2014 NBA Draft: 5 Worst Drafts In The Lottery Era

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Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern (right) introduces deputy commissioner Adam Silver after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NBA Draft is this coming Thursday and is shaping up to be one of the deepest drafts since the 2003 draft that gave us LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Then again, it could turn out like some of the horrid drafts that have given us no stars at all.

Will Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker give us a super trio like that 2003 draft or will they end up like the Marcus Fizer, Darius Miles and DerMarr Johnson combo from 2000? Only time will tell.

In the first of a two-part series, we’re going to take a look at the five worst drafts in the lottery era. The era is defined as 1985 until today, where they use a different (but still a lottery format) system.

We’re going to let the 2013 draft class off of the hook because they haven’t had a chance to really prove themselves, but I think this class could prove to be one of the worst in recent memory. Without further adieu, let’s get to the No. 5 worst draft class.

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