2014 Second Round Grades

#
Team
Player
Pos
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From Player Analysis
Grade
31
Bucks
Damien Inglis
6-8
France
Very solid pick here. Wiry athlete who projects as a defensive stopper. Hard worker who is young and has a chance to be really good.
B+
32
76ers
 SF
6-6
Clemson
My sleeper of the draft. McDaniels is a great defender who can be a difference maker in the League. Full Report
A+
33
Cav
Joe Harris
6-6
Virginia
Steady vet who can shoot the ball well. Not much of an athlete but could have just enough wiggle to free up for some jumpers.
C+
34
Knicks
 SF
 6-8
Wichita State
Talented forward with good length and athleticism. Can really fill up the stat sheet. Needs to develop his offensive game but he's got all of the physical tools to work with. Full Report
A
35
Grizzlies
6-8
Tennessee
Big, strong bruiser who will make an impact right away in Memphis. A force on the low block. Very good value here. Full Report
A
36
Bucks
6-10
LSU
Rock solid big man who showed dramic improvement in his game the past two years. Has natural strength and is an athlete, not just a big body. Full Report
A-
37
Raptors
 SF
 6-8
UConn 
Tweener who is a good athlete but lacks development. Has a lot of length and some potential as a 3 and D wing. Full Report
C
38
Pistons
6-5
Washington
When healthy he's a difference maker on the court. Excellent ball handler and always a threat to drain one from deep. Nice fit with the Pistons and really good value at #38. Full Report
A
39
76ers
6-8
Syracuse
An NBA level athlete who will be given every chance to develop and improve his game in Philly. Has physical tools that you just can't teach and very high upside. Full Report
A
40
T-Wolves
6-7
Michigan
Nice upside athlete at this point in the draft. Has a very good chance to stick in the League and could end up as a good starter found in the second round. Full Report
B+
41 Nuggets
Nikola Jokic
C
6-11
Serbia
Draft and stash player who could develop into a contributer in a few years. Solid pick at this stage in the draft.
B+
42
Rockets
 PG
 6-3
Arizona
A big time athlete who must continue to learn to run the point. He's one of my sleeper picks and I really think he'll become a solid pro. It might take a little while but the upside is there. Full Report
A+
43
Hawks
C
7-3
Cape Verde
Great risk/reward pick at this point. He doesn't really know how to play but you can't teach HUGE. Probably develops overseas for a few years. And if he's a total bust at least it's at #43. Full Report
B
B44
Knicks
 SG
6-3
Oklahoma State
High flying but undersized 2 guard who has great athleticism and a vastly improved offensive game. Good energy player. Full Report
B+
45
Hornets
6-10
Stanford
Fundamentally sound forward who lacks ideal power and size for the NBA but knows how to play. Full Report
A
46
Lakers
6-5
Missouri
Clarkson has really good upside for a player drafted at 46. Tall and quick into the lane. Has protypical size/skill for the PG position. Full Report
A
47
Hornets
Russ Smith
6-0
Louisville
A short point guard who shoots too much but plays with good energy. Is a pesky defender but too small to guard NBA size. Has horrible shot selection but is a gamer.
D+
48
Hawks
Lamar Patterson
SG 6-6
Pittsburgh
Slow and steady player who really knows how to play and finds teammates well. Doesn't blow you away with athleticism but plays the right way.
B-
49
Bulls
Cameron Bairstow
6-10
New Mexico
Bruising, hustle player who has some value due to his physical style of play. Knows how to score on the block and knows his role as a bruiser.
B
50
Suns
Alec Brown
PF 7-1
Wis. Green Bay
Tall but soft player. He'll have to light it up from outside to stick around in the League but goes to a good situation in Phoenix.
C
51
Knicks
SF 
6-7
Greece
The Alphabet #2. High level athlete with improving skill level. Full Report
A-
52
76ers
6-5
Serbia
Tall lead guard with exceptional passing ability but lacking speed. Full Report
B+
53
Rockets
Alessandro Gentile
SF 6-7
Italy
Smooth shooter with a nice offensive game. A crafty player with sneaky quickness.
B-
54
Spurs
Nemanja Dangubic
6-8
Serbia
Very long and wiry athlete with nice quickness and hops. Developing his offensive game and has the tools to become a consistent shooter from deep.
B
55
Heat
6-3
Xavier
Has ideal point guard size, speed and skill. Quick into the lane with great court vision and timing. Full Report
B+
56
Nuggets
Roy Devyn Marble
6-6
Iowa
Heady player with limited upside. Has a great feel for the game and is a good passer.
B-
57
Pacers
Louis Labeyrie
PF 6-10
France
Might not ever make an impact but at least he doesn't take up salary cap space this year. Euro vet who has improved his body and game enough to get drafted.
C
58
76ers
Jordan McRae
SG 6-5
Tennessee
Talented offensive player with good length. If he can hit the outside shot with better consistency, he's got a chance to stick.
B
59
Raptors
Xavier Thames
6-3
San Diego State
Quick, penetrating guard who can score in bunches. One of my sleeper picks in this draft. I think he'll stick in the League and be a solid pro.
A
60
Spurs
6-9
Baylor
Rugged interior defender and rebounder who plays with good power and intensity. Not the biggest post player but good leaper who plays hard. Full Report
B+