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    Default 50 Most Worthless Players in the NBA for the 2012-13 Season

    Several young recently drafted bust made this list. Several of these players are guys that many Pacers fans wanted coming out of college or were free agents recently. I like that the blogger didn't just name names. He gave a valid explanation of why each player made the list and I couldn't argue against him at all.

    The most surprising names IMO are:

    Austin Daye
    James White
    Bizmack Biyombo
    Josh Selby
    Ish Smith (shooting a whopping 14% from the field)
    Joel Pryzbilla
    Nolan Smith
    Jan Vesely

    And notice this gem about one of our favorite punching bags and reason #1 to point at Kstat and yell "HA! HA!" like Nelson from the Simpsons:

    Charlie Villanueva
    Team: Detroit Pistons
    Position: PF
    Age: 28
    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 6.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.0 blocks, 0.4 steals, 15.71 PER

    At this point, I really have no idea why Charlie Villanueva is still logging minutes for Lawrence Frank's squad. All he's doing is taking away touches from the multitude of young players on the Detroit Pistons, thus hindering their development.

    Plus, there's a solid chance that Villanueva is the absolute worst defensive player in the league. He's allowed opposing power forwards to post a 17.0 PER against him, according to 82games.com, but that number doesn't accurately reflect his lack of value because other players are forced to help out on his man so often.
    Here's another classic example. No sense in using bold font. The entire comment is hilariously bold worthy:
    Hakim Warrick
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    Team: Charlotte Bobcats
    Position: PF
    Age: 30
    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.1 assists, 0.3 blocks, 0.3 steals, 5.31 PER

    It's far too often that Hakim Warrick finds himself as out of position as he is in the picture above. The power forward doesn't try very often on defense, and the result is usually a lot of open shots for the man he's guarding, especially if the opposing big man is of the versatile variety.

    This would be at least a little bit okay if he played solid offense, but that's not exactly Warrick's strength either. At least not this year, since he's shooting just 17.6 percent from the field and has recorded only a single assist thus far.
    Here's one we can really appreciate:

    Sam Young
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    Team: Indiana Pacers

    Position: SF

    Age: 27

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 4.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.1 blocks, 0.4 steals, 8.74 PER



    Last, but certainly not least, we have Sam Young, whose last name isn't yet a misnomer since the small forward is still only 27 years old with just three years of experience under his belt.

    That said, Young plays like an old man, rarely relying on his athleticism. He prefers to use his physicality and toughness to bully defenders in one-on-one situations while playing solid defense. Of course, he doesn't get to do either of those things very often.

    Young has shown an increased dependence on a nonexistent shot form behind the three-point arc now that he's with the Indiana Pacers, and the results haven't been pretty.
    Ignore that this is Bleacher Report. This list is filled with really good observations about really bad players.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...2012-13-season

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