Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Jan 18, 2008.
Who is the biggest bust in recent memory? • Kahn Games - FOX Sports Blogs
I watched Kwame Brown last night attempting to fill in for Bynum. Not good.
Part of it is that mentally Darko and Kwame don't seem to have it together. Both are flops.
Yeah, my vote is for Dorko.
Can we include NFL wide receivers?
How about NFL President/GM's that like picking wide receivers that are busts?
Got one in mind????
You were joking, right? Bonderman has had a winning record the last 3 seasons and has helped turned the Tigers into a contender once again.
I would have to say Sammy Meija. At the beginning of the season, it looked like Billups days were numbered. Just a few months later, and Tashawn had to work the numbers to find his contribution to the Mad Ants.
We didn't finish strong last season cause Bonderman continued to lose his games after the all star break. He generally is weak the 2nd half of the season when crunch time comes. If he'd have had a winning record the second half of the season, we would have been in the playoffs.
he should have been selfish and shut himself down with the injury he had.... was on pace for a great season till then.
Disappointing finish perhaps. Definitely not a bust.
Whats the criteria?
Top 10 - Rodney White. Out of the league for good apparently.
Darko is only 22 years old still so its a bit early to write him off. He is an early candidate though for recent top 3 pick busts.
Kwame Brown and Joe Smith were both top #1 picks. Definte busts for that.
Andrew Bogut is bust like for a top 3.
I have to say that Meija just didn't get a chance. I had both Samb and Meija penciled in to many potential rotations.
Carefull. Anyone can sign him now. Don't want that kind of talent falling into the wrong hands.
Like to Flip Saunders
8Since 1960, there have been only '7' real draft busts on the number 1 pick: NBA Draft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1965- Fred Hetzel, Davidson(SF Warriors)
2, Bill Bradley
4, Rick Barry
6, Jerry Sloan
7, Billy Cunningham
10, Gail Goodrich
DETROIT, 3 - Bill BUNTIN ???
1967- Jimmie Walker, Providence(Detroit)
2, Earl Monroe
7, Walt Frazier
1972- Larue Martin, Loyola(Portland)
12, Dr. J
74, James Silas
DETROIT, 17 Chris Ford..9, Bob Nash
1977- Kent Benson, Indiana(Milwaukee)
2, Otis Birdsong
3, Marques Johnson(who they got anyway)
5, Walter Davis
7, Bernard King
8, Jack Sikma
DETROIT- 36, Ben Poquette
1989- Pervis Ellison, Louisville(Sacremento)
3, Sean Punk Elliot
4, Glen Rice
14, Tim Hardaway
17, Shawn Kemp
36, Cliff Robinson
2001- Kwame Brown, HS brat, Washington
3, Paul Gasol
5, Jason Richardson
10, Joe Johnson
13, Richard Jefferson
28, Tony Parker
31, Gilbert Arenas
DETROIT- Rodney White (25-Gerald Wallace)
1998- Mike Olawakandi, Pacific(LAC)
4, Antwon Jamison
5, Vince Carter
9, Dirk Nowitzki
10, Paul Pierce
DETROIT- 11,Bonzi Wells 40, Korleone Young
What about Sam Bowie (over Michael Jordan)?
You guys have me crying from laughing too hard. Fantastic stuff.
That 1998 draft where we just missed out on Nowitzki and Pierce was about as bad as missing out on Anthony, Bosh, Wade or Heinrich in 2003. Can you imagine if Pierce had been the starting SF the last 9 years , with Tay coming off the bench and everything else was constant??? we'd be going for number # six in a row now...
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