Each and every year, NBA general managers get too excited about long-term potential and end up committing the cardinal sin of making massive reaches in the lottery. Thanks to a few point guards and centers, as well as one forward, the 2013 NBA draft will be no different.
There will certainly be quality players picked in the lottery on June 27, but there will also be more reaches.
Over the last five years, we've had teams fall for the traps set by Austin Rivers, Jan Vesely, Bismack Biyombo, Jimmer Fredette, Cole Aldrich, Hasheem Thabeet, Jonny Flynn, Michael Beasley, Joe Alexander and more.
The list can go on and on, as the draft sometimes morphs into a glamorized guessing process.
These five players might not reach the "bust" level of Thabeet, Vesely, Flynn and Alexander, but they'll end up failing to make lottery-sized impacts in the Association. For various reasons, they're all set to become massive lottery reaches.