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NBA Draft busts: The worst picks of the last decade

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Who are the biggest NBA Draft busts of the past decade? There are a ton of options to look at when coming to this unfortunate conclusion.

Anthony Bennett has to be considered one of the worst NBA Draft picks of all-time. But there are others on this list that you might have forgotten about. That includes an enigmatic former Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 pick who is wasting away on the bench in Brooklyn right now.

Without further ado, let’s check in on the biggest NBA Draft busts of the past decade.

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10. Marquese Chriss, 9th pick, 2016 NBA Draft

Phoenix Suns' Marquese Chriss
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9. Jarrett Culver, 6th pick, 2019 NBA Draft

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jarrett Culver
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8. Noah Vonleh, 9th pick, 2014 NBA Draft

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7. Markelle Fultz, 1st pick, 2017 NBA Draft

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz
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6. Dragan Bender, 4th pick, 2016 NBA Draft

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5. Jabari Parker, 2nd pick, 2014 NBA Draft

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4. Jahlil Okafor, 3rd pick, 2015 NBA Draft

Philadelphia 76ers'  Jahlil Okafor
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3. Ben Simmons, 1st, pick, 2016 NBA Draft

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2. James Wiseman, 2nd pick, 2020 NBA DRaft

Golden State Warriors' James Wiseman
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1. Anthony Bennett, 1st pick, 2013 NBA Draft

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