NBA 2nd Round Pick-by-Pick

NBA 2nd Round Pick-by-Pick

An example of the difference between being a great college player and just making the NBA was summed up in a SI/CNN look at preseason Value Add ratings that read, “I’ve been playing around with John Pudner’s new Value Add Basketball database, and we seem to agree on the Wolfpack … Value Add isn’t in love with (CJ) Leslie, ranking him as the 175th-best player in D-I for next season. It puts higher values on point guard Lorenzo Brown. In fact it was Brown, not the more heralded Leslie, who was picked in the second round Thursday.

Ironically, I do actually believe Leslie is one of two players not drafted who might be able to sneak onto a roster with a good Summer League showing. The other is Trevor Mbakwe, who I believe is enough of a rebounding beat to find a nitch even though he is only 6-foot-8. However, in a sign of how much sports is moving toward analytics for selections, the teams picked 52 of the same 60 players we believe have the best chance to produce at the NBA level.

Adam Silver (left in photo) took over the draft from David Stern (right) Thursday night, and he will take over the league as the new commissioner soon. We rated five second round picks as “AA” grade selections led by Breitbart Sports All-American Nate Wolters.

It is unusual to find a starter in the second round, and Wolters and fellow Breitbart Sports All-Americans Mike Muscala and Erick Green are more likely to be strong role players in the NBA. The only second rounder we believe could be a starter in a few years is Jamaal Franklin, but we also believe Peyton Siva and Pierre Jackson could be valuable backup point guards at the next level despite both being less than six feet tall with no shoes.

Pick NBA Team Value Grade Player Team Age/Yr Height/Weight
31 Cleveland 29 B Allen Crabbe SG California 21/Jr. 6′ 6″ 197lbs.
32 Oklahoma City 62 D Alex Abrines SG Barcelona 19/Intl. 6′ 5″ 190lbs.
33 Cleveland 50 D Carrick Felix SG Arizona State 22/Sr. 6′ 6″ 203lbs.
34 Houston 40 B Isaiah Canaan PG Murray State 22/Sr. 6′ 0″ 188lbs.
35 Washington 28 B Glen Rice SF Rio Grande Valley 22/Sr. 6′ 6″ 211lbs.
36 Sacramento 33 B Ray McCallum PG Detroit 22/Jr. 6′ 2″ 191lbs.
37 Detroit 42 B Tony Mitchell PF North Texas 21/So. 6′ 9″ 236lbs.
38 Philadelphia 25 AA Nate Wolters PG South Dakota St 22/Sr. 6′ 5″ 196lbs.
39 Portland 31 A Jeff Withey C Kansas 23/Sr. 7′ 0″ 222lbs.
40 Portland 47 B Grant Jerrett PF Arizona 19/Fr. 6′ 10″ 232lbs.
41 Memphis 22 AA Jamaal Franklin SG San Diego State 21/Jr. 6′ 5″ 191lbs.
42 Philadelphia 46 B Pierre Jackson PG Baylor 21/Sr. 5′ 10″ 176lbs.
43 Milwaukee 39 B Ricky Ledo SG Providence 20/Fr. 6′ 6″ 197lbs.
44 Dallas 32 A Mike Muscala C Bucknell 21/Sr. 6′ 11″ 230lbs.
45 Portland 72 D Marko Todorovic C Barcelona 21/Intl. 6′ 11″ 240lbs.
46 Utah 21 AA Erick Green PG/SG Virginia Tech 22/Sr. 6′ 3″ 178lbs.
47 Atlanta 97 D Raul Neto PG San Sebastian 21/Intl. 6′ 2″ 179lbs.
48 LA Lakers 61 C Ryan Kelly PF Duke 22/Sr. 7′ 0″ 228lbs.
49 Chicago 52 B Erik Murphy PF Florida 22/Sr. 6′ 10″ 240lbs.
50 Atlanta 45 A James Ennis SF Long Beach State 22/Sr. 6′ 7″ 201lbs.
51 Orlando 92 D Romero Osby PF Oklahoma 23/Sr. 6′ 7″ 230lbs.
52 Minnesota 60 C Lorenzo Brown PG N.C. State 22/Jr. 6′ 5″ 189lbs.
53 Indiana 36 AA Colton Iverson C Colorado State 23/Sr. 7′ 0″ 263lbs.
54 Washington 44 A Arsalan Kazemi PF Oregon 23/Sr. 6′ 8″ 225lbs.
55 Memphis 78 D Joffrey Lauvergne PF Partizan 21/Intl. 6′ 11″ 240lbs.
56 Detroit 41 AA Peyton Siva PG Louisville 22/Sr. 6′ 1″ 181lbs.
57 Phoenix 84 D Alex Oriakhi PF Missouri 23/Sr. 6′ 9″ 238lbs.
58 San Antonio 59 C Deshaun Thomas SF/PF Ohio State 21/Jr. 6′ 7″ 220lbs.
59 Minnesota 56 B Bojan Dubljevic PF/C Valencia 21/Intl. 6′ 10″ 242lbs.
60 Memphis 85 C Janis Timma SF Ventspils 20/Intl. 6′ 7″ 226lbs.
  Undrafted 30   Trevor Mbakwe PF Minnesota 24/Sr. 6′ 8″ 236lbs.
  Undrafted 35   CJ Leslie SF/PF N.C. State 22/Jr. 6′ 9″ 209lbs.
  Undrafted 38   Richard Howell PF N.C. State 22/Sr. 6′ 7″ 250lbs.
  Undrafted 43   Jackie Carmichael PF Illinois State 23/Sr. 6′ 9″ 241lbs.
  Undrafted 48   DeWayne Dedmon C USC 23/Jr. 6′ 11″ 239lbs.
  Undrafted 53   James Southerland SF Syracuse 23/Sr. 6′ 8″ 221lbs.
  Undrafted 57   Robert Covington PF Tennessee State 22/Sr. 6′ 7″ 209lbs.
  Undrafted 58   Kenny Kadji PF Miami FL 25/Sr. 6′ 10″ 242lbs.