The worst-performing NBA stars at the draft combine

The worst-performing NBA stars at the draft combine

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The worst-performing NBA stars at the draft combine

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We recently took at the eventual NBA All-Stars who performed the best at the draft combine, a list led by none other than Isaiah Thomas, who surprisingly went last in his draft class anyway.

Others featured on that list included James HardenJimmy Butler and Victor Oladipo, indicating that the draft combine can be a solid indicator of future NBA success.

However, that isn’t always the case.

Below, we present the NBA All-Stars who performed the worst at the combine. To determine the worst performances, we took the percentile scores for each star in the following drills: lane-agility drill, three-quarter sprint, standing vertical leap, max vertical leap and max bench press.

Again, many stars skipped draft combine drills, so it’s not as comprehensive a list as it could be. Either way, it’s a fun exercise. Let’s check out the results below, featuring the likes of Kevin DurantKawhi Leonard and a historically bad performance by Rudy Gobert.

1
Rudy Gobert

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 2.72 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 3.01 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 7.27 percentile
Max vertical leap: 5.84 percentile
Max bench press: 26.53 percentile

Average: 12.93 percentile

2
Kevin Durant

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 7.95 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 12.20 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 12.40 percentile
Max vertical leap: 38.75 percentile
Max bench press: 0.08 percentile

Average: 14.28 percentile

3
Brook Lopez

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 3.22 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 3.01 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 26.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 12.82 percentile
Max bench press: 26.53 percentile

Average: 14.51 percentile

4
Caron Butler

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Lane agility: 11.82 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 32.38 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 21.45 percentile
Max vertical leap: 15.74 percentile
Max bench press: 7.44 percentile

Average: 17.75 percentile

5
Nikola Vucevic

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 15.47 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 50.07 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 2.28 percentile
Max vertical leap: 0.28 percentile
Max bench press: 32.07 percentile

Average: 20.04 percentile

6
DeAndre Jordan

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 8.67 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 50.07 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 12.40 percentile
Max vertical leap: 12.82 percentile
Max bench press: 32.07 percentile

Average: 23.21 percentile

7
Khris Middleton

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 45.56 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 9.47 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 32.64 percentile
Max vertical leap: 15.74 percentile
Max bench press: 13.80 percentile

Average: 23.44 percentile

8
LaMarcus Aldridge

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 15.47 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 14.78 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 17.68 percentile
Max vertical leap: 43.59 percentile
Max bench press: 32.07 percentile

Average: 24.72 percentile

9
David West

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Lane agility: 11.17 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 14.78 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 38.06 percentile
Max vertical leap: 20.09 percentile
Max bench press: 52.15 percentile

Average: 27.25 percentile

10
Luol Deng

Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Lane agility: 44.63 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 30.13 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 26.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 20.09 percentile
Max bench press: 17.02 percentile

Average: 27.76 percentile

11
Michael Redd

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Lane agility: 14.47 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 30.13 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 21.45 percentile
Max vertical leap: 15.74 percentile
Max bench press: 58.18 percentile

Average: 28.00 percentile

12
Kyle Korver

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Lane agility: 46.99 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 9.47 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 9.84 percentile
Max vertical leap: 20.09 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 30.27 percentile

13
Tyson Chandler

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Lane agility: 12.39 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 26.04 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 68.78 percentile
Max vertical leap: 38.75 percentile
Max bench press: 7.44 percentile

Average: 30.68 percentile

14
Chris Kaman

Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Lane agility: 52.79 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 24.32 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 2.28 percentile
Max vertical leap: 12.82 percentile
Max bench press: 77.85 percentile

Average: 34.01 percentile

15
Kawhi Leonard

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 45.56 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 84.94 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 9.84 percentile
Max vertical leap: 24.22 percentile
Max bench press: 11.16 percentile

Average: 35.14 percentile

16
Klay Thompson

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 76.00 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 59.97 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 17.68 percentile
Max vertical leap: 20.09 percentile
Max bench press: 17.02 percentile

Average: 38.15 percentile

17
Draymond Green

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 74.43 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 19.30 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 32.64 percentile
Max vertical leap: 32.55 percentile
Max bench press: 38.60 percentile

Average: 39.50 percentile

18
Chris Bosh

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Lane agility: 24.14 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 40.03 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 32.55 percentile
Max bench press: 38.60 percentile

Average: 39.65 percentile

19
DeMar DeRozan

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 20.27 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 37.16 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 45.55 percentile
Max vertical leap: 84.19 percentile
Max bench press: 17.02 percentile

Average: 40.84 percentile

20
Carlos Boozer

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Lane agility: 87.68 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 37.16 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 17.68 percentile
Max vertical leap: 4.20 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 42.34 percentile

21
Paul Millsap

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 31.02 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 40.03 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 38.06 percentile
Max vertical leap: 28.35 percentile
Max bench press: 77.85 percentile

Average: 43.06 percentile

22
Joe Johnson

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 14.68 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 19.30 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 82.97 percentile
Max vertical leap: 68.16 percentile
Max bench press: 58.18 percentile

Average: 48.66 percentile

23
Gordon Hayward

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 27.79 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 65.49 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 48.50 percentile
Max bench press: 44.88 percentile

Average: 49.92 percentile

24
Joakim Noah

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Lane agility: 24.71 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 9.47 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 82.97 percentile
Max vertical leap: 76.21 percentile
Max bench press: 58.18 percentile

Average: 50.31 percentile

25
Jarrett Allen

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 23.21 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 68.22 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 73.41 percentile
Max vertical leap: 59.05 percentile
Max bench press: 13.80 percentile

Average: 51.59 percentile

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