NBA Draft Grades
Traded their 1st round pick (Jerian Grant) to new York for Tim Hardaway, Jr.
Marcus Erikkson, 50th overall
Dimitrios Agravanis, 59th overall
Good size, but his game is very much a work in progress.
Terry Rozier, 16th overall
Rozier has good speed and athleticism, but at what point are the Celtics too deep in the backcourt?
R.J. Hunter, 28th overall
Celtics add one of the draft's best shooters with the No. 28 pick? #dropthemicmoment
Jordan Mickey, 33rd overall
Led nation in blocked shots last season. Definite value pick
Marcus Thornton, 45th overall
Had a really good workout with the Celtics, especially with his shot-making.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, 23rd overall (from POR)
Traded with Mason Plumlee from Nets; exceptional perimeter defender in Hollis-Jefferson.
Chris McCullough, 29th overall
Surprised many when he entered the draft despite freshman season at Syracuse cut short due to an ACL injury.
Juan Pablo Vaulet, 39th overall (from NOR)
19-year-old wing player needs time to develop.
Frank Kaminsky, 9th overall
Kaminsky and Big Al Jefferson together defensively. That is not a good look ... at all.
GRADE : B-
Bobby Portis, 22nd overall
Known for his toughness and hgh energy play, will become a fan favorite quickly.
Cedi Osman, 31st overall (from MIN)
MVP of under-20 tournament in Europe.
Rakeem Christmas, 36th overall (from MIN)
Was traded to Cleveland; emerged as senior at Syracuse after three lackluster seasons.
Sir'Dominic Pointer, 53rd overall
Was the best defensive player in the Big East this past season.
Justin Anderson, 21st overall
Showed tremendous growth shooting the ball during his final season for Virginia.
Satnam Singh, 52nd overall
Has great size, but is a major, major project.
Emmanuel Mudiay, 7th overall
Adding Mudiay frees Denver to move Ty Lawson who is coveted by many teams including Boston
Nikola Radicevic, 57th overall
Possible draft-and-stash candidate.
Stanley Johnson, 8th overall
Strong, athletic wing who provides some much-needed toughness to fill a gaping hole at the small forward position.
Darrun Hilliard, 38th overall
Combo guard with great length, was Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year.
Golden St. Warriors
Kevon Looney, 30th overall
Led all freshman in the NCAA last season in double-doubles.
Sam Dekker, 18th overall
Rockets add another athletic, multi-positional player at the wing position.
Montrezl Harrell, 32nd overall
Solid addition in the second round of the draft.
Myles Turner, 11th overall
This pick only makes sense if the Pacers plan to move Roy Hibbert this summer.
Joseph Young, 43rd overall
Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Los Angeles Clippers
Branden Dawson, 56th overall (from NOR)
Could he be Draymond Green 2.0?
Los Angeles Lakers
D'Angelo Russell, 2nd overall
In a mild shocker, adding Russell makes a lot of sense for a team that was desperate for a difference-making playmaker
Larry Nance, Jr., 27th overall
Good rebounder, shot blocker. Dad was a XX-year vetteran.
Anthony Brown, 34th overall
Stanford product is a good shooter for a team that needs lots of help offensively.
Jarrell Martin, 25th overall
A bit undersized who provides some much-needed depth to an aging frontcourt.
Andrew Harrison, 44th overall (from PHX)
Will be hard-pressed to stick with the Suns; D-League highly probable in his future.
Justise Winslow, 10th overall
The Heat hit it out the park with this pack, landing arguably the best athlete in the draft and not having to move up to do so.
Josh Richardson, 40th overall
Good shooter, has 6-10 wingspan.
Rashad Vaughn, 17th overall
Bucks have lots of length, add one of the better scorers in the draft.
Karl-Anthony Towns, 1st overall
Towns' size, versatility and overall skill set made him too talented to pass over.
Tyus Jones, 24th overall (from CLE)
Great NCAA Tournament run catapulted him into the first round; traded to Minnesota
New Orleans Pelicans
Traded both picks.
New York Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis, 4th overall
The 7-foot big manh Potential off the charts. Will the Knicks be patient! Uh ... no.
Jerian Grant, 18th overall (from ATL)
Selected by Atlanta, traded to New York which desperately needed some youth in the backcourt.
Willy Hernangomez, 35th overall (from PHI)
Quality pick who may not come to the States this season.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Cameron Payne, 14th overall
Mid-major standout should help take some of the playmaking load off the shoulders of Russell Westbrook.
Dakari Johnson, 48th overall
Tremendous size and strength.
Mario Hezonja, 5th overall
Tough, gritty player at both ends of the floor who should come in and make an impact immediately.
Tyler Harvey, 51st overall
Prolific scorer whose defense is ... well it is what it is.
Jahlil Okafor, 3rd overall
The Sixers draft a big man. At least this one is actually healthy enough to play.
Richaun Holmes, 37th overall
Impressed many with strong play at pre-draft combine and in workouts.
Arturas Gudaitis, 47th overall
Another big, rim-protecting big man that won't see the floor for Philly this season.
J.P. Tokoto, 58th overall
Don't be surprised if he's on a roster overseas next season.
Luka Mitrovic, 60th overall
Another overseas candidate, for sure.
Devin Booker, 13th overall
Youngest player in the draft, Suns add another
Portland Trail Blazers
Pat Connaughton, 41st overall (from BKN)
Arlington, Mass. native is one of the more under-rated athletes in the draft with good shooting range.
Daniel Diaz, 54th overall (from UTA)
Spanish wing player shows great potential
Willie Cauley-Stein, 6th overall
Won't give you much scoring, but his ability to defend all five positions should help improve a porous Kings defense.
San Antonio Spurs
Nikola Milutinov, 26th overall
Spurs may have to wait a couple years before he suits up and plays in the NBA.
Cady Lalanne, 55th overall
Former UMass star brings excellent shot-blocking skills to the table.
Delon Wright, 20th overall
He needs to improve as a shooter, but his selection softens the blow of trading away Greivis Vasquez.
Norman Powell, 46th overall (from MIL)
A high-flyer with a sweet stroke from the perimeter.
Trey Lyles, 12th overall
Inside-out potential, still remains to be seen whether he can elevate his game to be more than just a role player.
Olivier Hanlan, 42nd overall
Former Boston College standout gives Jazz another perimeter scoring threat.
Kelly Oubre, 15th overall (from BKN)
Moved up four spots to No. 15 to take Oubre, one of the better wing prospects in the draft.
Aaron White, 49th overall