Career: 16 seasons (1995-2011)
Teams:Golden State Warriors (1995-98), Philadelphia 76ers (1998, 2006-07), Minnesota Timberwolves (1999-2000, 2001-03), Detroit Pistons (2000-01), Milwaukee Bucks (2003-06), Denver Nuggets (2006), Chicago Bulls (2007-08), Cleveland Cavaliers (2008, 2009), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-09), Atlanta Hawks (2009-10), New Jersey Nets (2010), Los Angeles Lakers (2010-11)
Stats:1,030 G, 10.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.0 APG, 45.5 FG%
Bottom line: Joe Smith seemed like a sure thing as the No.1 overall pick in the 1995 NBA draft by the Warriors. It wasn’t to be, but not because NBA teams didn’t try their damndest to be the team that fixed whatever was wrong with Smith’s game.
He became one of the most-traded players in NBA history and played for 12 teams in 16 seasons. In that stretch, he never once made the NBA Finals and only made it past the first round of the playoffs twice, in two seasons playing with LeBron James in Cleveland.