This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.
As fantasy basketball draft season heats up, it's important to enter each and every draft as well-prepared as possible. Identifying players to target within each round or tier is a must, but equally vital is deciding which players you'll be completely staying away from.
There are a number of reasons for adding a player to your Do Not Draft list. Maybe it's an injury concern, a change of scenery, or simply a personal vendetta after being burned one too many times in the past. Whatever the rationale, keep in mind that regardless of whether they fall a round or two beyond their ADP, there's a reason you've made a point to stay away.
Deciding which players to cross off your list can be difficult, as virtually any player can become a valuable asset at the right price. However, some players simply aren't worth the trouble in the end.
Here are the seven players Alex Barutha and Nick Whalen have identified as their personal stay-aways for 2021-22:
John Wall, Rockets
Wall and the Rockets came to an agreement in mid-September that he would not play another game for the franchise. Wall just turned 31 and doesn't fit the timeline of the rebuilding Rockets, especially with Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green needing as many minutes as possible in the backcourt.
Wall is coming off his first season back after tearing his Achilles during the middle of the 2018-19 campaign. All things considered, he played well – 20.6 PPG, 6.9 APG,