The 25 Worst Foreign Players in NBA History

18. Jake Tsakalidis

Stats: 4.8 PPG 3.9 RPG 0.7 BPG
Teams: Suns, Grizzlies, Rockets
Career: (2001-2007)
Country: Georgia

The 2000 NBA Draft was historically awful, and Tsakalidis is one of the many reasons why. With the 25th pick, the Suns selected the Georgian center with the hope that he could give their team a low-post game to complement Jason Kidd and Penny Hardaway in the backcourt. Unfortunately, this dream would never materialize. Tsaklidis could never establish himself in the front court and his best averages would come in his second season when he put up a meager 7.3 PPG to go along with 5.3 RPG and 1.0 BPG. We're going to go out on a limb here and say that probably wasn't what the Suns had in mind when they drafted him.

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