Draft Day is an exciting time. It's a time of year when every prospect is viewed through rose-colored glasses, evaluated as if they'll reach their full potential by fan bases eager to add a new star player to their roster. Many of these players will eventually disappoint their fans, but not on draft day. It takes a special type of franchise to disappoint its fans immediately, but that's what the Wolves have managed to do 3 out of the last 4 years, and look to do it again this year.
I thought it would be morbidly fun to get people's takes on which draft day disappointed them most. Bear in mind, we're talking about your immediate impressions. We knew Foye for Roy was bad right away, but we didn't know how bad until later. Vote based on your feelings on draft day. Feel free to rank them in the comments.
2006: Ignoring the consensus best player available, Brandon Roy, McHale makes his preference for Randy Foye well known, causing the two teams drafting behind us to fall over themselves vying to make the trade for Roy (which maybe should have been a red flag). We know the rest. Roy becomes a perennial All-Star in Portland, Foye a bench player.
2007: Actually, people were pretty happy with Corey Brewer. I suppose that says something in itself that our happiest draft in recent memory is one in which we spent a lottery pick on Corey Brewer.
2008: This time, we draft a player who is the BPA and fills a need in O.J. Mayo. Everyone is happy for about 4 hours before the midnight swap of Mayo for Kevin Love is announced. The immediate response is pure rage. In retrospect, we got the better of the deal, especially considering the financial aspects that seemed inconsequential at the time. However, our fears that acquiring a second power forward who would be redundant with Al Jefferson were well founded.
2009: This time, we got to be happy for exactly 5 minutes. The Rubio pick was a dream. That we followed it up with Jonny Flynn at #6 was a nightmare. Everyone knew Flynn was a reach, that Curry would be much better, and lo and behold, it has come to fruition. Adding to the pain of this night was the Lawson pick, a third point guard selected for Denver, which unfairly put the media ridicule over the top.
2010: If sources are to be believed, we'll be taking Wesley Johnson over consensus BPA DeMarcus Cousins. Can't say more, because it hasn't happened yet. How depressed would this draft make you relative to years past?