THW Column: Kings draft analyzed & graded
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07-05-2013, 07:51 AM
A World Alone
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Except that's not the criteria the writer uses. He's basing this on the quality of the picks made. If the Kings traded picks 1-7 to Columbus for Jeff Carter, instead of trading away Jack Johnson, would you say the Kings had a good DRAFT if they didn't draft anyone?
A B+ is a fair grade for a team who, on June 29, had 10 picks but the first one was 57. Lombardi changed that to 7 with the first at 37. You could argue it's an A- because they got a player valued very highly... But seriously, nobody knows the quality of players drafted until much further down.
I'm just happy that good articles continue to compliment the Kings.
I 100% agree with the B+ draft. It's really hard to call any draft an A when you only have one pick in the first three rounds. Yes, it was a TREMENDOUS pick but we didn't have a first and we had to give up our 3rd, plus a 4th, to move up. I'm still extremely, extremely happy with our draft even after a few days of letting it all set in.
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