Whose your favorite busts of all-time? The guys who never really met expectations but you still like and wanted or want to see succeed.
Kandi-Man, just cause his nickname is kind of kool? Anyways...
Besides that I was always pretty high on Stromile Swift for some reason, and he didn't even do *bad* per say, but he was nothing like expected and I think most considered him a bust, but yeah I'd say he'd be my top choice of favorite "bust".
F: DerMarr Johnson
F: Stromile Swift
C: Jonathan Bender
ndubi ebi (just because i will never be able to forget his name)
Nickoloz Tskitishvili (one of the best summer league players in the history of the game)
Marcus Fizer... He really looked good donning the number 21 Bulls jersey... LOL... He has had a solid career with Chicago off the bench but when he moved to different teams, his NBA career went downward... At least he did win the 2006 NBDL MVP... LOL
wagner and dermarr (mostly because he was a aau teammate)
oh yeah fizer as well. i thought he would be a allstar...loved his game in college
I'll give you a point for mentioning my man... Well, that's the least I can do to say thanks..haha
dajuan wagner and adam morrion i thought dajuan was going ot be the next iverson and evrybody though morrison was the next larry bird
He had so much potential, but all those injuries just killed his career. He could have been really special. Glad to see he's at least playing again though.
Is it really fair to call him a bust? His rookie year he did average nice numbers,then after that he had that colon problem those other injuries and he was never the same.
I think he would have been a good player had he not had those injuries.
Rookie Year 13&3 IN 27 mpg
Downhill after that
Bust comes with injuries. If Greg Oden continues to keep going down, he too will be considered a bust.
Oh, and Bryant24, IDK about the rest of the people on here but I was far from being ready to call Morrison the next Larry Bird. I thought he was going to be a average NBA player. I never expected him to be a star, but he is underachieving my average nba player praise.
Gerald Green and Shaun Livingston were people I thought were going to be All-Stars. Green had a nice, smooth jumper to go along with his jumping ability while Livingston had the length and the passing to be a great point guards in the league.
jay williams, darius miles
Kwame Brown....Im a wiz fan too...what a joke..
G: Shaun Livingston
G: Dajuan Wagner
F: Gerald Green
F: Marcus Fizer
C: Jonathan Bender
Chris Washburn, Adam Morrison, Bo Kimble were guys I would have liked to see make it.
But how about the guys from class of 89?
Danny Ferry picked 2nd over all - only started 186 games out of 917 played. Never averaged more than 13.3 ppg
J. R. Reid picked 5th over all - career avg 8.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg
Randy White picked 8th over all - started just 66 games and averaged 7.4 ppg - he was compared to Karl Malone
Tom Hammonds picked 9th over all - 60 starts with a career average of less than 5 and a half points and 3 and a half rebounds.
Now it isn't like this was a bad draft.
Mookie Blaylock went 12th, Tim Hardaway went 14th Shawn Kemp went 17th and Vlade Divac went 26th.
Eddy Curry I know he is still in the league but he has to be considered a bust the #4 pick in the draft and he hasnt played in like 2 years because of injuries and weight issues and his heart condition. I thought he was turning the corner when he was with the bulls then he got traded to the knicks and he was never the same again his offensive game was pretty good. But he couldnt do anything else like play defense and rebound or stay or the court for a significant amount of time without fouling an essential for big men.
pg: Shaun Livingston/Sebastian Telfair. I loved them both and thought they would be two of the top point guards in the league.
sg: Dejuan Wagner. I thought he was the next Iverson, he was so good in high school and at Memphis and was also pretty solid his rookie year but all those damn injuries killed him
sf: Qyntel Woods: he was drafted in 2002 and I thought he was the next T-Mac. Even though he only played juco ball the dude put up 30 a game and I thought he was destined for stardom in the NBA
pf: Kwame Brown: He is only a bust because of MJ. It kills me to say it but it's true. I read this book on MJ"s seasons with the Wizards and he just ripped Kwame a new a-hole time after time. It destroyed his confidence and he would never be the same.
C: Greg Oden. GO ahead and kill me Portland fans but I'm calling him a bust. He still can be a decent center, but I'm calling him a bust because everyone thought he was going to be a franchise center and the second coming of Bill Russel/ David Robinson. Plus he was picked over KEvin Durant who is already a top 5 player in the NBA. He can still be decent, but he will never warrant the number 1 pick or all of those lofty predictions
Gerald Green. He was dominating in HS and even dominated against other top-tier talent in the McD's game. He played well for the Celtics in his first season too. I still think if he had a mentor and got into the right system he could be very good. (TMAC and the Knicks?)
Sean Williams. I thought he would figure out how to play without fouling and he couldnt overcome his lack of IQ. Still a great talent and athlete though.
one of my favorite busts is the guy in my picture, toby bailey. He could have been a 10-15 pick if he came out after his freshman year. But i guess it's hard to call him a bust since when he did finally come out, he wasn't expected to do much.
i gotta add shavlik randolph to my list...UNC had sent him a pic of Jordan wearing wearing a "shav country" shirt...unfortunately he was a bust wayyy before he went to the league
but livingston, and gerald green both should have been good players.