In my last draft bust thread, drapg said you can't really judge the busts until you've given him 5 years in the league. I only went back one year because it doesn't seem like people are very interested in talking about 5 year old busts. But, for drapg's sake, I'll give it a shot. Draft Class of 1997: 1 SA Tim Duncan 2 NJ Keith Van Horn 3 Bos Chauncey Billups 4 Van Antonio Daniels 5 Den Tony Battie 6 Bos Ron Mercer 7 Phi Tim Thomas 8 GS Adonal Foyle 9 Tor Tracy McGrady 10 Mil Danny Fortson 11 Sac Olivier Saint-Jean (aka Tariq Abdul-Wahad) 12 Ind Austin Croshere 13 Cle Derek Anderson 14 LAC Maurice Taylor 15 Por Kelvin Cato 16 Cle Brevin Knight 17 Orl Johnny Taylor 18 Dal Chris Anstey 19 Det Scot Pollard 20 Min Paul Grant 21 Phi Anthony Parker 22 Atl Ed Gray 23 Den Bobby Jackson 24 Hou Rodrick Rhodes 25 NY John Thomas 26 Mia Charles Smith 27 Uta Jacque Vaughn 28 Chi Keith Booth Washington didn't get a pick because of Juwan Howard. With a couple exceptions, it seems to me this whole class was a bust. What a terrible year. I think most of these guys are still in the league, but not many are any good. Biggest bust? It could be anyone between #2 and #6. Best deal is easily McGrady at #9. Best deal besides McGrady (and Duncan who is well worth #1) is Bobby Jackson.