Top 10 NBA Draft Busts

The 2011 NBA Draft is upon us. In its honor we teamed up with Milton Un to create The NBA Top Ten Draft Busts infographic. Milton put together the amazing illustration and we added video of some of the player career low-lights. Who’d we miss?

NBA Draft Biggest Busts










It was pretty funny going back and watching video on some of these guys. You would think an endorsement from Tom Arnold would have solidified Marcus Fizer as a perennial force. Shows what we know.

Milton sent along some of his thoughts throughout the creation process:

The possibilities and potential for these young guys is beyond the imaginable. There’s so much hype, analysis, expectation, and hope built around each player that we forget about the inevitable: The BUST.

History tells us that there is a player somewhere in the draft that will not live up to the hype. A team that decides to choose the big man with the wobbly shins, but the potential to be a Moses Malone, over an athletic 6’6″ shooting guard with a suspect outside shot, and has been restrained under the system of his coach.

It’s really one of the most exciting and vulnerable moments in the season.

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