NBA Draft Grades 2016: Letter Marks, Results and Analysis for Every Team

June 24th, 2016 by Brian Marron Leave a reply »

With the 2016 NBA draft officially in the books, the first milestone of the NBA offseason is over as teams will now look to focus on free agency to improve their rosters.

Numerous impact players were taken on Thursday, as the 2016 class featured future stars like Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons as well as strong depth throughout the first round with Buddy Hield and Jamal Murray.

Below is the draft board in its entirety: 

Here is a look at each team's draft results and a couple of teams that had the best nights. The grades are strictly based off of the prospects selected, not on the NBA players or future picks that may have been acquired via trades.


Philadelphia 76ers For a franchise that spent much of the last few years focusing on the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers hit a home run on Thursday with an excellent class.

For starters, Philadelphia found its franchise player in Ben Simmons at No. 1 

Simmons is a cant-miss prospect who can do it all from the forward position. He averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his only ...

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