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    NUMBER 1 DRAFT PICKS NEVER IN NBA ALL-STAR GAME

    • Since the first NBA Draft in 1950 there are 24 number-one pick players who didn’t play in the NBA All-Star Game.
    • Some of them were simply awful NBA players, a few were really close and some 21st century draftees still have a chance to “disappear” from this list.
    • Karl-Anthony Towns (2018 NBA All-Star) is the last player to leave this list.

    PLAYERDRAFTBEST SEASONSTATS
    Markelle Fultz2017
    Ben Simmons2016
    Andrew Wiggins2014
    Anthony Bennett2013
    Greg Oden20072009-1011.1 P – 8.5 R
    Andrea Bargnani20062010-1121.4 P – 5.2 R
    Andrew Bogut20052009-1015.9 P – 10.2 R
    Kwame Brown20012003-2410.9 P – 7.4 R
    Michael Olowakandi19982001-0211.1 P – 8.9 R
    Joe Smith19951996-9718.7 P – 8.5 R
    Pervis Ellison19891991-9220.0 P – 11.2 R
    Mychal Thompson19781981-8220.8 P – 11.7 R
    Kent Benson19771980-8115.7 P – 6.8 R
    John Lucas19761978-7916.1 P – 9.3 A
    LaRue Martin19721974-757.0 P – 5.0 R
    Fred Hetzel19651967-6819.0 P – 7.1 R
    Jim Barnes19641964-6515.5 P – 9.7 R
    Art Heyman19631963-6415.4 P – 3.4 A
    Bill McGill19621963-6415.1 P – 5.6 R
    Si Green19561961-6212.7 P – 4.5 A
    Dick Ricketts19551956-5711.2 P – 6.1 R
    Mark Workman19521952-535.1 P – 3.0 R
    Gene Melchiorre1951Banned*
    Chuck Share19501955-5613.6 P – 10.8 R

    * Gene Melchiorre was banned from the NBA for life because of the NCAA point shaving scandal.