basketball 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?
Georgios Papagiannis Phoenix Suns

2
96 52
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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96 60
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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103 70
Dragan Bender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Dragan Bender Phoenix Suns

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128 98
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Kris Dunn Minnesota Timberwolves

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172 141
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Brandon Ingram Los Angeles Lakers

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88 65
Denzel Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Denzel Valentine Chicago Bulls

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83 63
Andrew Harrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Andrew Harrison Memphis Grizzlies

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55 44
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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62 52
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Juan Hernangomez Denver Nuggets

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91 85
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Buddy Hield New Orleans Pelicans

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61 56
Jakob Pöltl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Jakob Pöltl Toronto Raptors

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74 81
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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56 67
Marquese Chriss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Marquese Chriss Phoenix Suns

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104 128
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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119 151
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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46 61
Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Taurean Prince Utah Jazz

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45 60
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Domantas Sabonis Orlando Magic

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52 93
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets

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49 98
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?
Dario Šarić Philadelphia 76ers