Three Draft Prospects That Could Become NBA Busts

mo bamba texas longhornsThe 2018 NBA draft is stacked with talent including Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, and Luka Doncic. In this article, we look at three draft prospects that have a lot of potential but also a pretty high chance of becoming NBA busts.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that these guys are bad basketball players or that they are destined to be busts, just that due to certain circumstances they could eventually turn into busts or simply not live up to their expectations.

Without further ado here’s the list of three draft prospects that could turn into NBA busts:

Collin Sexton (Guard – Alabama): he had a great freshman season (19.2 points per game and shot 45 percent from the floor) but at just 6’2” his height is a concern and he’s not very reliable from three-point land as he shot just 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. Also for a guard, he’s not looked upon as a great facilitator as he averaged just 3.6 assists per game.

Michael Porter Jr. (Small Forward – Missouri): he is a player that has all the tools you would like to see in an NBA prospect and some media outlets have said that he has the potential to become an All-Star and a Kevin Durant kind of player. The problem is that he did have a major injury before his freshman season and had to have surgery on his L3-L4 spinal discs. That was a major deal that caused him to miss his entire freshman regular season. He played in just three games averaging 10 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game as he shot 33 percent from the floor and 30 percent from three-point range.

Mo Bamba (Center – Texas): With a height of 7’1” and a wingspan of 7’10” he has the right tools to become a great center in the NBA. He averaged 12.9 points seven blocks and 10.5 rebounds per game as he shot 54 percent from the field, however, he shot just 27 percent from three-point range. The problem is that he owns a rather skinny frame and didn’t show a lot on the offensive side of the basketball as he lacked aggression and ability to spread the floor. His defense also has room for improvement, as he needs to be more dominant in the paint and below the post.

Others worth of mention: Trae Young (PG- Oklahoma) and Robert Williams (Center -Texas A&M).



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