Kevin Durant And The Worst Players At Bench Press Test On NBA Draft Combine

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The draft combine is an important part of the NBA draft, but failing at one of the test you face there won't always translate in a bad career. If we take a look at the NFL, things are different. A bad result can totally change how a player is perceived in the eyes of teams. Still, NBA players have to go through this process to show their physical strength but sometimes players don't exceed in these test.

Today, we're going to take a look at the players that couldn't lift 185 LBS at the bench press test. Some big names like Kevin Durant couldn't do it and we know now that KD will finish his career as one of the best scorers in history - if not the best. Some players managed to have decent careers in the NBA, some hasn't proved their value yet but as we saw with Durant, this doesn't necessarily mean they will suck if they make it to the association.

Jamal Crawford, 2000
14.6 ppg, 3.4 apg and 2.2 rpg in 20 NBA seasons

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Jamario Moon, 2001
6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.0 apg in five NBA seasons

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Anthony Grundy, 2002
4.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 0.8 apg in one NBA season

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Tito Maddox, 2002
1.2 ppg, 0.8 rpg and 0.6 apg in one NBA season

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Luke Ridnour, 2003
9.3 ppg, 4.5 apg and 2.3 rpg in 12 NBA seasons

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TJ Ford, 2003
11.2 ppg, 5.8 apg and 3.1 rpg in eight NBA seasons

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Sasha Vujacic, 2003
5.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.3 apg in 10 NBA seasons

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Martynas Andriuskevicius, 2005
Six games in one NBA season

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Monta Ellis, 2005
17.8 ppg, 4.6 apg and 3.5 rpg in 12 NBA seasons

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Brandon Rush, 2005
6.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.0 apg in nine NBA seasons

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Rudy Fernandez, 2005
9.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.2 apg in four NBA seasons

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 25: Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers listens to instructions by head coach Nate McMillan during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at The Rose Garden on March 25, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won 101-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant, 2007
27.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg and 4.1 apg in 12 NBA seasons

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Austin Daye, 2009
5.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 0.7 apg in six NBA seasons

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Tyshawn Taylor, 2012
2.9 ppg, 0.5 rpg and 0.9 apg in two NBA seasons

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Will Barton, 2012
11.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 2.5 apg in eight NBA seasons

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Tony Wroten, 2012
11.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 3.0 apg in four NBA seasons

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Norvel Pelle, 2013
2.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.3 bpg in one NBA season

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 13: Norvel Pelle #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Wells Fargo Center on December 13, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Pelicans 116-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Cameron Payne, 2015
6.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 2.5 apg in five NBA seasons

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Hamidou Diallo, 2017
5.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 0.5 apg in two NBA seasons

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Melvin Frazier, 2018
1.9 ppg, 0.5 rpg and 0.3 spg in two NBA seasons

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Kostas Antetokounmpo, 2018
1.3 ppg, 0.6 rpg and 0.3 apg in two NBA seasons

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Shamorie Ponds, 2019
Four games in one NBA season

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Louis King, 2019
10 games in one NBA season

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