9. PATRICK EWING to Seattle
This is on the level of Olajuwon to Toronto after the former Knick spent one terrible season in Seattle before another in Orlando. The best thing about his post-New York life wasn’t even in Seattle: His one-year stay in Orlando set up a coaching gig for him on the Magic bench and allowed him to not pay any income tax.
In Seattle he was remarkably durable, playing 79 games, but put up 9.6 points per game and more than seven rebounds, easily his worst statistical year to that point.
I’d put a video here but the only one about his time in Seattle sounded like it was in Russian. No one should remember this willingly.
8. ALLEN IVERSON to Denver
The Answer wasn’t quite the solution in the Mile High. After playing his first game for the Nuggets on Dec. 22, 2006 after 10 whole seasons in Philadelphia, the former league MVP never got in sync with Carmelo Anthony.
Yes, he averaged 26.4 points per game in 2008-09 in his lone full season with the Nugs, but all it landed the team was a first-round sweeping by the Lakers in 2008. That was even more lopsided than his first playoff series with Denver, when they lost 4-1 to San Antonio in the first round.