The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

23. Jay Williams

Career years: 2002-2006
Career stats
: 9.5 PPG 2.6 RPG 4.7 APG 1.1 SPG BPG
Teams: Chicago Bulls

Many forget just how highly touted and supremely talented Jay Williams was before his tragic career-altering motorcycle accident in 2003. He won the Naismith award in 2002 after an NCAA title run in 2001, and left the school with an average of 19.3 PPG, 6.0 APG, and 3.7 RPG from the point guard spot. He was so good, the Bulls drafted him No. 2 overall in 2002 behind Yao Ming. His rookie season wasn't spectacular, but he showed flashes of potential greatness, and quite possibly could've been their franchise guy.

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