2009 NBA Draft and Trade Grades & Analysis

This draft wasn’t top heavy in talent, but it did provide for some interesting prospects for some teams and some blockbuster deals.

The report cards are in.

Here are the winners, losers, and everyone in between.

NBA General

The Open Market

Boy, the NBA doesn’t rest, does it? First the NBA Finals, then the Draft, and now free agency is well under way. Not too far after we’ll actually be seeing the younger guys in action in summer leagues, and then only a few months before it all starts over again. But hold your horses. We’re still in the free agency phase, and there’s still a lot of work to do. So here is who’s left, and where I think they’ll be going:

New Jersey Nets

Point Taken

I’ve always had an affinity for the point guard position. More than any other position in basketball, I love how they can affect the outcome of a basketball game. Depends on who you ask, but more often than not, point guards have the ability to change the course of a game to their teams favor.

Yes, I still believe that “height equals might” in basketball, albeit with a little reservation. While it’s always convenient to have a low post presence on the offensive side of the ball and a “patrolman” on the defensive side, centers don’t have many responsibilities apart from scoring down low, guarding the rim, and getting rebounds.