Fantasy Basketball: Unveiling the 2013-14 All-Bust Team

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Throughout the week I have been taking a look at a few guys who have severely disappointed Fantasy Basketball owners.

Now it is time to take that a step further and look at the biggest busts in fantasy basketball this season.

An NBA team dresses 13 players, so that’s how many my All-Bust team will feature.

Jan 21, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) drives during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Many of you may cringe as several of these guys you may have used a high draft pick on or even worse some of these guys may still be on your team.

So without any delay let’s take a look at the team.

Honorable Mentions:

These guys get a nod due to disappointing seasons due to major injuries. Guys like Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Al Horford and Brook Lopez aren’t doing fantasy owners any good after major injuries.

Starting Lineup

PG- Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves

Earlier in the week I examined whether or not there is any hope left for Rubio.  Many felt that his third NBA season could be a breakout one for the Spanish star, but it simply hasn’t happened.

His 35.6 percent field goal percentage and 8.3 points per game average simply offsets the 8.2 assists and 2.7 steal per game he averages.

Rubio continues to struggle with his shot and had been on a slump by shooting just 28.4 percent from the field in his previous 11 games. He needs to improve his shot, or get more points by attacking the basket, to become a bigger real basketball and fantasy impact player.

That’s not likely to happen.

SG- Dion Waiters, Cleveland Cavaliers

Many thought Waiters was a potential fantasy sleeper coming into the season after averaging 14.7 points per game a rookie last season.

Instead he has become one of the more frustrating players to own.

The kid has talent, but inconsistencies with his shot have plagued him all year.

He is averaging slightly less points per game (14.4) than he did his rookie season and is shooting worse (40.5 percent) from the floor. The second-year pro should be better but at the end of the day simply doesn’t do enough to help your team in other areas.

SF- Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets

How the mighty have fallen.

The Brooklyn Nets were supposed to be a contender this season and that hasn’t happened, but a couple of their veterans are close to becoming fantasy irrelevant, including the future Hall of Famer Pierce.

The draft day trade from Boston hurt his fantasy stock to begin with, but very few expected it to get this bad.

While he has picked it up as of late, Pierce’s 13.0 point per game average is over eight points off his career average. Throw in the fact that he is shooting a near career-low 40.7 percent from the floor and grabbing only 4.8 rebounds per night and you can see why he makes this team.

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Topics: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Fantasy Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

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