2010 NBA Draft Grades: Breaking Down All the Picks

June 25th, 2010 by Taylor Smith Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA Draft has come and gone, and there weren't as many "big name" trades as many expected.

When the biggest names that switched teams were Ryan Gomes, Martell Webster, and Morris Peterson, there isn't a whole lot of marquee activity.

However, there were several trades involving draft picks, which we'll get to shortly.

So, who won and who lost?

This may be a bit of a useless practice, as the draft can't honestly be graded until we see what these players become, but hey, why not?

Atlanta Hawks

Picks: Jordan Crawford (No. 27), Pape Sy (No. 53)

The Hawks initially drafted Texas forward Damion James, but agreed to trade him to New Jersey in exchange for pick No. 27 (Crawford) and pick No. 31 (Tibor Pleiss). 

Pleiss was then traded to the Thunder for cash.

Crawford brings instant scoring to the Hawks, which they may need should Joe Johnson decide to depart via free agency.

While he has a reputation as a bit of a ball hog, there's no denying his extraordinary scoring ability.

Sy, a 6'7" forward from France, impressed the Hawks and new coach Larr ...

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