Drafting for need over talent can often lead to some pretty big mistakes (ask a Blazers fan), and that's what happened to Milwaukee in 2008.
Alexander was a late climber after a great showing in the tournament, but the Bucks passed on a few talented frontcourt options to select him, clearly not learning their lesson after the Yi Jianlian pick the year before. We'll have more on that later.
Alexander ended up being one of the biggest busts in draft history, playing just two seasons and 745 minutes in the NBA despite suffering no major injuries (like Adam Morrison) or anything really debilitating.
Here are just a few names the Bucks could have had instead of Alexander: Brook Lopez (10th), Jerryd Bayless (12th), Roy Hibbert (17th), JaVale McGee (18th), Ryan Anderson (21st), Serge Ibaka (24th) and George Hill (26th).
Taking the best player available regardless of position isn't always easy, and the Bucks did have Andrew Bogut at the time, but let's not make too many excuses for a team that ranked dead last in defensive efficiency passing up multiple defensive difference-makers. This draft is still hurting Milwaukee.