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fairandbalanced
08-27-2009, 10:50 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/The-top-10-lottery-busts-of-the-last-decade?urn=nba,184973

10. Yi Jianlian, Milwaukee Bucks, taken sixth overall in 2007.
9. Kedrick Brown, Boston Celtics, taken 11th overall in 2001.
8. Rodney White, Detroit Pistons, taken ninth overall in 2001.
7. Yaroslav Korolev, Los Angeles Clippers, taken 12th overall in 2005.
6. Rafael Araujo, Toronto Raptors, taken eighth overall in 2004.
5. Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats, taken third overall in 2006.:facepalm:
4. Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Denver Nuggets, taken fifth overall in 2002.
3. Kwame Brown, Washington Wizards, taken first overall in 2001.:)
2. Entire 2000 NBA draft:(
1. Darko Milicic, Detroit Pistons, taken second overall in 2003:cry:

Vinny642
08-27-2009, 10:54 PM
A little mean but w/e
Darko is really onlu a bust because where he was picked in the draft and who was in his draft.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-27-2009, 11:02 PM
Comparing all of them, Kwame is the worst. I know the 2003 draft was deep but he is still better than Kwame.

Mave1002
08-27-2009, 11:08 PM
3. Kwame Brown, Washington Wizards, taken first overall in 2001.:)


Hell yeah, on top of my own list :(

DerekRE_3
08-27-2009, 11:09 PM
Not everyone in the 2000 draft sucked. The Kings got a steal in Hedo Turkoglu at #16 and the Bucks got an even bigger steal with Michael Redd in the middle of the 2nd round.

Gibby
08-27-2009, 11:15 PM
Not everyone in the 2000 draft sucked. The Kings got a steal in Hedo Turkoglu at #16 and the Bucks got an even bigger steal with Michael Redd in the middle of the 2nd round.

ya i agree. just because it was a weak draft class, you cant say everyone was a bust.

blazerman
08-27-2009, 11:16 PM
I dont think Yi is a bust or will be, he may end up being a role player at the worst and there's nothing wrong with that if he fits in. But he has plenty of time to prove his worth.

I think Milicic will be considered a bust if he doesnt produce this yr, especially under a stat inflating system like NY.

blah-blah
08-27-2009, 11:22 PM
a bit early to say yi's a bust

carter15
08-27-2009, 11:33 PM
i totally disagree with perkins...hes a solid player...im 100% their are worse picks then him...heck didnt the Raptors take Joey Graham at lik 16...thats 10 times worse even though 16 is a relatively low pick.

jj24
08-27-2009, 11:45 PM
how is yi jianlian a bust? makes no sense... *shake my damn head*

Raps18-19 Champ
08-27-2009, 11:50 PM
i totally disagree with perkins...hes a solid player...im 100% their are worse picks then him...heck didnt the Raptors take Joey Graham at lik 16...thats 10 times worse even though 16 is a relatively low pick.

That says Kendrick Brown. Not Perkins.

raptors3589
08-28-2009, 01:17 AM
Arujo was a bad move, the Raps could have Igoudala, Biedrins, Al Jefferson, Jr Smith, or Josh Smith. BUST

asandhu23
08-28-2009, 01:40 AM
how is yi jianlian a bust? makes no sense... *shake my damn head*

read the description.

thesparky33
08-28-2009, 02:22 AM
How is Olowakandi not on this list?

He'd be #1 over Darko, especially with who he was taken over: Mike Bibby, Antawn Jamison, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Jason Williams, Rashard Lewis, and Brad Miller.

DerekRE_3
08-28-2009, 02:31 AM
How is Olowakandi not on this list?

He'd be #1 over Darko, especially with who he was taken over: Mike Bibby, Antawn Jamison, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Jason Williams, Rashard Lewis, and Brad Miller.

He was picked in 1998, not this decade.

chicago lulz
08-28-2009, 02:38 AM
2000 nba draft...Marcus Fizer with the 4th pick...really??

dre1990
08-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Yi Jianlian has only been in the NBA for 3 seasons? way to early to call hi a bust

-Kobe24-TJ19-
08-28-2009, 03:21 AM
Seriously, Kwame is the worst!No question about it!

At least Darko can catch ball!

Kwame has those little chicken hands and thats why he misses wide open layups, point blank shots and dunks!

He's just ridicilous!

