Top 10 NBA Rookie Draft Busts

Top 10 NBA Rookie Draft Busts
22 May 2015
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Manu Ginobili, Isiah Thomas, Michael Redd, they are just one of the players who were drafted late in the NBA Draft. They played significant roles on their respective teams, even played in the All-Star game. I know what you are thinking right now, they should be on the top 5 draftees in the NBA Draft.

Unfortunately, this list of players below, who were drafted higher than them failed to unleash their potential. Some are still bouncing around the league, while others have moved on to different lifestyles and careers entirely.

So let the draft begin, with the first pick of the NBA draft…..


  1. 1989 – Pervis Ellison – Kings


“Never Nervous Pervis” was a force in Louisville, winning Most Outstanding Player while leading his team to the national title in 1986. The Kings took him with the first pick, but he saw limited action his rookie year due to injury. Danny Ainge went so far as to change his nickname to “Out of Service Pervis.” Injuries hampered Ellison throughout his career, limiting his career totals to 9.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg.

Players taken after Ellison: Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, Shawn Kemp

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