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Top Three Worst NBA Players in History

Updated on June 11, 2016

Top 3 Worst NBA Players of all time

#1: Brian Scalabrine

Brian Scalabrine came into the NBA with a not too shabby record at USC. In his freshmen year at USC he averaged 14.6 points 6.4 rebounds and averaged 53.1% from the field. In his second year at USC he led the Trojans in scoring behind averages of 17.8 points. We was picked in the second round with the 34th overall pick by the New Jersey Nets but encountered many injuries during his rookie season. He finished it with averages of 2.1 points 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists. He went on to play three more seasons with the Nets before signing with the Boston Celtics for a 5 year 15 million dollar contract. (Maybe a little overpriced for the man who averaged a high of 4 points per game during his tenure with the Celtics.) Most of his time in Boston was spent on the bench as what most would say a Cheerleader. His averages were consistent, as he averaged about two points 1.8 assists and almost one rebound! During his time here he was consistently mocked for his absence of minutes and humorous personality. He would go on to have two very disappointing seasons with the Chicago Bulls in which he averaged 1.1 points a game and less than .5 assists/rebounds. Besides his lousy career statistics, Scalabrine appeared in three NBA Finals, one with the 2010 Boston Celtics and the 2008 Boston Celtics, and another with the 2002 Nets. His team won the 2008 championship but lost both the 2010 and 2002 Finals.There are many memes of him on the net showcasing his umm…. True talent? Anyways, he is good enough for our 10th spot on the Worst Nba Players of all time list.

#2: Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen seemed like he would be a top prospect coming into the NBA. He played in the NCAA during College at the prestigious Stanford University. He would become one of the top ten in school history for rebounds and blocks. He also averaged 5.9 points in his first season but in his senior year averaged 12.2 points to go along with 9.3 rebounds. He was selected with the 29th overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft by the LA Lakers and would play in both of the 2001 and 2002 NBA Championships that the Lakers one. Just like the team supporter Brian Scalabrine, Mark Madsen was well known for his cheering and goofy dances at the victory parades for both championships. He played in 70 out of 82 games in his first season as a Laker with three starts total. He averaged exactly 2.0 points per game to go along with averages of 2.2 rebounds and .3 assists. To be truthful he did disappoint in his first season but after all not only was he the 29th pick of the draft, he only averaged 9.3 minutes per game. He would only play two more seasons for the LA Lakers and would average about 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds during the two year period. He would then play 6 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves with even more disappointing averages. His best season was his first with the team in which he averaged 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds. He retired after the 2008-09 season in which he only played 19 games and averaged .4 points .9 rebounds and .2 assists. He went on to become an assistant coach for the Utah Flash of the D-League before becoming head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League. He finally got promoted to his current position as an Assistant coach for the LA Lakers. As you can see Madsen was a complete draft bust and will go down in history as one of the worst players ever to play in the NBA.

#3: Pete Chilcutt

Pete Chilcutt played 4 years at UNC for the Tar Heels. His averages for te first three years were pretty poor averaging 4.9 points in his first year, 6.9 points in the second, and 9.0 points in the third. In his senior and final year with the Tar Heels Chilcutt averaged a total of 12.0 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds. He averaged 26.8 minutes in his final season at UNC. He was picked with the 27th overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. He would go on to play nine seasons in the NBA for seven different teams. As a rookie for the Kings he averaged 3.6 points a game along with 2.7 rebounds per game stats that he probably would like to forget. Unlike Scalabrine and Madsen Chilcutt actually improved his stats in his second season averaging 6.1 points a game. He left the Kings for one season and played with the Raptors before returning to the Kings in the 1993-94 season. He had his best season in his career during this season averaging 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Sadly he was traded to the Detroit Pistons mid season where he would average only 3.8 points per game. He wouldn’t return to the Kings at all in his career or the Detroit Pistons. He played for the Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, and finished off his career with the LA Lakers. He averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds over his career. After his retirement from the NBA, Chilcutt actually became a 6th Grade Teacher for Math and Science!

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