Back in December, we took up the task of identifying the 10 worst draft busts of the past decade.
Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. During the draft process every player on the list was hyped and fans, analysts and teams alike thought they had the real thing after each pick. Making a big mistake in the draft can set a rebuilding franchise back years. Avoiding those mistakes is often the key to a GM keeping his job.
I spoke with a number of GMs and combed over the draft lottery for the past decade to put together what I hereby dub: The Anatomy of a Draft Bust.
Whenever any of these elements are present ... stay away.
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