The mass vitriol I expected from last week's column about trading away New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson before he ever suits up for an NBA game never actually came. In fact, if anything, the feedback was strangely positive, as if the opinion was far from ridiculous and rather somewhat obvious. Well, color me surprised! It seems to me that most people overrate first overall draft picks to an extraordinary extent, but in this case, people were reasonable.
Anyway, I got to thinking -- what is up with other No. 1 overall draft picks? I have thoughts, and quite a few of those players are in the news. Here are the active options and some quick-hitting opinions.