NBA Draft 2012: Exposing 3 over-Hyped Lottery Prospects

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NBA Draft 2012: Exposing 3 over-Hyped Lottery Prospects
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Every year, teams make mistakes in the NBA draft. It's inevitable.

Some are bigger than others, but regardless, teams are constantly messing up when it comes to picks. Some draft for positional need over talent (Marvin Williams), while others put too much stock into college production (Adam Morrison). And some, well, some just miss the boat completely (Darko). 

The draft produces busts, it's just a fact, and this year seems to be more complicated than others. I do have my doubts about the elite tier of prospects—Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes, Thomas Robinson and, arguably, Andre Drummond. But in the end, all of them are deserving of top picks, and all of them have star potential.

In the next tier, however, things get a little more complicated. There is much more debate as to who comes next, and the merit of the remaining players is constantly in question. While some of them will undoubtedly end up as accomplished players, there are others who won't make it quite so far. 

There are three lottery-caliber players in particular who are over-hyped heading into tomorrow's draft and are sure to disappoint whichever team decides to select them. 

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