The NBA draft is a glorious time for the teenagers and young adults that will soon be making millions of dollars in endorsements and basketball contracts.
However, this is for only 60 players. Unlike the NFL, NHL and MLB drafts, the NBA draft only goes two rounds. That means there is an extremely limited availability for the large amount of talent that is expecting to get drafted, especially in this year's draft. The amount of talent in this year's draft is staggering. It's one of the deepest in recent years.
Few will get picked, and many will get left behind. That's why we are here to dedicate this particular piece to the players who went undrafted and still managed to become relevant NBA players due to their work ethic and strong commitment to excellence. Even after they were passed over—and some forced to play overseas to make ends meet—they still maintained the idea that they were ready for the NBA.
Sure enough, these 10 players were ready. While they don't have the glitz and glamor of your average all-star, they have molded themselves into solid role players who have found a niche helping out their team. Whether it's their passing, scoring or defensive skills, these 10 players utilized all the talent and potential they had to make it to the NBA.
We take the time to honor the 10 best undrafted players in no particular order.