Former NBA Draft Picks on the Verge of Missing Opening Day Rosters

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Former NBA Draft Picks on the Verge of Missing Opening Day Rosters
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The worst part about the NBA draft? The players who don’t pan out. In a league with only 450 roster spots, there isn’t enough room for everybody.

The NBA draft is one of the most exciting days of the basketball year because it offers fans and teams alike a new collection of players ready to make their impact on the league. Of course, not everyone makes it in the NBA, and even some of the higher draft selections someday find themselves without a team to play for.

Here I offer you five players, who were all drafted in 2010 or before, who find themselves in that undesirable position. Many of them are seen as busts or failures, and each one of them could find themselves cut during training camp.

Let’s take a look at five former draftees who could be cut before the start of the 2012-13 season.

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