Every year, there are guys that slip past the first-round yet end up having solid NBA careers. Some of these guys include Manu Ginobili, Gilbert Arenas, Stephen Jackson, Michael Redd and others.
Ginobili has gone on to win multiple championships with the Spurs and is likely the best Argentinian basketball player in NBA history. Gilbert Arenas was once one of the premier scorers in the NBA before a few off-the-court incidents tremendously hurt his career.
Stephen Jackson has been one of the most underrated players in the last decade or so. Although he has played for a number of teams, Jackson has always been able to come in and play exceedingly well. Michael Redd was the face of the Bucks franchise for a number of years before injuries derailed his career. Over his tenure with Milwaukee, Redd recorded five straight seasons of averaging more than 20 points per game.
Then, to make up for those guys, there are the first-round prospects that wound up becoming busts. That list includes players like Adam Morrison, Patrick O'Bryant, Darko Milicic, Michael Olowakandi, Troy Bell and many, many others.
When the draft starts June 28th, there will likely be some future busts chosen in the first-round. There will also be some second-round prospects that eventually turn into solid players at the professional level. It's just the way it works.
In the following slides, I will feature some of the potential second-round prospects that I believe will have decent NBA careers.