NBA Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?  

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List Rules Vote up the 2016 draft picks who haven't proven themselves worth the investment.

Every season, the NBA welcomes a large group of talented rookies, but several NBA draft picks turn out to be busts - 2016 is no different. Fans, organizations, and the league expected great things from the 2016-2017 NBA rookies, especially the top 10 draft picks. However, injuries, poor performances, and bad luck ruined the first year for many rookies. The following rookies are currently the biggest NBA draft busts of the 2016-2017 season.

Number one pick Ben Simmons had a rough start this season. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons was supposed to be one of the league's best rookies and maybe even win NBA's Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, the Australian forward injured his right ankle during a scrimmage during the preseason. Yet to play in the regular season, Ben Simmons is already looking like NBA's biggest draft bust in 2016-2017. Other 2016 draft picks who didn't live up to expectations include Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown.

Vote up the rookies you think are the biggest NBA busts of 2016-2017. Feel free to add any other disappointing NBA rookies and NBA draft mistakes to the list. Then, cast your vote for the player who deserves to win the 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Award

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Georgios Papagiannis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Phoenix Suns

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108 57
Henry Ellenson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Henry Ellenson Detroit Pistons

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105 67
Malik Beasley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Malik Beasley Denver Nuggets

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112 79
Dragan Bender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Phoenix Suns

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96 73
Denzel Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Chicago Bulls

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133 111
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Minnesota Timberwolves

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181 162
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Los Angeles Lakers

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88 72
Andrew Harrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Memphis Grizzlies

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63 47
Wade Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Wade Baldwin Memphis Grizzlies

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99 92
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
New Orleans Pelicans

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69 60
Jakob Pöltl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Jakob Pöltl Toronto Raptors

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66 57
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Denver Nuggets

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78 91
Thon Maker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Thon Maker Milwaukee Bucks

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61 72
Marquese Chriss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Phoenix Suns

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110 141
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Boston Celtics

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49 63
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Orlando Magic

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51 67
Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Utah Jazz

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126 166
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Philadelphia 76ers

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56 101
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Denver Nuggets

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54 108
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Philadelphia 76ers