NBA Draft: All-time Pacers draft bust starting lineup

Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana pacers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Pacers are about to enter their most important draft in decades. A team on the rise, they will have a lottery pick to potentially pick up another star to go alongside of Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin for years to come. However, the Pacers have had some trouble in the past when it comes to making the right lottery picks.

Larry Bird was routinely criticized for making bad lottery picks (and you will see a couple of them on this list), while the jury is still out on Kevin Pritchard. However, last season getting both Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard at bargain basement prices is certainly a good start to the Tyrese Haliburton era of drafts.

So in this piece, we wanted to look at some of the biggest draft busts in Pacers history and ask, if we had to put a starting five together of Pacers draft busts, who would they be? We put the restriction on ourselves that it had to be 2 guards, 2 forwards, and 1 center. And boy do we have quite a terrible list of draft picks for you.