2012 NBA Draft: 9 Potential First-Round Busts

April 21st, 2012 by Tyler Ward Leave a reply »
Over the years, we have seen numerous drafts that have ended up in greatness or in failure. For instance, there's the famed 1984 draft where fans witnessed players such as Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton and Charles Barkley having their names called.

There's also the 1996 draft that featured Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Allen Iverson and Steve Nash. Not to mention the 2003 draft that featured LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

But for every great draft, there's a horrible one. For instance, there's the 2000 draft, which is arguably the worst of all time. As we all know, the Nets selected Kenyon Martin with the first selection, and, in hindsight, it appears they made a fairly decent choice.

Why? Because there were so many busts that followed his selection, including Darius Miles, Marcus Fizer, Jerome Moiso, Mateen Cleaves, Chris Mihm, Courtney Alexander, Donnell Harvey, DerMarr Johnson and Mark Madsen, among others.

But as of right now, it appears this year's draft could end up in the "great" category. There are many high-profile players who could have their names called, including Anthony Davis, Th ...

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