San Antonio Spurs all-time draft bust starting lineup

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Small Forward: Livio Jean-Charles

The Spurs' decision to draft Livio Jean-Charles 28th overall in 2013 seemed wise at the time. After all, Jean-Charles was a 6'9" forward with a massive 7'3" wingspan who could theoretically defend multiple positions in the NBA. He was a project, but at 19 years old, there was reason to believe he could eventually help the Spurs get younger, quicker, and more athletic in the frontcourt.

Unfortunately, Jean-Charles tore his ACL just days after being drafted, and it cost him months of development and more months trying to get back to the level that made him a first-rounder in the first place. By the time he joined the Spurs before the 2016–17 season, he was far from polished after spending three seasons stashed away. He played for the Spurs in the NBA Summer League and during the preseason but failed to make the final roster.

He later spent time in Austin playing for the Austin Spurs, but he never actually played a regular-season game. Ultimately, the decision to select Jean-Charles wasn't the problem, but the fact that he never even played a regular-season game for the Spurs is, and it earns him a spot on this dubious team.