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Larry Sanders-bust?

I've noticed a few posts lately stating that Sanders was a)a bad draft pick or b0a bust. This got me wondering how the 15 players taken after larry have fared in their short careers so far and which ones might have been a smarter pick. Yes it's too early to tell and the lock-out did no developing players any favours but just for fun we'll look at 15 through 30 and compare.


I will use the following stats in order for comparison basis in this order:

GP, MP, PPG, RPG, APG, BPG(the last 4 per 36 Min),per and TS% because advanded stats are da bomb!

15. Larry Sanders 60 872 10.7 7.3 0.7 3.0 11.0 .448

16. Luke Babbit 24 137 9.5 7.9 1.6 0.5 1.0 .305

17. Kevin Seraphin 58 635 8.7 8.6 0.6 1.6 8.4 .479

18. Eric Bledsoe 81 1841 10.6 4.4 5.7 0.5 10.8 ,499

19. Avery Bradley 30 162 11.6 3.8 2.7 0.0 2.2 .360

20. James Anderson 26 286 11.8 2.9 2.3 0.8 8.5 .529

21. Craig Brackins 3 33 8.7 4.4 1.1 0.0 0.1 .250

22. Elliot Williams DNP due to a knee injury

23. Trevor Booker 65 1063 11.7 8.5 1.2 1.4 15.3 .582

24. Damion James 25 403 9.8 7.6 1.8 1.1 10.1 .477

25. Dominique Jones 18 135 11.2 6.7 5.1 0.8 10.6 .400

26. Quincy Pondexter 66 734 9.2 4.3 1.4 0.5 8.5 .482

27. Jordan Crawford 42 1027 17.2 3.7 4.1 0.1 11.8 .416

28. Greivis Vasquez 70 860 10.4 3.1 6.3 0.2 9.4 .493

29 Daniel Orton DNP

30. Lazar Hayward 42 419 13.7 6.0 2.4 0.6 10.8 .464

Of the players drafted in the second round only Landry Fields made much of a contribution.

I know this is a small sample size and means absolutely nothing but I make a few surmises from this data.

1. I could learn some lessons from Mr. Von Horn on how to present data better

2. Most of the players that made fairly significant contributions to their teams were on teams that were not playoff contenders

3. The other players that were talked about by BrewHoop posters prior to the draft(I remember Bradley and Anderson getting buzz)weren't any better than Sanders really

4. What was supposed to be a quality draft with a lot of depth doesn't seem to be as of yet. Even of the player taken 1-14 only Wall and Cousins(possibly Monroe) had really solid seasons

Is Larry Sanders going to be a quality NBA player? If you had a re-do on the draft what would have been your pick?

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