The NBA's 5 Biggest Draft Busts of the Last 5 Years

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The NBA's 5 Biggest Draft Busts of the Last 5 Years
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The NBA Draft is a funny thing.  Often some of the most highly regarded players end up never having close to the impact that was expected out of them.  While bad picks outside of the top ten are understandable, poor picks in the top part of a draft can be devastating to a franchise.  

In particular, when a player is a top three selection in a draft, they essentially have to live up to expectations in order to be a justifiable pick.  In the very least, a top three selection should go on to have a very productive NBA career, and be a borderline All-Star.

Unfortunately, as we know, top three picks regularly disappoint us.  The high hopes a top prospect brings to a team quickly vanish as the player struggles in the pros.  We slowly realize that the highly touted prospect will never turn into what we hoped.

With that in mind, let's look at the five biggest disappointments the draft has brought us since 2007.  It will be easy to see why these top selections live on in infamy. 

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