Friday, June 26, 2009

I Want Chad Ford to Be My Professor

The usual NBA draft post-mortem is up on tWWL, and Chad Ford has graded all the teams on their performance yesterday, which as we all know is something of a folly because it's impossible to judge a draft until 3+ years after it occurred. Still, Ford tried anyway because, well, that's his job.

Clearly Mr. Ford is from the Lake Wobegon school of grading, because there aren't a lot of negative marks handed out. Here's a breakdown of the grades he doles out.

A+: 1
A: 5
A-: 4
B+: 9
B: 1
B-: 6
C+: 1
D: 1
Inc.: 1 (Golden State, who presumably is dealing Stephen Curry)
N/A: 1 (Orlando had no picks)

Excusing Golden State and Orlando from the mix, twenty-eight teams received grades, of which a whopping 19 received a B+ or better. The draft curve is pretty clear: 10 above a B+, 9 at a B+, and 9 below. And of that, only one team (the poor, sad Lakers, who are only the defending champs) received below a C+.

Given that a C grade is supposed to be average, it's clear that Chad Ford thinks that 90% of the teams in the NBA did an above-average job yesterday evening. Methinks this is unlikely, especially in a draft so bereft of frontline talent. But I do think that I would have done a helluva lot better in law school if Ford had graded my Property final.


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