Looking Back: Erick Blasco’s Comprehensive Review of the 2007 NBA Draft

July 1st, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
With the 2010 NBA Draft over and done with, I figured it might be a good time to look to the past and study how the 2007 NBA Draft impacted teams in the league today.

Most analysts agree that a draft can only be accurately judged three years down the road.

This gives enough time for the players to develop their game and adjust to the league, while giving managers, coaches, and fans the chance to see what a player can do, what he can’t do, and what role he can serve on his team.

With that as an introduction, I present my analysis of the 2007 NBA Draft. Overall, the 2007 draft class was an average one, with one superstar in Kevin Durant. There were solid pros throughout the draft, but also host of mediocre players at the top and middle of the draft order.

As always, there were a number of picks traded on draft day, before draft day, and in the case of the 22nd pick of the second round, 10 years prior to the selections being made. Trades involving draft picks occurring a year before the draft will be counted as part of the draft because, under many circumstances, actual players are more important than picks.

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