Realistically most people will call him a bust unless he's MVP-caliber. That's just how the "fanbase" operates. If we picked Justise and he averaged 10 and 5, he'd be the man. Every player gets a separate set of expectations. /Kemba scores 26, hands out 6 dimes "We need to dump Kemba for a 2nd-round pick," "Kemba sucks" /MKG gives up 62 points to Melo "It was Hendo's fault! He didn't do his job! MKG's our superstar!" /Frank has a bad practice (realistically he will have bad games too. I know. Fill the chamber) "Bust!" "MJ is the worst GM in basketball" /Justise has a decent rookie year "We traded Kobe 2.0 for Divac 2.0 but he's not even Divac"
That's insanely unrealistic. Here's a little history lesson on recent No. 9 picks who were bigs: 2002, Amare: 19.8 ppg, 8 rpg 2006, Patrick O'Bryant: 2 ppg, 1 rpg 2007, Joakim Noah: 10 ppg, 9.5 rpg 2012, Andre Drummond: 12 ppg, 11 rpg 2014, Noah Vonleh: 3 ppg, 3 rpg No big picked at 9 has averaged 20 and 10 regularly, though Amare did for a little while.
Our team is sadly the Cleveland Browns of the NBA. It's got an owner with good intentions but who hires the wrong people who draft and sign the wrong people, then cover their mistakes with more mistakes as the court of public opinion continues to subject them to national articles denouncing their every move.