Being A Top Lottery Pick In The NBA To Being One Of The Biggest Bust In The NBA

 

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Some of the biggest NBA Draft busts of all time and where they are now?

In honor of the NBA draft coming up in June every year around the time the draft starts, notorious names from college and overseas become a household name. This year their are a lot of young talent entering the draft, but not all names live up to expectations once they enter the NBA. Each year there is lottery picks who do not showcase there skills as they did in college or overseas.

During this blog you will see familiar faces who use to be top athletes in college, who are now currently out of the NBA, let’s see where these player’s are now.

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Adam Morrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who remember’s Adam Morrison the University of Gonzaga standout shooting guard who took the Zags to the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen, and was considered to be one of the top college basketball players in 2005-06. He was also a finalist for the Naismith and the Wooden Award, and was a co-player of the year with J.J. Redick. Morrison’s career did not easily transfer into the NBA level.

Morrison was drafted No. 3 by Charlotte Bobcats and played two seasons with them, his best season was his rookie year averaging 11.8 points per game. In his next season with the Bobcats his performance and playing time decreased, and was cut from the rotation. Morrison left Charlotte and went to Los Angles in 2008-10 to play for the Lakers for two seasons. He had knee injuries throughout his career and never really seemed to be the player he was at Gonzaga. Out of the two seasons with the Lakers Morrison received an NBA championship ring (thanks to Kobe Bryant) but never played more than five minutes during the regular season and playoffs.

Morrison has tried to make a come back to the league, by joining summer league teams but was still waived from the team and decided to quite the NBA. Now Morrison is apart of the coaching staff at Gonzaga, mentoring future athletes.

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Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown.. Where do I start from here, well for starters Brown was drafted No.1 by Washington Wizards and has played for seven teams for 12 seasons. That’s already saying enough since he has been bouncing around teams ever since he came into the NBA. Brown was supposed to be one the next best centers, but due to injuries Brown was unable to hold his standards. Brown has averaged a total of 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds during the course of 12 seasons on different teams.

There has been rumors that Brown may come back into the NBA, but a lot of teams are looking for younger and more skillful player’s at the center position, who do not have a huge injury history. We will see if Kwame Brown will make a comeback to the NBA in the future.

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Last but not least is Greg Oden who was drafted No.1 by the Portland Trailblazer in 2007.  Some believe that Greg Oden will “be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history”. That’s pretty sad to stat being Oden was one of the biggest prospects coming out of the University of Ohio State and was seen as one of the next big stars in the league. But after five knee injuries, Oden has not been a consistent player in the NBA due to those reasons.

Oden has been on two teams and has been hurt almost every year, it’s sad to see these player’s not being able to showcase their skills that they had at the college level. But college and NBA are totally different levels of competition. I think if Oden did not get hurt he would still be in the NBA and would be one of the dominant centers today.

After March Madness is over and once June comes around, I will be watching and seeing who I think will be the 2017 NBA busts. So far, I have no predictions on who I think will be a bust, but I sure hope that each player in the draft this year will live up to their expectations. I do not want to see another Adam Morrison, Kwame Brown or Greg Oden who dominated the college level and not having an effect in the NBA. Injuries are apart of the game of basketball, and you can not control what happens on the court. With that being said I will be watching closely to see who will be the next big bust in the NBA.

 

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The Future is looking bright for the University of Washington men’s basketball program for the 2017-2018 season

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The McDonald’s All-American Michael Porter Jr. joins other recruiters Daejon Davis and Jaynell Nowell at the University of Washington.

This season the University of Washington Huskies are facing a downfall in conference play. The prediction of this year’s outcome was supposed to be great, with adding top guard and projected top 3 first picks in the NBA Markelle Fultz, to lead the Huskies into NCAA division 1 tournament, and winning the Pac-12 conference. Despite of Markelle Fultz’s impressive efforts, as of right now the Huskies are currently 9-10 in the Pac-12, and are facing a chance of not producing well enough to win the Pac-12 tournament.

It looks like another failing season for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies to make an impact in the conference with power houses of UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Utah making huge strides in becoming top 25 teams in the country. Can Markelle Fultz and the young Huskies turn their record into positive from here on out? That is what the state of Washington and the city of Seattle are hoping for, come around the end of February and March before Fultz’s enter’s the NBA draft in June.

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Why do I say the future is looking bright next season? Well, that is because as of right now the Huskies are performing poorly in conference play, with questionable loses to Washington State and Stanford. Next up for Washington is the No. 1 recruit for the class of 2017, Michael Porter Jr. Porter Jr. will add more depth in bringing in his All-American presence to the line up. With adding a force like Porter Jr. into the Huskies starting line up, it will create a more dominant wing position for the Huskies. The Huskies have been lacking in this position in previous year’s. Porter Jr. presence will make the Huskies program more noticeable and will attract more top ranked player’s to join Huskies nation.

The 6-foot-8 wing is arguably the best scorer in the class, bringing the Huskies a shot creator, ball dominance, size, passing, athleticism, floor general and finishing above the rim. The Dawgs have not had an impact player like Porter Jr., since newly head coach Brandon Roy at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle Washington.

Get this? Brandon Roy is currently coaching Michael Porter Jr. for his senior year at Nathan Hale who currently is the No. 1 high school team in the nation, according to max prep.

Porter Jr. is already seen as a one-and-down Husky after his freshman season at the University of Washington. Who will step-up to the plate when Porter Jr. leaves Hec Edmundson Pavilion?

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Daejon Davis incoming freshman class of 2017

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Jaylen Nowell incoming freshman class of 2017

Not only is Michael Porter Jr. committed to the University of Washington next year, but along with Seattle Washington locals Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell coming out of Garfield high school. The two star’s Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell are just among, the new Husky recruits coming into the 2017-2018 season. With an addition to Michael Porter Jr. he will have some support within the guard position with Davis and Nowell.

Davis and Nowell add athletic shooting in the backcourt, ability to get to the rim at will, and the ability to shoot three-point shot reliable. Both Garfield standouts are ranked top 70 in ESPN for the class of 2017 in the nation. Next season looks to be another big recruiting class, for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies, let’s see if Romar can give it another shot at attempting to reach the NCAA division 1 tournament.

The future is looking bright for Michael Porter Jr and the University of Washington Huskies.

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