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6 Recent NBA Lottery Picks Who Need a Good 2012-13 Season to Justify Their Draft

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6 Recent NBA Lottery Picks Who Need a Good 2012-13 Season to Justify Their Draft
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Will Michael Beasley ever be worthy of the No. 2 overall pick he was taken with?

Every NBA draft produces its share of busts. Sometimes you can see it from a mile away (I'm looking at you, Hasheem Thabeet). Sometimes unfortunate circumstances get in the way (Hope you make it back one day, Greg Oden). And sometimes, there's just too much to eat (Hi, Eddy Curry).

Then there's that other group. The guys who've shown flashes, who've done something in the league—but they just haven't lived up to their draft selection. We're hesitant to apply the "bust" label to them too, but after a while it just becomes inevitable.

Here are six recent lottery picks who need big years in 2013 to avoid the dreaded "bust" tag.

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