NBA Draft 2012: Ranking Derrick Rose Against Other Recent No. 1 Draft Picks

June 23rd, 2012 by Paul Grossinger Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls' No. 1 overall pick from the 2008 NBA draft, is a special young superstar.  Only 23, he won the 2011 NBA MVP award and is an All-NBA-level point guard. The Bulls' hometown hero will be injured for most of the 2012-2013 season, but most fans believe that he will be back to dominate with a vengeance when he returns to full health.  

So, how does Rose stack up against all of the other No. 1 overall draft picks since 2000? Check out this video for even more detailed analysis.

Well, it's pretty safe to say that Rose outranks the all-time No. 1 busts since the turn of the millennium.

Kwame Brown, Washington's No. 1 pick from 2001 and Michael Jordan's first (but hardly last) poor management decision, was the worst of the bunch.

Greg Oden, Portland's No. 1 pick from 2008, was a very efficient, dominant big man in the few healthy minutes he played over five seasons. But his career was derailed by injuries. Oden was a hard-working, gentle giant, and the injuries he suffered probably destroyed an All-Star career.

Rose is also much better than the No. 1 picks who turned into decent players but neve ...

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