Honest grading of the 2017 NBA Draft 1st round

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Wow what a night of seeing young men become millionaires, I know I was on the edge of my seat the whole night wondering who would be selected next.

Now that the dust has settled, let’s hand out some grades for the 1st round, where the big names will either make an impact for years to come on their team, or will flop and really hurt the future of their team.

Just as a heads up, you may not like your team’s grade. On SI.com for example, 28 of the 30 teams got a B- or higher. The worst grade was a C-. That’s insanely unrealistic and there is no way all 30 players end up earning a passing grade over their careers.

So we’re going to give you an honest, well-thought-out assessment of each pick and what it means in the immediate future.

Without further ado, let’s get to grading!

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz, 76ers

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball, UCLA

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

3. Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum, Duke

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson, Kansas

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

5. Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac, Florida State

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

7. Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, Arizona

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina​, France

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr., NC State

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

10. Portland Trail Blazers: Zach Collins, Gonzaga

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk, Kentucky

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard, Duke

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

13. Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell, Louisville

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo, Kentucky

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

15. Sacramento Kings: Justin Jackson, North Carolina

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

16. Minnesota Timberwolves: Justin Patton, Creighton

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

17. Milwaukee Bucks: D.J. Wilson, Michigan

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

18. Indiana Pacers: T.J. Leaf, UCLA

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

19. Atlanta Hawks: John Collins, Wake Forest

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

20. Sacramento Kings: Harry Giles, Duke

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Australia

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

22. Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Allen, Texas

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

23. Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby, Indiana

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

24. Denver Nuggets: Tyler Lydon, Syracuse

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

25. Philadelphia 76eras: Anzejs Pasecniks, Latvia

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

26. Portland Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

27. Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma, Utah

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

28. Utah Jazz: Tony Bradley, North Carolina

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

29. San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White, Colorado

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.

30. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Hart, Villanova

Grade: C

He has not played one game in the NBA yet. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NBA player.


So that’s our grades! We worked very hard on this and would appreciate some feedback from you on how we did.

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