What do all these guys have in common? Clearly all 1st picks in the draft, but also all of them have experienced injury problems, some rather serious in their young careers.
Rose missed the rest of the Bulls playoffs last year, and this entire season. Blake missed his real rookie season, Wall has been constantly nagged with injuries, Kyrie Irving broke his hand and missed playing time this season and Anthony Davis started out his campaign playing in only 64 total games this season.
Nerlens Noel who is probably going #1 in the draft might actually miss the start of the season next year to whatever team drafts him.
Just a random thought that popped in my head while I looked at some NBA stats today and the playoffs. We should also be thankful that management has put together a nice team here, while it looks like Washington is going to be in rebuild mode for quite some time and John Wall may end up just another guy in the NBA if this trend continues in Washington.