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NBA Draft History: Biggest Lottery Busts from 2000 to 2010

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NBA Draft History: Biggest Lottery Busts from 2000 to 2010
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The 2011 NBA draft is just hours away and several prospects will get to shake hands with David Stern and realize a dream. The inexact science of drafting talent for the NBA can be very difficult.

Scouts and general managers have to figure out which prospects have the most upside and how they’ll project in the league.

Every draft has that “Can’t Miss” prospect that is destined for stardom, but the ones that are labeled as stars, who don’t live up to lofty expectations are later labeled busts.

I decided to compile a list of the biggest draft busts from every NBA draft since 2000. Some draft busts are obvious while some verdicts are still out.

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