DARKO>KWAME

secterm
08-28-2009, 04:04 AM
This list is ridicules. If Yi is such a huge bust being 6th overall in 2007, than Bargnani has got to be considered "bust worthy" being 1st overall in 2006. And how about Patrick O'bryant at 9th overall in 2006. The guy won't even be a min salary player after this season (and the only reason he's in the league now is cause he has a guaranteed contract). And they may as well put Thabeet on the list now and save some time on the next list.

heatbb
08-28-2009, 04:28 AM
2000 nba draft...Marcus Fizer with the 4th pick...really??

Who?

Anyway, this list sucks. Yi can't be considered as a bust yet. Kwame should be #2 after Darko.

ChiSox219
08-28-2009, 05:15 AM
Yi was a bust the day he was drafted.

jj24
08-28-2009, 06:00 AM
Who?

Anyway, this list sucks. Yi can't be considered as a bust yet. Kwame should be #2 after Darko.

You really never heard of marcus fizer? It's okay. The guy was a bald joke with a funny goatee

Trouble87
08-28-2009, 06:29 AM
Yi Jianlian, Yaroslav Korolev, and Adam Morrison can't be considered bust just yet

list is flawed in my opinion

secterm
08-28-2009, 06:41 AM
Yi Jianlian, Yaroslav Korolev, and Adam Morrison can't be considered bust just yet

list is flawed in my opinion

Yaroslav Korolev is 100% BUST WORTHY. The guy played only about 150 or so minutes over two years with the clippers and he was horrible. They waived almost 2yrs ago and the guy still couldn't even get another NBA job. He ended up playing in Russia. Huge Bust.

ChiSox219
08-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Yaroslav Korolev is 100% BUST WORTHY. The guy played only about 150 or so minutes over two years with the clippers and he was horrible. They waived almost 2yrs ago and the guy still couldn't even get another NBA job. He ended up playing in Russia. Huge Bust.

I can't find any stats that have him even playing pro ball anywhere in 08-09. He only played 6.7 minutes a game in Russia this past season

KnicksR4Real
08-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Darko? I really don/t know about that he was a solid player at times, he is just there becuase of all the good players selected after him.

nstojic
08-28-2009, 08:36 AM
6. Rafael Araujo, Toronto Raptors, taken eighth overall in 2004.


:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

iggyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!


BABBBBBBCOCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!(colbert voice)


















note: i get that we needed a C at the time.... but c'mon!??! Hoffa was from BYU?!?!? **** that's the same as Beidrins being from international play.... should've took him!

jrice9
08-28-2009, 09:09 AM
This list is ridicules. If Yi is such a huge bust being 6th overall in 2007, than Bargnani has got to be considered "bust worthy" being 1st overall in 2006. And how about Patrick O'bryant at 9th overall in 2006. The guy won't even be a min salary player after this season (and the only reason he's in the league now is cause he has a guaranteed contract). And they may as well put Thabeet on the list now and save some time on the next list.

How is Bargnani considered a bust when he has been signifcantly better last season than anyone on this list.

I agree YI shouldnt be a bust quite yet (next season he needs to step up) but Bargnani will be at worst next year be a 15/6 player. That isnt really bust worthy and thats a worst case scenario.

No arguments on POB lol

AntiG
08-28-2009, 09:29 AM
KG truly redeemed the #5 jersey.

nstojic
08-28-2009, 09:51 AM
Kwame has those little chicken hands



hahahahahahahhahahhahah that got me good.... made me think of that funny burger king commercial where the dude's got those little hands and can't handle the whopper ahhahahah

Double_R
08-28-2009, 10:10 AM
How is Olowakandi not on this list?

Good Question

AntiG
08-28-2009, 11:32 AM
How is Olowakandi not on this list?

Good Question

because he was not drafted in this decade.

lakers4sho
08-28-2009, 11:50 AM
How is Olowakandi not on this list?

Good Question

Bad Question

Ace33Bone
08-28-2009, 12:55 PM
I like #2 the whole 2000 draft lol

PrettyBoyJ
08-28-2009, 01:27 PM
Pistons ****ed up.. If they woulda Chose Wade, Carmelo, or Bosh they would've been the team to beat for numerous seasons

SA5195
08-28-2009, 01:33 PM
Arujo was a bad move, the Raps could have Igoudala, Biedrins, Al Jefferson, Jr Smith, or Josh Smith. BUST

Ya....i'm still trying to forget that...we also could have got Danny Granger..

:cry:

JWO35
08-28-2009, 01:42 PM
lol Entire 2000 NBA Draft, Yeah that draft is probably the worst in NBA history...

Daze9900
08-28-2009, 01:58 PM
knicks 8th pick frederick weiss never made it to the nba and is only known for vc jumping over him = bust.

