Busting My Way Through The NBA Draft Since 2000: Part Two of Three

March 2nd, 2010 by Pete Toal Leave a reply »
Yesterday I posted Part one of my three part series in which I will chronicle my top three draft busts of each year. I will also continue to list my three runners up for those worthy of mention, while also providing a brief summary as to why I chose them. 




1. Darko Milicic - Darko was selected out of Serbia with the third pick by the Detroit Pistons, ahead of Carmelo Anthony, whom many expected the playoff-contending Pistons to take.

Milicic encountered a loaded front court when he arrived in Detroit which limited his in-game experience. Herald as a sharp shooting 7'0" player who could also play inside, Darko had his confidence quickly broken along the way as he only saw four minutes of playing time per game under coach Larry Brown.

Milicic would play limited minutes again in his next two seasons before being traded to Orlando where he flashed his potential in two seasons there but could not effectively turn that into consistent production.

Darko ended up signing with Memphis during free agency in 2007 and played consistent minutes but again failed to meet expectations. Darko event ...

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