7. Juancho Hernangomez
A trade deadline acquisition during the 2019-20 season, Juancho Hernangomez made exactly 20 starts with the Timberwolves over the course of two seasons. While he impressed at the power forward slot during his first 14 games with the team in 2020, his production began to fall off in his first full season in Minnesota.
Hernangomez’s hot shooting streak of 42% from beyond the arc in his first season with the Wolves proved to be a fluke when he shot just 32% from distance in a much larger sample size the next year. Playing in 52 games in 2020-21, he saw the floor for just 17 minutes per game. His limited production made him extremely expendable.
While not a full-time starter for significant period of time, Hernangomez still proved to be one of the worst options the Timberwolves put next to Karl-Anthony Towns. His presence did not ultimately contribute to winning, as Minnesota struggled mightily in 2020-21 and won just 23 games.
Hernangomez was never a starting-caliber player, and the Wolves dealt him away in the summer of 2021 in a trade that netted them Patrick Beverley. The move turned out to be a huge win, as Minnesota gained a much more valuable player.