2015 NBA Draft Grades

2015 NBA Draft Grades
#
Team
Player
Pos
Ht
From Analysis Comp
G
1
T-Wolves
C
7-0
Kentucky Towns is the biggest upside player in the draft with a chance to be special. The Wolves have a dynamic duo ready to grow the franchise into a contender. Love it! More LaMarcus Aldridge,
Pau Gasol
A
2
Lakers 6-5 Ohio State A true star talent who will have the ball in his hands a lot. A new era begins in L.A.More Stephen Curry
A+
3
76ers
C
6-11
Duke That's a lot of center talent in Philly. A trade could be coming or a powerhouse front court is coming. More Al Jefferson
A
4
Knicks
7-1
Latvia A high upside talent with boom/bust potential. The Knicks are building for the long term. More Dirk
B+
5
Magic
6-8
Croatia The Magic need shooters and they get a good one. But there are questions about his transition to the League. More Evan Fournier
B-
6
Kings
C
7-0
Kentucky A defensive anchor who seems to be average in most other aspects of the game. Top level athlete with upside. More Tyson Chandler
B-
7
Nuggets
6-5
USA A unique talent who puts a ton of pressure on defenses and will bring a lot of excitement to the Nuggets. Has limits as a shooter More Tyreke Evans
B
8
Pistons
6-6
Arizona A natural leader and balanced all around player who will help bring a culture of winning back to Detroit. More Joe Johnson
B+
9
Hornets
C
7-0
Wisconsin Highly skilled player who can help stretch the floor for the Hornets. Not a high upside player but solid choice at #9 More Ryan Anderson
B-
10
Heat
6-6
Duke Awesome value for the Heat, getting Winslow at #10. He has all the makings of a perennial all star. More better Jerry Stackhouse
A+
11
Pacers
6-11
Texas Has unigue talent and shooting ability for his size but isn't a plus athlete. More Chris Bosh/John Henson
B-
12
Jazz
6-9
Kentucky Well built player with a really advanced mid range game. Solid but unspectacular player who is a glue guy. More Carlos Boozer
B
13
Suns
6-5 Kentucky The smoothest three point shooter in the draft who is a great value at #13. Great addition to the Suns back court. More Wesley Mathews
A
14
Thunder
6-2 Murrey State Fast-rising prospect. A lead guard with nice size and an all around game. Will fill the void left by Reggie Jackson's departure. More Sam Cassell
A-
15
Hawks (from Nets)
6-7
Kansas Upside player who will take a few years to impact the League. Plays above the rim and has a sweet stroke from downtown. More Rudy Gay
B
16
Celtics
6-2
Louisville A compact and strong lead guard with an NBA ready game who gives the celtics more of what they have. This is a head scratcher. More Robert Pack
C
17
Bucks
6-6 UNLV Nice upside player at this point in the draft. Very young and very talented. More Derek Anderson
B+
18
Rockets (from Pelicans)
6-9
Wisconsin Solid role player at this point in the draft. A safe pick for the Rockets who are in win-now mode. More Marvin Williams
B-
19
Knicks
6-5
Notre Dame The Knicks get a young athletic combo guard. Isn't a game-changer but has some upside at #19 More Daequan Cook
B+
20
Raptors
PG 6-5 Utah A ready-to-win guard who will help the Raptors in year one. More Evan Turner
A-
21
Mavs
6-6 Virginia A rock solid all around player who brings a ton of toughness and heart to the Mavs. More Bonzi Wells
A
22
Bulls
6-10 Arkansas Brings youth to the Bulls front court along with length and scoring ability. More Tim Thomas
B
23
Blazers
6-7
Arizona A steal here. Jefferson is a dog on the court who plays at a higher level of intensity. Stand out defender and rebounder with a lot of bounce.  More
Tony Allen
A
24
T-Wolves
6-1
Duke Great pick-up for the Wolves who are building a great foundation. Jones is a natural playmaker and very efficent with the ball. More Tony Parker
B+
25
Grizzlies
6-9 LSU The Grizzlies get a versatile and talented scorer who plays with a lot of power and good energy. More Matt Harpring
A-
26
Spurs
Nikola Milutinov
C
6-11
Int. A big who knows how to score around the basket. Draft and stash candidate for the Spurs.
B+
27
Lakers (from Rockets)
Larry Nance Jr.
C
6-9
Wyoming A reach here for a player who is undersized and has average quickness. Should have been a late second round pick.
C-
28
Celtics  
(from Clippers)
6-5 Georgia State Excellent outside shooter who will help spread the floor for the Celtics. More MarShon Brooks
B
29
Nets (from Hawks)
6-10
Syracuse Nice value here. MuCullough is recovering from a knee injury but has a lot of talent to grow into. More Noah Vonleh
A-
30
Warriors
6-9
UCLA Upside play for the world champs. Looney has a ton of length but doesn't do any one thing at a very high level. More poor man's Paul George
B
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