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Top 20 NBA Busts From the 2013/2014 Season

2014 was the year of the busts. Every year there are players that are up and coming who never reach their full potential and there are players that were once way above average that have turned into subpar role players. The one thing certain about the NBA is that Father Time always wins and gravity is stronger than even the most explosive athlete. There will come a day when Blake Griffin and LeBron James can no longer jump over people. There will come a day when Russell Westbrook no longer looks like a track and field sprinter running down the court. And there will come a day when Carmelo Anthony can no longer control his baby fat.

Dwyane Wade is already on the decline of his career and can barely play 50 games a season, despite being only 32-years-old. After Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles, the Lakers rewarded him by making him the most expensive player in the league, which would have been fine if he was still old Kobe. But old Kobe now just looks old, which was evidenced by a major knee injury that essentially took him out for back-to-back seasons. Steve Nash is 40-years-old and has to lie down on his stomach whenever he sits out because his back stiffens up whenever he sits down on the bench for too long.

These are some of the players were once relevant, but drifted off into irrelevancy last year. Some are young enough to resurrect their careers, but most of them demonstrated that this is a sign of things to come.

20 Thabo Sefalosha

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19 Raymond Felton

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18 Omer Asik

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17 Gary Neal

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16 Paul Pierce

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15 Enes Kanter

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14 Jeff Green

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13 Mario Chalmers

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12 George Hill

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11 Kevin Garnett

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10 O.J. Mayo

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9 Evan Turner

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8 Dwyane Wade

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7 Deron Williams

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6 Steve Nash

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5 Ricky Rubio

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4 Anthony Bennett

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3 Josh Smith

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2 Larry Sanders

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1 Roy Hibbert

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“What the heck happened to Roy Hibbert?” was the most common question everyone was asking after the All Star Break and into the playoffs. Hibbert self-proclaimed himself as the Defensive Player of the Year during the first two months of the NBA season, but by the halfway mark of the season, there were games where Hibbert could barely score a bucket or grab a rebound. The empty stats wouldn’t make headline news if Hibbert was a scrub, but he was an All Star last year. Hibbert’s downfall was probably one of the more inexplicable things that has happened to a NBA player in the same season.

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