A Good Way To Grade A Draft Class?
Guys think about this idea for a second. When assessing whether a draft class is weak, average, or strong, maybe we should ask this question at some point during the season: which lottery team makes the playoffs during the next 2 seasons? (Note: this has nothing to do with how good an individual is, but the class as a whole and discount teams that make blockbuster trades to get in the playoffs). With that in mind, just how weak or strong was this class? I don't see any of the lottery teams making the playoffs next year, but many will improve.
team improvement is a way to grade the class. But I just look at how many players can come in and start or contribute right away. Also, how many question marks do the players have. And to me, I don't think this draft will have as many immediate contributors as past classes. Also, once you get past Griffin, every single player has glaring question marks. Thabeet went second, and the dude can't score. That's all you really need to know right there. Just the fact that everyone was salivating over guys like Rubio and Curry says how weak this draft is in comparison to other drafts.
You wont be able to tell for a few years.
Tom Brady was a 5th round pick
Mike Piazza went in like the 50-60th round
Ryan Leaf went 2nd overall
Sometimes even the pros dont get a player right. In NO draft is one player automatically good. A draft might seem really good, but if there are tons of underacheivers, it wasnt good. Blake Griffin looks really good. Rubio could become amazing. And there may be some pleasant surprises
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