It's put-up or shut-up time for a number of former top NBA picks who've struggled early on in their careers.
There just comes a point where teams need to see results. With rookie contracts expiring, general managers have to decide whether a young prospect is worth another investment.
The following players are those who are simply running out of time. For some, one more year of mediocrity could mean a serious financial hit to the wallet. For others, it could mean stressful job hunting next summer.