Friday, June 24, 2016

2016 Second Round NBA Draft Grades


6/24/16
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Team
Player
Pos
Ht
From Analysis Comp
G
31
Grizzlies
Deyonta Davis PF 6-10 Michigan State A great value at the top of the second round. Davis is super raw and might be a few years away from contributing but he should/could develop into a really solid big man for the Griz. More
Derrick Favors
A
32
Lakers
C
7-1 Croatia A rock solid center with some upside. Projects as a rotation big with a chance to develop into a starter. Solid pick at this point in the draft. More
Tiago Splitter
B+
33
Pelicans
6-9 Kansas A boom or bust type of player who, if he puts it all together, could be an impact player thanks to his hustle and high energy play. More
Tyrus Thomas
B+
34
Suns
5-9 Kentucky I'm not sold on Ulis but I love this pick, reuniting him with Booker. Even if Ulis doesn't contribute on the floor, keeping your young star happy is well worth the selection. More
smaller Brevin Knight
A-
35
Grizzlies
Rade Zagorac
6-9 Serbia A little early for Zagorac IMO but he goes to a good situation in Memphis. Inconsistent as a shooter but has good form and nice size.
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B-
36
Bucks*
Malcolm Brogden
6-5 Virginia Solid but unspectacular. Brings a steady presence but might not have the skills to get off the bench in the NBA.
-
C+
37
Rockets*
Chinanu Okuaku PF 6-10 Louisville An upside pick that is well worth the gamble at this point in the draft. More
Brian Grant
A
38
Warriors
Patrick McCaw
6-7 UNLV More firepower off the bench for the Warriors, McCaw can get buckets and will have a great chance to develop behind some of the best shooters in league history.
smarter Nick Young
A
39
Clippers
David Michineau
6-4 France Steady floor general who provides depth behind Paul. Not much upside but could contribute back up minutes
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B-
40
Clippers
C
6-10 Maryland He's raw and immature and will take time to develop but the talent is there. A skilled back to the basket scorer. More
almost Al Jefferson
A
41 Magic
C
7-0 UNLV Has the size and skill but plays a soft game. Has a chance to grow into a rotation guy down the line. More
Vin Baker, Jason Smith
B+
42
Nets
Isaiah Whitehead
6-4 Seton Hall A bulky guard with a scorers mentality, Whitehead gets to stay home and maybe put a few fans in the seats for the Nets.
Willie Green
43
Rockets*
C
7-2 China Why not? If he's good then the Rockets get a solid contributor in the second round. If he's bad they still get to build their brand in China. More
bigger Charlie Villanueva
A
44
Hawks*
Isaia Cordinier
6-5 France I don't see it with Cordinier. Maybe in a few years he can come battle for a roster spot. - C-
45
Celtics*
6-1 Notre Dame Supremely athletic PG who can get his own shot but will he get minutes in a deep Boston back court? Solid value pick. More
Darren Collison/Bobby Jackson
B+
46
Mavs*
C
7-0 Purdue Talented but inconsistent, Hammons has the tools to make it in the League if he puts in the effort. More
David Harrison
B+
47
Blazers
Jake Layman
6-8 Maryland Athletic wing with broad shoulders and good length but has been slow to develop.
-
C+
48
Bulls*
Paul Zipser
6-8 Germany A tough, fundamentally sound player who doesn't blow you away with athleticism but could surprise to the upside. Crafty.
Linas Kleiza
B
49
Pistons
6-7 Syracuse Has shown steady improvement and developed a solid all around game. Will earn his living playing D and hitting that 3. More
-
B
50
Pacers
6-7 Iowa State He might be too slow to earn big minutes but he's the type of hard worker, leader and high IQ player that can help a team in many ways. More
Ryan Gomes
A
51
Celtics*
6-9
Providence A good value in the late second round. Has really nice shooting ability and enough length to hold his own defensively. Can really put the ball in the basket. More
Antoine Walker
A-
52
Jazz*
Joel Bolomboy
6-9
Weber State A nice pick. Bolomboy has the body and athleticism to be a plus defender and could stick around in the League.
poor man's Thad Young
A-
53
Nuggets*
Petr Cornelie
6-11
France Worth a chance for the Nuggets, trying to strike Euro gold again. Maybe a long shot that he'll have an impact in the NBA.
Joel Freeland
B-
54
Cavs PG 5-9 Oakland A perfect addition to the world champs, a high energy points and assists machine off the bench. I think this pick will actually make the Cavs better, which is saying a lot for a late 2nd round pick. More
Isaiah Thomas lite
A+
55
Jazz
6-0
North Carolina Doesn't seem like an NBA player to me but maybe he can earn a roster spot. Undersized, frail with average athleticism and an inconsistent jump shot. More
Tyronn Lue
C
56
Nuggets* 6-7 UConn Hamilton has developed very slowly and might not have the skill and ability to have an impact in the NBA. He's long and quick but unrefined. More
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C+
57
Grizzlies
Wang Zhelin
C
7-0 China A long shot who might need to develop overseas for a few years.
-
C
58
Celtics*
Abdel Nader
6-6
Iowa State Another fundamentally sound all around player for the Cs. Buried on a deep roster.
-
C
59
Kings 6-4 Oklahoma Cousins brings a lot of energy and passion to the court and can get after it on D. Wouldn't be surprised if he carves out a role in the League. More
Smush Parker
A
60
Jazz*
Tyrone Wallace
6-5 California Rangy athlete with an unorthodox game and a little upside. Needs to stay healthy and gain strength to have a chance.
-
B
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