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Top Draftees Already Banged Up

Looks like the most highly-regarded selections of the 2008 draft have wasted no time in getting right into the swing of NBA life -- and that, of course, means injuries are here.

The better news comes out of Miami, where Mike Beasley looks to be recovering already.

As reported by the AP:

Michael Beasley resumed contact drills with the Miami Heat summer league team Saturday afternoon, his first regular basketball activity since slightly cracking his sternum three days earlier.

Beasley was struck by a teammate's elbow in a defensive drill Wednesday, causing the injury. 

On the other hand, there is just slightly more concern in Hicag.

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As reported by the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson:

Derrick Rose participated in the night practice of Saturday’s double sessions for Bulls’ summer-league mini-camp despite battling tendinitis in his right knee.

The No. 1 pick limped noticeably following the morning practice, his knee wrapped in ice, but vowed not to miss games at the Orlando Pro Summer League beginning Monday.

Rose insists he'll be fine, and this doesn't look like it should be a major problem for the Bulls at this point.

That being said, it's never too promising when newly minted franchise cornerstones are getting the bumps and bruises going less than ten days into their official tenures as NBA players.

Fortunately, both Beasley and Rose should be good to go in the long term, and that's what counts.

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