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John Calipari, 1st Rounders that have not lived up to expectations.

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John Calipari, 1st Rounders that have not lived up to expectations.

  • Daniel Orton #29 Overall/2010 - Level of NBA expectations/Actual (Low/Low)
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #2 Overall/2012 - Level of NBA expectations/Actual (High/Low)
  • Marquis Teague #29 Overall/2012 - Level of NBA expectations/Actual (High/Low)
  • Archie Goodwin #29 Overall/2013 - Level of NBA expectations/Actual (Medium/Low)
  • James Young #17 Overall/2014 - Level of NBA expectations/Actual (High/Low)

Orton was a product of a deep Kentucky team that snuck him into the late-first.

Kidd-Gilchrist, should have been broke out a long time ago, but he may be all that he’s going to be at this point of his career; so much for the Iguodala comparisons early on.

Teague, may be the biggest disappointment out of all the guys listed because he was physically ready for the pro level.

Goodwin has not been able to crack a rotation since being in the league.

Young’s talent is better than Goodwin, but he’s in the same boat.

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Which guy(s) have disappointed you the most, and what was your expectations of them coming into the league to their actual now?


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Guys drafted #29 are

Guys drafted #29 are longshots to make it in the league anyway.

I suppose MKG is a disappointment in that you expect stardom from a #2 pick, but I still really like him. He was never going to be a superstar on offense in my opinion, but if he could go to a team with a good defensive system and learn to shoot about as well as Bruce Bowen and Tony Allen did, he could be that kind of impact player.

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I thought MKG would have

I thought MKG would have upped his average to at least 15ppg by now from trying to correct his form to help knock down some shots.

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MKG hasn’t disappointed me

MKG hasn’t disappointed me just because injuries are the biggest problem he’s had which you can’t do much about, although I thought he would’ve had a decent jump shot at this point

I knew Teague, Archie, and especially Orton weren’t gonna turn into anything special. James Young though, I thought he was gonna be like the Michael Redd of bench players. I couldn’t tell you what’s so off with him

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I’m not going to lie; I was

I’m not going to lie; I was sold on Teague, especially coming out of high school. As for Young, he showed the most promise out of all the guys above. If anyone would have told me back then that he would barely crack a rotation in the league, I would’ve looked at them as if they were crazy.

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I know it was "suggested" to

I know it was "suggested" to Orton to stay and he wanted to leave. If Orton stay another year and is somewhat productive with Kanter being inelidible I think he could've improved his stock slightly and learned more from those reps he would've gotten.

MKG has just been far too injured the past 2 years, apparently the entire Hornets organization values his intangibles such as commitment to winning, defense, and teammwork.

Teague was drafted to what should've been a great situation with the Bulls and Derrick Rose being injured. Thibs apparently didn't like the kid from the start and burried him, should've stayed a second year at Kentucky. The 2012 class could've really used him and Doron Lamb to lead them since Harrow turned into a sad story, would've been an elite 8 calibur team in that down year of college basketball.

Archie...damn I keep on hoping he breaks on through but he defintely needs some time in the G-Leauge or overseas like Darius Miller.

James Young is a heartbreaker as well, at UK I thought maybe he had trouble being the third gaurd with the Harrison's dominating the ball but after hearing he was kind of lazy on campus the lack of success in the NBA doesn't surprise me.

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Brandon Knight should def. Be

Brandon Knight should def. Be on the list

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After leaving Detroit, he has

After leaving Detroit, he has increased his scoring average every season that he was the full-time starter. What more do you expect out of him?

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N!gga Pleassee lol

Brandon Knight is the laughing stock of the NBA. Every time i hear Brandon knight's name 1st thing that comes to mind is Deandre Jordan &$#%#[email protected]! all over him on that nasty oop dunk. 2nd thing is Kyrie crossing him up on all star weekend

Eric Bledsoe who was only drafted a year prior and 11 spots below Brandon knights or final draft spot is Head and Shoulders over Knight. No comparison. Knight should be in his Prime, Starting PG of His team, Borderline all star type player by now. Instead it looks like his best year is behind him and Tyler Ullis will work his way ahead of him on the Depth chart this year. Smh. If that ain't under achieving idk what is.

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He’s out for the season this

He’s out for the season this year. You cannot tell me that he didn’t play his best basketball while in Milwaukee, before their team started to get this notoriety. Like I’ve asked earlier, what do you expect from him? He’s basically playing up to his player comparison’s path as a role player.

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N!gga Pleassee lol

Brandon Knight is the laughing stock of the NBA. Every time i hear Brandon knight's name 1st thing that comes to mind is Deandre Jordan &$#%#[email protected]! all over him on that nasty oop dunk. 2nd thing is Kyrie crossing him up on all star weekend

Eric Bledsoe who was only drafted a year prior and 11 spots below Brandon knights or final draft spot is Head and Shoulders over Knight. No comparison. Knight should be in his Prime, Starting PG of His team, Borderline all star type player by now. Instead it looks like his best year is behind him and Tyler Ullis will work his way ahead of him on the Depth chart this year. Smh. If that ain't under achieving idk what is.

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Lol

1st world problem.

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