YEAR: 1997

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Tim Thomas' career was a disappointment and a bit of a cliche.  He was practically a household name since his high school exploits in New Jersey gained national attention and he showed equal promise at Villanova, averaging 17 & 6. But as soon as he was drafted by New Jersey (and traded to Philly for Keith Van Horn) with the 7th pick in '97, he became the poster child for apathy. There aren't many players who would contest that Thomas had the skills to be an All Star. He just didn't want to try. Strangely enough, an ill-fitting, white pinstripe suit showed all the signs of a man who tried too hard.