The 2015 NBA draft is in the books. I'll be back in the morning with full draft grades for all 30 teams. But in the meantime, here's my initial take on three teams that won the draft and three teams that lost.
Hours before the draft if looked like the Knicks were going to screw this up. The team seemed unsure of itself if Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell were off the board. While Kristaps Porzingis was the best talent left on the board, no one, including me, really thought they'd actually take him. Knicks fans may have booed, but the Knicks may have very well gotten the second best talent in the draft. He may not dominate in Year 1, but Porzingis' talent is off the charts.
I also loved the trade that send Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Wizards for the draft rights to Jerian Grant. Grant is a big combo guard who can do everything. He's a good athlete, can get to the basket and is a solid shooter. He can defend multiple positions. I think personally, he was the third best point guard prospect in the draft. Athletic big man who can stretch the floor and protect the rim? Check. Versatile, high IQ point guard with size? Check. The Knicks got a lot better tonight.