Originally Posted by lebrick
yao ming being a bust is really a stretch.. he was beaten by amare on ROY but amare is also special. the guy was a double double machine..
a player don't need to be champion to avoid the "bust" level.. being a decent/good starter would be enough IMHO..
ask any center now an i believe most of them would trade places on how yao's career went..
Perhaps bust was harsh, but the expectations for him were high. Like Oden, the injuries wasn't his fault. My point was that getting the first round pick is a gamble. Sure you may end up with a Lebron or a Duncan or you might not.