2010 NBA Draft: 30 Draft Grades For 30 Teams

June 27th, 2010 by Aaron Torres Leave a reply »
Like everything else this NBA season, Thursday night’s draft wasn’t so much a celebration of welcoming in a new group of players to the NATIONAL…BASKETBALL…ASSOCIATION (Get it? Like when Ron Jaworski calls the NFL the NATIONAL…FOOTBALL…LEAGUE?? Get it? Copyright Aaron Torres 2010). Instead, it was more about teams positioning themselves for this summer and free agency.

Draft day deals this year were marked by several teams not trying to improve themselves, as much as simply trying to dump bad contracts. Everyone in the league fell into one of two categories:

1. Teams shedding players and salaries for a big free agent push (i.e. the ability to sign 2-3 max contract players. Think Miami and Chicago)

2. Teams with no chance of signing the big boy free agents, and instead improving their rosters with everyone else’s leftover parts (think Oklahoma City).

Because of this, it’s pretty hard to gauge how teams actually did in this draft, since everyone’s motives were so different. However anyone who knows me knows how stubborn I am, and because of it, I’ve handed out 30 grades to 30 teams aft ...

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