title]Scottie Pippen (Sonics to Bulls)[/post_page_title]
In the 1987 Draft, the Sonics drafted a young kid out of Central Arkansas by the name of Scottie Pippen. They drafted him fifth, so they obviously thought he had potential – but they obviously weren’t too optimistic about him, because they traded him to the Bulls soon after for big man Olden Polynice.
Pippen went on to become a seven time All Star, a three time All NBA first team member, and helped Michael Jordan and the Bulls win six titles. Olden Polynice’s future didn’t fare quite as well, averaging a mere 5 points and 4.5 rebounds with the Sonics for the rest of his time there. Yikes… talk about trader’s remorse.
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