4. Tony Snell
Teams dreamed of Snell as a 3-and-D wing who was impactful on both ends of the floor. He had the size and jump shot, but was always better on paper than in reality. He was the 20th overall pick by the Bulls in 2013. Snell struggled with his efficiency but made 67 starts over his first three years.
He was traded to the Bucks in 2016 for Michael Carter-Williams. Milwaukee needed a starter after MCW’s departure, so they used Snell with Malcolm Brogdon primarily coming off the bench.
The 6’6 wing had the best season of his career, which earned him a four-year $44 million extension with the Bucks. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game, including starting all 80 games he played in. The team was excited about the new deal, but it quickly turned sour.
Snell’s minutes and production decreased over the next two years as his contract became an albatross. He put up 7.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game over 229 games. The Bucks attached a first-round pick to Snell to dump his contract in 2019.
Tony Snell struggled mightily in the playoffs and should not have been a starter next to one of the best players in the world. The Milwaukee Bucks needed someone better and quickly found that out after signing Snell to a four-year deal.