2016 Second Round NBA Draft Grades - NBA Draft Room

2016 Second Round NBA Draft Grades

6/24/16
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Team
Player
Pos
Ht
From Analysis Comp
G
31
Grizzlies
Deyonta Davis PF 6-10 Michigan State A great value at the top of the second round. Davis is super raw and might be a few years away from contributing but he should/could develop into a really solid big man for the Griz.
Derrick Favors
A
32
Lakers
Ivica Zubac
C
7-1 Croatia A rock solid center with some upside. Projects as a rotation big with a chance to develop into a starter. Solid pick at this point in the draft.
Tiago Splitter
B+
33
Pelicans
Cheick Diallo
PF
6-9 Kansas A boom or bust type of player who, if he puts it all together, could be an impact player thanks to his hustle and high energy play.
Tyrus Thomas
B+
34
Suns
Tyler Ulis
PG
5-9 Kentucky I’m not sold on Ulis but I love this pick, reuniting him with Booker. Even if Ulis doesn’t contribute on the floor, keeping your young star happy is well worth the selection.
smaller Brevin Knight
A-
35
Grizzlies
Rade Zagorac
SF
6-9 Serbia A little early for Zagorac IMO but he goes to a good situation in Memphis. Inconsistent as a shooter but has good form and nice size.
B-
36
Bucks*
Malcolm Brogden
SG
6-5 Virginia Solid but unspectacular. Brings a steady presence but might not have the skills to get off the bench in the NBA.
C+
37
Rockets*
Chinanu Okuaku PF 6-10 Louisville An upside pick that is well worth the gamble at this point in the draft.
Brian Grant
A
38
Warriors
Patrick McCaw
SG
6-7 UNLV More firepower off the bench for the Warriors, McCaw can get buckets and will have a great chance to develop behind some of the best shooters in league history.
smarter Nick Young
A
39
Clippers
David Michineau
PG
6-4 France Steady floor general who provides depth behind Paul. Not much upside but could contribute back up minutes
B-
40
Clippers
Diamond Stone
C
6-10 Maryland He’s raw and immature and will take time to develop but the talent is there. A skilled back to the basket scorer.
almost Al Jefferson
A
41 Magic
Stephen Zimmerman
C
7-0 UNLV Has the size and skill but plays a soft game. Has a chance to grow into a rotation guy down the line.
Vin Baker, Jason Smith
B+
42
Nets
Isaiah Whitehead
SG
6-4 Seton Hall A bulky guard with a scorers mentality, Whitehead gets to stay home and maybe put a few fans in the seats for the Nets.
Willie Green
43
Rockets*
Zhou Qi
C
7-2 China Why not? If he’s good then the Rockets get a solid contributor in the second round. If he’s bad they still get to build their brand in China.
bigger Charlie Villanueva
A
44
Hawks*
Isaia Cordinier
SG
6-5 France I don’t see it with Cordinier. Maybe in a few years he can come battle for a roster spot. C-
45
Celtics*
Demetrius Jackson
PG
6-1 Notre Dame Supremely athletic PG who can get his own shot but will he get minutes in a deep Boston back court? Solid value pick.
Darren Collison/Bobby Jackson
B+
46
Mavs*
A.J. Hammons
C
7-0 Purdue Talented but inconsistent, Hammons has the tools to make it in the League if he puts in the effort.
David Harrison
B+
47
Blazers
Jake Layman
SF
6-8 Maryland Athletic wing with broad shoulders and good length but has been slow to develop.
C+
48
Bulls*
Paul Zipser
SF
6-8 Germany A tough, fundamentally sound player who doesn’t blow you away with athleticism but could surprise to the upside. Crafty.
Linas Kleiza
B
49
Pistons
Michael Gbinjie
SF
6-7 Syracuse Has shown steady improvement and developed a solid all around game. Will earn his living playing D and hitting that 3.
B
50
Pacers
Georges Niang
SF
6-7 Iowa State He might be too slow to earn big minutes but he’s the type of hard worker, leader and high IQ player that can help a team in many ways.
Ryan Gomes
A
51
Celtics*
Ben Bentil
PF
6-9
Providence A good value in the late second round. Has really nice shooting ability and enough length to hold his own defensively. Can really put the ball in the basket.
Antoine Walker
A-
52
Jazz*
Joel Bolomboy
PF
6-9
Weber State A nice pick. Bolomboy has the body and athleticism to be a plus defender and could stick around in the League.
poor man’s Thad Young
A-
53
Nuggets*
Petr Cornelie
PF
6-11
France Worth a chance for the Nuggets, trying to strike Euro gold again. Maybe a long shot that he’ll have an impact in the NBA.
Joel Freeland
B-
54
Cavs
Kahlil Felder
PG 5-9 Oakland A perfect addition to the world champs, a high energy points and assists machine off the bench. I think this pick will actually make the Cavs better, which is saying a lot for a late 2nd round pick.
Isaiah Thomas lite
A+
55
Jazz
Marcus Paige
PG
6-0
North Carolina Doesn’t seem like an NBA player to me but maybe he can earn a roster spot. Undersized, frail with average athleticism and an inconsistent jump shot.
Tyronn Lue
C
56
Nuggets*
Daniel Hamilton
SG
6-7 UConn Hamilton has developed very slowly and might not have the skill and ability to have an impact in the NBA. He’s long and quick but unrefined.
C+
57
Grizzlies
Wang Zhelin
C
7-0 China A long shot who might need to develop overseas for a few years.
C
58
Celtics*
Abdel Nader
SF
6-6
Iowa State Another fundamentally sound all around player for the Cs. Buried on a deep roster.
C
59
Kings
Isaiah Cousins
PG
6-4 Oklahoma Cousins brings a lot of energy and passion to the court and can get after it on D. Wouldn’t be surprised if he carves out a role in the League.
Smush Parker
A
60
Jazz*
Tyrone Wallace
PG
6-5 California Rangy athlete with an unorthodox game and a little upside. Needs to stay healthy and gain strength to have a chance.
B
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