NBA Draft: Team-by-Team Draft Grades Part II

Bradley Beal
Beal will team-up with John Wall, giving the Washington Wizards a solid back-court.

I am back for Part II of Team-by-Team Draft Grades. Milwaukee Bucks – Draft Grade B- : I like what the Bucks did with their picks. They added size and athleticism up front with John Henson with their lottery pick. Then, they added shooting guard Doron Lamb with their second round pick.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Draft Grade D+ : They didn’t do much of anything. They added Robbie Hummel, a so-so pick.

New Orleans Hornets – Draft Grade A : If Anthony Davis plays like an all-star, I think New Orleans will make the playoffs. If both Davis and Austin Rivers play like up-and-coming superstars, the sky is the limit.

New York Knicks – Draft Grade _ : No draft picks so they don’t get a grade.

Oklahoma City Thunder – Draft Grade B+ : Getting Perry Jones III is like grand theft auto, robbery and arson. In other words, it should be against the law.

Orlando Magic – Draft Grade B : I like both of their draft picks (Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn). Both were veteran college players and should make an impact right away.

Philadelphia 76ers – Draft Grade B- : I think they reached for Maurie Harkless, but made-up with that pick by trading with Miami for the rights to Arnett Moultrie. Their team got deeper with this draft.

Phoenix Suns – Draft Grade C+ : They drafted Kendall Marshall, a move I approve of because we don’t know what Steve Nash will do. But I don’t know how good Marshall will be.

Portland Trail Blazers – Draft Grade B- : They drafted four players (Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, and Tyshawn Taylor), but I don’t know how many, if any, will pan-out.

Sacramento Kings – Draft Grade B : They got the power forward they needed (Thomas Robinson), now they need to play defense.

San Antonio Spurs – Draft Grade C+ : They had the second-to-last pick in the second round and took Marcus Denmon. For some reason, if he makes the roster, I think Denmon will make an impact.

Toronto Raptors – Draft Grade B- : I like the Quincy Acy pick, not so much the Terrence Ross pick. I can’t wait to see how this plays-out.

Utah Jazz – Draft Grade D- : Selected Kevin Murphy in the second round.

Washington Wizards – Draft Grade B+ : I like the pairing of Bradley Beal and John Wall. They back-court is solidified for the next few years.


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