AK-50
08-28-2009, 02:02 PM
only reason we picked Arujo because our GM was "Badcock"

SLY WILLIAMS
08-28-2009, 02:05 PM
knicks 8th pick frederick weiss never made it to the nba and is only known for vc jumping over him = bust.

15th overall, 1999

td0tsfinest
08-28-2009, 02:10 PM
2000 draft was god awful; i think that was the only draft where the 2nd round picks ending up as good as the first round picks.

DeMarr Johnson, who the **** is DeMarr Johnson.

You can't blame the K-Mart pick, he was pretty nasty pre-injury.

CityofTreez
08-28-2009, 02:40 PM
Those guy on the Clippers & Mavericks, I have never seen play, i think never!

Pascholev is as useless as Mike Dunleavy and Tshikitivitiokos is a groundhog that never reached the surface!

nstojic
08-28-2009, 03:47 PM
only reason we picked Arujo because our GM was "Badcock"

hey AK, that's supposed to be a b not a... wait.......i see what you did there...

ugadawgsfan17
08-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Those guy on the Clippers & Mavericks, I have never seen play, i think never!

Pascholev is as useless as Mike Dunleavy and Tshikitivitiokos is a groundhog that never reached the surface!

Are you talking about Nikoloz Tskitishvili? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/stats?playerId=1728)

skinsfan4life80
08-29-2009, 03:17 PM
2000 draft was god awful; i think that was the only draft where the 2nd round picks ending up as good as the first round picks.

DeMarr Johnson, who the **** is DeMarr Johnson.

You can't blame the K-Mart pick, he was pretty nasty pre-injury.

If you dont know who DeMarr Johnson is you dont know much about basketball. Dude broke his neck in a car accident in his second year..cant call him a bust.
Since you have no idea who is here is a clip for you.. you can see Duncan and a bunch of other all stars who he dunked on know who he is and so does Iverson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgXHk5IMKcc

RaptorizedKevin
08-30-2009, 11:55 AM
man the morei think about our bad picks.. im ticked.. we could had iggy or granger.. DAMM YOU BABCOCK.

HuRRiCaNeS324
08-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Adam Morrison should be higher. THEY WERE COMPARING HIM TO LARRY BIRD!!! Thats just awful...

ccugrad1
08-30-2009, 12:20 PM
It is like i have always said with Kwame Brown when he was a member of the Wizards: When your team, that is fightng it's heart in the playoffs, tells you to stay home during the playoffs, that shows what ability you have and what they think of you.

Tom81
08-30-2009, 12:21 PM
i like this list

carter15
08-30-2009, 12:37 PM
That says Kendrick Brown. Not Perkins.

hahahaha ifeel dumb...thats really deceiving tho:p

La11
08-30-2009, 01:15 PM
Ok that list is forgetting players that are considered bust like

Dajuan Wagner 6th overall
Luker Jackson 10th overall
ike diogu 9th overall
shelden williams 5th overall (not even early to call him bust)
Patrick Obryant 9th overall

Players should be taken out of that is is kendrick brown, Yi jinilian and darko shouldnt be first. It should be kwame brown by a mile.

If they consider Yi as a bust should greg oden,corey brewer and acie law be in that list too? what have they done lately that beats YI production.

Ebbs
08-30-2009, 01:49 PM
Adam Morrison should be higher. THEY WERE COMPARING HIM TO LARRY BIRD!!! Thats just awful...

To early for Adam even MJ saw potential wait and see another couple years.

skinsfan4life80
08-31-2009, 02:12 PM
To early for Adam even MJ saw potential wait and see another couple years.

Its not to early for Adam Morrision..he was the third pick over alll...and he doesnt even dress thats a bust. Im not saying you need to be a star already but you at least need to be on the court.
Dude sucks

Storch
08-31-2009, 02:34 PM
A little mean but w/e
Darko is really onlu a bust because where he was picked in the draft and who was in his draft.

No, more to blame is how terrible he is.

Storch
08-31-2009, 02:36 PM
Its not to early for Adam Morrision..he was the third pick over alll...and he doesnt even dress thats a bust. Im not saying you need to be a star already but you at least need to be on the court.
Dude sucks

Yes, Morrison is a bust but you should consider that his ceiling hasn't collapsed on him yet.

MajorFloridaFan
09-01-2009, 12:24 AM
i agree

MackSnackWrap
09-01-2009, 10:50 AM
LMFAO Milicic, Kwame Brown and Araujo were the worst