NBA Draft Grades-Southeast Division

Miami- Norris Cole from Cleveland State has lottery talent and would have made more noise during his collegiate career had he attended a larger school. At 6’2, 175 Nole is a “true PG” in every sense of the word. He is one of the fastest guards in this year’s class, should really inject some fuel into Miami’s up-tempo offense. Grade: A+

Orlando- Had two 2nd round picks, they selected Justin Harper and Deandre Liggins. Harper is a talented stretch-4 that can contribute with his ability to not only shoot the rock, but handle as well. Liggins is a true lock down defender. Grade: C+

Atlanta-Keith Benson was their attempt at landing a center, Benson is 6’11 217 pounds. The book on Benson is that he has upside, but for a team that really NEEDS to get a big, I believe they fell short. Grade: F

Charlotte- The Bobcats are truly rebuilding as they were part of that 3-way trade as well. What better way to start a rebuilding project than to select a PG. Kemba Walker is a proven leader and winner, they also had a good reach pick in selecting Bismack Biyumbo who is a defensive stalwart. The kid is extremely raw, but he should be able to contribute on that end of the floor immediately. Grade: A

Washington- Love the selections of Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack. Is Jan Vesely good enough to supplant Blatche at the 4? Singleton fills a need at the 3 and is a great defender. Mack should provide a steady hand leading the 2nd unit. Vesely can provide an impact, but I’m not sold on him. Grade: B

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