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Joe Alexander: The Great White... Biggest Draft Bust In Recent Memory?

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According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks have declined to exercise Joe Alexander’s option on his rookie contract:

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Bucks will make Joe Alexander highest draft pick ever to have rookie option declined and will allow him to be UFA in summer, sources tell Y!

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It wasn’t too long ago that Alexander was considered one of the more athletic wing players in his draft class, and a terrific prospect. Especially for a white guy from Taiwan-Maryland-Hong-Kong-China-West Virginia.

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But now, after injuries and a meek first season, the Bucks would rather let him go than pay him $2.76 million, which in the NBA is like five bucks. And it’s a sign that either the Bucks are really poor, or that Alexander’s really bad. Either way, kinda sad.