11. Robert Traylor
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Robert “Tractor” Traylor has the misfortune for being traded for future NBA Hall of Famer and NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki. The Dallas Mavericks chose Traylor sixth overall in the 1998 NBA draft, then traded his rights to the Milwaukee Bucks for Nowitzki. Traylor was in one of the deepest NBA drafts of all time. Other players selected include Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, and Kevin Garnett. All multiple All-Stars, but Traylor never reached those heights.
Traylor got the nickname “Tractor” for being a rather large 6 ft 9in power forward/center. Hence, he looked the size of a tractor, plus his last name fit the description. He was never a flashy player but managed to stay in the league for seven seasons.
After his playing days were over, Traylor was found dead in Puerto Rico of an apparent heart attack in 2011.