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A few weeks ago we wondered what happened to a few centers drafted last June who promptly disappeared from media reports. It was mentioned that, in this and in any other conversation about rookies in the Nba, luck is one of the most underrated part of the deal. The team picks, the youngster has to adjust to an environment or a locker room that might not fit him, he might be limited in playing time or deal with plenty of other troublesome situations. An example might be the case of Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss. It is unclear what kind of player they will be, but as of right now, things are not looking good in Phoenix. The opposite could be said about Malcolm Brogdon. A second round pick for the Milwaukee Bucks, he proved to be the best player drafted in 2016 – and with a good margin on Jamal Murray and the rest of the competition. (Remember, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric are rookies, but were drafted in 2014). Brogdon was the right player at the right time and place.

Keeping this in mind, let’s see what happened with a few Ncaa stars once they started their professional careers.