Biggest Sophomore Busts in the NBA

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Biggest Sophomore Busts in the NBA
Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

When we mention the term "sophomore busts," we're talking about draft position value mixed with production, as well as second-year statistical drop-offs.

High draft picks are just too valuable to waste. A player selected second overall should be one of the premier building blocks of a franchise, not a middle-of-the-rotation reserve who's already being mentioned in trade talks.

There's also nothing more discouraging than seeing a promising rookie season followed by a sophomore slump. Nobody wants to have drafted the next flash in the pan.

Here are six sophomores who have either failed to produce numbers that correlate with their draft position or fallen off in their second year as a pro.

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