Every year, there’s a big buildup to the NBA draft, as teams and fans alike pore over statistics and try to figure out who will help their team the most in the upcoming season. Especially in the first round, teams are typically looking for someone to come in and make a difference that first season. However, some of the most ballyhooed prospects turn into complete busts for their teams. Consider Sam Bowie and Greg Oden, two big men whom the Portland Trail Blazers snapped up early in the first round when they came out. Each of them suffered from an ongoing plague of injuries that kept them from ever fulfilling their potential in the league. Other players, such as center Shawn Bradley, intrigue coaches and NBA betting fans with their potential upside, but then they never fulfill that promise even after a number of years playing in the Association.Here is a look at some recent draft busts in the NBA who still have time to turn things around and resurrect their careers. These are lottery picks taken between 2005 and today but who did not have a career-ending injury.
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