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NBA Draft: The one-and-done rule's success stories and cautionary tales

Here's the five biggest success stories and cautionary tales from the past six NBA Drafts.
By Anthony Slater Published: March 1, 2013


Josh Selby (2011 Draft — 33rd overall out of Kansas) — Dropped in the draft and went straight to the D-League. Averaged 2.2 points in 38 career NBA games (zero starts). Would be a junior at Kansas right now.

Daniel Orton (2010 Draft — 29th overall out of Kentucky) — Only averaged 13.2 minutes in college. Has seen less time in the pros. Spent most of his first three years in the D-League. Currently on the end of the Thunder bench.

Xavier Henry (2010 Draft — 12th overall out of Kansas) — Started 16 games as a rookie, but struggled with the adjustment. Was traded from Memphis to New Orleans after the 2011 season. Has received sporadic playing time the past two years. Career averages of 4.4 points in 14.3 minutes per game.

Donte Greene (2008 Draft — 28th overall out of Syracuse) — Averaged 6.1 points and 16.8 minutes in his first four seasons in Sacramento. Currently out of the league, looking for a team. Twenty-five years old.

Brandan Wright (2007 Draft — 8th overall out of North Carolina) — Key member of the 2007 ACC champions. Came into the league with high expectations, failed to meet them. Already on his third NBA team (Warriors, Nets, Mavericks). Career averages of 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 13.9 minutes.


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