Because who cares about picks #6-9.
Sure, there have been impact players picked with those picks, but they’re more the exception than the rule.
Here are the NBA Draft #6-9 results over the past 10 years.
Of the 40 picks, 5 have made the All-Star team. (denoted by an asterisk *)
Yi Jianlian (!)
I'll take Crash over 90% of those guys and it would've been hard to lure him here without any exposure to the franchise or any assurances of D-Will.