NBA Draft 2015 Results: Letter Grades for Rounds 1-2 for Each Franchise

June 27th, 2015 by Brian Mazique Leave a reply »

A team can never have too much shooting. It's clear the Orlando Magic understand this concept. On Thursday night, Orlando tabbed Croatian sensation Mario Hezonja with the fifth selection in the draft. Behind new Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell, Hezonja was the best pure scorer available.

He made 38 percent of his threes in the Euroleague this past season and has the athleticism to finish above the rim. Synergy Sports Tech tweeted these advanced stats that help to put Hezonja's scoring prowess in perspective:

Hezonja wasn't the only bomber Orlando picked. With the 51st selection, Orlando selected the Eastern Washington Eagles' Tyler Harvey. During the 2014-15 season, Harvey made 41 percent of his threes and averaged 22.9 points per game. He figures to be a source for instant offense off the bench.

On the strength of these two selections, the Magic had one of the best draft-day hauls on Thursday.

Here's a look at all of the selections from the 2015 NBA draft. Just below the graphic is a table with grades for each team.


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