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Top of the Key: All-Disappointment Team

Originally Published: January 11, 2005
By Vincent Hui | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
NBA teams frequently draft players that just don't live up to the hype. Kwame Brown, Michael Olowokandi, Joe Smith, Pervis Ellison...the list goes on and on. Busts are drafted each and every year and veterans can just simply lose their games. A new team can increase a player's fantasy value (hello, Steve Nash) or it can bury it (sorry, Brent Barry). Coaching changes, injuries, incoming rookies, etc. all factor into the equation.

It's no different in fantasy too. You can spend all the time you want perusing draft cheat sheets and the Player Rater, but you can't predict that a fan will throw a beer on a deranged player resulting in a season-long suspension. Good thing we don't have to pay their contracts.

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