NBA Draft 2012: Which First-Round Picks Will Be out of the NBA in 5 Years?

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NBA Draft 2012: Which First-Round Picks Will Be out of the NBA in 5 Years?
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Jared Sullinger's medical red flags do not help his case.

The draft is a time of mystery and wonder for NBA franchises.

Each year, teams select players in the first round with the hope that they will be able to eventually become long-term contributors for them.

Some end up working out, others don't. 

From the 2007 class alone, nine first-rounders are already out of the league, while two others will likely be joining them soon. Aaron Brooks, Wilson Chandler and Jeff Green were all excluded from this count, as they are expected to be making comebacks next season. 

That was just five years ago. 

Now, let's examine this year's crop of prospects and try to predict which of them will experience this same fate within the next five years.

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