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ESPN's Chad Ford NBA draft grades

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jay Sherman, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Thought this could sort of deserve its own thread beyond the NBA Draft thread, now that the chaos is over.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2008/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=DraftGrades-080627

    A+
    Miami Heat

    A
    Chicago Bulls
    Golden State Warriors
    Indiana Pacers
    LA Lakers

    A-
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    NJ Nets
    NY Knicks
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Portland Trail Blazers
    Seattle SuperSonics
    Utah Jazz

    B+
    Houston Rockets
    LA Clippers
    Memphis Grizzlies

    B
    Boston Celtics
    Detroit Pistons
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Phoenix Suns
    Toronto Raptors

    B-
    Charlotte Bobcats
    Orlando Magic

    C+
    Washington Wizards

    C
    San Antonio Spurs

    C-
    Sacramento Kings

    D
    Dallas Mavericks

    Inc. (No draft picks)
    Atlanta Hawks
    Denver Nuggets
    New Orleans Hornets

    Pretty pissed off that Ford is down on James Gist as the Spurs' second round pick (I'm a Terps homer) and really disappointed with what the Wizards did in the draft. A project big man is not what the Wizards need right now. I would have much rather Grunfeld drafted Kosta Koufos, Darrell Arthur, hell, even DeAndre Jordan from Texas A&M.

    Edit: oops, forgot about Dallas.
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The average of all grades is supposed to be about 2.5 (C+ or B- ).

    He's got 25 of 32 teams grading above the curve.

    Wish he had been handing out grades when I was in school.

    ::) ::)
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Mavs don't even rate an incomplete?
     
  4. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    The best part is that he says in his story he's actually a college professor.
    Would love to take that class.
     
  5. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    These instant grades after the draft are as meaningless as the mock drafts before it.
     
  6. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Hell, then you'd love Mel Kiper's grade system.
    http://www.firejoemorgan.com/search?q=kiper
     
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Wonder why he has the Heat with Darnell Jackson...
     
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Aren't we supposed to wait 5 years for these?
     
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    3 years [/tim]
     
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    He missed that trade with the Cavs while checking to see whether Darrell Arthur had been traded again.
     
  11. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    I know that trades skewed things, but Ford's final mock draft, done 15 minutes before the actual draft, had 22 of the 30 first-round picks wrong, including Nos. 3 and 4, and every one between 8 and 16. Why would anyone care about his post-draft grades? He has no more idea what he's talking about than Joe Fan sitting at home on a couch.
     
  12. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    I think he should post his grades following the 2003 draft along with this, just so we can read that the Pistons got an A for picking up Darko.
     
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