Commentary

Draft grades: Evaluating every team

Originally Published: June 26, 2009
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

We billed this year's NBA draft as one of the most unpredictable in recent memory, and it certainly lived up to its billing.

After the first few picks went according to form, things started to get a little strange. Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn were drafted back to back into the same backcourt. DeJuan Blair, Sam Young, DaJuan Summers, Chase Budinger and Patty Mills fell out of the first round. Rodrigue Beaubois and Christian Eyenga went in the first round.

After digesting all the twists and turns, we're ready to provide our take on how every team in the league did Thursday night.

Chad Ford covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider