Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Tally, Jun 15, 2007.
For the other seven...
DraftExpress: Eight Common Profiles of a Bust – Back by Unpopular Demand
Nice post Sleestack Coach!
So...they're saying that Rodney White was a bust?
It's an interesting article, but really, you just can't know which guy's going to fit into which category. It mentions the long line of Duke underachievers, but then along comes Carlos Boozer, whom I thought was way overrated in college, and apparently the league did too, since he wasn't picked until the second round. Everyone had him ranked way below Mike Dunleavy Jr...whoops.
just think if boozer was still with clevland..ouch
What can I say...I just have a thing for Knuckleheads (Artest, and Williams)
8. The “Knucklehead” - The Knucklehead has to be the most frustrating of all the busts, but they certainly are fun to read about. They have the talent that makes scouts drool - the jumper, the handles, and the wrap-around-behind-the-back-bounce-pass, in traffic… left handed to boot. They also have a bio that reads like the cover of Us Weekly. Sometimes it’s a drug problem, sometimes it's the crowd they run with, sometimes it's a pantyless crotch shot taken by the paparazzi, and sometimes it's something simple like crashing your SUV into a parked car while driving drunk, watching porn and giving yourself “the stranger”, followed by getting caught on a security camera trying to bribe people into not calling the police. Of course something that crazy could never actually happen, right? Babysitting a Knucklehead can be a full time job for the team that drafts one. It’s time to hire a good publicist. Promises, here we come.
Recent Examples: J.R. Smith, Eddie Griffin, Joe Forte, William Avery, Tim Thomas, Isaiah Rider
Possible fits in 2007: Sean Williams, Sean Williams, Sean Williams
He has Joe Forte on the list. That kid was definitely a bust. When he played for N.C. the Jordan comparisons were out of control. Really talented. Really immature.
Profile of a bust? You mean like this?
or like this? (Believe me, I could have found a more "interesting" example, but I'm in no mood for one of those pm's).
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