5. Goran Dragic
Dragic was drafted by the Spurs with the 45th overall pick in 2008 but was traded to the Suns for the 48th overall and a 2009 second-round draft choice. The Spurs netted Malik Hairston and DeJuan Blair with the two selections. Hairston played just two years in the NBA, but Blair was a solid role player for the Spurs for four years. Still, they would have been better off keeping Dragic.
The 6’3 guard transformed into a starting point guard and even made an All-Star appearance in 2018. He has played 15 years in the NBA and unquestionably should have been a top-ten pick back in 2008. Dragic was a starter for eight years and a quality role player for several others.
The Spurs acquired him again in a February 2022 trade with the Raptors. Toronto wanted Thaddeus Young and Drew Eubanks to help them contend. Dragic refused to play for the Raptors, so they gave attached a first-round pick to his contract to send him to San Antonio. The Spurs bought him out four days later.
Goran Dragic has twice been a member of the San Antonio Spurs in his 15-year NBA career, but never played a second on the floor in their uniform.