9. Jaden Hardy
Next up on the list is last year's rookie Jaden Hardy. Like Rodrigue Beaubois, he has yet to become anything more than a role player.
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Hardy during the 2022 NBA Draft when they sent the Sacramento Kings two future second-round draft picks. At the time, he was coveted by the Mavs as Nico Harrison was looking to boost the team's roster.
During his rookie season, he averaged 8.8 points per game and shot 43.8 percent from the field. Hardy showed flashes of promise his first year; he was a flashy guard who could do everything. Hardy could drive to the basket when needed and wasn't afraid to let it fly.
In February, he had his best game of the season when he had 29 points, four assists, and four rebounds.
Things have been different this season. He is currently averaging 6.1 points per game and shooting 30 percent.
The problem is Hardy is playing four minutes less than the season before. The Mavs are having trouble finding the right placement for him. He is the team's third-best shooting guard and struggling to find minutes behind Kyrie Irving and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardy has all the intangibles to be a solid player for Dallas, however, it will take time to see just where he fits into the team's future. He has great talent, but the current logjam at guard in Dallas is preventing him from playing much.