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NBA Draft: A look at the history of the draft and stash tactic

Taking a look at some of the best and worst players who were drafted but stayed overseas to play.
by Anthony Slater Published: July 7, 2013

Frederic Weis — These days, the 7-foot-2 French center is best known for providing Vince Carter an obstacle to jump over in the Olympics. But in NBA circles, his infamy doesn't stop there. Weis was selected 15th overall by the Knicks in 1999, one spot ahead of local product Ron Artest, a pick that infuriated New York fans for years to come. He has still never played an NBA game.


Marshall Moses — The former Oklahoma State forward is playing with Final Genclik in the Turkish professional league. He averaged 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.

Willie Warren — After brief stints in the NBA and D-League, the former OU guard starred in the Isreali League last season, averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 assists for Rishon Le Zion. He also provided the highlight of the season, throwing down a viscous dunk in midseason that created Internet buzz even back in the U.S.

Nenad Krstic — The Serbian center was once on the Thunder roster, playing consistent interior minutes in OKC from 2008-2011. But these days, Krstic is back overseas, part of CSKA Moscow of the Euroleague.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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