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Best and Worst NBA Lottery Picks

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Worst No. 3 Pick: 1986 Nets, Chris Washburn

A 6-11 power forward (pictured on the far right) with blazing speed, soft hands and explosive leaping ability? How could that go wrong? Let's count the ways. Immaturity. Poor work ethic. Knee problems. Drug abuse. Washburn (second from right) lasted just two NBA seasons before getting banned from the league for life after a third failed drug test. He wasn't alone among 1986 lottery selections. Len Bias (second from left) died of a cocaine overdose two days after the draft, while drugs also hampered the careers of William Bedford (far left) and Roy Tarpley.

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