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Old 09-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Makings of an NBA BUST

Originally Posted by sergiorodriguez
Players whose legs aren't the same size should never be drafted.

Centers touted as the future most dominant bigman of his generation should never be touted, or the future of the C position. Also never assume these big defensive oriented athletes will develop a post game. Look at Kwame Brown, Michael Olawakandi, Greg Oden, Emeka Okafor, Tyson Chandler etc.

All of those players when scouted said they would be dominant offensively once they put a couple years of NBA work in, but not a single one has developed any form of post game.
Add Hasheem Thabeet and Shelden Williams (#5 overall?!?!?!?) to that list. And yes all of those guys have been at least semi-busts (Kwame and Kandi were two of the worst busts ever).

I still reserve judgement on Oden, it's too early to call him a straight-up bust yet.

I don't know if you can call McCants or Reddick "busts", it's not like they were drafted high. A better example of an undersized SG who never learned to play PG is Ben Gordon drafted at #3 overall ahead of better players. Not that BG sucks, but Chicago could have had Al Jefferson, Iguodala, Kevin Martin, Andris Biedrins, etc in 2004.
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