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Small Forward: Josh Huestis

Josh Huestis has carved out a post-playing career as a podcaster and analyst, a development made all the more impressive given how absolutely forgettable his NBA career was. Small forward is arguably the most important position in the modern NBA -- it's certainly the scarcest -- and the Oklahoma City Thunder absolutely whiffed when they tried drafting one in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Josh Huestis rose out of obscurity to place himself on NBA draft radars. The Montana native was a three-star recruit who played at Standford, developing himself into the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. That propelled him up draft boards as teams looked at an elite defender who just needed help unlocking his offense.

The contending Thunder could use players like that and took the swing with the 29th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, taking Josh Huestis a pick ahead of Kyle Anderson. Names like Joe Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jordan Clarkson and Jerami Grant all went in the next 20 picks, highlighting the depth of role players who could have stepped up and helped the Thunder over the next few seasons. Oh, and some overrated, pudgy Serbian big man named Nikola Jokic went with the 41st pick.

The Thunder instead got a player in Huestis who just couldn't get onto the court. He played a grand total of 7 games for the Thunder in his first two seasons, instead spending his time in the NBA's D-League (Development League - not yet rebranded by Gatorade into the G League) with the Oklahoma City Blue.

He was elevated into a rotation role in his third season but was an offensive black hole; the 48-win Thunder could manage just a 91 offensive rating when he was on the court. If the Thunder had merely signed a free agent off the street they would have done better with those minutes. That would mark the end of his time in the NBA, washed out after just three seasons.

Should have drafted: Nikola Jokic