Seriously, what happened to Jonny Flynn?
Unlike everyone else on this list, he was actually decent during his rookie season. Besides Al Jefferson, Flynn had a roster with absolutely no talent to work with, yet he managed to put together some quality numbers by averaging 13.5 points per game.
Flynn won over the entire country during his two-year stint at Syracuse with his contagious smile and legendary 67-minute performance in a six-overtime victory in the Big East Tournament over Connecticut. He then played all 45 minutes the very next night in an overtime victory over West Virginia.
No one thought Flynn would be a bust. When he was drafted sixth overall, right after the Timberwolves took Ricky Rubio fifth, he was regarded as the safe pick.
Sadly, Flynn's fall from glory would be quick and drastic. After his rookie season, he had hip surgery and only started eight games the following season, averaging 5.3 points. After that, Rubio made his way overseas and Minnesota quickly kicked Flynn to the curb, where he bounced around a couple teams before ending up out of the league.
Former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn selected the two of them to play together in a high-octane backcourt, since the league had been going smaller. The thoughts of a possible Ricky Rubio/Stephen Curry backcourt make this pick hurt even more.
With four first-round draft picks that Kahn had at his disposal during the 2009 draft, it was catastrophic to the team that he missed on this pick.
The Timberwolves were wallowing in the basement of the league with Jefferson as the only relevant player on the team. If executed correctly, this draft should have sped up the rebuilding process dramatically in Minnesota. Instead, Kahn drafted Flynn over Curry, Jrue Holiday and Brandon Jennings before he later on selected Ty Lawson at pick No. 18 and traded him as well.
You know what? Let's all just forget the 2009 draft happened. Let's enjoy Rubio, wipe the slate clean and hope that with Flip Saunders in charge now, he can draft someone great and keep the ship in Minnesota moving in the right direction.