After a series of great picks, 1999 is a bust for the Toronto Raptors.
Perhaps Glen Grunwald felt he needed to acquire a 38-year-old center long past his prime in Hakeem Olajuwon in 2001 because of his draft selection in 1999. The Toronto Raptors had drafted gems like Carter, Damon Stoudemire, Marcus Camby, and Tracy McGrady in each of their first four seasons in the NBA.
However, in 1999 armed with the 12th pick at the NBA Draft, Grunwald settled on Aleksandar Radojevic. Radojevic was a seven-foot-three 250 pound center from Bosnia. Radojevic wound up with a thirteen-year pro career, 11 of which were spent in Europe. The one season he did play for the Raptors, it was unremarkable at best.
During his one season in Toronto, Radojevic played in just three games, averaged 2.3 points, and 2.7 rebounds, with a field goal percentage of 28.6 percent. After this one season with the Raptors 1999-2000, he split the next season between Atlanta and Denver, but did not get any playing time. Radojevic then spent the next three seasons playing in Europe before making his way back to the NBA for the 2004-2005 season.
He played 12 games for the Utah Jazz, averaging 1.8 points per game.