Each year, the first few selections in the NBA Draft present franchises opportunities for revitalization -- and embarrassment. While every team that has ever landed the No. 1 overall selection in the annual NBA Draft Lottery hoped to secure a player like Tim Duncan or LeBron James there have been quite a few that brought home duds like Kwame Brown or Michael Olowokandi instead.

Some high-profile selections went bust because they couldn't deliver on their potential while others were simply overshadowed by players who came soon after them. With the 2013 NBA Draft seemingly quite unpredictable, top picks might be just as likely to flop as to flourish.

From Kwame and the Kandy Man to Darko Milicic and Sam Bowie, here are some of the most notable busts in the history of the NBA Draft.

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  • Kwame Brown (2001): Washington Wizards

    Players Available: Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol, Shane Battier, Joe Johnson <br> Career Stats: PPG: 6.8 RPG: 5.6 BLKPG: 0.6

  • Michael Olowokandi (1998): Los Angeles Clippers

    Players Available: Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Mike Bibby, Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter <br> Career Stats: PPG: 8.3 RPG: 6.8 BLKPG: 1.4

  • Jay Williams (2002): Chicago Bulls No. 2

    Players Available: Nene, Amar'e Stoudemire, Caron Butler <br> Career Stats: PPG: 9.5 APG: 4.7 RPG: 2.6

  • Greg Oden (2007): Portland Trail Blazers

    Players Available: Kevin Durant, Al Horford, Joakim Noah <br> Career Stats: PPG: 9.4 RPG: 7.3 BLKPG: 1.4

  • Darko Milicic (2003): Detroit Piston No. 2

    Players Available: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade <br> Career Stats: PPG: 6.0 RPG: 4.2 BLKPG: 0.9

  • Nikoloz Tskitishvili (2002): Denver Nuggets No. 5

    Players Available: Nene, Amar'e Stoudemire, Caron Butler <br> Career Stats: PPG: 2.9 APG: 0.7 RPG: 1.8

  • Marvin Williams (2005): Atlanta Hawks No. 5

    Players Available: Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum <br> Career Stats: PPG: 11.5 APG: 1.3 RPG: 5.3

  • Pervis Ellison (1989): Sacramento Kings

    Players Available: Danny Ferry, Glen Rice, Sean Elliot, Shawn Kemp, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac <br> Career Stats: PPG: 9.5 APG: 1.5 RPG: 6.7

  • Joe Smith (1995): Golden State Warriors

    Players Available: Jerry Stackhouse, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, Antonio McDyess <br> Career Stats: PPG: 10.9 RPG: 6.4 BLKPG: 0.8

  • Hasheem Thabeet (2009): Memphis Grizzlies No. 2

    Players Available: James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry <br> Career Stats: PPG: 2.2 RPG: 2.7 BLKPG: 0.9

  • Andrea Bargnani (2006): Toronto Raptors

    Players Available: Rajon Rondo, LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay <br> Career Stats: PPG: 15.4 RPG: 4.9 BLKPG: 0.9

  • Derrick Coleman (1990): New Jersey Nets

    Players Available: Gary Payton, <br> Career Stats: PPG: 16.5 RPG: 9.3 BLKPG: 1.3

  • Adam Morrison (2006): Charlotte Bobcats No. 3

    Players Available: Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay, Rajon Rondo <br> Career Stats: PPG: 7.5 APG: 1.4 RPG: 2.1

  • Andrew Bogut (2005): Milwaukee Bucks

    Players Available: Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum, Danny Granger, David Lee <br> Career Stats: PPG: 12.7 RPG: 9.3 BLKPG: 1.6

  • Sam Bowie (1984): Portland Trail Blazers No. 2

    Players Available: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, John Stockton Career Stats: PPG: 10.9 APG: 2.1 RPG: 7.5