Being a top-10 draft pick is one of the most prestigious badges an NBA player can wear, but that blessing can easily become a curse. Even if a player fails due to circumstances beyond their control, they might be branded with the most undesirable four letters in all of sports: B-U-S-T. In this video, The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann analyzes the past 20 years of NBA drafts to determine whether those who have not excelled immediately in the NBA still have any hope to climb back to glorious heights.
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  1. Angelo Garrigos Reply

    I really think Markelle is in a position to have a great narrative and comeback. Magic having enough confidence to start him!

  2. You need to do a follow up video on franchises notorious for not being able to develop top picks.

  3. ZiPolishHammer Reply

    So Dime Drop is now in collab with the Ringer? Did I just die and go to heaven?

  4. Something to add on Jahlil Okafor, he just found out last season that he is allergic to certain meats. I’m sure changing his diet has had an impact on his upward trajectory (in addition to being further away from the trash heap that is 76ers development).

  5. The team you are drafted by plays the biggest role. There's a reason the sun's have had multiple busts while the Spurs keep finding gems. Teams need to help players cultivate there talent and place in the league, as, for most of them, the league is too challenging to do it alone.

  6. Stalker Bleach Reply

    If you stick around as an above average role player, I don’t think it’s fair to call them a total bust. Also if a player dealt with injuries, I don’t think it’s fair either.

  7. I think having reliable player development is so much more important than reading a prospect's pre-draft tea leaves. A team can only put so much stock in what an 18 year-old can do for them. It's much easier to figure out what YOU can do for the 18 year-old.

    With the right tutelage, even the rawest prospects can become legit (super)stars in the modern NBA. Kawhi, Siakam, Draymond etc. It's all about having the right coaches and the right training and fostering the right mindsets for your players. As you pointed out, bad teams are often picking in the top 10, but I think what makes them bad is that they have poor player development/coaching, not that they consistently pick bad players.

    San Antonio is my favourite example of this. They don't draft late-round gems, they draft (and trade for) extremely raw players (Danny Green, Dejounte, Patty Mills, Kyle Anderson, George Hill, Kawhi etc.) who have a few great skills (usually defensive) and then build the team's offense and defense around those skills while helping those players develop to be more well-rounded.

  8. Austin Dillon Reply

    Jayson Tatum is going against the pattern stated here. In his second and third season he has a negative BPM. Would you say he's not on track for an All-NBA or All-Star career type?

  9. Tony Stubblebine Reply

    Shouldn't the average box plus/minus across the league be 0? Why are the two categories both negative at the 2:15 mark?

  10. Andrew Wiggins is not a bust, he just had too high of a comparison. Change my mind.

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