Despite not being one of the strongest drafts in recent memory, 2002 is still the class of Amare Stoudemire, Tayshaun Prince, Carlos Boozer, (a second round selection), and Caron Butler. Keep in mind, however, that Denver decided on Nikoloz Tskitishvili and will probably never be able to live down such a downright blunder of a selection.
‘Tskeeter, as he liked to be called, turned out to be a terrible professional basketball player and was about as useful to the Nuggets as is bringing firewood to the forest! How a guy with so few tangible skills could go through pre-draft training sessions designed to weed out players who just do not have what it takes to play at the NBA level and become the 5th overall pick belonging to the Denver Nuggets is still beyond me!
‘Tskeeter’s best season by far was his rookie campaign when he averaged 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 81 appearances. The seven footer’s career numbers are 2.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, and get this, 0.1 blocks and he is thankfully now the Phoenix Suns’ problem.
Talk about blowing it.