San Antonio Spurs History

Ranking 3 biggest NBA Draft busts in Spurs history

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There have been a lot of gems in the NBA Draft, whether they're a lottery pick or a late draft steal. The San Antonio Spurs have thrived in scouting underrated players throughout the years who have helped them collect a ton of hardware. With loads of talents expecting to make it to the NBA, it's tough to tell if the player getting drafted will pan out the way people expect them to.

The Spurs have three first-round picks and are looking to add youthful firepower to their team this upcoming NBA 2022 Draft. Over time, the Spurs have drafted well, even though the last time they got the first pick was way back in 1997. San Antonio was able to get Tim Duncan that year, which resulted in five NBA championships.

However, not all the players can live up to the hype. Some end up as decent role players and a few get labeled as a "bust". A handful of them don't even get a chance to step on an NBA court. The Spurs are no exception, as they've had an abundance of draftees, and some of them have been disappointing.

We'll start with a recent pick that ended up being too big of a reach that never paid off.