9 Biggest NBA Draft Busts in Last 5 Years

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Feb 13, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Washington Wizards small forward Jan Vesely (24) before the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

2011 NBA Draft

Jan Vesely – 6th Overall

Jan Vesely is a true definition of a draft bust. After being picked sixth overall, the Czech forward saw his minutes go up and down during his rookie year. He still played 18.7 minutes per game, but put up just 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds.

After a tough rookie season, most young players put in the effort and really try to make progress in their second year. However, this has not been the case with Vesely, as he is playing just 11.5 minutes this season, putting up a meager 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. He is listed as a small forward, but he is not versatile enough to play the position. At 6ft 11 he has size, but can’t really shoot from outside.

There were several small forwards that were drafted behind him and are already solid NBA players, such as Kawhi Leonard.

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