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Dallas Mavericks, Frank Ntilikina
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3. Frank Ntilikina

Despite being a valuable piece in the Dallas Mavericks' 2022 Western Conference Semifinals series against the Phoenix Suns and helping guard Devin Booker and Chris Paul, Frank Ntilikina finds himself at No. 3 on this list.

In 10 games started for Dallas, Ntilikina averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. These are disappointing stats from a former top-10 pick, and he has never lived up to the hype he once had.

Another stat of Ntillikina's that isn't great is that the Mavs were 3-7 in games he started. He was playing 30.8 minutes per game while starting, and his impact on the game was minimal.

After losing Jalen Brunson last summer, the Mavs were hoping Ntilikina could take the next step in his game. But he did the opposite.

He only played in 47 games and shot 36.4 percent from the field. Ntilikina was a major letdown, and he never improved. He was also a 25.4 percent three-point shooter and just didn't look good after a good run in the playoffs in 2022.

The Mavs won't have to deal with Ntilikina's struggles anymore as he signed with the Charlotte Hornets on a one-year contract. Ntilikina will be fighting for minutes in Charlotte, and he needs a good year to stay a relevant player in the NBA.