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3 Players Your NBA Lottery Team Should Absolutely Not Draft Tonight

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Bol Bol #1 of the Oregon Ducks reacts to a call in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2018 in New York City.The Oregon Ducks defeated the Syracuse Orange 80-65. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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With the NBA Draft kicking off this evening, the world's top basketball prospects will finally get the call to start their professional careers on the big stage. And while there are plenty of young men in the draft pool that ooze potential, every year brings its fair share of busts. As the draft gets underway Thursday night, your lottery team should try and avoid these clear risks who will find it hard to live up to the hype.

1. Bol Bol

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28:  Bol Bol #1 of the Oregon Ducks looks on from the bench against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Oregon v Virginia | Andy Lyons

The 7-2 center who averages 21.3 points per game seems like a great pick for any late lottery team, right? Bol Bol's size alone is appealing even before you consider his impressive range and nex-gen skills. However, the kid presents some serious debate as to whether he has the frame to withstand 82-game seasons up against seasoned big men who can reliably outmuscle him. Though he is still just 19, he is quite possibly tonight's biggest draft gamble.

2. Cam Reddish

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: RJ Barrett #5, Cam Reddish #2 and Javin DeLaurier #12 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate a basket against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Duke | Rob Carr

Cam Reddish stands at 6-8 and averaged 13.5 points in his one-and-done year at Duke. Reddish is known to shoot the ball from distance and got himself labeled as a three-and-D prospect; however, his shooting efficiency was not up to par. Constantly taking shots from behind the three point line, Reddish only hit 33% of them. That's just not good enough.

3. De'Andre Hunter

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 14: De'Andre Hunter #12 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts after a play against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during their game in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 14, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals | Streeter Lecka

De'Andre Hunter bursted on the scene in the NCAA Tournament and saw his draft value rise as his Virginia Cavaliers achieved glory. Before the Big Dance began, Hunter was an average basketball player that gave you a solid performance night to night. Hunter averaged 15.2 points per game, 5.1 rebounds and just 2 assists this season, not exactly standout numbers. Though Hunter has a chance to be a serviceable all-around player in the NBA, teams would be smart not to be seduced by his performances in the Tournament.