The first round of the 2015 NBA Draft was supposed to be loaded with trades, but for the most part, the order stood pat. There was some movement, but many players went where they were expected to go, including Karl-Anthony Towns to the Timberwolves. The Lakers opted to go with D’Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor, but that could end up being a good long-term decision.
Many prospects actually landed in situations that are, on paper, good for them. SBNation is doing their draft grades a little differently than normal. Instead of giving grades based on the player’s value, they’re going to focus on their fit and opportunity with the team that drafted them. Often times, the situation is what plays a significant role in player’s success, and “fit” in year one is something that can be analyzed more accurately than anything else.