2014 NBA Draft Grades

Second Round Grades
#
Team
Player
Pos
Ht
From Player Analysis
Gr
1
Cavs
6-8
Kansas Wiggins has been mentioned in this spot for a few years. Now it's become reality. He has a lot of work to do but at 19 years old with a good head on his shoulders and breath-taking athleticism the sky is the limit. The Cavs want to win now but might have to be patient with Wiggins. Full Report
A
2
Bucks
6-8
Duke Parker might not have the upside of Wiggins or Embiid but he's as close as it gets to a sure thing. Could be an All Star for the next decade. The Bucks franchise deserves to have a star who really wants to play there. Fits well next to the Greek Freak and that tandem should be fun to watch.  Full Report
B+
3
76ers
C
7-0
Kansas When healthy he's the best player in the draft. The Sixers continue to stockpile talent. Embiid has ELITE potential and if he's healthy he could be an all time great. If they stay together, Embiid and Noel could form a scary front court in Philly. Full Report
A+
4
Magic
6-8
Arizona Gordon can jump out of the gym and is a top level defender. High character guy who will only continue to improve. I think the Magic did the right thing here. Gordon is a game changer on D. and can bring the house down with his dunking ability. Full Report
B+
5
Jazz
6-6
Australia The Jazz load up in the backcourt with Exum joining Burke and Burks. Exum could/should be a special player in the League. He's very young and will have a big adjustment but in time he should be great. Full Report
A
6
Celtics
6-3
Oklahoma State A true warrior and intense competitor, Smart brings a ton of talent, leadership, defensive passion and heart to the Celtics. Does this spell the end for Rondo in Boston? Full Report
B+
7
Lakers
6-9
Kentucky Great fit for the Lakers. He can take some of the pressure off of Kobe and brings a lot of energy to the post game. They could be a big Free Agent away from contending.  Full Report
B-
8
Kings
6-6
Michigan I think this is a stretch for a good but not great scorer. He'll hit shots in the League but the big time athletes drafted after him could become better pros. I'd like this pick in the mid teens but #8 is too high.  Full Report
C-
9
Hornets
6-9
Indiana Loaded with talent and very young at 18 years old. Has a chance to be a really special player. Has great form on his jumper and should be able to fill it up from mid range and three point land. Full Report
A-
10
Magic
6-3
LA. Lafayette Could be the steal of the draft. Very young with great talent and tenacity. Has perfect size for the position and his upside is through the roof. Full Report
A+
11
Bulls
 SF
 6-8
 Creighton Bulls get a player who can contribute right away. McDermott can flat out score the ball and has a nice situation with the Bulls. Full Report
B-
12
76ers
6-10
Croatia Sixers fans will have to wait for two years but the wait should be worth it. Saric is a great talent who will only get better over the years. The closest thing to Chandler Parsons I've seen. Full Report
B+
13
T-Wolves
6-5
UCLA Boom or bust player with one of the highest upsides in the draft. If he can put it all together he could be special. Even with the risks, at pick #13 it pays to swing for the fences. Full Report
A
14
Suns
6-8
N.C. State One of the best scorers in the draft who seems like a near sure thing. He'll have to improve his energy on defense but the scoring should be there. Full Report
B
15
Hawks
6-10
Michigan State Really nice pick here. Exceptional outside shooter with perfect form. Can really play above the rim. Should be able to score in bunches for the Hawks. Full Report
A
16
Nuggets
C
6-11
Bosnia Strong as a bull with the size to match up against NBA centers. A boom or bust player who will have a big adjustment to make, whenever he comes over. Full Report
B
17
Celtics
6-7
Kentucky Smooth shooting lefty with in-the-gym range. Can flat out shoot the ball. He can be streaky from outside. Has enough athleticism to hold is own. Full Report
B-
18
Suns
6-2
Syracuse My sleeper. One of the craftiest players to come out in years. Has sneaky speed and is a true gamer. His basketball IQ is off the charts. Full Report
A
19
Nuggets
6-4
Michigan State Talented player but underwhelming athlete. Should be a solid pro but the upside seems to be limited. Full Report
B
20
Raptors
Bruno Caboclo
SF 6-9 Brazil What can I say? Go hard or go home...
C+
21
Thunder
6-10
Michigan I like this pick. McGary is the type of hustle player who can help win big games. He has a great feel for the game, brings tons of energy and can step in and contribute right away. Maybe a steal here. Full Report
A
22
Grizzlies
6-5
UCLA A pure scorer with a great touch but really lacking athleticism. Makes up for being slow by having a good feel for the game and a very nice shot. Full Report
C-
23
Jazz
6-7
Duke A good value pick here. Has lottery talent and even though he doesn't project as a star, could be a good starter for many years. Hood has great leaping ability and should throw down some nasty dunks for the Jazz. Full Report
A-
24
Heat
 PG
 6-1
UConn If this is what it takes to get LeBron to stay they should have traded up much higher. Napier brings much needed energy, excitment and scoring to the Heat backcourt. Full Report
A-
25
Rockets
 PF
 6-10
Switzer-
land
Another good value pick. Capela might be a few years away from having a major impact but his upside is very high. Draft and stash to keep salary space. Full Report
B
26
Hornets
 SG
 6-5
USA Strong and talented wing who can get hot from downtown and has unlimited range. Goes to a good situation with Jordan hopefully keeping him in line. Full Report
B+
27
Suns
6-6
Serbia I think he'll surprise. He's longer and more athletic than he's given credit for and can light it up from downtown. Full Report
B+
28
Clippers
 SG
 6-5
 Washington Silky smooth shooter who might have trouble getting on the floor for the Clips, with all of the shooting guards already on the roster. A one dimensional player. Full Report
C-
29
Thunder SF 6-7 Stanford Seems like a guy you could have drafted mid-second round. A stretch here, but given the Thunder's recent history, ok.
C
30
Spurs
 SF
 6-9
 UCLA Perfecte fit for the Spurs. A passing team gets the best passer in the draft. His lack of athleticism won't be as obvious in the Spurs system as it would be on some other teams. Excellent pick. Full Report
A