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FLEETING FAME
Jackie MacMullan
June 23, 1997
Being drafted by an NBA team has been compared to holding a winning lottery ticket, but for many players, such as Thomas Hill of Duke (left), it can also be a quick ticket out of the league. Here is the pattern of attrition for draftees over the last five years. (A player unsigned by the team that chose him is considered to have been cut the year he was drafted.)
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June 23, 1997

Fleeting Fame

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Being drafted by an NBA team has been compared to holding a winning lottery ticket, but for many players, such as Thomas Hill of Duke (left), it can also be a quick ticket out of the league. Here is the pattern of attrition for draftees over the last five years. (A player unsigned by the team that chose him is considered to have been cut the year he was drafted.)

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