Former NBA player Rodney Rogers, a 12-year veteran and the 2000 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award winner with the Phoenix Suns, was paralyzed last week when he fell off his all-terrain vehicle.
Rogers was drafted ninth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1993 NBA Draft, and ended up being something of a journeyman, playing two years with the Nuggets, four years with the Los Angeles Clippers, two-and-a-half with the Suns, half a year with the Boston Celtics, two with the New Jersey Nets, and split 2004-05 between the New Orleans Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers.
I'm sure I join my fellow Ws in extending our thoughts and prayers for a recovery.
"If I let myself get hung up on doing things that had any actual chance of success, I'd never do anything!"
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The first rule of basketball is you never trust foot injuries, especially with big men. That said, the 76ers had time to wait to see how Embiid would heal, and the Sure Things (such as Wiggins) were already taken.