Draft grades: Evaluating every team, from A+ to D
When I'm not covering the draft for ESPN, I grade students for a living as a university professor. So I know that instant grades are based on incomplete information. But they are also a necessary tool for evaluation.
With that in mind ... how did the 30 NBA teams do in Thursday night's draft?
Before Thursday, we billed this as a deep draft without a lot of star power -- and this year's grades reflect the quality of players available.
Teams listed in alphabetical ...
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2008 NBA Draft: The Aftermath
The NBA draft on June 26 in New York elevated the hopes of fans, particularly those in Chicago and Miami. '08 NBA Draft Index • Roundup: A rundown of who went where
• Keeping up with draft day trades
• Mayo to Memphis, Love to Minnesota
Chad Ford• Handing out team grades
• Pick-by-pick analysis
• The 2009 draft preview
Bill Simmons• The annual draft night diary
TrueHoop• Down in Minnesota
• The story of draft night
Analysis• Scoop: Rose chooses No. 1 over 25
• Thorpe: Top 20 rookies for 2008
• Broussard: The MSG scene
• Hollinger: Loving the deal for Mayo
• Katz: Big night for UCLA, Pac-10
• Katz: Underclassmen who went undrafted
• Wojciechowski: Rose fits the bill
• Jeer leader: Knicks fans boo Gallinari
Video• OTL: The freshman frenzy
• Davis: Reviewing the picks
• Legler breaks down the Heat's Beasley pick
• Legler: Knicks' pick of Gallinari a mistake