Originally posted on The Lottery Mafia  |  Last updated 7/13/14
Taken with the 14th and final lottery pick of the 2013 Draft, Shabazz Muhammad rarely got off the bench during his rookie year. What could he do to change that? Shabazz Muhammad’s career is veering dangerously close to the kind of arc that a villain in a PG-rated sports movie would follow. Once a high school prospect of astounding value, the sheen on Muhammad’s abilities wore off awful quick when it was revealed that he was a full year older than his claimed age. Instead of being taken with a top-3 overall pick, the slot where he was long projected to go, Muhammad not only went 14th overall in a notoriously weak class, but he was traded on Draft night from one snowy, small-market climate to another, getting dealt from Salt Lake City to Minnesota. Like a difficult kid getting sent home from summer camp, Muhammad couldn’t obey the rules during last the rookie transition program last August. That’s a look that may have been in vogue in the early 2000s, but today’s successful young dra...
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