Remember those players that guys like Chad Ford and every one else predicted would be great but they never panned out.Some of them were alright, while others fell flat on their face and failed miserably.From guys like Kwame brown who was picked straight out of high school, to college stars like J.J. Redick and Adam Morrison who were supposed to be the next Larry Bird.Maybe even future busts like Greg oden who was picked ahead of Kevin Durant.Well lets take a look back at draft history.
Luke Jacksons skills didn't even translate to the NBA yet the Cavs took him as the 10th overall pick, where he played 72 games in 4 seasons before getting out of the league.
Who the cavs would rather have:Al Jefferson, Josh Smith
Could you imagine Lebron playing with any of these two players, yet they wasted it on Luke motherfucking Jackson.
He was a college star that was a little undersized but still got picked 9th and left the league after only two years.
Players drafted below who were better:Kurt Thomas
Other bad picks:Eric montross, Tom Hammonds, Bo Kimble
Rafael Araujo was horrible just plain and simple, he was so bad I chose him over another bust in DeSagana Diop.He left the league after 3 years averaging only 2.8 points per game goodbye.
Players who were better:Andre Igoudala, Al Jefferson
Bad picks:The affermentioned Diop was terrible.
I'm sorry but I chose the late Eddie griffin who had loads of potential but didn't quite live up to the hype.He only averaged 7.2ppg nad 5.8rpg which is why he's a bust.
Players passed up:Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson
Although he had a few good couple of seasons his weight forced him out of the league after 5 seasons.
Players passed up:damon stoudemire, Kurt Thomas
Wow this guy was just terrible for a lottery pick worse was the players he was picked before.Think how good the nuggets would be with Carmelo and Amare Stoudemire.
Players passed up:Amare Stoudemire, Caron Butler
His skills were never that good and he was picked to high, he only averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.He only lasted a couple of seasons before playing in Israel.
Players passed up:Mike Miller, Joel Pryzbilla
Chris Washburn this pictue says it all his career was just so forgettable.He averaged 3.1 points for his career and 2.4 rebounds and was banned for lfe from the NBA for positive drug tests.Maybe in a couple of years Adam morrison will be considered worst because he can't even sniff playing time.
Players passed up:Chuck Person, Ron Harper
This decison is a no brainer even though he's been decent he's been no where near as good as the people he was picked ahead of.this might ultimately get joe Dumars fired.
Players selected after Darko:Carmelo Anthony, Chris bosh, Dwayne Wade
I know people are gonna argue for Sam bowie but he was at least decent, while Darko not so much.
You would think with all his talent that he would be at least good, but you would be wrong.
Players passed up:Mike Bibby, Antwan Jamison, Vince Carter