Back in 2005, the Milwaukee Bucks held the coveted No. 1 selection in the NBA Draft. There were many prospects that could have warranted that selection including Wake Forest's Chris Paul, Utah's Andrew Bogut, Illinois' Deron Williams, among others.
By the time the draft rolled around, the Bucks had settled on who they'd take with the first overall pick. And that was Andrew Bogut, a 7'0" center who was projected to become the team's franchise player and an athlete that could transform the franchise from mediocrity to contenders.
Unfortunately, he hasn't become that. Yes, he's become a very serviceable center and probably a top 10 player at his position, but he has not developed into that great player.
Now, according to rumors, it appears that Bogut could be headed out of Milwaukee.
In late January, Bogut suffered a fractured ankle against the Houston Rockets and the immediate diagnosis came out that he'd miss about 8-12 weeks. He apparently has recovered quicker than anticipated and could return to the court in the next couple of weeks.
This has led to teams clamoring to attempt to acquire the big man at the trade deadline and as expected, there are a good amount of suitors. We'll see what happens, as we can only speculate at this point.
Note: The following scenarios were made true by using ESPN's NBA Trade Machine.