Brooklyn Nets: Worst Draft Picks In Last 10 Years

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Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announces the picks during the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets, formerly of New Jersey, have been a part of the NBA for 37 years and have had a multitude of bad draft picks.

The team has enjoyed success over the years with the picks of Hall of Famer Bernard King and P.J. Brown but there have been plenty of questionable decisions. There were the picks of  Ed O’Bannon and Pearl Washington, but perhaps the most curious pick of the 20th century was Dennis Hopson in the 1987 NBA Draft.

Hopson was drafted third overall, ahead of names like Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller, after averaging 29 points his senior year at Ohio State and spent all of five years in the NBA.

As the 2000s dawned upon New Jersey, so would a stretch of significantly under performing draft picks courtesy of Rod Thorn. The beginning of the Thorn-era enjoyed much success on the court, back-to-back trips to the NBA Finals, but lacked in young, home-raised talent.

Here are the Nets’ five biggest busts of the last 10 years.

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