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Most Overhyped 2017 NBA Draft Candidates Heading into the Season

The hype machine is working at full force to pump up the projected 2017 NBA draft class. But some of the expectations it's creating are unjustified. We saw it happen last year with Skal Labissiere, who went No. 28 overall after entering his freshman season viewed as a potential No. 1 overall talent. This year, a handful of young prospects, including another No. 1 overall contender, are being similarly overvalued.
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