Stats: 2.9 PPG 1.8 RPG 0.3 BPG
Teams: Nuggets, Warriors, Timberwolves, Suns
The Nuggets surprised everybody when they took Nikoloz with the fifth pick of the 2002 Draft. They passed on Amar'e, Caron Butler, and a bunch of other guys that are still in the league today. He was another soft, seven-foot Euro player with a better jumpshot than a layup. Prior to being drafted he contributed to an Italian championship under coach Mike D'Antoni—averaging an impressive 6.6 points per at 19. And guess what? Ole' Mikey D was Denver's Director of Player Personnel and was the head coach during the '99 lockout season. We think he played scout on this one.